Lego still top toy on Santa letters

Santa Claus's mailbag has revealed the presents children really want this year, with Lego and One Direction merchandise topping the list.

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Lego is still top of wishlists on children's letters to Santa

Santa Claus's mailbag has revealed the presents children really want this year, with Lego and One Direction merchandise topping the list.

Royal Mail said it analysed letters from more than 200,000 children - before sending them on to the North Pole - and has compiled a list of the top 10 most requested toys.

The results show that the most popular toy is also one of the more traditional - Lego - while the newly-released Xbox One only made ninth place.

Furby took third place, followed by Moshi Monsters, Monster High dolls and the Sofia the First talking doll.

The Doc McStuffins doctor's bag made seventh place, followed by Nerf guns, the latest Xbox and Peppa Pig-related toys.

The closing date to post letters to Santa via Royal Mail in time for Christmas has now passed.

Royal Mail spokesman Alex McConnell said: "Santa allowed us to take a peek at what children are asking for this year and it seems that they clearly still love making and building things with timeless Lego, taking top place as this year's most wanted Christmas present."