Christmas is not far away and for many consumers this means finding a fun, girly toy for your daughter or granddaughter. LEGO set are always popular but Disney castles could be ideal. The following building sets, some which are latest new LEGO releases for 2017, each center around a different Disney princess and therefore have their own styles and accessories to ensure that kids can not only build a great model that reminds them of the films but also enhance their imaginative play. The one that you choose will probably reflect the princess your daughter admires the most, that is unless they adore them all and want them all and then the choice becomes more difficult. This is just a selection of the options out there but does show the breadth of designs and opportunities for Disney princess play-sets.
Interesting New Disney Princess LEGO Sets for 2017
LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace 41148 Set
A Frozen themed LEGO Disney Princess collections would not be complete without the infamous castle that Elsa formed with her ice magic. This is the structure that many fans immediately think of when they think of the film. This is where Elsa sings that most famous song, where Anna is cursed, where the Marshmallow creature causes chaos and where Olaf comes into his own. Naturally, the new 2017 LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace 41148 Set takes all of these important elements to create a brilliant play set full of clever details, fun game play and beautiful designs.
Anna and Elsa are here in minifigure form, alongside ever-faithful Olaf and the buildable Marshmallow – who this time is a little more friendly and up for a bit of a snowball fight. The sisters can travels around on their sleighs, dodging the snow and 4 Snowgie figures, and also play on the see-saw. They can then go through the large doors, up the revolving stairs and onto the balcony to enjoy the view and some food and drink. There is also a slide and music area for even more fun. The whole castle is made from white and translucent blue bricks for a wonderful effect.
LEGO Disney Princess Anna’s Snow Adventure 41147 set
Frozen-themed LEGO Disney play sets are as much about the adventure of the story as the fun builds and castle. That is why many young fans will be keen to include this LEGO Disney Princess Anna’s Snow Adventure 41147 Building set to their collection. This 2017 set is the ideal set up between Anna’s castle home and the Ice Palace that Elsa creates up the mountain. Anna needs the ideal rest stop between the two on her long journey, and this set provides everything that she, and her white horse may need.
There are two separate builds for each of the minifigures. Anna has her own little shelter with a bed, a roof to keep out the snow and a couple of lanterns to light the area. These lights are ideal for reading the map and making sure they are on the right course. The roof lifts up for ease of access. Her white horse has a little feeding area with plenty of hay to keep him happy. Outside there is a campfire where she can sit with a mug of hot chocolate to warm up. It is a simple idea for a play set, but one that brings the story of Frozen together in a new way with a new Anna minifigure.
LEGO Juniors Disney Anna & Elsa’s Frozen Playground 10736 set
It is important to remember that not all LEGO sets designed around Disney Princesses are make for the same age range. There are some sets that are created in the LEGO Juniors category where the builds are a little easier to create and simplistic in nature. One of the best examples of this is the LEGO Juniors Anna & Elsa’s Frozen Playground 10736 Building set. In many ways, this set provides a version of the Ice Palace 41148 for a younger audience. The design is similar, but the approach and story are aimed at smaller children.
This is is seen in two important ways. First there is the similarity in the design of the castle and use of minifigures. This pretty, 18cm high structure uses similar blue and white bricks, but they are larger and easier to put together. There is also the inclusion of Anna and Elsa with their skis and ice skates. Secondly, there is the difference in the story. This is clearly seen with the focus on the polar bear cub pet, the slide and the snowball catapult. This is an alternative version of a prized 2017 set, and one that younger players will love because of the simple changes and storyline.
LEGO Disney Castle 71040 Set
Every Disney Princess has their own castle, but The Disney Castle 71040 Set offers something a little different. Released in Sep 2016, Disney castle is the centerpiece of not just the theme parks but of the entire Disney universe. Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Ariel and all the other women have their own space and own adventures, but this is the grandest palace of them all. This LEGO set with a 16+ age rating is more suited for older kids .
The detailed set stands tall – with its four storey building and five story tower – and houses a number of rooms where mini-figure characters can spend the night. The list is extensive but the lower floor of the tower is Cinderella’s kitchen, the second floor of the main building is for Belle and there is a bedroom for Sleeping Beauty. There are additional elements around the castle relating to other Disney stories too. There is a magic carpet for Jasmine, a frog hopping around waiting for a kiss and a poisonous red apple.
LEGO Disney Princess Arendelle Castle Celebration 41068 Set
The ice castle may be the most iconic structure in Frozen but it is not the only one to feature in the film and many collectors of Disney LEGO sets will be keen to add the new 2016 Arendelle Castle Celebration 41068 set to their list of must-have sets. This new 12 inch high castle brings the home of princesses Elsa and Anna to life with a bedroom for Anna, a cozy living area with a fireplace and an ice room for Elsa.
With both characters included – this time in their Frozen Fever outfits – as well as Olaf, there is plenty of opportunity for imaginative play. The main theme, however, is a birthday party and there are plenty of accessories in this kit for decoration and celebration. The girls and their snowman friend are treated to cupcakes, balloons, presents and a grand 2-tiered birthday cake and the girls have even remembered to bring their skates for ice skating afterwards.
LEGO Disney Princess 41067 Belle’s Enchanted Castle Set
LEGO have always been careful to ensure that their Disney Princess range covers lots of different films with some highly unique builds. There is no risk of kids saying that the LEGO Disney Princess 41067 Belle’s Enchanted Castle is too much like the Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty options because so much care has been taken in the design, the use of accessories and the characters. The different rooms in this two storey build and the extra features all combine to tell Belle’s story beautifully. The range of characters and parts mean that players can follow the story of the film, instead of just acting out one scene.
There is a kitchen where she meets all her new household friends, including Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Babette, Wardrobe and Stove. There is a library where she finds a magic book and learns more about the curse. There is a balcony where the Beast can watch through the telescope beside the enchanted rose. Last, but not least, here is also a revolving dance floor in the center of the build where the Belle mini-doll and the transforming Beast/Prince mini-doll can dance beneath the chandelier. With so much to explore, kids won’t want to leave.
LEGO Disney Princess Anna and Kristoff’s Sleigh Adventure Set 41066
The success of Frozen and the enduring popularity even 2 years later, coming into 2016 means that kids need more than the standard castles with the different characters to complete their collections. The new LEGO Disney Anna and Kristoff’s Sleigh Adventure 41066 set takes Disney Princess Anna, in her warm purple cloak, out in the snow to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post. This store is the perfect place to pick up supplies as there is everything from perfume to tools available here.
Once Anna has everything she needs, including a carrot for Sven the Reindeer, she can head next door to the barn where Sven and Kristoff are waiting with the sleigh. This new 2016 building set is one of the first to feature Kristoff and Sven and is full of fun new features for kids to build and play with, including the cash register and the banjo. With all of this to explore, kids should find plenty of inspiration for new storylines.
LEGO Disney Princess Ariel’s Undersea Palace Set 41063
Another Disney princess that has been a firm favorite with fans for decades is Ariel from the little mermaid. Thankfully kids seem to prefer her in her mermaid form than the more human princess and that is because she gets to swim around with her marine friends in a magical underwater land.
The LEGO Disney Princess Ariel’s Undersea Palace 41063 set brings this concept to the playroom in brick form via an impressive structure with plenty for the mini figures of Airel, Alana, Flounder and Sebastian to explore. The beauty for many kids lies not just in the cute animals but the details of the accessories and clam shell motifs. There is a clam shell bed, coral, a hairbrush, piano and much more from the human world hidden in the secret grotto. The story offered involves musical recitals but the attention to detail and different characters mean there are plenty of adventures and story-lines to create.
LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle Set 41062
The answer for many consumers, according to the Amazon ratings at least, is to buy the LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle 41062 set. This best seller in toy building sets take us to the most recent of all the Disney princess castle and lets fans of the film explore the heights of this icy residence and have some fantastic adventures.
The idea is that the mini-figure characters of Anna and Olaf arrive at the ice palace on their sleigh for an afternoon of skiing, skating and other fun with a treat from the ice cream bar awaiting them at the end. The castle brings the majesty of the snow and ice to the playroom, with the different colored bricks for snow and ice and the grand staircase, and there are other fun details like the icicle tree, a new nose for Olaf and capes for the sisters.
LEGO Disney Princess Jasmine’s Exotic Palace Set 41061
The final set to look at here includes another princess with a completely different personality and way of life that lends itself to a whole new adventure for kids. There is a stereotypical style to many castles and princesses so the chance to build LEGO Disney Princess Jasmine’s Exotic Palace 41061 set is something that many girls will not want to pass up, especially when they learn that Jasmine and Rajah the tiger cub can go on a magic carpet ride through the market place.
The attractive lego set for the palace is just the start of what is included because there is the fountain for the courtyard, the market stall and other details like the palm tree and snake in the basket. This great range means that Jasmine is not confined to her palace in the way that other princesses are and kids can let their imagination run wild for exciting adventures in Agrabah.
LEGO Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty’s Royal Bedroom Set 41060
At the other end of the scale completely is the LEGO Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty’s Royal Bedroom 41060 set. With the Frozen castle we have the grand scale of the modern animated films but here we go back to where it all began – a beautiful detailed scene with a classic princess.
It may only be the décor of a bedroom but it is the setting for the iconic scenes of the film, with that grand bed and the spinning wheel, and there are some nice details to the design that make the set more engaging. This includes the secret compartment to the bed and all the accessories that Sleeping Beauty needs to make herself look pretty for her prince, such as the hair bow and perfume bottle. Naturally, there is a Sleepy Beauty mini-figure to act out these scenes but also the addition of very cute pet rabbit.
LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella’s Romantic Castle Set 41055
The phrase less is more doesn’t really apply to Disney Princess castles as they are some of the most lavish and impressive structures ever designed. This does then means that kids expect a similar level of detail and potential from their LEGO sets. The LEGO Cinderella’s Romantic Castle 41055 building set is highly appealing because this 11inch high structure has as much going on outside as inside.
The exterior of this beautiful structure has turrets, flags and archways for a building challenge, the interior contains a lavish bedroom, bathroom and dressing area and there is even a garden area outside with a bridge and dining area. Here Cinderella can play with Lucifer the cat and Bruno the dog, both of which are included, and use the swing. Of course no Cinderella set would be complete without Prince Charming and he is here too, complete with love letter and enchanted shoe.
LEGO Disney Princess Rapunzel’s Creativity Tower 41054 Set
The LEGO Disney Princess Rapunzel’s Creativity Tower Set may be a retired product, as LEGO and Disney have since moved onto other films and princesses. However, there is no reason why this Rapunzel set won’t fit brilliant into a larger LEGO Disney collection. The name Creativity Tower is pretty apt here as Rapunzel has to use all of her skills in this set. Not only does she need to find plenty of ways to entertain herself, and her pet chameleon Pascal, she needs to come up with ways of capturing Flynn Rider when he tries to break in.
Thankfully, this set has lots of pieces and accessories to have spark the imagination and help Rapunzel out. The main living area can be painted with the brush and palette and the separate kitchen is the ideal place for her to practice baking her cookies. The frying pan also comes in handy when Flynn sneaks in. Also included are a fireplace, mirror, hairbrush, tiara and book. There is also rope and a chair to tie Flynn to, if he chooses not to co-operate. All the rooms are housed within the pretty, 32cm high tower with its purple roof, balcony and flower decorations.
LEGO Disney Princess 41053 Cinderella’s Dream Carriage Set
No matter what her ugly sisters may tell her, Cinderella shall go to the ball. There is no better set to do so than the LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella’s Dream Carriage. The invitation has been received, the fairy godmother has granted Cinders her wish and left her with a magic wand to create everything that she needs for the night ahead. The most important items on the wish list have to be a beautiful gown to wear, a splendid carriage to travel in and a horse. The Cinderella mini-figure is dressed in her finest blue gown, the pumpkin has been transformed into a stunning carriage and the creatures of the kitchen are now a beautiful white with a gold headdress and harness.
It is all about the attention to detail with this set, and Cinderella deserves nothing less. Cinderella can hide the wand away in the back of the carriage, grab hold of the invitation and ascend the steps into the rounded, blue carriage. There is a lavish seat, with purple curtains adorning the back window, torches on the sides and massive wheels made of gold. These wheels really move, so players can transport Cinderella to the castle, past the fountain, with its water element.
LEGO Disney Princess Ariel’s Magical Kiss 41052 Set
There are lots of different LEGO Disney Princess castles and play sets out there that transport young girls to a fantasy world. Sometimes it pays to look into discontinued models to see what may be missing from a collection. The LEGO Disney Princess Ariel’s Magical Kiss 41052 set is a great example of this as it provide a different story in Ariel and Price Eric’s life than the other underwater moments. Here we are up on the surface, with Ariel in mini-doll form as the princess with her prince. There is still water involved, as the pair are on trip to the lagoon, but they are staying dry in their boat.
There are four important elements to this set. There is the lagoon itself, with a tree and a friendly frog, there is the pink rowing boat, with oars and a flag, there is the gazebo boardwalk and there is the royal palace build. The palace is an attractive addition to the palace sets with the pink and white design, diverse rooms and telescope. However, most of the action take place on the water or under the gazebo. Here they can have a romantic afternoon and a picnic – from the included picnic basket – surrounded by the landscape.
LEGO Disney Princess 41051 Merida’s Highland Games Set
LEGO Disney sets don’t all have to be about lavish castles and fairy tales with carriages, big ballgowns and fairy godmothers. Modern stories have shown that modern princesses are quite capable of looking after themselves. In the LEGO Disney Princess Merida’s Highland Games Set, Merida is still a striking figure in a beautiful blue dress, but she is out to prove her talents for archery ahead of the highland games. There is a bow, archery target and even a catapult with cookies set up in the grounds of the castle. Alongside her are three very naughty bears, her triplet brothers, who are causing chaos with her practice session and hiding the key to the castle.
This attractive set has lots of interesting elements to add to the creative play and interactions between Merida and her brothers. The pretty castle, with its vined walls and gold flag, contains a dining table for the family. Here they can eat the fish they catch in the local stream, or a chicken leg if they prefer. There is also a small campfire outside, a large tree and a toadstool to add to the surroundings. This means place of places to hide and practice for the big event.
LEGO Disney Princess Petite’s Royal Stable 41144 Set
Not all LEGO Disney Princess sets are about the princesses themselves. The LEGO Disney Princess Petite’s Royal Stable 41144 Building set comes from the sub-theme of the Whisker Haven series for the pets of the princesses. The idea is that each pampered pet has its own build and place to play and relax, with the main Pet Palace where they can all meet up. This 2017 stable set is a great addition to the palace and is home to Petite, Belle’s pony.
There are two main elements to this set and one mini-figure animal of Petite. The first is the impressive stable set up, with the beauty tower and reading tower. It is an attractive build with the details of the pink hearts and horseshoe motif. This is a pony that wants to look her best and improve herself, so there is a book, lamp, shampoo bottle, tiara and bow. The other element is the show jumping competition. There is a show jumping fence, podium and a gold trophy for the victor. If Petite can win, she can show off the trophy to the other pets in the collection. It really is up to players how they combine this set with the rest of the collection and animals, and that is half the fun.
LEGO Disney Princess Berry’s Kitchen 41143 Set
The Whisker Haven series offers a new perspective into the lives of the animals associated with some of the top Disney princesses. The new LEGO sets then provide cute little play sets for each character to recreate this alternative world in brick form. The LEGO Disney Princess Berry’s Kitchen 41143 Building set may only be a small addition, with a simple build and kitchen accessories, but it can enhance the overall look of a Whisker Haven collection and add to storylines.
Here Berry, Snow White’s cute blue rabbit, has her own little kitchen area close to the pet’s palace where she can create cakes for formal occasions and invite her animal friends for tea. The kitchen comprises of a small preparation area, stools, a window out to the palace grounds and a gateway in a tree. Other features include the teapot and cups, for a chat with the other creatures, a cake stand for her grand creation, a basket for collecting berries and a carrot. Each element is well designed with great colours and details, such as the matching hearts and teacups. Many young fans will appreciate this 2017 set as an addition to the palace set and other key builds in the LEGO Disney Princess Pets theme.
LEGO Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Castle 41142 Set
A princess’ pets need somewhere special to stay too and that is just what kids receive with the 2016 LEGO Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Castle 41142 set. This new two storey building is a pretty impressive structure, with its interchangeable twin towers, golden roof and the flowers in the window box, and it is the perfect place for the animals of Whisker Haven to hold a ball and socialize.
On the upper floor, the animals can get ready by putting on their tiaras and brushing their fur, while also keeping an eye out of the window for any carriage that might arrive. Downstairs there is a dining room with delicious food, the music room is set up for a night of dancing and the animals can strut their stuff on the revolving dance floor. When the night is over, each Palace Pet can retire to their own personal area to sleep.
LEGO Disney Princess Pumpkin’s Royal Carriage 41141 Set
A new set for 2016 is the LEGO Disney Princess Pumpkin’s Royal Carriage 41141 building set. This set is the ideal accompaniment to any Cinderella-themed set because it stars her new puppy, Pumpkin. Understandably, Cinderella wants to spoil the little pup rotten and she has arranged for Pumpkin to ride to the ball in her royal carriage.
To prepare her for the trip, players can groom Pumpkin in the royal tower, put on her tiara and feed her a bone while they wait for the carriage to arrive. The carriage is a fun build for Disney fans as it has gold turning wheels and torches on the side. There is plenty of room inside for Pumpkin and it also has the ball invitation nice and safe – just be careful with the magic wand Cinderella left behind! With her adventure over, Pumpkin can return to the royal bench for a nap on the garden bench.
LEGO Disney Princess Daisy’s Beauty Salon 41140 Set
The Palace Pets of Whisker Haven need to look their best and in 2016, collectors can add the LEGO Daisy’s Beauty Salon 41140 to their range of new LEGO Disney Princess toys. Every high-ranking princess enjoys a little pampering with a spa treatment and a new hairstyle and this salon for pets brings a similarly lavish experience for the animals.
The set comes with a cute puppy called Daisy who wants a nice long bath and a makeover. While waiting for the shell bath to become available, Daisy can enjoy a drink and a cookie in the waiting area. Once she is all clean and dry, players can style her fur with the brush and bows, make her look beautiful with tiaras and make up and spray on some perfume. All that is left is to let the pup admire herself in the turning mirror and pay for the session at the cash register.