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Last for years and pass from one child to the next.
on 17 October 2012
This is my 2nd LEGO advent calendar for Christmas 2012. We bought the Star Wars advent for my great-nephew in 2011, and he enjoyed it so much that this year we've bought LEGO Friends for his sister and LEGO City for him. What drew me to this set was all of the activity. There are 6 traditional LEGO figures, dressed as firefighters, and what I particularly liked is one of the figures is female....no sexism here! The toys include Santa on his sleigh, a Christmas tree, wrapped parcels, a tiny plastic fire to extinguish and, my favourite, a desk with computer and coffee mug. There are so many stories that kids can make up with these bits and pieces. LEGO advent calendars aren't cheap when you compare them with the traditional chocolate ones but, the fun doesn't end when the chocolate does!!! I always mention with LEGO that you do need to be careful of all of the tiny plastic components. They're easy to lose and to tread on. If they manage to keep all of the little bits and pieces together, and in decent condition, then box up the calendar later in the year (when they've finished playing) and put the set away. They last for years. My younger grandkids are going to love these calendars when they're old enough...that's another reason I buy LEGO...you just keep on recycling it.