There's one gift that every boy and girl, man or woman, can enjoy even for just a few minutes: Lego. No matter their background or education, the joy of building something with Lego bricks is irresistible. Here are some of the best sets of 2012, chosen to accommodate different budgets, ages and tastes.

Click and play with the model above. It's virtual reality! Every model in this guide can be spun around. Click in every link to do it.