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Lego City
Advent Calendar
1.7 Inch Scale
By: Lego
$33.99

Today’s review is not your typical toy review. Instead it’s the start of 24 different mini reviews. All my life I’ve wanted to do an advent calendar, but as a kid I never got to do one. I don’t think I even really discovered they existed until I was probably too old to do one anyway… Well technically I’m too old now, but you know what I mean. I think about as close as I came to an advent calendar was those old 7-Up Santa Calendars where you put a new cotton ball on his beard each day.

Anyway, every year I think about getting one, but I usually don’t remember until it’s 15 days into December. This year I remembered and when I saw that Lego had their own little pre-made advent calendar in the stores, I jumped. So from now until Christmas, join me each day as we share this advent calendar, my first ever, TOGETHER!


If you don’t know an advent calendar is basically a countdown to Christmas, with a new little gift of some sort each day. The third annual Christmas in Hollywood gets started with a bang, as day one of the Lego advent calendar starts now…

Packaging:
Before I reveal the prize, I should go over the general box in this first review, since each additional review will only be about the items containted in the calendar day. It’s a really colorful package and the box itself turns into the calendar. You simply cut some tape and lift the top flap to reveal the Christmas scene.



The fold out portion is actually pretty neat because it’s very colorful and creates a base for your Lego winter wonderland. It might only be cardboard, but it’s a nice inclusion regardless.

Day 1:
Unlike some advent calendars, the Lego City Advent Calendar isn’t arranged in order. Instead the days are randomly scattered about. It took me a minute to find the first day.


When you pull open the flap, you see a little picture of what you’re getting. Today it looks like we’re getting a crook.


I must admit that a burglar or escaped convict is a bit of a strange way to start a Christmas countdown, but hey who am I to doubt Lego?


He’s pretty easy to assemble and is actually a neat little guy. I haven’t bought a Lego in decades, but I know they’re a lot more elaborate these days. That said, this guy definitely harkens back to the older Legos in that he’s fairly simple.


“Doctor… Doctor WHO?!”

There are some nice details on his shirt, which is actually prison garb. You can see the beginning of his inmate number. The gold tooth is equally a nice touch. He also comes with a little white plastic piece. I’m not sure what it’s for. I assume another day will reveal more of this mystery.


You can reverse his scarf and make it more like he’s a bandit in the old west of something. Anyway, that’s about it. Pretty simple figure for day one. Tune in tomorrow to see more of the advent-ure unfold!

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3 Responses to Lego Advent Calendar – Day 1

  • Bill says:

    I think that lil' white thing is the convict's bag of "loot".

  • That's possible, although I would think Lego would make it look a bit better. In the diagram he just has it sitting next to him. Maybe it's a bucket of shivs!

  • PresidentJuggernaut says:

    I'd guess the white piece is supposed to represent a snowball.

    Or maybe the white block is part of a Build a Figure type deal, and every day there will be an extra piece that will make something in the end.