Wow! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I last updated this site. Ugh. Clearly I’m not great at this but you know what? I’m not going to dwell on it and just try and look ahead to the future. It’s time to get back into it and kick things back into high gear. LEGO’s got some AWESOME things up the pipeline coming out next year and it’s time to share my enthusiasm for all things Friends. So, with that, let’s get back into the groove slowly but surely with an annual tradition of reviewing the Advent Calendar.
First up on day 1 we get Mia! She’s looking well dressed in her light purple cardigan, scarf, and dark pants. They’re probably dark jeans to keep things comfortable and casual. She’s one of the two exclusive minidolls in this set. She doesn’t come with any accessories, but I suppose that’s what the next few days will provide us and her with.
Onward and upward!
Finally. I was browsing LEGO Shop@Home’s website on and off yesterday and today waiting to see if the Disney Princess line would ever show up, but the Themes menu never changed, and neither did the first few pages of the “What’s New” page. So on a hunch I just searched for each individual set number and found them. They are AVAILABLE for immediate purchase and delivery. This is the link to the theme page but that page seems to be dead for now. Instead, you’ll have to click through each link below to browse the sets. I’ve also included links to Amazon if you prefer to shop from there instead.
If you have holiday money burning a hole in your wallet and are looking for some new Friends sets to buy, then LEGO Shop@Home is the place to be. They have put all of the new January 2014 wave of Friends for sale for immediate purchase and delivery. In addition to the few sets we’ve revealed here before, there are a two new ones that we are just now seeing: 41056 Heartlake News Van and 41057 Heartlake Horse Show.
The final last set to this year’s advent calendar is a sweet blue and white gift box topped with a printed white gift tag. Made of 12 pieces, this set is the perfect way to wrap up this series. After all, Friends love exchanging gifts and spreading joy everywhere they go.
Thanks for hanging out with us for the past 24 days. We’ll be sharing more reviews and news in the next few days/weeks/months so check back often.
Today’s item is the little blue basket that attaches to the tree. Made of eight pieces, this set looks to be the permanent residence of the cute little squirrel who we have yet to meet. I now see why the tree was designed the way it was…so as to accommodate for the squirrel and its cute little dwelling. There is one extra white ornament piece which I easily attached to the tree branch.
Here’s another set that has me stumped. Seven pieces make up two elements – the obvious one looks like sheet music but the other element I can only guess to be a microphone or a megaphone – I honestly have no clue. There are four extra pieces that make up a second microphone/megaphone. These items will surely come in handy when Friends go caroling together.
Finally a holiday tree! I was wondering when this set was going to appear. Made of 18 pieces, this grand little tree features four hanging ornaments and a shining golden star tree topper. There is an extra star piece and an extra ornament piece, which I have easily placed under the tree just to make things more festive. My only wish is that it could be built in such a way to make it viewable from all sides instead of one side only.
Today’s four-piece set looks to be some kind of outdoor fire stand. I’ve never seen anything like this in real life, but I imagine it can easily be a hand warmer, face defroster, marshmallow roaster, or just a general warmth generator. The set also comes with an extra flame piece with its accompanying brown charcoal/wood briquette.
Better late than never right?
Today’s calendar item is the cutest snowman wearing a red neckerchief and purple beanie hat. Made of eight pieces, he stands at attention holding a sweeping rake ready to dust off a pathway for any oncoming Friends walking by. This set is my favorite thus far…so so cute!
We’ll return to our regular noonish time reveals starting tomorrow.