Looking for a Christmas gift for kids that would make for a perfect bonding experience? There are only a few toys that give kids engagement and educational value that they would truly enjoy, but with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, it’s guaranteed to be a hit.
Advent Calendar 2017
With this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar set, kids can open a window every day to reveal one LEGO Star Wars gift. They’ll have 24 days with 24 different gifts to keep excited about, giving them a new profound way of practicing patience through play.
This LEGO Star Wars set includes a variety of Christmas, Tatooine, Hoth, Endor, and Space-themed LEGO gifts. There’s five minifigures, two holiday-themed Droids, and vehicles such as a LEGO sleigh (how adorable is that), A-wing Starfighter, AT-AT, Sandcrawler, Star Destroyer, Millennium Falcon, and Jabba’s Sail Barge, among others. There are also a wide range of tiny, LEGO gears, including the Hoth command post, gun turret, Ewok weapon rack, blaster rack, catapult, and more.
What’s great about the pieces in this LEGO set is that many of the vehicles and weapons can be moved and adjusted as you please. Want to adjust the sail of Jabba’s Sail Barge? You can! While they’re tiny, these minifigures are exceptionally well-thought-of, and you can never go wrong with a LEGO Star Wars set.
LEGO Fold-Out Playmat
If you’re a LEGO or Star Wars fan, whether you’re the parent or kid, you’ll definitely love checking out the modern ‘Surprise Egg’ version of this Advent calendar. And since it comes with an awesome-looking, fold-out playmat designed with Star Wars scenes, playing with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar can be a tradition that your family could cherish for years.
Pros and Cons
If you’re a fan of LEGO’s Star Wars minifigures, you’ve probably been waiting for this year’s set for a while, and would love everything about it from its box to the tiny plastic partition minifigures are placed. But if you don’t share the love for Star Wars or anything LEGO-related, this gift won’t please you at all.
- Comes with 309 different LEGO pieces
- Provides perfect bonding for the family (can be a cool family tradition)
- Movable parts of minifigures and vehicles
- Includes an awesome Star Wars-themed playmat
- Value for money (since it has tons of fun and different LEGO pieces included in the set)
- Teaches patience among younger kids
- Not ideal for small kids who still bite/chew toys (can be a choke hazard)
Note that a few people who bought LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 complain of not having any Star Wars-themed pieces, which seems to be a packaging problem from LEGO. The upside though, is that complain to LEGO once about it, and the company would make it right super-quickly.
If you’re looking for an actual Christmas gift for kids that they’ll be opening along with the rest of the gifts under your tree, note that the LEGO’s advent calendar isn’t exactly ideal since the whole purpose of the game is to play with it one day at a time, 24 days daily until Christmas day.
So while you’d think this would make a great Christmas-day gift for your tiny Sith Lords, consider this LEGO kit as an advanced-Christmas gift and you’re good to go. If this is the first time you’d be buying an Advent calendar from LEGO, explain to your kid that this Advent Calendar is a special kind of Christmas gift that he/she will be opening daily until Christmas. You’d be amazed at how thrilling this “unique” experience can be to kids.
The ‘Surprise Egg’ model to count down Christmas with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2017 version is a unique and fun experience for kids and adults alike. With daily gifts presented in a cool, neatly-organized box, Christmas will arrive faster than you can say “May the Force be with You!”