Monday, 20 February 2017

REVEALED: LEGO Christmas 2017 Advent Calendars

So much news came out of the New York Toy Fair that I've struggled to keep up! I know that a favourite amongst LEGO fans young and old are the annual advent calendars, so a new blog post was a necessity today.

LEGO has revealed early images of the 2017 LEGO Advent Calendars with City, Star Wars and Friends all getting one!

The first LEGO advent calendar came out in 1998 but have only become an annual release in recent years. I don't know what you think, but to me they seem to get better and better every year but I have to admit, from what I've seen this year, I'm a little disappointed. Take a look below.

1) LEGO City 2017
LEGO City have given their 2017 set a nice, relaxed, Christmassy feel and from the early pictures, it seems to be the best of the three sets this year. I especially love to see the ice sculpture minifigure, as well as grandma with her Christmas cookies.

LEGO City 2017 Advent Calendar
LEGO City 2017 Advent Calendar

2) LEGO Star Wars 2017
2017 will be the seventh year in a row where we have been treated to a LEGO Star Wars advent calendar and although advent calendars are known to have some exclusive minifigures we just MUST HAVE, this year's offering seems to be somewhat lacking, which is a shame with the new movie out at the end of the year. BB8 with a Santa hat is the main selling point from what I can see, but with just 8 minifigures in total, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed. Take a look yourself and comment your thoughts below.

LEGO Star Wars 2017 Advent Calendar
LEGO Star Wars 2017 Advent Calendar

3) LEGO Friends 2017
I've put LEGO Friends at the end because, in all honesty, I'm not a fan of gender-specific toys and this LEGO theme is always a constant irritation. LEGO for girls, however popular, is a bit sad if you ask me, especially in the 21st century. This year's advent calendar has gone for the cute factor with lots of little pets and accessories, but thankfully my daughter prefers LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Batman so I don't think I'll be seeing this in my house this year. Each to their own though, of course!

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2017
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2017

As mentioned above, these are just the first images. I'm hoping that the Star Wars advent calendar will be updated once the trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi become more widespread and we get a minifigure addition - the calendar certainly needs it. We know Luke has the beard in The Last Jedi, just give him a Santa hat and we'd have the perfect advent calendar and lucrative marketing tool for Disney's new blockbuster movie!

Advent calendar's usually hit the stores in September but be warned, they sell-out very quickly!

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