December 2020 LEGO Buyer’s Guide – Colosseum, retiring sets and Christmas models

It’s the last month of 2020, which means time to buy those Christmas sets, pick up LEGO products that might be retiring soon and – if you have very deep pockets – indulge in the largest ever LEGO release. This December 2020 LEGO Buyer’s Guide picks out what to look out for

December is here and the festive season is in full swing. It’s time to add sets to the Winter Village collection, pick up models that might be about to retire and of course there are new releases to add to the collection too.

A festive freebie

40416 Ice Skating Rink

Theme: LEGO Winter Village Price: Free with £150 / $150 order Available: Now

40416 Ice Skating Rink 1

Black Friday may be over, but has another charming Christmas set for fans to get. 40416 Ice Skating Rink is free with orders totalling £150 / $150 and will make the perfect addition to a Winter Village layout. It features two minifigures having a wonderful time on a frozen pond.

Rome wasn’t built in a day

10276 Colosseum

Theme: 18+ Price: £449.99 / $549.99 Pieces: 9,036 Available: Now

LEGO 10276 Colosseum 27

When’s the best time to have a 9,000-piece LEGO set to build? Over the holidays. Rope the family in, spend those extra days off clicking bricks, use it as a concentration exercise on New Year’s Day… it’s the best time to have 10276 Colosseum to build. It’s a big investment, but at the end of the building there’s a big reward.

Last chance LEGO

LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie official 20

Traditionally, at the end of the year a number of LEGO sets retire. There are lots that might be on the way out this year, including Architecture classics like 21039 Shanghai and 21047 Las Vegas, Star Wars must-haves like 75159 Death Star and 75244 Tantive IV, as well as desirable Ideas sets like 21316 The Flintstones and 21317 Steamboat Willie. The full list is available here, so it’s well worth taking a look and placing an order for any that are on your wishlist.

A winter wonderland

LEGO Creator Expert 10263 Winter Village Fire Station ls 5

10275 Elf Club House is currently out of stock, but you can use Brick Fanatics’ handy stock checker to see when this year’s new Winter Village Collection returns. For those who don’t have it yet, 10263 Winter Village Fire Station is still in stock and provides a beautiful classic firehouse with all of the Christmas decorations the seasonal demands.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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