11/22/2012 12:11 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best Toys And Blocks For Little Builders

Even the most inspired engineers need to start somewhere.

If your kids are itching to recreate national monuments in miniature -- or would delight to see a tiny plane take off from a hand-built "lumi-port" -- look no further than the gallery below.

From toddler-friendly classics to a (screen-free) Angry Birds-themed set for older kids, these engaging gifts will be the building blocks to a wonderful family holiday.

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