Lego Juniors
Sub‑themes
Licensed fromThe Lego Group
AvailabilityFebruary 14, 2014–2018
Total sets67 (including promotional sets)[1]
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Lego Juniors was a product range of the construction toy Lego, designed for children aged 4 to 7 years old.[2] It acts as a transition from the Duplo to the regular Lego System. Lego Juniors initial release was on February 14, 2014, with the tagline Easy to build. It is the successor of the Bricks & More line released in 2009.[3] Unlike its predecessor, Lego Juniors offers specialized bricks to make builds look more realistic yet using fewer pieces for an easier build.[4] The product line was discontinued by the end of 2018 and replaced with "4+". 

Overview

Each of the sets featured a special bricks to make builds look more realistic yet uses fewer pieces for an easier build and is designed for children aged 4–7.[5]

Construction sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released 67 playsets and promotional polybags as part of the Lego Juniors.[1]

Marvel Super Heroes (2014-2018 sets)

Main article: Lego Super Heroes

In 2014, Spider-Man: Spider-Car Pursuit (set number: 10665) would be released on 18 February 2014.

In 2015, Spider-Man Hideout (set number: 10687)[6] would be released on 18 May 2015.

In 2016, Iron Man vs. Loki (set number: 10721) would be released on 1 March 2016.

In 2018, Spider-Man vs. Scorpion Street Showdown (set number: 10754) would be released on 1 January 2018.

DC Comics Super Heroes (2014-2018 sets)

Main article: Lego Super Heroes

In 2014, Batman: Defend the Batcave (set number: 10672) would be released on 18 February 2014.

In 2016, Batman & Superman vs. Lex Luthor (set number: 10724)[7][8] would be released on 22 May 2016.

In 2017, Batman vs. Mr. Freeze (set number: 10737)[9][10] would be released on 2 January 2017.

In 2018, The Joker Batcave Attack (set number: 10753) would be released on 1 January 2018.

City (2014-2018 sets)

Main article: Lego City

In 2014, the three sets would be released on 18 February 2014. The three sets being released were Pizza Shop (set number: 10666), Construction (set number: 10667), The Princess Play Castle (set number: 10668), Race Car Rally (set number: 10673), Pony Farm (set number: 10674) and Police – The Big Escape (set number: 10675). Later, Knights' Castle (set number: 10676) would be released on 27 May 2014 and Fire Emergency (set number: 10671) would be released on 24 October 2014.

In 2015, the five sets would be released on 1 March 2015. The five sets being released were Beach Trip (set number: 10677),[11] Pirate Treasure Hunt (set number: 10679),[11] Garbage Truck (set number: 10680),[11] Supermarket Suitcase (set number: 10684) and Fire Suitcase (set number: 10685). Later, Family House (set number: 10686) would be released on 18 May 2015.

In 2016, Police Helicopter Chase (set number: 10720) would be released on 1 March 2016. In addition, Racer (set number: 30473) polybag set was released as a promotion.

In 2017, the two sets would released on 27 November 2016. The two sets being released were Demolition Site (set number: 10734) and Police Truck Chase (set number: 10735). Later, Fire Patrol Suitcase (set number: 10740) would be released on 27 November 2016. In addition, Fire Car (set number: 30338) polybag set was released as a promotion. Later, Road Repair Truck (set number: 10750)[12][13] and Mountain Police Chase (set number: 10751)[12][13] would be released on 26 November 2017.

In 2018, City Central Airport (set number: 10764) would be released on 2 June 2018. In addition, Traffic Light Patrol (set number: 30339) polybag set was released as a promotion.

Ninjago (2016-2018 sets)

Main article: Lego Ninjago

In 2016, the two sets would be released on 1 March 2016. The two sets being released were Snake Showdown (set number: 10722) and Lost Temple (set number: 10725).

In 2017, Shark Attack (set number: 10739)[14][15] would be released on 1 August 2017.

In 2018, Zane's Ninja Boat Pursuit (set number: 10755) would be released on 1 January 2018.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 set)

Main article: Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

In 2014, Turtle Lair (set number: 10669) would be released on 27 May 2014.

Disney Princess (2016-2018 sets)

Main article: Lego Disney

In 2016, the two sets would be released on 1 March 2016. The two sets being released were Ariel's Dolphin Carriage (set number: 10723) and Cinderella's Carriage (set number: 10729).

In 2017, Anna and Elsa's Frozen Playground (set number: 10736)[10] would be released on 2 January 2017. Later, Snow White's Forest Cottage (set number: 10738)[16] would be released on 1 August 2017.

In 2018, Belle's Story Time (set number: 10762) would be released on 2 June 2018. Later, Ariel's Underwater Concert (set number: 10765) would be released on 1 August 2018.

Friends (2016-2018 sets)

Main article: Lego Friends

In 2016, the three sets would be released on 22 May 2016. The three sets[17] being release were Stephanie's Car (set number: 10726),[7][8] Emma's Ice Cream Truck (set number: 10727)[7][8] and Mia's Vet Clinic (set number: 10728).[7][8]

In 2017, the two sets would be released on 2 January 2017. The four sets being released were Mia's Farm Suitcase (set number: 10746)[10] and Andrea and Stephanie's Beach Holiday (set number: 10747).[10]

In 2018, the two sets would be released on 26 November 2018. The two sets being released were Emma's Pet Party (set number: 10748)[12][13] and Mia's Organic Food Market (set number: 10749).[12][13] Later, Stephanie's Lakeside House (set number: 10763)[18] would be released on 2 June 2018.

Cars 3 (2017 sets)

Main article: Cars 3

In 2017, the seven sets[19][20][21] based on the Cars 3 film would be released on 2 May 2017. The seven sets[22][23][24][25] being released were Lightning McQueen Speed Launcher (set number: 10730),[26] Cruz Ramirez Race Simulator (set number: 10731),[26] Guido and Luigi's Pit Stop (set number: 10732),[26] Mater's Junkyard (set number: 10733),[26] Willy's Butte Speed Training (set number: 10742),[26] Smokey's Garage (set number: 10743)[26] and Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 Race (set number: 10744).[26] Later, Florida 500 Final Race (set number: 10745)[27][28] would be released on 1 August 2017.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018 sets)

Main article: Lego Jurassic World (theme)

In 2018, the three sets based on the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film would be released on 17 April 2018.[29][30][31][32] The three sets[33][34] being released were Pteranodon Escape (set number: 10756), Raptor Rescue Truck (set number: 10757) and T. Rex Breakout (set number: 10758).[35]

Incredibles 2 (2018 sets)

Main article: Incredibles 2

In 2018, the three sets based on the Incredibles 2 film would be released on 21 April 2018.[36] The three sets being released were Elastigirl's Rooftop Pursuit (set number: 10759),[37][38] Underminer's Bank Heist (set number: 10760)[37] and The Great Home Escape (set number: 10761).[37] In addition, Edna Mode (set number: 30615)[39][40][41][42] polybag set was released as a promotion. Each of the sets featured five core characters, named Mr. Incredible,[43] Mrs. Incredible,[43] Violet Parr,[43] Dashiell 'Dash' Parr[43] and Jack-Jack.[43]

Retirement of branding

In 2019, The Lego Group announced that they will be retiring the "Lego Juniors" branding and replace it with "4+". The Lego Group cited the reason as to make it easier for children to see which sets were meant for their age range. The Lego Juniors theme remains, however, boxes do not feature the logo and feature an all-colors design.[44]

Reception

In 2015, Lego Juniors was awarded "Toy of the Year" and also "Preschool Toy of the Year" by the Toy Association.[45]

See also

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