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Best Lego Sets for Girls [2020]

Best Lego Sets for Girls [2020]

Playing with lego sets individually and in groups can benefit children in a number of ways.   It’s a good idea to buy some lego sets for your children. However, many parents have difficulty finding lego sets for their girls because many lego sets sold in the market are intended for boys.

Take a look at our review with LEGO sets for girls of different age ranges, pros & cons included.  The review will make it easier for you to choose the best lego sets for your girls.

Content Summary

What are the benefits of playing lego?

1. LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle

2. LEGO Friends Mia’s Tree House 41335

3. LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Stand 41332

4. LEGO Friends Friendship House 41340

5. LEGO Friends Olivia’s Cupcake Café 41366

6. LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pet Center 41345

7. LEGO Friends Stephanie’s House 4131 

8. LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Café 41336

9. LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort 41347

10. LEGO Disney Princess 41055 Cinderellas Romantic Castle

11. LEGO Friends Olivia’s Hamster Playground 41383 Building Kit

 

 AgePiecesThemeSizePrice
1. Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle6-10292 ElsaCastle: Over 9″ (23cm) high, 7″ (20cm) wide and 4″ (11cm) deep$$$$$
2. Mia’s Tree House 413355-11351Tree HouseTree House: over 6” (16cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep$
3. Emma’s Art Stand 413326-14210Art StandArt stand: over 3-inch (9cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) long and 2-inch (6cm) wide$
4. Friendship House 413406-12722HouseFriendship House: over 11 inches (30cm) high, 9 inches (24cm) wide and 4 inches (12cm) deep$$$
5. Olivia’s Cupcake Café 413666+335Cupcake Cafe Café: over 5-inch (13cm) high, 7-inch (19cm) wide and 4-inch (11cm)$$
6. Heartlake City Pet Center 413456-12474Pet CentrePet Center measures over 5-inch (14cm) high, 9-inch (25cm) wide and 2-inch (7cm) deep$$$
7. Stephanie’s House 4131 6-12622HouseHouse: 8 inches high, 9 inches wide and 10 inches deep$$$
8. Emma’s Art Café 413366-12378Art Cafe Art Café playset: over 6-inch (16cm) high, 7-inch (19cm) wide and 7-inch (19cm) deep$$$
9. Heartlake City Resort 413477-121017ResortHeartlake City Resort: over 10” (26cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (29cm) deep$$$$$
10. Cinderellas Romantic Castle6-12646Cinderella's Castle
Cinderella’s Romantic Castle: over 11″ (30cm) high, 9″ (25cm) wide and 8″ (22cm) deep.
$$$$$$
11. Olivia’s Hamster Playground 41383 6+81Hamster PlaygroundWheel measures over 2” (7cm) high, 2” (6cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep$

 

 

What are the benefits of playing lego?

1. Improve focus and concentration

Playing with lego engages children for hours.  They have to focus on the task, follow the instructions, think about what piece comes next.  The process of building lego can greatly improve their concentration.

2. Develop teamwork and social skills

When kids play lego together, they can learn to share the work, negotiate with each other, respect and listen to each other.  The collaborative teamwork can improve their social skills as well as their teamwork spirit.

3. Train problem solving and math skills

Building with lego bricks can train problem solving skills.  Children have to constantly solve problems when some bricks don’t fit each other.  Also, the process enforces their understanding of shapes, balance, sizes, and symmetry. Studies found that construction play leads to improvement in math studies.

4. Enhance spatial awareness

Playing with lego bricks can foster spatial awareness.  Children have to turn 2D images into 3D image.   This skill is important for architects, artists, and engineers.

5. Develop fine motor skills 

Lego pieces have different shapes and sizes. Playing lego requires pick up lego pieces, connect them and take them apart.

The process involves turning and twisting of fingers, hands and arms. This allows children to practice fine motor skills.

6. Inspire Experimentation and Adventure

When the children play with lego, they explore endless possibilities of using pieces to create different builds.

7. Improve organization skills and patience

Children have to overcome frustration when they play lego.  They often have to start again when they cannot make the planned creations. The playing process can train patience.  Children have to plan their steps in the creation process, learn to find and sort pieces.  This gives them an opportunity to improve organization skills.

 

1. LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle 41062

LEGO Disney Princess Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle
LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle

 

Suitable for 6-10 years

  • Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle measures over 9″ (23cm) high, 7″ (20cm) wide and 4″ (11cm) deep
  • Sleigh measures over 2″ (6cm) long, 1″ (4cm) wide and under 1″ (2cm) high

If your daughters are Frozen fans, I highly recommend this lego set.   It is a huge hit among girls.

It has 292 pieces, will be relatively easy for older kids.  I would recommend this set to younger girls.

This set features a castle with icicle tree, sleigh, secret staircase, ice cream bar, bed and an ice hill.

It comes with a lot of accessories, such as skis, ice skates, glittery wall elements, decorative stickers, 2 capes, tiara, hair bow and a carrot nose for Olaf.

For the characters, it comes with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna mini-doll figures, plus Olaf the snowman. They are perfectly modeled after the characters in the movie.

The moving staircase is the most special feature of this lego set.

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2. LEGO Friends Mia’s Tree House 41335

LEGO Friends Mia’s Tree House 41335
LEGO Friends Mia’s Tree House 41335

Suitable for age 5-11

  • Tree house playset measures over 6” (16cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep
  • Bunny house measures over 1” (3cm) high, 1” (4cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep

This tree house lego set is the most popular set for kids on Amazon. And it is my favourite lego set.

If you want to spark your kids’ creativity and imagination, this is one of the best lego sets.

It comes with Daniel mini-doll figures, plus Mimi, the bunny, and Cinnamon, the bird, pet figures.

There are 351 pieces. There are a lot of accessories, such as a folding ladder, a cool skateboard for the mini-dolls to ride and wild animal figures.

It has a lot of interesting features which are good for pretend play, like the moving roof and Zipline. The attic has an opening roof that reveals a storage box of Daniel’s stuff. For the mini dolls, you can swap clothes and body parts to build your own.

For the older kids, it will take about 1.5 hours to assemble.   For younger kids, adult assistance is necessary.

 

3. LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Stand 41332

LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Stand 41332
LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Stand 41332

Suitable for age 6-14

  • Emma’s art stand playset:  over 3-inch (9cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) long and 2-inch (6cm) wide
  • Scooter: over 1-inch (5cm) high, 1-inch (5cm) long and under 1-inch (1cm) wide

Emma’s Art Stand Set comes with a LEGO Friends Emma mini-doll figure, plus a Chico the pet cat figure.  There are 210 pieces. 

The most special feature is that the art stand has a trailer that can open up in a variety of 3 ways.

The accessories include a sales hatch, postcard stand and a cat bed, plus a scooter and separate painting area with easel!

For the characters, it comes with a LEGO Friends Emma mini-doll figure, plus a Chico the pet cat figure.

Cons

The size is a bit small for young kids.

 

 

4. LEGO Friends Friendship House 41340

LEGO Friends Friendship House 41340
LEGO Friends Friendship House 41340

Suitable for age 6-12

  • Friendship House: over 11 inches (30cm) high, 9 inches (24cm) wide and 4 inches (12cm) deep
  • Friendship tree: over 3 inches (10cm) high, 7 inches (19cm) wide and 1 inches (3cm) deep
  • Bicycle with trailer measures over 3 inches (10cm) long, 1 inches (4cm) wide and under 1 inches (1cm) high

Lego Friends Friendship House is another popular lego set on Amazon.  The house is so packed with details and fabulous playable elements.

This Friendship house is a big girls doll house set.  It has 722 Lego pieces.  It will take a week to assemble.

The set comes with 3 little characters, Olivia, Emma and Andrea. There are other mini-doll figures like Dash the dog, Rumble the hamster and Cinnamon the bunny figures.

The house is a 4-story converted fire station with a garage, kitchen, roof terrace, a working pulley system, slide and a friendship tree!

There are a lot of fun, attractive features like a working pulley to help lift supplies into the house, a swing under the friendship tree,  a hamster wheel that turns and tube system, a fire station, a juice bar, etc.

In the kitchen, there is a refrigerator, microwave, sink, cooker, and worktop.

 

 

 

5. LEGO Friends Olivia’s Cupcake Café 41366

LEGO Friends Olivia’s Cupcake Café 41366
LEGO Friends Olivia’s Cupcake Café 41366

Suitable for age 6+

  • Café: over 5-inch (13cm) high, 7-inch (19cm) wide and 4-inch (11cm)
  • deep toy scooter: over 1-inch (5cm) high, 2-inch (7cm) long and 1-inch (3cm) wide

This cupcake cafe lego set is fun to play with.   There are lots innovative designs.

There are 335 pieces. It comes with 2 mini-dolls, Emma, Andrea, plus a Zobo robot figure, as well as a rotating cupcake.

The set includes over 15 accessories. There are a server, cupcake-dispensing machine, mini play kitchen, and a removable table and chairs, rotating service disc, etc.

There is a delivery scooter and a cupcake machine to encourage role play of selling and delivering cupcakes.

What’s more, there is an indoor and outdoor dining areas to pretend serving the customers.

This set is relatively easy to assemble. It’s great for imaginative play.

Check the price on Target

 

 

 

6. LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pet Center 41345

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pet Center 41345
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pet Center 41345

Suitable for age 6-12

  • Pet Center measures over 5-inch (14cm) high, 9-inch (25cm) wide and 2-inch (7cm) deep
  • Grooming van measures over 1-inch (4cm) high, 2-inch (7cm) long and 1-inch (3cm) wide

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pet Center lego set is a 2-level pet center with pet shop, vet clinic and grooming parlor, plus and grooming van.

It comes with 3 lego friends-Stephanie, Mia and Liam, plus 5 animal figures – dog, hamster, turtle, bird and bunny.

There are some fun features like a moving conveyor belt at check out, an examination room, fish tanks and hamster habitat, bird house on the outside of the building, etc.

The accessories include a mirror, a money bill, cookies, brush, bottles, basket, hair bows, and scissors.

There are special pet-sized entrances.    This lego set has 474 pieces. It’s easy to assemble.

 

 

7. LEGO Friends Stephanie’s House 4131

LEGO Friends Stephanie's House 4131
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s House 4131

Suitable for Age 6-12

  • House: 8 inches high, 9 inches wide and 10 inches deep
  • Toy rabbit hutch: over 1 inches high, 1 inches wide and 1 inches deep

If your kids haven’t played lego before and you prefer to buy her a big set, this one is a good choice.  It has 622 pieces.  It’s a great toy to train your kids’ patience and this set can engage your kids for hours.

This sets includes 3 mini dolls: Stephanie, her father James, her mother Alicia and Chili the baby rabbit figure. Plus, this miniature house comes with loads of dollhouse accessories and furniture.

There are a lot of accessories, including a cake, two cupcakes, frying pan, three plates, bowl, kitchen utensils, storage jar, buildable vacuum cleaner, shampoo bottle, perfume bottle, brush, two magazines, basket, carrot, flowers and a vase.

Stephanie’s house is a very detailed lego house.  The colour is bright and cheery. It’s a two storey house.

There are a lot of fun features, such as the porch with swing chair to seat three mini-dolls, mailbox and a rabbit hutch.

 

 

8. LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Café 41336

LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Café 41336
LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Café 41336

Suitable for age 6-12

  • Art Café playset measures over 6-inch (16cm) high, 7-inch (19cm) wide and 7-inch (19cm) deep

Emma’s Art Café is a good starter set.   It’s fairly easy to assemble.

This set is similar to Olivia’s Cupcake Café lego set.   But this set has a bit more pieces.  (378 pieces)

As for the size, this set is bigger than Olivia’s Cupcake Café lego set.

It includes Emma and Prankzy mini-doll figures in this set.

There are some special features in this set.  The outside art area is hinged so it can be moved around.  For the panni machine, you dolls can toast a panini in it.

Also, there is an art corner. Your mini doll can paint graffiti art on the wall outside.

9.LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort 41347

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort 41347
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort 41347

Suitable for age 7-12

  • Heartlake City Resort measures over 10” (26cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (29cm) deep
  • Monorail toy car measures over 2” (7cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide

If you want to teach your daughters about hotel, Heartlake City Resort lego set is a good one.

Your daughters can build a perfect hotel for lego friends. This big lego set will keep them busy for hours with so many fascinating features.

It has 1017 pieces and 4 lego friends, Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia and Mason, plus a dolphin figure! The colour is very vibrant.

There are a lot of fun features. There is a monorail which can be slided back and forth pretty easily. Also, the water slides with splash bucket, the roof terrace, water scooter, windsurf board, water park, juice bar, etc.

 

 

10. LEGO Disney Princess 41055 Cinderellas Romantic Castle

LEGO Disney Princess 41055 Cinderellas Romantic Castle
LEGO Disney Princess 41055 Cinderellas Romantic Castle

 

Suitable for age 6-12

  • Cinderella’s Romantic Castle measures over 11″ (30cm) high, 9″ (25cm) wide and 8″ (22cm) deep.

If your daughters love the story of Cinderella, this lego set is suitable for them.

There are a lot of great features related to the story, including  Cinderella’s enchanted shoe, a hidden love letter, tiara, 5 heart-shaped diamonds, treasure chest and key for the door, a lipstick and a brush.

The set comes with Cinderella and Prince Charming figures and Lucifer the cat and Bruno the dog. There are 646 pieces.

I really like the castle, the details are fabulous. There are lots of surprising features as well, such as the love letter under the bed, a bookcase which can be turned,  a rotating dance floor, etc.

 

 

11. LEGO Friends Olivia’s Hamster Playground 41383 Building Kit (81 Pieces)

LEGO Friends Olivia’s Hamster Playground 41383 Building Kit (81 Pieces)
LEGO Friends Olivia’s Hamster Playground 41383 Building Kit (81 Pieces)

Suitable for age 6+

  • Wheel measures over 2” (7cm) high, 2” (6cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep

If your girls love little animals,  Olivia’s Hamster Playground lego set is a good choice.

It comes with 3 hamsters and an Olivia mini-doll figure.

This set has a a hamster wheel with spinning function, mini car, mini motorcycle, slalom, ramp and a hoop.

This set has 81 pieces.  It is very small and relatively easy compared with other sets.  I recommend this for younger girls.

The most special feature is that a hamster can ride a motorcycle on the hamster wheel.

Check the price on Target

Also want to look for the best lego sets for boys? Read this.

Read this article about lego sets for toddlers as well.

 




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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. This is great information.
    I have 2 grandsons who are 10 and 7 and they LOVE Lego, they have grown up playing mostly with Star Wars Lego.
    My Granddaughter is just 5 and she is, like most young girls, in love with “Frozen”. The Frozen set looks great and she would love it. I had never thought of the development benefits of Lego before but your post has made me realize how these kits can help with kids growing skills.

    Do you think I should wait until my granddaughter is 6 before I buy her a kit as the frozen kit is shown as 6 upwards?

    Thank you – Mike

    1. You are welcome, Mike. I think it´s still ok to buy her the Frozen Kit. But she may need more assistance from parents. Some kids are advanced enough at the age of 5 to play with this type of lego set if they enjoy playing Lego.

  2. That’s a great write up you have up there. I was reading and smiling at the same time looking at the diversity of photos you used from top to bottom. I wish you to continue writing from heart an keep working to improve and educate more through your master piece as it really gave me a clue into the choices i should make in buying toys for younger ones.

    1. You are welcome. Thanks for your encouragement. Stay tuned with my site if you look for gifts for your younger ones.

  3. It seems you have a goldmine here! My sister has three little girls and It is really hard to find girls legos as most of the ones I could find are all starwars and transformer type for boys. I am curious how you found this great collection? I sent your link to my Sister as well.
    In my search for presents for my sisters kids I came across an article where they are talking about how hard it is to find legos for girls. So this is a great site!
    One Question, have you come across any “Barby” legos? I see all the awesome Disney ones you have but My neices insist they are not the same and I have no clue.

    1. I found this collection on Amazon. There are a lot of nice collections there, but I have chosen the popular and highly rated ones. I have not across Barby legos, but I will have a look later. Thanks for sending my link to your sister! Hope my list can help you get some ideas for the present ideas.

  4. This is a great post. Very informative, love how you broke it down.
    The selection of images is perfect for the article. I did not even know there were Lego sets for girls.
    great work, keep it up!!!

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