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LEGO turns 90 and releases new sets to celebrate

The new sets include a reimagined classic.

90 Years of Lego

90 Years of Lego

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LEGO has been around for the better part of a century now — 90 years, in fact. To celebrate, the company has released a ton of new sets to keep kids (and their grown-up counterparts) entertained and happy during the hottest days of summer. 

One of the best things about LEGO is it offers an alternative to screen time, and there’s also a sense of satisfaction that comes from seeing something go from bricks to completion. For the Danish company’s 90th anniversary, there’s lots of new ways to be entertained — and to expand the LEGO collection already at home. 

LEGO’s released a number of construction sets tied to particular places. The new Rocket Launch Center ($149.99) will take kids 7 and up more than a few hours to complete, thanks to its 1,010 pieces—and it comes with a rocket and team of astronauts and crew to boot. There’s also Olivia’s Space Academy with 757 pieces ($69.99) if your kid’s astronauts need a little training before they blast off. Or for older kids and adults age 16 and up, there’s a Tree House ($199.99), the classic setting for summer adventures, which has 3,036 pieces and comes with a bonfire, treasure map, and leaves you can swap out depending on the season. 

There’s a ton of other sets out now, too. A super-classic Lego set, where kids can let their imagination shape their creations, is available now in a 90th anniversary edition for $49.99. For Marvel fans ages 8 and up, there’s The Goat Boat ($49.99), which references Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” movie, has 564 pieces and includes minifigures from the movie. 

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If your kids are animal-lovers, Mia’s Wildlife Rescue Center ($49.99) will take care of creatures great and small, while the 230-piece Barn & Farm Animals set ($69.99) is a great starter kit for little ones 4 and up. Or, kids 7 and up can get back to nature (and get started on sustainability early) with an Organic Farm set ($89.99). 

Shop all the sets on LEGO.com (and be sure to watch where you put your feet).