Christmas Gift Ideas For 8 Year Old
When it comes to finding the right Christmas toys for kids you may find it pretty
difficult, especially if you don't know the child that well or are not privy to his or her daily thoughts, likes
and dislikes. With this in mind, if you are shopping for an 8 year old boy or around that age anyhow then this
article might be able to help. Here are 3 Christmas gift ideas for 8 year old boys.
The first is LEGO. LEGO is a great toy for kids as it gives them a platform to develop their creativity as well
as logical processing when they build a new structure or put together an existing one. If you haven't seen many
LEGO toys recently, you will be amazed how far they have come and how responsive they are to popular culture.
The plain old blocks are pretty much gone these days as each set has a theme and in many cases build onto each
other. In this respect the town series of Lego sets allow you to collect various sets and slowly build up your own
little miniature town. However this LEGO kit that is aimed at 8 year old boys (and probably just as appealing to
girls in fact) is the Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl.
It is based on the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and is the ship that Jack Sparrow sails in. It has a massive
804 pieces to put together and also includes 6 mini figures. The mini figures include the main characters from the
movies – Jack Sparrow himself, Will Turner, Davy Jones and a few others.
As you will see in the picture the blocks are all black, giving it a quite distinctive look. It will stand out
from just about any other Lego kit you might have. Another distinctive look about this kit is that it has black
fabric like sails.
The details of the ship are amazing for a Lego toy and will fascinate kids 8 years and
If you don't think the Lego
will do the trick then how about the Street Troopers Mobilized Attack
This is a remote controlled car...well mobilized attack vehicle to be precise. Kids, especially boys, love
remote controlled toys and this one is right up there. It's a bit like a transformer toy and all the transforming
can be done using the RC controller.
In car mode it looks like a supped up red and black racing car. Like a standard RC car, you control left, right
and backwards and forwards. Kids will love just the racing part of this as the car responds well to the controls
and you can race your buddies who may have a similar Street Troopers vehicle.
However when you push the transform button on the controller, the car will change into a Red robot with six
attack rocket launchers on it. Once transformed, you can fire the rockets at your imaginary target.
Press the button again and the robot will return to it's car form and you can carry on racing. Kids will love
this extra feature – it almost out Transforms the Transformers toys !
The final toy for boys 8 years and a little old is that old favorite the Ripstik
Caster Board. This is a high tech skateboard that allows you to mimic the way you might ride a surf board or
even a snowboard.
The Ripstick is designed so that the front and back ends of the board are independent of each other. They are
attached via a central steel pivot that allows each section to move independently of the other. So when in the
standing position on the board, if you twist your legs from side to side, much like you do when riding a surfboard
or snowboard, you cause the Ripstick to move. You can even make it go up hills.
Looking at it, you would think it might be hard to balance on but the secret is in getting some speed and motion
going. Once you have the speed, it's like you are carving up some powder snow of a mountain slope. Great fun for
kids and even kids at heart.