Yes, our kids are obsessed with those colorful bricks too. But, if you want to reach outside of the LEGO box, look no further. We found eight innovative building sets that range from structural wonders to stack ’em up fun. Flip through the album below and get ready to build. 

Build Naturally

Fairies and snowflakes have a similar trait, no two are alike. So, it's fitting that this beautiful Fairy House Kit embodies the same characteristics. Designed and crafted with care in the USA, it has everything you need to make your very own fairy kingdom. For the best results, plan a nature walk before constructing your fairy house to gather inspiration (and perhaps a few special materials) straight from the source.

Ages: 8 & up.

Available at imaginechildhood.com, $47.50

What is your mini builder’s favorite non-LEGO building set?

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— Gabby Cullen & Sommy Rhee