10 Best Space Toys for Christmas

10 Best Space Toys for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get searching for the best gifts for your friends and family members who love everything space-related. Who knows where their imaginations could take them?

Here are the 10 best space toys for aspiring intergalactic explorers this Christmas!

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LEGO® Technic™ – NASA Mars Rover Perseverance

Set out on intergalactic expeditions with this LEGO Technic™ NASA Mars Rover Perseverance. Based on NASA’s legendary rover, it makes an awesome gift for space fans and curious kids aged 10 and up.

Loaded with features that help kids learn more about the NASA Perseverance Rover and its companion robot helicopter Ingenuity, the toy vehicle boasts 360° steering and a movable arm. It also has a fully articulated suspension that lets the vehicle maintain traction on all 6 wheels across uneven surfaces, plus exciting elements including a power unit, antennae and cameras. Once complete, kids can enjoy out-of-this world playtime or display the model proudly in their room.

The set is great for building together with family and friends – download the LEGO Builder app for a guide to completing the build as a team.

LEGO® DREAMZzz™ – Mr. Oz’s Spacebus

Zoom into the dream world this holiday season with the LEGO DREAMZzz™ Mr. Oz’s Spacebus building set, which is an ideal gift for space fanatics aged 9 and up, as well as fans of the LEGO DREAMZzz TV show.

Offering 2 exciting building options, the playset encourages kids to build the spacebus before customizing it with rockets and blasters or by building a huge cannon, starfighter and mini spaceship to accompany it. Other thrilling features include an opening cockpit and rear cargo ramps, plus rotating thrusters and blasters that fire. Minifigures of LEGO DREAMZzz heroes Mateo and Mr. Oz bring the set to life and encourage kids to create their own storylines.

LEGO® Creator 3in1 – Space Roller Coaster

Send kids on a thrilling ride with the LEGO Creator 3in1 Space Roller Coaster, which offers 3 exciting building options. Suitable for kids aged 9 and up, it’s a great gift for space enthusiasts and rollercoaster fans.

With this cleverly designed set, kids can build the Space Roller Coaster, before rebuilding it into a drop tower or a carousel. The roller coaster has a winding track and three carts, which can zoom around amid planets, shooting stars and meteors. The tower has an elevator, while the carousel has a spinning mini space rocket and space shuttle. Each building option includes a light brick that can be illuminated, plus 5 minifigures whose outfits are interchangeable.

LEGO® Creator 3in1 – Space Shuttle

Send imaginations soaring into space with the LEGO Creator 3in1 Space Shuttle, which offers 3 exciting building options. Designed for builders aged 6 and up, the set makes an awesome holiday gift for creative kids and space fanatics this festive season.

Kids can enjoy crafting a detailed Space Shuttle toy before rebuilding it into an astronaut figure or a spaceship. The Space Shuttle has an opening hatch containing a detachable satellite, while the astronaut is posable and comes complete with a jetpack and a flag to plant. Ready, set, blastoff!

LEGO® Icons – Galaxy Explorer

Released as an anniversary collectible edition of the Classic 497 LEGO Galaxy Explorer model, this building project marks 90 years of LEGO creations – a faithful reincarnation of the 1979 set, reimagined on a much larger scale.

This is the best gift for adult space enthusiasts who love nostalgia and jump at any opportunity to rekindle their childhood interests!

LEGO Galaxy Explorer is an immersive build jam-packed with fun features just waiting to be discovered, such as the ultra-detailed interior with seats for all 4 astronauts.

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LEGO® Ideas – Tales of the Space Age

Let science fiction lovers travel back to the ‘80s with this LEGO Ideas Tales of the Space Age building set. Designed for grown-ups, the set makes an awesome and unique holiday gift for the space fans in your life.

Inspired by 1980s sci-fi myths, films, books and posters, the building set allows space fans to tell the Tales of the Space Age through 4 connectable 3D postcards. The colorful designs depict an observatory for viewing shooting stars, a moon base and lunar eclipse, a space shuttle and a black hole. Once complete, the postcards can be connected in any order before being displayed on a flat surface or mounted on a wall.

Here’s how to customize your LEGO Ideas Tales of the Space Age set.

LEGO® Icons – NASA Space Shuttle Discovery

Launch a loved one’s imagination into space with this LEGO Icons NASA Space Shuttle Discovery building set for adults, which is a thrilling holiday gift for space fanatics, science lovers and anyone who enjoys an immersive project.

Based on NASA’s famous spacecraft, the kit includes a model of the Space Shuttle Discovery, plus a model of the Hubble Space Telescope. The shuttle is loaded with cool features, including an opening payload bay, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit, moving elevons and space arm, while the telescope features movable solar panels and a hatch door. Once complete, it becomes a cool piece of space-inspired decor for any home or office.

LEGO® City – Lunar Space Station

Budding astronauts aged 6 and above will adore this richly detailed 500-piece playset. There’s science and botany labs, a docking space capsule, sleeping quarters and 5 astronaut minifigures for all the role-play adventures kids can imagine!

The set comes with simple step-by-step instructions and an interactive digital building guide, making it suitable for beginner builders.

Measuring over 5” (13cm) high, 12” (32cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide, this is the best Christmas gift for kids who are fascinated by everything space-related!

LEGO® Friends – Olivia’s Space Academy

Kids aged 8 and above with an interest in space will absolutely love the LEGO® Friends Olivia’s Space Academy buildable playset!

With realistic features modelled on real space shuttles and scientifically accurate planet graphics, kids can learn all about astronomy as they play – the whiteboard in the classroom even features real spaceflight equations!

Kids can use the mini-dolls included to stargaze in the observatory, get to grips with space flight in the classroom and prepare for their space voyage in the multi-axis trainer!

LEGO® DUPLO® – Space Shuttle Mission

Encourage a toddler’s imagination to take off with the LEGO DUPLO® Town Space Shuttle Mission playset. Designed for aspiring astronauts aged 2 and up, this exciting playset makes an out-of-this-world holiday gift.

Packed with exciting details, budding space explorers will love building the shuttle toy and discovering its opening body, turning wheels and moving ladder. They can also get acquainted with the two adorable astronaut minifigures that come with the set and enjoy the fun picture story that’s included in the instructions. While exploring these intergalactic play possibilities, they’ll develop their cognitive thinking, spatial reasoning and fine motor skills.

Are you shopping for people whose interests lie beyond space? We’ve got you covered.

Find jaw-dropping Christmas gifts for all your loved ones, whether they go crazy for classic cars or are passionate about princesses – there’s a LEGO set for everyone!

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