For me, as a LEGO lover and a caregiver to youngsters who are huge LEGO fans as well, these new knickknacks sparked an overwhelming excitement – one so powerful that I had to resist the urge to buy every single one on-the-spot.
And after perusing the newbies, I’ve singled out a few that are worth every penny – the very best of the best, if you will.
Each of the following 3 sets represents a holiday in the last few months of the year.
Halloween and Christmas are portrayed by LEGO with beautiful, stackable pieces that become outlets for a child’s imagination and creative freedom. Plus, adults can share in extra bonding time by helping with essential building (and playing).
LEGO 2013 Halloween Pumpkin
Dubbed the 2013 seasonal release, this pumpkin is by far my favorite from LEGO!
He’s simple and comprised of a mere 52 pieces that form a cubed jack-o-lantern with a grinning face and fierce, triangular features.
His head is topped with a stack-able leaf and stem, and the pumpkin’s entire demeanor is classic and beautifully reminiscent of a fantastic (and my personal favorite) holiday – Halloween!
LEGO City 2013 Advent Calendar
Ideal for kiddos that wish to count down the days until Christmas, this set contains 24 windows with 24 toys behind each one.
There are mini-figurines, packages, environment settings, and tons of super-cool build-ables for youngsters to find every day that leads to the ultimate holiday. There’s even rumored to be a special mini-figurine to open on Christmas morning – Wink Wink – wonder who that could be!
Other extras include a police officer, astronaut, and robber, along with their fascinating amenities to build a makeshift LEGO city.
LEGO Creator Winter Village Market
Winter Village is an ongoing project in my household, as there are dozens of sets that will eventually make an entire townscape.
This one is the market, and features everything that you could imagine to make a market amazing.
There are pies, pretzels, croissants, carnival rides, and 9 mini-figurines to make the wintery holidays awesome.
There are also shop-windows brimming with seasonal decorations, and a candy shop where 4 mini-youngsters can gather sweet treats before frolicking happily in imaginary snow.
This set is definitely as much for adults as it is for the kiddos!