The Advent Calendar
I have very fond memories of the Advent Calendar as a child. Opening a door on the calendar every day in December to reveal God knows what at that time, was always an anxiously expected moment that led to more anticipations of things to come drawing closer.
It just so happens that this year right now the top 2 and the top fourth Hot New releases in toys is a Lego Advent Calendar. If you must know, the top third position is held by “My First Disney Princess Frozen snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll”.
Lego City Advent Calendar
The calendar on the number one spot is the “Lego City Advent Calendar”. The calendar comes with a large number of figurines and little animals about one to two inches high and many accessories to complement the whole scene.
Here’s a sampling from manufacturer:
Includes 7 with assorted accessories: a boy, woman, girl, crook, 2 policemen and Santa
Features a mailbox, frog, snowman, cake stand, 2 cups, a pie, food stand, fruit, vegetables, window with decorations, wagon with a baguette
Also features a catapult with 3 snowballs, duck, dog with bone, police scooter with sled, dinner table with roast turkey, 2 Christmas gifts, tricycle
Accessories include a letter, croissant, ice skates, plate of banknotes, megaphone, bag, Christmas decorations, cup, handcuffs, Santa’s sack, a cookie
Caution as there are small pieces also in the set so watch for small children, especially under three.
This set is recommended for ages 5 to 12 years of age.
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
Next on the list at number 2 is the “Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar”. As you can tell by the name, all the figurines and characters are either dresses in the Christmas theme or decorated that way, with all favorite droids.
Here’s a manufacturer description:
Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO Star Wars themed gifts
Features 7 and 3 droids, including an exclusive holiday-themed mini figure
Vehicles include an AAT, AV-7 Anti Vehicle Cannon, Vulture Droid, Jedi Star fighter, TIE Fighter, Luke’s Land speeder, Snow speeder
Also includes a Christmas Speeder Bike and an Imperial Shuttle and a fold-out playmate
It also includes a Santa Darth Vader.
This set is rated for kids aged 6 to 14, a bit older than the first calendar and the third.
Lego Friends Advent Calendar
Lastly, on the fourth place, third on this list. Is the “Lego Friends Advent Calendar” which is themed in the more traditional Christmas theme.
It includes Mia and Ewe mini doll figurines and 24 gifts in their own little compartments. Each day is a new lego gift ready to build, including a fireplace, a deer, a sled, a cat and a Christmas tree and others.
We think this model is the most versatile and should appeal to the traditionalists as well as the newest generation as it’s truest to the Christmas holiday.
One note: The theme and figurines definitely favor the girls by design.
This model is recommended for ages 5 to 12
Calendars can be setup as used as a little villages after the intended use or with a little care, saved and used next year.
Video is a bit long but very detailed. Don’t watch it if you want to keep it a surprise every day.