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10 Best LEGO Games for Nintendo Switch

HEADER LEGO Games for Nintendo Switch
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LEGO is one of the most adored toys worldwide, and the Nintendo Switch is the most popular gaming console. So while the two may not seem like an obvious pairing at first, they are a match made in heaven. 

Over the last few years, kids and adults have fallen in love with LEGO video game takes on popular movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter and Jurassic World. The genius of placing these stories in a LEGO universe is that you end up with lighthearted, non-violent games that are child-appropriate while retaining all the authentic stories and characters.

However, when choosing Nintendo Switch games for kids, you want to ensure that the game is fun and child-appropriate. Luckily, all the games in our list have received rave reviews from parents and kids alike, offering eye-catching graphics, engaging storylines, fun puzzles and challenges and lots of hilarious LEGO twists. 

At the same time, they vary in difficulty level, so it’s essential to check what we’ve said about the game’s difficulty and match that against your child’s skill and experience. Some LEGO games are easy and intuitive, while others are devilishly challenging. 

The puzzlers are the classic LEGO games, but some new and interesting ones are available (including a Minecraft-style sandbox game), so look at our list to see what delights emerge.

The Top 3 LEGO Games for Nintendo Switch

LEGO BrawlsLEGO Ninjago Movie Game: VideogameLEGO Jurassic World
PreviewLEGO Brawls - Nintendo SwitchLEGO Ninjago Movie Game: Videogame (Nintendo Switch)LEGO Jurassic World - Nintendo Switch
BEST AGE10 years and up7 years and up10 years and up
❤️ PROSGreat party game packed with content that all ages can enjoyFantastic colorful graphics and cool locations to exploreYou can play as characters from the movies or the dinosaurs themselves
💔 CONSThe controls feel a little clunky at timesThe game is a bit short for the priceIt can be a little glitchy on occasion
💵 PRICE$16.00$31.36$26.85

Now you know our top picks, but choosing our favorites was difficult because they are all so great. So, let’s get into the full list, where we provide detailed reviews of each game, including the pros and cons. This time, it’s a shorter list, so read carefully to pick the best one for your little LEGO-loving gamer.

1. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Parents of Star Wars fans, listen up because this epic crossover sees all nine films from the franchise rolled up into one brick-tastic game. The game follows the storyline from each movie in a highly authentic way, but at the same time, players have the freedom to travel from planet to planet to complete missions in any order they like.

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

Players will embark on thrilling adventures and explore the vast galaxy. Plus, there are hundreds of characters to play as and as many vehicles at your command.

What We Love:

❤️ Plenty of levels, each packed with loads of content
❤️ Loads of playable characters to unlock that all feel very real
❤️ Follows the storyline of each movie but in an open-world format

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The game is very graphics-heavy, so it can occasionally overload the Switch and freeze
💔 The format is different from older Star Wars LEGO games which not everyone likes

💡 If you don’t yet have a Nintendo Switch, you can buy it here — this option comes with two joy-cons so it’s great for multiplayer games.

2. Best for Older Kids: LEGO Jurassic World

Kids love dinosaurs, but unfortunately, the Jurassic World films are often too scary to watch. LEGO Jurassic World allows kids to experience the movies in a kid-friendly and non-violent way. Like the above game, LEGO has collated all the adventures from each of the four Jurrasic films into one game, making for hours of dino-based fun. 

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

One thing players love about LEGO Jurassic World is the ability to capture and collect different dinosaurs. Even better is the option to play as the dinosaurs themselves instead of human characters, choosing from 20 dinos to wreak utter havoc with. 

What We Love:

❤️ You can play as characters from the movies or the dinosaurs themselves
❤️ Fantastic graphics that offer kid-friendly access to the Jurassic World stories
❤️ There is so much to do and collect within a movie-authentic narrative

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It can be a little glitchy on occasion
💔 Too complicated for younger kids, although they may want to play

3. LEGO Harry Potter Collection

This fantastic deal brings you two best-selling games, remastered for the Switch, to take you on Harry Potter’s magical journey through all his years at Hogwarts. From finding out you’re a wizard to facing Voldemort in the final epic battle, these two games cover all the actions of the books and films. Moreover, you can switch up gameplay by playing Harry, Ron or Hermione.

Recommended age: 7 years and above 

These games are an excellent choice for kids just getting into the books and long-time Potterheads. There’s much to explore here, including two previously unreleased DLC packs full of iconic spells and outfits.

What We Love:

❤️ Packed with fun puzzles both younger and older kids can enjoy
❤️ True to the movies with funny little LEGO-related changes
❤️ Excellent graphics and immersive game design

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Can feel a bit repetitive for those who aren’t big Potterheads
💔 Some customers have experienced issues with the language settings

4. LEGO Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles

A great option for fans of The Incredibles or even those who have never heard of it, this co-op encourages players to work together to build massive LEGO structures using each character’s unique powers. Loads of mini-games involve taking on iconic villains, and a fun Edna E mode players can use to customize their characters.

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

The open-world design of this game offers an exciting free-play experience that’s both exciting and challenging. Plus, Pixar fans will love all the little references to other movies from the production company.

What We Love:

❤️ Huge open world to explore and lots of mini-games too
❤️ Plenty of easter eggs Pixar fans will enjoy
❤️ Super colorful game that’s fun for kids and adults alike

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Some customers found it to be a little glitch
💔 The game is attractive for young kids but a bit too challenging for them

5. Best Budget Option: LEGO Brawls

This is the one for kids that love kicking, punching, jumping and button-smashing combat games. With epic boards to play on, customizable characters from famous LEGO sets and fan-favorite LEGO themes, this game is a true homage to the iconic bricks. It’s also a thumpingly good button smasher that families love playing together.

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

With multiple game modes to try and various strategies to utilize, it’s hard to get tired of LEGO Brawls. And even when you’ve played every mode several times over, there are always seasonal community events you can access just by purchasing the game.

What We Love:

❤️ Great party game packed with content that all ages can enjoy
❤️ There are always upgrades and special events to enjoy at no extra cost
❤️ Fun characters and themes spanning several famous LEGO sets

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The controls feel a little clunky at time
💔 There aren’t as many different play modes as Super Smash Bros

6. LEGO City Undercover

In this entertaining game, players take on the mantle of Chase McCain, an undercover cop in LEGO City, land of the popular TV show. The open-world format allows you to explore the city’s 20 districts and finally bring down the criminal empire. One reviewer dubbed it a kids’ version of GTA thanks to its balance of freedom and gripping narrative.

Recommended age: 7 years and above 

As Chase McCain, you’ll find over 100 vehicles at your disposal and eight fantastic disguises with unique abilities. You can also collaborate with friends in co-op mode and discover the hundreds of unlockable, playable characters.

What We Love:

❤️ Great balance between freedom to explore and an engaging narrative
❤️ An entertaining game packed with humor 
❤️ Lots of different paths to take without being overwhelming

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The dialogue scenes can feel a bit long if you want to get to the playing
💔 Suffers from frame rate drops now and then

7. LEGO Worlds

If you like Minecraft, then you will love LEGO Worlds. This kind of game feels like it’s made for a LEGO theme, as you can create, build and play with endless bricks. This unique option offers pure freedom to the player, allowing them to let their imaginations run free and create and populate worlds however they please.

Recommended age: 7 years and above 

As well as making your own worlds, kids can have fun exploring the procedurally generated ones and uncovering hidden treasures. There’s so much to do in this game and it’s all about the joy of discovery and imagination.

What We Love:

❤️ Limitless options to let your imagination run free
❤️ All the fun of Minecraft with much better graphics
❤️ Lots of different things to do that all ages can enjoy

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Two player mode does not work that well
💔 It has long loading times compared to Minecraft

8. Best for Younger Kids: LEGO Ninjago Movie Game: Videogame

Let your little ninja hone their skills in this open-world game that follows the story of the NINJAGO Movie. As you play, you’ll gradually train to become the ultimate Ninja and battle foes. Once you’ve completed the story mode, there’s also the exciting battle mode: you can pit your ninja against friends online.

Recommended age: 7 years and above 

Kids will love playing as their favorite Ninjas. It’s also a blast to explore all the different movie locations, each with its own unique missions and enemies.

What We Love:

❤️ Fantastic colorful graphics
❤️ Lots of different game options for single and dual player
❤️ Easy for young kids to navigate but still challenging and fun for older kids

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The game is a bit short for the price
💔 Multiplayer options aren’t as fleshed out as single-player story mode

9. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

This game will surely be an instant hit for fans of Emmet and the LEGO Movie. It tells the film’s story, incorporating players into the narrative in an immersive way. Kids will have fun journeying to new worlds around the Systar System, facing a range of cool bosses and testing their building skills.

Recommended age: 7 years and above 

This is an excellent option for younger kids, as it’s easy to get the hang of the controls and not as challenging as other LEGO games. And with all there is to do and explore; there is never a dull moment.

What We Love:

❤️ Tells the story of the movie in a fun interactive way
❤️ Easy enough for young kids but still fun for adults
❤️ A second player can jump in and out to help or just for fun

What We Don’t Love:

💔 May be too easy for those used to LEGO games
💔 The loading times are pretty long

10. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2

The Marvel movies are a hit among kids, teens and adults alike, so it’s no wonder a LEGO game incorporating all the superheroes would take off like wildfire. Whether your kiddo loves Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man or Captain America best, they’ll love this option as it allows them to play as all their favorite heroes in one epic game.

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

Marvel fans will have a blast experimenting with all the different heroes’ signature moves, exploring their worlds and taking on the iconic villains they face. Everyone is available to inhabit, from Groot to Green Goblin to Spider Gwen.

What We Love:

❤️ Lots of fun and challenging puzzles to complete
❤️ A funny and entertaining game
❤️ The gameplay feels fresh, and it’s fun for both kids and adults

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Gameplay is more challenging than other LEGO games
💔 The controls are quite difficult to get the hang of

💡 Can’t get enough superhero action? Why not check out DC Super-Villains, too, for a taste of being the bad guys.

Frequently Asked Questions About LEGO Games for Nintendo Switch

🙋 How many LEGO games are on Switch?

In total, there are 15 LEGO games available on the Nintendo Switch. A few other options are available on different Nintendo consoles, such as the 3DS and Wii. However, all the most popular LEGO games are available on Switch, including LEGO Jurassic World, LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO The Incredibles and LEGO City Undercover. 

Check out our list above for our other picks for the top LEGO games for Nintendo Switch. We included ten options, which is the majority of them, as LEGO games are consistently well-designed and have lots of fun to play.

🙋 Which LEGO game is the easiest for kids?

The easiest LEGO game for kids is The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. Players who are used to the usual challenging puzzles that LEGO games offer may be disappointed by this game’s simplicity. However, LEGO movies are aimed at young children, so it stands to reason that video games based on them should be easy enough for kids as young as 7 years old. 

Another easier option is The LEGO Ninjago Movie Game, as is LEGO Worlds. After kids have mastered these, they can move on to the more devilish games in the LEGO universe, such as Jurassic World and Marvel Superheroes 2.

🙋 Are LEGO games on Switch any good?

LEGO games are super fun to play on the Switch. The game design is always impeccable, packed with humor and excellent graphics. LEGO is known for its addictively challenging puzzle games based on iconic movie franchises like Star Wars and Marvel. However, they also have a range of games with different formats, like the button-smashing LEGO Brawl and the fantastic Minecraft-esque LEGO World. 

However, as LEGO games tend to be heavy on graphics, they can occasionally cause glitches. That said, most users never experience glitches or bugs and you’d be hard-pressed to find a game that worked perfectly on every device.

So… What LEGO Game Should You Get?

You’ll have to answer that question yourself, but hopefully, it will be easy to choose from our list. For example, if you’re buying a Star Wars megafan or a Potterhead, it’s a no-brainer. And for younger kids who need something a little easier, the LEGO Movie 2 Video Game and LEGO Ninjago Movie Game are great options.

In selecting our options, we chose every LEGO game that is worth playing repeatedly. But if we missed anything, please send us a message to let us know.

💡 Tip: Tip: If you love video games and LEGO, then you will definitely enjoy scrolling through these incredible video game LEGO sets we wish existed in real life.

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