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4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars
LEGO Friends 41016: Advent Calendar
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on 6 April 2017
Really good for the whole family, children loved it and we actually thought it was rather fab and was very much involved when this came out
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 15 July 2014
*** PLEASE NOTE: This review will contain content SPOILERS ***

I admit that I was a little disappointed with the Lego Friends 2013 Advent Calendar.

As with other advent calendars it has 24 windows to open and, in the case of Lego, it has a Lego item or a build behind each door.

So why the disappointment?

- there are only 2 mini dolls (the blonde Stephanie and the black haired Lily) with the "City" and "Star Wars" advent calendars you usually get about 8 mini figures so to find that there are only 2 mini dolls in the set was a big disappointment to the Lego fan who received this. (Our Lego fan was given her calendar early due to illness and adult incompetence.)

~ Stephanie - blonde - this is a nice figure - lilac cardigan/jacket - pale blue skirt and scarf - white leggings - dark grey boots - nice printing over front torso.

~ Lily - 1st appearance in a Lego Friends build - black hair tied in a pony tail - red skirt and leggings (which were also in last year's Friends Advent calendar) - black boots - white jumper with a red reindeer pattern on it. The Lily figure is very nice, but the recipient thought it was just an Emma variation until we pointed out that it had different hair (Emma having loose flowing black hair and Lily having black hair in a ponytail) so we have decided that Lily must be Emma's sister.

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Some of the builds are all right and others are ... well it took several of us to try and decide what they were supposed to be (not in any particular order):

- Christmas tree

- snowman - light purple hat and orange/red scarf, comes with a yard brush. There is no face printing.

- frozen water fountain.

- there are two stands: 1 with a pink roof with red flowers on the front and 1 with a blue roof with a green branch on the front. Each stand is a separate day build.

- bench

- brown squirrel - same as in the "squirrel's tree house" build.

- a bag of purple accessories - it would have been nice if they could have done red or white rather than the purple which come with the individual set - last year's accessories were a pastel green colour. You also receive 2 pairs of ice skates for your mini-dolls to use.

- street lamppost with pink topper and green branch.

- snow mobile and towing platform for snow mobile (2 separate builds).

- i-pod with docking station.

- perfume and make up bottles.

- 2 drinks cups, a milk carton and a flask.

- 3 presents (2 builds).

- pink bag with money.

- flowers on white and brown flat bricks.

- sheet music and a black and orange bottle thing.

- flaming bin/beacon.

- brown and pink box with an open top and a brown cube type thing which we decided must be either a storage tub for the ice skates or for the purple accessories.

- box with a green branch for your squirrel to sit in.

The box makes a skating rink but if you use it to stand your pieces on then they will probably fall over when you try to open the next door on the calendar and unless you wait the box and the flap you can find the flap flies up and catapults your pieces across the table top and to the floor.

Many of these items can be added to other builds in the Friend's series, but as individual "presents" in the advent calendar they are a little disappointing - such as using the troughs with the vet build, the sheet music in the school, and so on.

There are no piece by piece building instructions with any of the items so a newer/younger Lego fan may need a little help to put them together. You do get an image of what the pieces are supposed to look like on the back of the "door" on the calendar.

At an RRP of 19.99 for 213 pieces (and only 2 mini dolls) it is an excellent 9.4 pence per piece. It's a shame that there are only 2 mini-dolls, as it leaves that feeling that the girls are getting stiffed by the content of the calendar.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 11 November 2013
*** PLEASE NOTE: This review will contain content SPOILERS ***

I admit that I was a little disappointed with the Lego Friends 2013 Advent Calendar.

As with other advent calendars it has 24 windows to open and, in the case of Lego, it has a Lego item or a build behind each door.

So why the disappointment?

- there are only 2 mini dolls (the blonde Stephanie and the black haired Lily) with the "City" and "Star Wars" advent calendars you usually get about 8 mini figures so to find that there are only 2 mini dolls in the set was a big disappointment to the Lego fan who received this. (Our Lego fan was given her calendar early due to illness and adult incompetence.)

~ Stephanie - blonde - this is a nice figure - lilac cardigan/jacket - pale blue skirt and scarf - white leggings - dark grey boots - nice printing over front torso.

~ Lily - 1st appearance in a Lego Friends build - black hair tied in a pony tail - red skirt and leggings (which were also in last year's Friends Advent calendar) - black boots - white jumper with a red reindeer pattern on it. The Lily figure is very nice, but the recipient thought it was just an Emma variation until we pointed out that it had different hair (Emma having loose flowing black hair and Lily having black hair in a ponytail) so we have decided that Lily must be Emma's sister.

.
Some of the builds are all right and others are ... well it took several of us to try and decide what they were supposed to be (not in any particular order):

- Christmas tree

- snowman - light purple hat and orange/red scarf, comes with a yard brush. There is no face printing.

- frozen water fountain.

- there are two stands: 1 with a pink roof with red flowers on the front and 1 with a blue roof with a green branch on the front. Each stand is a separate day build.

- bench

- brown squirrel - same as in the "squirrel's tree house" build.

- a bag of purple accessories - it would have been nice if they could have done red or white rather than the purple which come with the individual set - last year's accessories were a pastel green colour. You also receive 2 pairs of ice skates for your mini-dolls to use.

- street lamppost with pink topper and green branch.

- snow mobile and towing platform for snow mobile (2 separate builds).

- i-pod with docking station.

- perfume and make up bottles.

- 2 drinks cups, a milk carton and a flask.

- 3 presents (2 builds).

- pink bag with money.

- flowers on white and brown flat bricks.

- sheet music and a black and orange bottle thing.

- flaming bin/beacon.

- brown and pink box with an open top and a brown cube type thing which we decided must be either a storage tub for the ice skates or for the purple accessories.

- box with a green branch for your squirrel to sit in.

The box makes a skating rink but if you use it to stand your pieces on then they will probably fall over when you try to open the next door on the calendar and unless you wait the box and the flap you can find the flap flies up and catapults your pieces across the table top and to the floor.

Many of these items can be added to other builds in the Friend's series, but as individual "presents" in the advent calendar they are a little disappointing - such as using the troughs with the vet build, the sheet music in the school, and so on.

There are no piece by piece building instructions with any of the items so a newer/younger Lego fan may need a little help to put them together. You do get an image of what the pieces are supposed to look like on the back of the "door" on the calendar.

At an RRP of 19.99 for 213 pieces (and only 2 mini dolls) it is an excellent 9.4 pence per piece. It's a shame that there are only 2 mini-dolls, as it leaves that feeling that the girls are getting stiffed by the content of the calendar.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 20 September 2013
*** PLEASE NOTE: This review will contain content SPOILERS ***

I admit that I was a little disappointed with the Lego Friends 2013 Advent Calendar.

As with other advent calendars it has 24 windows to open and, in the case of Lego, it has a Lego item or a build behind each door.

So why the disappointment?

- there are only 2 mini dolls (the blonde Stephanie and the black haired Lily) with the "City" and "Star Wars" advent calendars you usually get about 8 mini figures so to find that there are only 2 mini dolls in the set was a big disappointment to the Lego fan who received this. (Our Lego fan was given her calendar early due to illness and adult incompetence.)

~ Stephanie - blonde - this is a nice figure - lilac cardigan/jacket - pale blue skirt and scarf - white leggings - dark grey boots - nice printing over front torso.

~ Lily - 1st appearance in a Lego Friends build - black hair tied in a pony tail - red skirt and leggings (which were also in last year's Friends Advent calendar) - black boots - white jumper with a red reindeer pattern on it. The Lily figure is very nice, but the recipient thought it was just an Emma variation until we pointed out that it had different hair (Emma having loose flowing black hair and Lily having black hair in a ponytail) so we have decided that Lily must be Emma's sister.

.
Some of the builds are all right and others are ... well it took several of us to try and decide what they were supposed to be (not in any particular order):

- Christmas tree

- snowman - light purple hat and orange/red scarf, comes with a yard brush. There is no face printing.

- frozen water fountain.

- there are two stands: 1 with a pink roof with red flowers on the front and 1 with a blue roof with a green branch on the front. Each stand is a separate day build.

- bench

- brown squirrel - same as in the "squirrel's tree house" build.

- a bag of purple accessories - it would have been nice if they could have done red or white rather than the purple which come with the individual set - last year's accessories were a pastel green colour. You also receive 2 pairs of ice skates for your mini-dolls to use.

- street lamppost with pink topper and green branch.

- snow mobile and towing platform for snow mobile (2 separate builds).

- i-pod with docking station.

- perfume and make up bottles.

- 2 drinks cups, a milk carton and a flask.

- 3 presents (2 builds).

- pink bag with money.

- flowers on white and brown flat bricks.

- sheet music and a black and orange bottle thing.

- flaming bin/beacon.

- brown and pink box with an open top and a brown cube type thing which we decided must be either a storage tub for the ice skates or for the purple accessories.

- box with a green branch for your squirrel to sit in.

The box makes a skating rink but if you use it to stand your pieces on then they will probably fall over when you try to open the next door on the calendar and unless you wait the box and the flap you can find the flap flies up and catapults your pieces across the table top and to the floor.

Many of these items can be added to other builds in the Friend's series, but as individual "presents" in the advent calendar they are a little disappointing - such as using the troughs with the vet build, the sheet music in the school, and so on.

There are no piece by piece building instructions with any of the items so a newer/younger Lego fan may need a little help to put them together. You do get an image of what the pieces are supposed to look like on the back of the "door" on the calendar.

At an RRP of 19.99 for 213 pieces (and only 2 mini dolls) it is an excellent 9.4 pence per piece. It's a shame that there are only 2 mini-dolls, as it leaves that feeling that the girls are getting stiffed by the content of the calendar.
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on 26 July 2014
Poor selection in 2013. I expected more in the calendar than there was. I had one disappointed daughter. I contacted lego support who were awful and lost all of the emails I sent. I get a lego Star Wars one every year and that's fabulous but this was shocking. The gift on Xmas eve was pathetic and not what you would expect. Back to the playmobil ones for us.
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on 2 January 2014
i know this may sound sad but i bought this for myself this year, yep i am 32 but this is the best advent calendar in the whole wide world lol !!!

I bought this while this was on offer and actually bought this as a bit of a laugh at first, put it this way it has become kind of famous on Facebook with its daily highlights through out December 2013. You will not beleive how many of my friends actually bought this after day 1.

Excellent value for money and i will be buying this next year for my niece and nephew, if you bring a new one out i will also be buying it myself lol. Joking aside i buy my nephew loads of lego and this is amazing value for money and watching the Lego Christmas village grow each day was brill.

Please bring a new one for 2014 !!
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on 3 January 2014
This was good for the first few doors, with Lego friends girls, after about day 5, disappointing with just lego decorations. (Much preferred the older style Polly pocket one as lots more for girls to do, Polly, clothes & accessories. )Will search for this next year and give lego friends a miss. Shame as we were looking forward to opening, but daughter lost interest as the toys weren't exciting enough.
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on 8 January 2015
Got 2 friends girls, some flowers worthe mentioning but still Disappointing, the first few toys were great then it went downhill after that, surley Lego could have thrown in the odd deer, a bird, a squirrel, a hat, a santa/sack etc rather then basic rectangular blocks that made a bench or a pressie and tended to be monotonous. At £25 I will not buy next year, will go with a chocolate one.
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on 13 December 2013
Since our kids still have so many sweets left from Halloween and there are more than enough around for Christmas we gave them Lego advent calenders and the calenders are excellent. Our kids can't wait to open them each day and then begin playing together, which can be a feat in itself. Very happy we purchased these and will do so again.
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on 30 December 2013
fantastic advent calendars. kids were more interested in the toy each day rather than with their other chocolate advent calendar, which is good. all toys were good but no real instructions. kids had to stand in front of the advent calendar whilst they made the toy using the picture behind the window as a guide.
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