When I was a kid, I loved the chocolate advent calendars. They had really crappy, waxy chocolate, but I just loved the idea of getting a prize to count down to Christmas. Whoever came up with the LEGO Advent Calendar is a genius. You don’t have to worry that you’ll get a crappy treat. You’ll get a LEGO each day, so you know it’s going to be good.
My husband usually gets two of these each year as a Christmas gift. He’d rather open all of them up at once. It’s the privilege of being an adult. You get to do all those things you wanted to do as a kid, but couldn’t.
There are three different advent calendars available.
LEGO City Advent Calendar
This set is focused on the City theme. It’s a fun basic Christmas set which will add some holiday cheer to your ongoing collection. Personally, this is my favorite. I’m a basic Christmas person. It’s one of the few traditional things about me. Scroll down if you don’t want to know what it includes.
What is has: It includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: a boy, woman, girl, crook, 2 policemen and Santa. Features a mailbox, frog, snowman, cake stand with 2 cups and a pie, food stand with fruit and vegetables, window with decorations, wagon with a baguette, catapult with 3 snowballs, LEGO® duck, dog with bone, police scooter with sled, dinner table with roast turkey, 2 glasses, bottle, 2 Christmas gifts and a tricycle.
NOTE: I’ve heard that this is difficult to find this holiday season. It’s even sold out on the LEGO website as I write this blog post. I’ve attached a link to find it on Amazon, but I also recommend you look in your local Target or Toys ‘R Us stores to see if you can find it closer to the suggested retail price of $29.99.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
This set is a Star Wars themed advent calendar. We all know LEGO and Star Wars go so well together, but add in Christmas and you have a whole new level of fun. It’s not super Christmas-y. It’s mostly Star Wars stuff with a
tiny bit of Christmas thrown in. Star Wars fans won’t care. They’ll love it. I mean, it is Star Wars. Scroll down if you don’t want to know what this set includes.
What it has: This set includes 7 minifigures and 3 droids, including an exclusive holiday-themed minifigure. Vehicles include an AAT, AV-7 Anti Vehicle Cannon, Vulture Droid, Jedi Starfighter, TIE Fighter, Luke’s Landspeeder, Snowspeeder, Christmas Speeder Bike and an Imperial Shuttle.
NOTE: I’ve heard that this one is also difficult to find. It’s sold out on the LEGO website as of the writing of this post. I’ve attached a link to one for sale on Amazon, but I encourage you to check your local Target or Toys ‘R Us stores to see if you can find one for closer to the suggested retail price of $39.99.
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
This is the line of LEGO products aimed at girls. It’s covered in purples and pinks and has girl related things in
it. This set includes Mia and Ewa mini-doll figures with 24 buildable surprises. Personally, I think it’s funny that the LEGO website doesn’t list out the items included in this advent calendar. Mostly, it’s furniture and household items. In the scheme of things, this set of girl themed toys isn’t that bad. In my opinion, it’s not that Christmasy, (then again neither is the Star Wars one) but if you have a little one who likes this line, it’s a good purchase.
NOTE: This too has recently sold out online at the LEGO website. As stated above, I have a link to one available on Amazon, but I encourage you to look at your local Target or Toys ‘R Us stores to find one closer to the suggested retail price of $29.99.