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2015 LEGO Advent Calendars review

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. 🙂

LEGO Chrismas Advent Calendar

#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

#60099 LEGO Advent Calendar

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.

#60099 LEGO Advent Calendar City

#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

#75097 LEGO Advent Calendar

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.

#75097 LEGO Advent Calendar Star Wars

#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

#41102 LEGO Advent Calendar

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.

#41102 LEGO Advent Calendar Friends

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.

Shop LEGO Advent Calendars

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! 😉

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  • rainey September 11, 2015, 11:50 AM

    I’m waiting for them to show up at Costco. I get the City one for my grandson. And this year I’m getting the Star Wars one for his daddy too.

    But while I’m waiting, yesterday they had a little 3-pack of Star Wars micro fighters (66533 & 66534) for $24. Don’t know if Lego is offering this for regular retail sales but Amazon is charging $40 (and more for it). My plan is to give these to Toys for Tots in the hope that they can be broken up and provide presents for a number of kids.

    • admin September 11, 2015, 1:44 PM

      Nice idea with those polybags! Yes, kids always appreciate them. At least in my area the best place to find polybags is at TRU. Also sometimes Target – they have them in the seasonal section. I never found any at Wal-Mart. And of course if you are lucky enough to be a LEGO store, that’s a great place too. 🙂

      • rainey September 12, 2015, 11:36 AM

        They’re a little bigger than polybags. This is one of the three of the included in one of the boxed sets. http://shop.lego.com/en-US/ARC-170-Starfighter-75072

        It retailed at $10 so $24 for a set of three is a pretty good deal.

        • rainey September 12, 2015, 11:44 AM

          Plus, in Los Angeles where I am, my adult kids can usually use one of these small $10 sets for admission to a theme park who collects Toys for Tots each year.

          • admin September 12, 2015, 11:47 AM

            That’s a nice arrangement! 🙂

        • admin September 12, 2015, 11:47 AM

          Oh, you are talking about the Micro-Fighters! Yes, those are very fun sets! 😀

  • TheBrickLot September 11, 2015, 7:28 PM

    I will probably get the Star Wars one as the exclusive Santa and droid fig goes up in price. Also Admin what do you think of my new website (www.thebricklot.com)? It accidentally go deleted so I had to make it from scratch (for the third time!), but don’t worry now I know how to back-up and I backed it up like ten times. 🙄

    • admin September 11, 2015, 8:44 PM

      Yeah, backing up is important! I guess you learned it the harder way. Looks good! 😀

  • Narrator_Bob September 12, 2015, 9:51 AM

    im probably going to get the city one, because I’ve been collecting them for a couple years. I really like that the Star Wars one comes with a Jawa. I would totally get that one if I hadn’t bought the sandcrawler, and I might anyway. I think the Star Wars one will sell out faster than usual, because it is the cheapest way to get the rare Jawa minifigs.

  • insectoid19 September 12, 2015, 9:57 AM

    Hahaha! I love that new (?) antler piece they put on r2!! ?

    • admin September 12, 2015, 11:52 AM

      The antler appears in several Ninjago sets, however this is the first time we get it in brown, so yeah, it is an awesome piece! 😀

  • Pamela September 12, 2015, 11:27 AM

    We would like the Friends Advent calendar if it had a Santa.

    • admin September 12, 2015, 11:48 AM

      Pamela, that’s a good point. I hope some day LEGO will include a real Santa in the Friends sets.

      • Håkan September 13, 2015, 7:12 AM

        Is the beard compatible, or would TLG need to mold a new beard piece?

        • admin September 13, 2015, 9:53 AM

          The beard isn’t compatible. I just checked. So they would need a new mould – which LEGO likely won’t do just for one figure. However I think they could get away with no beard or a printed beard. You know; like how kids might dress up in a Santa costume and draw a beard on their face. It wouldn’t be a real Santa, but would still look cute. The Santa hat is very cute of friendfigs. 😀

  • Tom September 12, 2015, 11:30 AM

    Semi cheap Jawa’s? Yes please. Better than the £15 each they are here in the UK……

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