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LEGO 60352 City Occasions City Advent Calendar

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Despite the spoilers on the box this set is actually a decent Advent calendar. while most of the mini builds are not noteworthy, I appreciate the minifigs that are included with the set. Looking at this Advent calendar from a kid’s perspective they will likely see more value in this set for its play value rather than the builds. To the adult collector the minifigures are what stands out. With the with the Snowtrooper is only found in a very expensive set, and Luke other stands outs such as the Droids and Darth each nicely done and I am happy to add to my collection. I give this set a 3/5 Stars (Good) rating overall. Ollivander’s– At the risk of spoilers, this is the first build in the advent calendar, and it is incredibly difficult to build from the tiny image in the door. The picture is far too small to allow you to tell what is going on, and it is likely to cause frustration for all builders, not just those at the low-end of the 7+ recommendation. Further, it was not immediately recognizable to us based on seeing the films (and playing the LEGO games), but it is a passable representation when looking at photos of the real thing.

Today, one of the major advantages of purchasing LEGO Advent Calendars is the possibility of getting rare parts and unique varieties of certain Minifigures. On top of that, your kids are receiving a surprise gift every day! Each year since 2005, the City theme calendars have been released. This typically comes with one or two sets of other popular themes. Moreover, the mystery windows include a lot of useful accessories aside from a variety of Minifigures. In fact, instead of lots of moving vehicles and structures/buildings as there were in the 2021 City Calendar, there was a variety of different objects in the 2022 builds. The reason for this variety may be the country setting of this City Calendar but, in any case, it made for a much more entertaining and enjoyable building experience overall, though like with last year’s calendar there’s some builds where once completed I wasn’t sure what they were supposed to be.Not all advent calendars have such dramatic cost-to-value ratios, but the basic principle is that you get more than you pay for. Here are the best we’ve found this year, with plenty of time to buy them before December 1. Unless they sell out! This product is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Please note: This calendar is not suitable for children under 3 years of age as small parts may pose a choking hazard. Other popular LEGO advent calendars include: LEGO City and LEGO Friends. LEGO under the Christmas Tree With five Advent calendars to chose from there is so much variety. Any of the Advent calendars provided by LEGO should be a fun way to get yourself into the holiday spirit this season as you build some neat LEGO models. Hopefully this review has helped you make an informed decision about which Advent calendar (or two) you will build this year! Maddy– This minifigure is a middle-school-aged girl in the Netflix show, with ponytails on her head and two joyful faces on her reversable head. She wears a bright orange sweater over a blue and white striped shirt, and she holds a gold lantern in one hand. In 2004, LEGO released two advent calendars that represent different themes, which is a first for the toy brand. An alternative advent calendar set belonged to the Clikits theme. Since then, around three sets are made available every year.

In general, the 2022 LEGO City Advent Calendar is an improvement over last year’s calendar, especially in terms of better builds that are more suitable for younger children and more variety and creativity in the builds. For those reasons, I give this set a 4/5 Stars (Recommended) rating overall. Hogwarts Express and Platform 9 3/4– This iconic location is well reconstructed at microscale, and is easily identified due to the signature red of the scarlet steam engine, The Hogwarts Express. I think it’s fun that this tiny model is included this year, given that a much larger version was released earlier this year as #76405 Hogwarts Express. I would love to see the two side by side! Christmas Tree and Gift– It is fun to see an new technique employed to create a Christmas Tree in an advent calendar set. Instead of using a ton of small plates or a SNOT assembly, a pair of 2×2 Round with 4 Petals (part 15469) in 37 Bright Green is used to create the branches. A simple 2×2 gift in 191 Flame Yellowish Orange Bright Light Orange is also included. The Milano– You cannot have a licensed Advent calendar without having some sort of vehicle and this one is no different. The original Guardians Of The Galaxy Milano spaceship was invevitable in this Advent calendar. Its vibrant blues and metalic colors make this spaceship immediately recognizable and stands out. Santiago – I am not familiar with the two young children featured in this year’s calendar, but I have to wonder if The LEGO Group is using this set as an opportunity to introduce us to the main characters for the rumored LEGO Friends reboot in the next year or two. I would be thrilled to see a young character that likely identifies as male in the core storyline if that happens, making LEGO Friends into a more inclusive product line for all kids. Either way, this is a cute little dude with bushy 192 Reddish Brown hair, the slightly darker 18 Nougat Flesh skin, and a bee logo on his 21 Bright Red Red shirt.These calendars are not just a game but they're also an excellent way to teach kids about patience. LEGO Advent calendars are a great way to make the holiday period even more magical for friends and family so we hope you are able to decide which to build this year and enjoy the process and cool minifigures and builds! Ask a six year-old what the best advent calendar is and they’ll tell you it’s the one with the most chocolate. Right? Well, maybe in the 1970s. But in 2023 we have Lego advent calendars, Pokemon advent calendars and calendars filled with every kind of sweet and children’s toy you can think of. How can they possibly choose?

LEGO Advent Calendars are available for all ages, from toddlers to early teens. Even adults can have fun playing with it with their kids. It is available in a plethora of themes as well, including several upgraded versions of each theme. Likewise, it offers several options on how you can build and rebuild the structures, making it a very exciting and enjoyable game set for kids. The biggest upside of this year’s calendar is the selection of mini-builds which (without spoiling the surprise) feature a wide range of winter festival themed scenes and stands. There is plenty to eat (such as the Popcorn Stand), games to play (such as the rainbow animal ride or shooting game), and festive decorations to make your winter scene come to life.As a parent, we only want to give the best and most memorable gifts to our kids, especially during Christmas. A LEGO Advent Calendar is a fantastic gift idea since this game has everything your child would want in a toy. It's a counting calendar with toys and building theme model structures that's not only fun but beneficial for your child's mental development. Santa Gonk– Despite being part of Top 4 Mini Builds I selected this build not because I like it, but rather because of how much I dislike this build. At first glance I couldn’t even tell what it was, but it was obvious it was a Santa something. Whereas the present version of Gonk from 2019 was well done and you could still discern it was our favorite power droid. Unfortunately, this one completely misses the mark and leaves me disappointed. Olivia – Of the core group of friends, Olivia is big on science and pink and blue are her favorite colors. Both her favorite colors and interests are reflected in her outfit, which features a 322 Bright Purple Dark Pink skirt and 140 Earth Blue Dark Blue leggings with tiny planets and stars on them. While I appreciate that all five of the girls have different interests, I’m not sad to see the one that’s interested in science and engineering featured in the set! Christmas is rapidly approaching, and fans of the franchise both young and old are eagerly awaiting this season's release of LEGO's Star Wars Advent Calendar. Wake up each December morning and open the door to an intergalactic surprise. Each day reveals a festive Star Wars figure or mini-figure, a mini-build vehicle or location. And the calendar itself serves as a cheerful holiday decoration, filling any room with the Christmas spirit and the force. Collect the Entire Set Unfortunately, the small number of Minidolls and the combination of significantly fewer parts and a higher price than last year’s calendar keeps this from getting as high of a rating, earning just 3/5 Stars (Good) rating overall. If you happen to live in Europe or can find it at a steep discount, it becomes a much better value and deserves consideration.

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