The Black Friday sales season is here! The prices shown below are the best available now, though you may need to buy quickly as some deals will sell out.

Lego may be 70 years old but its popularity continues to grow among kids and adults alike. There is a catch, though: those colourful plastic bricks and minifigures do not come cheap, so it's important to buy from the right place, at the right time, at the right price.

The best places to check for discounted Lego for Christmas 2019 are (in this order) Amazon, John Lewis, Very, Argos, Smyths Toys and Tesco in the UK, and Amazon and Best Buy in the US. Lego.com is great for checking official RRPs when you're sceptical about another site's offer, and occasionally has good deals of its own.

But you don't have to trawl through those sites yourself, because our bargain experts have done it for you. In this article we bring you the best Lego deals we've found across the web in the UK.

Right now Frozen 2 Lego is in serious demand. Amazon has some nice offers on these, as does Smyths. Also keep a special eye out for limited-edition sets, which tend to hold their value, especially if you keep them in good condition. And check our roundup of the best Lego sets for more advice.

Best Lego deals

1. Lego Queen Watevra's Space Palace

From: Very

Was: £94.99

Now: £53.99  (£41 or 43% off)

Fantastic deal on a tie-in set from The Lego Movie 2. Aside from the palace and the queen herself, this comes with a Batman minifigure in special white wedding outfit (er, spoiler alert, sorry).

2. Lego Rescue Mission Boat

From: Argos

Was: £84.99

Now: £50  (£35 or 41% off)

Superb deal on a lovely 908-piece animal-saving set: it features a removable deck, a toilet and a little narwhal. The next-best deal is offered by Very.

3. Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron

From: Very

Was: £329.99

Now: £197.99  (£132 or 40% off)

We've seen lots of movement on this insanely detailed set, but this is as cheap as we've ever seen it and we'd recommend buying now. For comparison, the lowest we could find it on Black Friday was £216, and it was much more expensive before then. Amazon is matching this price.

4. Lego Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter

From: Very

Was: £89.99

Now: £58.49  (£32 or 35% off)

Strong saving on arguably the coolest spaceship in Star Wars. In a nice touch, this set comes with Luke Skywalker and R2-D2, and Biggs Darklighter and his droid, plus stickers and tiles to decorate your ship to suit either pilot.

5. Lego Technic Control+ 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader Truck

From: Argos

Was: £199.99

Now: £130  (£70 or 35% off)

This advanced, 958-piece vehicle can be controlled (and made to pull off tricky manoeuvres) via an app on your phone. An excellent saving!

6. Lego Technic Rough Terrain Crane

From: Very

Was: £229.99

Now: £152.99  (£77 or 33% off)

This is a good deal on a cool 4,057-piece set, but we've seen a lot of movement lately and there's no saying if it's more likely to go back up or further down. The best price on Black Friday was £167.99, but it reached a low of just £118.80 at one stage in October. Amazon is matching this price.

7. Lego City Fire Downtown Fire Brigade

From: Smyths Toys

Was: £89.99

Now: £62.99  (£27 or 30% off)

This firefighting-themed set comes with 7 minifigures, a helicopter and a Portaloo. If stock runs out, try Amazon, which is matching the price.

8. Lego City Cargo Train Set

From: Smyths Toys

Was: £179.99

Now: £129.99  (£50 or 28% off)

Tempting deal on a battery-powered train that can be operated via a 10-speed Bluetooth remote, and comes with a crook minifigure so you can stage your very own robberies. Amazon is currently matching the deal.

9. Lego Disney Frozen 2 Arendelle Castle Village

From: Amazon

Was: £74.99

Now: £54.99  (£20 or 27% off)

Hot saving on a cool set to tie in with the year's most unavoidable movie. Contains 521 pieces and a range of (re)movable furniture. Smyths is matching the deal.

10. Lego Harry Potter Hagrid's Hut Hippogriff Rescue

From: Amazon

Was: £49.99

Now: £37  (£13 or 26% off)

Ogre-themed set that comes with wizards, the Minister for Magic, Hagrid himself and a hippogriff named Buckbeak.

11. Lego City Great Vehicles Diving Yacht

From: John Lewis

Was: £17.99

Now: £14  (£3.99 or 22% off)

Underwater adventures ahoy! Also includes a sea floor scene, a crab and a swordfish. Amazon and Tesco are matching the price.

12. Lego Ninjago Monastery of Spinjitzu

From: Amazon

Was: £79.99

Now: £64.95  (£15 or 19% off)

This is where Jay, Nya, Zane, Cole, Lloyd and Kai do their ninja training. Features 1,070 pieces!

13. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

From: Amazon

Was: £74.99

Now: £60.74  (£14 or 19% off)

Choo-choo! It's off to wizard school we go in this Harry Potter tie-in set. Comes with the three main ones plus some other characters we don't recognise, and a chocolate frog. Solid deal, although it's gone up by a couple of quid since 22 November.

14. Lego Boost Creative Toolbox Robot Building Kit

From: John Lewis

Was: £149.99

Now: £129.99  (£20 or 13% off)

This Lego set lets you build, code and control five different robots.

15. Lego Ninjago Land Bounty

From: Amazon

Was: £119.99

Now: £104.95  (£15 or 13% off)

Features a spring-loaded cannon and nine minifigures. The next-best price is from Smyths.

16. Lego City Mars Research Shuttle Spaceship

From: Smyths Toys

Was: £24.99

Now: £21.99  (£3 or 12% off)

A small but handy saving on a set that's sure to appeal to the space fanatic in your life. John Lewis has the same deal.

17. Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control

From: John Lewis

Was: £89.99

Now: £79.99  (£10 or 11% off)

A smallish saving on a detailed, inspiring set. The price is currently matched by Smyths and Amazon.