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. 

Building Wonder

Welcome to Wonderhood, where kids can design and build countless buildings and storefronts using sturdy, illustrated panels. You can choose between the Grand Hotel or Corner Shops set (which includes an ice cream parlor, candy shop, and general store). Both sets come with easy-to-use plastic connectors, and every piece is compatible. You’ll love how your little builders will learn spatial and fine-motor skills, and they’ll love the storyline with everyone’s favorite food scientist, Emmie. Cool bonus: You can purchase Emmie’s friends to add to the fun!  

Age: 5 & up.

Available at, $29.99 and up.

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

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— Gabby Cullen & Sommy Rhee