Beginning with LEGO VIP Weekend just ended, through Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday (Nov 26 to 29), purchases above £170 / $170 / €170 at LEGO.com or in official LEGO Stores will receive a free copy of 40484 Santa’s Front Yard, while stocks last.
The gift-with-purchase is one of this year’s leading promotional items as part of the LEGO Group’s Black Friday shopping period and depicts an elf minifigure feeding the most unusual-looking reindeer we’ve perhaps ever seen.
Set on a vignette-style build with a two-dimensional backdrop complete with starry sky and moon, 40484 Santa’s Front Yard at least offers something unique to build and something festive for the time of year. There’s plenty to appreciate across details of the model too, such as the stickered moon and stars and the North Pole sign, while you can never have too many mischievous-looking elves.
The reindeer, though, doesn’t look very well. Maybe this is a scene depicting an elf feeding one of the unsuccessful reindeer who didn’t get to be part of Santa’s sleigh-pulling A-team. This reindeer looks like he’s been through it, and his antlers certainly look all bent out of shape. There’s a charm to the guy, still, but it doesn’t take away from what is an otherwise unnerving presence within the scene.
For the weirdness, though, we love it. Sometimes the LEGO Group can pursue perfection too far, but in 40484 Santa’s Front Yard there’s a celebration of something a little quirkier, and that’s not something to criticise as much as it is something to enjoy.
Remember, 40484 Santa’s Front Yard has already been available as a gift-with-purchase over the very busy VIP Weekend sale and is now available across Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday, from November 26 to 29 inclusive. It is available free with purchases above £170 / $170 / €170 at LEGO.com or in official LEGO stores.
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