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Lego stands in advent calendars

We are continuing our Lego advent calendars as we get closer and closer to Christmas Day.

Day eleven

My son found a snowman (with stick arms and a scarf) in the City advent calendar for day eleven.

Lego snowman from City advent calendar

As well as developing a collection of animals, my daughter is also getting a collection of stands from the 2017 Lego Friends advent calendar! For day eleven, she got a cupcake stand

Lego Friends advent calendar cake stall

Day twelve

I was surprised to see the Friends calendar gave my daughter another stand – this time one for hot chocolate. My children were not so surprised, believing that we have found three pet stands and two stalls. I love that it comes with a bottle of milk and a block of chocolate.

Lego hot chocolate stall, complete with milk bottle

The City calendar also revealed a food stall with a coffee mug – just right to hold Grandma’s biscuits.

Food stall for the Lego City advent calendar

Day thirteen

My son was happy to find a skiier behind flap thirteen of the City calendar.

Lego snow skiier

And my daughter was happy finding a campfire with two seats and a marshmallow on a stick – although she was a little disappointed to only have one marshmallow!

Lego girl sitting at a campfire toasting marshmallows  

Lego advent review for day 21

So we’re up to day 21 now, and everyone can count the number of sleeps until Christmas!

If you missed what the calendars gave us yesterday, you can catch up on day twenty. Read introduction to our Lego advent reviews or for the whole picture.

So tonight’s finds were quite interesting and unexpected, to my thinking anyway.

The Lego City calendar produced a campfire and marshmallows on sticks – something I love but don’t associate with snow or Christmas!

Lefo people toasting marshmallows on a campfire

And for some unfathomable reason, Lego Friends gave my daughter a catapult with a ‘snowball’ to fling at Lego things. It is so far from what I was thinking, especially in the last days of the advent calendars, but nice to see such things are not reserved for boys! The back of the flap carries a warning (to not fling the ‘snowball at people’s faces) as well as instructions, too.

Snowball catapult and warning from lego Friends advent calendar

What do you think – is a campfire and a catapult unexpected, or do they fit the overall themes we’ve been seeing in the calendars?

 

 

 

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