The Rambling Brick’s Advent-ure #9

We continue looking at LEGO sub-themes and sets released over the years, celebrating the holiday season, as part of recognising that this year is the twentieth year since the release of the first LEGO Advent Calendar. Before unveiling today’s Friends Advent Calendar minibuild, I would like to look at the Belville Advent Calendar 7600, from 2007.

In world before the introduction of LEGO Friends, but after Scala, Belville was a theme directed primarily at girls.  With larger figures, and brighter colours than the majority of regular system sets, Belville sets were in production from 1994 to 2008.  While the sets over the years covered a variety of themes: home, farm, horses and fairy tales, this was the only Advent Calendar released.

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The Rambling Brick’s Advent-ure #8

AS we continue Further and further into advent, we continue to look at short lived Advent Calendar themes.  While Castle has been a long standing theme since the beginning days of the Minifigure, it has not been an endless source of Advent Calendar based material.  this is a shame, as the daily development of accessories and stories works quite well in this context.

There have been two Castle themed Advent Calendars over the years: ‘Castle Advent Calendar 7979’ in 2008 and Kingdoms Advent Calendar 7952 from 2010

7979 Castle Advent Calendar – 1978

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The Rambling Brick’s Advent-ure #7

We continue our nostalgia trip through the curiosities of LEGO® Seasonal offerings over the years, as a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the first LEGO Advent Calendar. After visiting the Pirates Calendar, we continue to explore some of the lesser known themes in Advent Calendars.

In 2004 a most peculiar Advent Calendar was produced. Yes, I’m talking about 7575 Clikits Advent Calendar.  Aimed squarely at tween age girls, for whom constructible jewellery and accessories might be desirable, this set prodded 24 days of bangles, hair clips, gift tags and picture frames, culminating on December 24 with a case to carry the previous 23 gifts in.

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