Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 12 gadgets and presents for Lego fans

Build a better Christmas for Lego fans with this cornucopia of box sets, accessories and games featuring the mighty blocks
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Everyone loves Lego – if you're looking to brighten up someone's Christmas, you can't go wrong with the colourful bricks.

Whether you're buying for kids or trying to find a special something for an AFOL (that's Adult Fan of Lego, fact fans), we've rounded up the best brick-based prezzies this Christmas. 

Lego Minecraft village (£30)

Lego Minecraft village

Lego and Minecraft go together like… well, like bricks and mortar – it was inevitable that Notch's construction game would eventually combine forces with the ultimate physical building block toy.

The latest in Lego's officially licensed Minecraft series, this Micro World biome comes complete with Pig, Villager and Zombie Micromob figures, and can be combined with the existing Lego Minecraft sets to create a whole Minecraft world.

Lego Adult watch (from £70)

Lego Adult watch

Kids have been wrapping Lego watches around their wrists for ages – now it's time for the grown-ups to get in on the act. This new collection of Lego watches from Clictime ranges from the understated Multi-eye watch to heart and skull designs, to an endearingly goofy bit of wrist candy sporting a Lego minifigure head.

In true Lego style, you can customise them – the straps can be dismantled and connected together in different colour combinations. They're not available to buy just yet, but we're assured they'll be out in time for Christmas – check back for more details.

Lego Creator: Sydney Opera House (£250)

Lego Creator: Sydney Opera House

One for seriously dedicated Lego-heads, this mammoth set is built on an operatic scale. Still, for those with the skills to master its 2989 Lego bricks, it provides ample rewards.

The curved forms of Sydney's iconic Opera House require the use of advanced building techniques, and there's a good six or seven hours of build time to be had here. And the end result is spectacular.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes (£41)

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

A joyous love letter to Marvel Comics that manages what even Joss Whedon couldn't – bringing all of the Marvel superheroes, including the X-Men, Spiderman and the Avengers – together to battle Doctor Doom.

As well as an engaging storyline crammed with even the most obscure Marvel characters, you also get a whopping open world to explore, jam-packed with challenges and side missions.