Just like that, your tiny tot isn’t so tiny anymore. And her toys are growing up too! In fact, her holiday wish list has gone from simple Duplos to 1,000-piece LEGO sets, cuddly stuffed animals to augmented reality toys, and plain old racecars to buildable electronic sets. Navigate your big kid’s winter wishes with our slideshow featuring hot toys for school-age kids below.

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Psst … the droid you’re looking for is in this new build-it-yourself kit designed by littleBits. Simply piece your new R2 Unit together using the interlocking electronic blocks, then send him on his way to complete over 16 action-packed adventures, communicated via the free Droid Inventor app. Keep the creativity flowing with the included customizable stickers that help personalize your R2 unit, so it’s just the way your little tinkerer designed it to be. Everything your sidekick needs to master the Force is included in this package from a galaxy far, far away!

Find it on Amazon, $99.95
Ages: 8-12

Which one will you put on your holiday wish list? Share your pick in a comment.

—Allison Sutcliffe

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All images courtesy of featured companies.




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