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. 

A New Angle

The snap and lock hinge system of Lux blocks allows builders to create structures that flex, twist, and turn, but also stay strong and steady. There’s a choice between a 88-piece set, a 200-piece set, and a 450-piece set, and each set comes with wooden dowel accessories. There are instructions for different structures available, or kids can do their own thing!

Age: 6 & up.

Available at amazon.com, $33.98 and up.</sp

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

All images courtesy retailers.

— Gabby Cullen & Sommy Rhee