Official LEGO Advent Calendars – December 21

Every day until December 24, Brick Fanatics takes a look at the gifts in the LEGO CITY, LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Friends Advent Calendars for 2016


This Christmas tree is something of a step backwards for the LEGO design team. In an effort to get a star on the top of this tree the designer has produced a horribly deformed monstrosity that has no place in any home, minifigure or otherwise.


Once again Friends is coming through with a recognisable and charming little model. A cake frosting tube and delightful little round cake will sit perfectly with the kitchen builds from recent days.


You can never have too many Stormtroopers, but that doesn’t mean they are exciting. They are sort of like socks, useful, necessary and you definitely want more than one – but finding them under the Christmas tree, or behind an advent calendar door, is a disappointment.

Each day, we will compare the three builds and pick the best.


The tree doesn’t work and the Stormtrooper is generic. Friends was easily the most satisfying build today.

The scoreboard





When I was 3 years old my dad bought home 6659 TV Camera Crew as a gift — he had no idea what he had just unleashed. Three decades and no dark age later, I am still going strong. My love of LEGO led me to a career in Civil Engineering and I am now raising three budding LEGO lovers with my lovely wife who is, bless her, a huge supporter of my brick addiction. When not writing for Brick Fanatics or fulfilling my duties as the U.S. Editor of Blocks Magazine I enjoy collecting, MOCing, exhibiting, as well as running, climbing and home improvement.

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