LEGO Christmas Countdown Sets And Advent Calendars
This hub lists LEGO's Christmas countdown sets in the form of Countdown Candles and Advent Calendars, which are LEGO sets that are usually popular during Christmas holidays as they help us countdown the days to Christmas with delight. LEGO makes Advent Calendars every year, and included in this hub are two Advent Calendars made for Christmas 2010, and also one from 2009.
LEGO Christmas Countdown Sets
LEGO Holiday Countdown Candle 852741:
Name: LEGO Holiday Countdown Candle
Lego No: 852741
Price: US $19.99
How do you keep track of how many days till Christmas when you are not allowed to burn a real candle? Easy! You keep track with this LEGO set which allows you to remove 1 layer every day for the countdown. Just like a traditional burning candle advent calendar but without the fire risk. Safe enough even for the children's room. Plus it can function as a Christmas ornament year after year. :)
LEGO Holiday Countdown Candle 852741 features a non-burning furniture-safe LEGO flame, 2 shiny gold colored bricks, and some nicely crafted leaves. It might be a bit pricey as it is only playable once a year but I guess it is alright as it contains some rare pieces, as well as 24 specially printed blocks, and a nice box that you can easily store the candle in after the Christmas season.
LEGO Christmas Advent Calendars
LEGO Kingdoms Advent Calendar 7952
Name: LEGO Kingdoms Advent Calendar
Lego No: 7952
Year: 2010 Aug
Minifigs: 8, including Queen and Prince!
Price: US $34.99
This is one of 2 advent calendars released for 2010. Build to celebrate the first 24 days of December, your child get to begin every morning by getting his hands on LEGO Kingdoms parts. Open each window to collect the medieval parts. Or get a LEGO stocking and put it in there for him if he is to small. ;) Includes a catapult, a wizard, dungeon and a queen with a throne!
LEGO City Advent Calendar 2824
Name: LEGO City Advent Calendar
Lego No: 2824
Minifigs: 6; Santa (x2), man, woman, son, and daughter
Price: US $34.99 (Sold out at LEGO!)
Open a window every morning for the first 24 days of December to get your hands on LEGO City themed minifig, vehicle or accessory. Includes 6 minifigs - Santa (x2), man, woman, son, and daughter - together with a white cat and a brown dog.
This set has a cool snowman with a carrot nose wearing a hat and holding a broom, a Christmas tree, a fireplace, a Santa with his train set, and another Santa taking a shower.
It has 271 pieces compared to 167 in LEGO Kingdoms 7952 which is also released this year!
LEGO City Advent Calendar 7687
Name: LEGO City Advent Calendar
Lego No: 7687
Price: US $29.99
This is the LEGO City Advent Calendar for 2009 actually but a lot of people who saw this set around Christmas 2009 liked it so much that they are buying it for this year's Christmas.
Features the same concept of counting down to Christmas Day by opening a window every morning from Dec 1 - Dec 24.
Includes a snowman with a broom sticking through him for arms and hands, sled, minifigure with ice skates, Christmas tree, and a Santa next to a fireplace.
LEGO Advent Calendars
Even though Advent Calendars are seasonal
items (-in fact it's a one off, you won't be too thrilled opening it again for next
Christmas!), the minifigs, furniture and vehicles in these sets can be
added to other LEGO sets for variety of play. The great thing about
these sets are, even though the furniture and vehicles are mostly micro sized, LEGO always come up with interesting bricks so that
it has a purpose well after Christmas! ;)