The Toy Association has announced the finalists in the 2019 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) and nine (9) LEGO sets made it to the cut across the various categories of the prestigious award giving body. This is a big boost for LEGO, with almost double the LEGO sets that were now nominated this year as compared to those from last year. If you recall, LEGO was nominated for a total of five (5) categories in this year’s TOTY Awards which is like the Oscar awards of the toy industry. Out of these 5 nominees, LEGO managed to bag 3 awards which includes 2018’s Construction Toy of the Year, Specialty Toy of the Year, and Tech Toy of the Year.
This time around, LEGO was able to secure nine nominations for the 2019 Toy of the Year Awards for some of its most popular building sets recently released. These are:
2019 TOTY Specialty Toy of the Year Nominees
LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222)
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043)
2019 TOTY Vehicle of the Year Nominee
LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron (42083)
2019 TOTY Playset of the Year Nominees
LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261)
LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930)
2019 TOTY Preschool Toy of the Year Nominee
LEGO Duplo Steam Train (10874)
2019 TOTY Collectible of the Year Nominee
LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures (71022)
2019 TOTY Construction Toy of the Year Nominees
LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212)
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)
Other than these 9 LEGO sets nominated for the 2019 Toy of the Year Awards, the LEGO Jurassic World theme has also been nominated for the License of the Year Award. The LEGO theme itself has produced a huge following, alongside the successful LEGO Jurassic Park sets.
The 2019 Toy of the Year Awards gala will happen on February 15, 2019 just a few days before the launch of 2019’s New York Toy Fair. And from today until February next year, you can cast your vote at the TOTY website on which toy should bag the various Toy of the Year awards.
So what do you think brick fans? Are there any other recent LEGO sets which you feel should have been included in 2019’s TOTY finalists? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
2 thoughts on “9 LEGO Sets Named as Finalists for 2019 Toy of the Year Awards”
Good to hear that LEGO made it with 9 nominations! This is really great news. I am curious now, which sets will win. Do you know if just US citizens can vote?
You may cast your vote as well even if you’re outside of the US. Just enter a valid US zip code and an email address and you’re all set.