Leave it to LEGO to come up with new ways to think big—they’ve been inspiring generations of kids to innovate and create with those perfect little bricks for sixty years! This year LEGO’s latest sets, most of which are available in January, are totally classic with that innovative LEGO twist. They’re just what you need to keep those little minds actives during those long days between Spring Break and summer vacation. And starting at just $4.99, you’ll find some of the best bargains in brain boosting. Scroll down to see the five new sets.

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1. LEGO Build Bigger Thinking Rainbow Fun

Use these brightly colored bricks to build a brightly colored plane and take to the skies, or stretch your imagination and create a new, fantastic creature. Maybe your little bright one wants to create a rainbow. This kit, which is just $4.99, features a mix of colorful LEGO pieces aimed at open-ended creativity, plus a special edition celebrating 60 years of LEGO. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

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2. LEGO Build Bigger Thinking Fun Future

Got a robo-matic 2000 in footie PJs hanging around your house? Give them hours of entertainment with this set that includes a minifigure, a mix of bright and colorful bricks (including special anniversary tile) and all you need to build a go cart, a robot and more! $9.99, for ages 5 and up.

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3. LEGO Build Bigger Thinking World Fun

For $19.99, not only will the world be a lot more fun, but your household will too! Use creative and colorful bricks, eyes, shapes and wheels to create a temple, a helicopter and all kinds of adventure. This kit includes some killer accessories including helmet, walkie-talkie, chicken leg and a snake! For ages 5 and up.

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4. LEGO Build Bigger Thinking Ocean's Bottom

Dive down to the bottom of the ocean and discover cool fish, using your flippers, helmet and camera. Once back on land, you’ll find yourself defending your castle from a fire-breathing dragon. This set has it all! It’s just $39.99 and includes two minfigures, bonus accessories like a chicken leg, snake and walkie talkie and varying levels of complexity with each build. 5 and up.


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5. LEGO Build Bigger Thinking Mission to Mars

Coming March 1, this epic set will have your little thinkers and tinkerers building outside the box with cool pieces like wheels, eyes, shapes and more. There’s also plenty of builds with instructions, including a space shuttle, a drum set, a pirate ship, a sea monster and more. Provides varying degrees of building complexity to suit builders of different levels. It includes a brick separator and awesome accessories like a parrot, an apple, popsicle, mug and glass, binoculars, knight’s sword and more. $59.99.

What’s your favorite LEGO set of all time? Tell us about it in the comments below. 

—Amber Guetebier