It’s definitely a bit early to talk about Christmas yet, however since LEGO holiday sets tend to sell out fast, it is a good idea to pick them up as soon as possible, so you don’t have to hunt for them in the last minute. Fortunately LEGO helps with this by releasing their holiday sets a few months before the holidays. We will gradually review all of the Christmas sets, but today we will focus on the three LEGO Advent Calendars. Traditionally LEGO releases three advent calendars each year, and this time is no exception. These are fun sets to count down the days to Christmas, designed in the style of traditional advent calendars. You open a little window in the box each day during the month of December to reveal a small set to build, and you can display them on the included playmat. 🙂
➡ #60099 LEGO CITY ADVENT CALENDAR: Enjoy the countdown to Christmas with the LEGO City Advent Calendar, featuring 24 awesome gifts that will make each day a special day! You can meet Santa, decorate the Christmas tree, build a snowman or blast off into space aboard the shuttle. It’s just like Christmas day! Help the police catch a crook, take a cool remote-controlled car for a spin or cook marshmallows on a festive log fire! This awesome set also includes an array of LEGO minifigures and models that can be integrated with your favorite sets. There’s a town clock, snow scooter, ice skate stand, airplane, bulldozer and more! What an exciting calendar! Includes 6 minifigures: Santa, policeman, crook, girl and 2 boys. 278 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE
LEGO Advent Calendars are full of fun little builds, great minifigures and very nice and even rare elements. This year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar is no exception. The minifigures in this set are not unique, however this much better version of Santa is still very rare (instead of the one that looks like an old pirate), so it is nice to have him in this set. Also, the husky is quite rare, and you get one here. The small vehicles are really well done, especially the small train. All in all this is a great collection of holiday themed elements and minifigures that your family can enjoy, and even add to your LEGO Christmas Village.
➡ #75097 LEGO STAR WARS ADVENT CALENDAR: Take a journey through the galaxy this holiday season with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar! Open each of the 24 doors to reveal a fun Tatooine, Endor, Hoth, Space or Christmas-themed gift. With minifigures, starships, vehicles and more to discover, as well as a great fold-out playmat, Christmas will arrive faster than you can say “May the Force be with you!”. 292 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE
This is usually the most popular LEGO Advent Calendar each year because of the micro versions of iconic Star Wars vehicles, popular Star Wars minifigures, and festive droids. Vehicles include Jabba’s Sail Barge, Sandcrawler, Star Destroyer, Millennium Falcon, AT-AT, A-wing Starfighter and a sleigh. Also featured are an Ewok weapon rack, catapult, gun-turret, blaster-rack and Hoth command post. R2-D2 with the reindeer antlers is pretty funny, so is 3-CPO dressed up as Santa.
➡ #41102 LEGO FRIENDS ADVENT CALENDAR: Count down to a LEGO Friends Christmas this December! Build the winter village in Heartlake City Square, with a new piece to add every day. You’ll find special winter sports equipment, fairground games and Christmas cakes and candies. You might even find some furry winter friends inside too. Includes Andrea and Liza mini-doll figures in a calendar with 24 secret compartments, each containing its own buildable surprise. 233 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE
LEGO Friends Advent Calendars (and LEGO Friends sets in general) are a great way to get very unique and rare accessories. The hockey sticks, skis and ski poles, ice-skates, saxophone, brushes and hair accessories, cute animals, and more are fun to collect even if you are not into LEGO Friends. And if you do like LEGO Friends and collect the characters, Andrea dressed in a very nice winter outfit is unique to this set.
As you can see, all three LEGO Advent Calendars are quite nice this year. The LEGO City Advent Calendar has great little micro models or minifigures for each day, and the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar will definitely appeal to LEGO Star Wars Fans. I feel that the distribution of daily surprises is the weakest in the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar. While all in all the set is full of very unique and rare accessories and definitely worth to get, be prepared that there are days when what you build is really boring – the worst has to be a table with nothing on it. Below I’m including video-reviews of all three sets in case you want to see them in more detail.
All three of the LEGO Advent Calendars are already available, and while you may not be thinking about Christmas shopping yet, it would be a good idea to pick them up as early as possible, so you avoid the risk of missing out on the sets during the holiday rush. You can find them under the seasonal items section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Advent Calendars this year? Are you planning to get any of them? Or all three? Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts: