LEGO scored big among audiences in 2017 and it has definitely showed its superiority at the New York Toy Fair this year. As the festivities concluded this weekend, LEGO took home three of the prestigious awards for the best toy in three separate categories.
At Toy Fair 2018, each of the finalists were selected from over 600 different toys, games and other submitted items by a committee made up of journalists, toy trend experts, and others connected to the industry. In the past, LEGO has been recognized with over 20 Toys of the Year Awards since the institution was put together in 2000. The Toy of the Year awards that LEGO took home this time around are the following:
1. The Best Construction Toy: LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 (75187) for $100 | Amazon
Star Wars is big business these days and when you combine LEGO into the mix, something truly special happens. With this BB-8, you get a creative and imaginative building toy perfect for all ages. With the completed set, you can turn one wheel at the side to rotate the droids head, and another to open the access hatch.
It also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 mini-figure as well. It contains 1,100 LEGO pieces in all.
2. The Best Specialty Toy: LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon for $800 | Amazon
If you’ve been looking for the largest and most detailed LEGO set ever made (not to mention most expensive and hardest to find!) then you might try your hand at the The LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon for upwards of $800. It has 7,451 bricks and different elements in all. The intricate detail here with 7 included minifigures truly makes for an epic set.
3. The Best Tech Toy: LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox for $160 | Amazon
For those unfamiliar, LEGO BOOST is the coolest STEM inspired toy for ages 7+ that teaches coding and building skills. It’s designed with endless building possibilities and equally infinite playing options. It’s meant to be very intuitive and fun for kids to learn core elements in these new fields. You and your child will have a blast building robots out of LEGO and controlling them with iOS or Android devices. If you ask me, it’s the perfect blend of old meets new.
More Toy Fair 2018:
- You have to see the new Star Wars interactive co-pilot Chewie toy from Hasbro
- LEGO gears up for Solo: A Star Wars Story w/ 1,414-piece Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set
- Rocket League comes to life w/ new Hot Wheels iPhone-controlled game
- Klutz to intro fun toy teaching circuit building at Toy Fair 2018
- Hasbro kicks off Toy Fair 2018 with new Iron Man AR headset
- The 3Doodler is coming to Toy Fair 2018 with all new sets and projects for kids
- Snap Circuits Bric kit adds lighting, audio & moving parts to your LEGO builds