Me and my brothers played with Lego a lot when we were young. We had a big box of Lego blocks, Lego figures and accessories to combine and play with. We built buildings, cars and made stories. I’m sure Lego played it’s part in each of our creative talents – which have lead me to make a living online and my brothers both being artists.
If you want that for your kids, do get them a Lego advent calendar.
I’m kidding. I’m sure the same ingredients could have helped me become an engineer (which I seriously contemplated) for instance.
Advent is a time of excitement for kids. Advent calendars help them count the days towards Christmas and live the church year.
Lego has created several new Toy Advent Calendars. The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendars will probably be the most popular with boys. With the popularity of Star Wars it is entirely possible that even the “big boys” will get a kick out of the versions that are available. Even though you might see a yearly date in the description the December countdown is not dated and could actually be used over again. Each year there is a new edition that comes out that has different little Lego surprises in them. I know they do not look very much like Christmas except that the version that was released in 2012 does have Yoda dressed as Santa Claus. It is more about the counting down the days and having new pieces of Legos that they can’t get anywhere else. So they probably won’t mind that it does not look too “Christmas-y”.
The girls are going to love the Friends Advent Calendars by Lego! They are pink and cute and perfect for girls to build along with counting down the days of Advent during December. Each day provides a new little gift including some little mini figures and a dog. She will be able to add any of these pieces from the Advent calendar in with her other Lego Friends sets to enhance them during play, too. Some of the pieces are in colors that are not available in any other sets than the one for Advent which is kind of fun for any little girl to add to her growing collection of Legos for Girls.
Another choice is the Lego City Advent Calendars that goes right back to tradition: Christmas scenes, snow and more that are based on the theme of a Christmas in a town or city. I’d say this advent calendar is not for the older Lego addict because the focus is more on nice pieces than on anything you can put together. Still, it will add some nice figurines to your child’s Lego collection. There are a few different versions that go with the City theme for Christmas and these will also work with any of the other City sets that your child may already have.
You can find More Lego Advent Calendars that have different themes that might be even more popular with your family.
More advent calendars that are not sets from Lego.