In what’s turned out to be a pretty bleak year for most people, we’ll always have the solace of interconnecting plastic bricks. Perusing the digital version of the annual festive catalogue is a nice reminder of that truism. This year’s Winter Village set, 10275 Elf Club House, adorns the front cover, and its snowy backdrop and starry night are just enough to raise our spirits.
The catalogue’s 70 pages then show off all the latest and greatest sets, from themes like Star Wars, Friends, Harry Potter and plenty more. That means the likes of 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina, 75978 Diagon Alley, and 76161 1989 Batwing. It’s all standard fare for the shopping season, but it’s nice to see everything presented with the LEGO Group’s artwork, away from the boxes.
If you prefer browsing through the current portfolio in person, you can also order a printed copy of the latest catalogue from LEGO.com. That’s probably a handier way to make use of the Christmas catalogue’s wish list page, particularly if you’re buying for any younger fans. Or if you just want to hand out a really very cool wish list to the relatives who never know what to buy you. We’re not judging.
It’s not the entire line-up of currently-available LEGO sets, of course. That wouldn’t fit in 70 pages. And it definitely doesn’t include any of the sets rumoured to be retiring this year, including 10260 Downtown Diner and 75244 Tantive IV. For more on those, check out our full list, plus the sets you should aim for if you prefer building, minifigures, or investing.
The catalogue also confirms this year’s Black Friday shopping dates.
As we hurtle headlong into the Christmas shopping season, LEGO.com availability will likely be even more fraught than usual. To stay up to date on stock levels, sign up for our email alerts, and we’ll let you know when your chosen set is available to buy.