Its that time of the year when America gets to vote for its Toy of the Year Awards, and for this year LEGO is once again at the forefront of The Toy Association’s annual roster of top toys for 2020. Unlike last year when LEGO was able to secure nominations for nine of its sets, for the Toy of the Year 2020, LEGO is now down to five finalists. Nevertheless, its no small feat to be included in this roster of nominees with TOTY being considered as the grandest, and most celebrated toy awards in the US.
If you want to support LEGO and their nominated sets, be sure to head over at ToyAwards.org to cast your vote. Votes will be accepted until January 5, 2020, and the winners for each of the categories will be revealed during the TOTY Awards gala on February 21, 2020, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.
Construction Toy of the Year
LEGO City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228)
Young space explorers get a treat with a NASA-inspired rocket launch set. The set features a modular, multi-stage rocket with cockpit, booster and payload storage modules, and a monorail system with stops at the rocket, a launchpad with opening tower arms, and a launch control tower with a countdown function.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes Iron Man Hall of Armor (76125)
The best selling LEGO Marvel construction set from Avengers: Endgame and throughout 2019. Includes 6 Marvel Universe minifigures. Features an Iron Man lab with detachable modules that can be combined and stacked in many different ways to create alternative play experiences.
Specialty Toy of the Year
LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)
This LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set includes the iconic seating area with couch, armchair and 2 chairs, stage for musical performances, extra seats and tables, entrance doors, 2 TV studio light rigs and more. Includes minifigures of the six main characters and Gunther, each come with accessories.
LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)
This Byers’ house model features authentic details from the hit Netflix original series. The model can physically flip between the real world and The Upside Down where all the rooms from the real-world model have a dark, vine-covered look. Set also includes Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck, minifigures, and accessories.
STEM/STEAM Toy of the Year
LEGO BOOST Star Wars Droid Commander (75253)
Become a LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander as you build, code, and play your way through challenging missions with amazing droids! Download the free LEGO BOOST Star Wars app and build lovable astromech droid R2-D2, a Gonk droid and a Mouse droid to solve over 40 challenging missions.