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Lego Advent Calendars For 1998, 2006 & 2020 Completed.

by Anura Guruge


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The 1998 (very 1st Lego advent) to the left & 2006 (year ‘she’ was born) to the right.


The 1998  now on the right & 2020 on the LEFT.


You can see how they have evolved.

The very 1st, in 1998, was CLASSIC lego (of the time), CUTE & simple. They didn’t have many ‘shapes’/’models’. There were at least 5 planes.

By 2006 they had got more sophisticated. Of the three, that is probably the best.

2020 is just cheap & tacky.

We have 6 others too! Smile.


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Lego Advent Calendars Have NOT Got Better For The Years.

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Got 3 this year: 1998 (very 1st Lego advent), 2006 (year ‘she’ was born) & 2020 (this year).


Older ones … 2 are Advent ornaments, HUNG on tree.

 


Having 3 side-by-side sure gave us a chance to compare how Lego advent calendars have evolved since they introduced the first one in 1998.

And the answer is NOT very well.

The 2020 is cheap & chintzy with very little appeal.

The 1998 is CUTE but you can see how dated it is.

Lego basically has been cutting costs.

Yes, the new ones come with a MAT. Even in 2006 there was NO mat.

But, another sign of the times. C’est la vie.

 


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2020 Advent Calendars — 4 In Total; 1 Wood, 3 Lego & For The 1st Time Ever, NO Chocolate!

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Well, COVID has prevented us from doing most things we do around the holidays — NO eating out & saddest of all, NO ‘Revels’. So, I kind of opted to go go all out on the Advent calendar front — albeit, for the 1st time in memory with NO chocolate calendars. Typically, somebody, who we will not name gets two chocolate calendars. This year none.

Instead, I got her the wooden heirloom one. It matches her room quite nicely. She likes it. I had to get ANOTHER jewelry advent calendar and use its contents to fill the drawers. So, I guess I got 5 calendars — actually 6 if I include one I got for a 6-year old relative.

Getting this year’s Lego advent was NOT easy. Amazon would ONLY offer delivery after Christmas. So, I had to make a trip to the local Kohl’s to get one.

I got the 2006 & 1998 on eBay. The 1998 one, the very 1st, is cool. Looks so different to the ones we are now used to.

She had 6 Lego Advent calendars prior to this. Now she has 9. SMILE.

Merry Christmas.


The 2019 Advent Calendars.


The prior 6.
Two are decorations that went up
on the tree.


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The 2019 Chocolate Advent Calendar #1 Is Done, Dusted & Was In The Trash!

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I guess Christmas must be around the corner. I found this in the trash — unceremoniously thrown away, crushed and all. Guess it is DONE. All 24 chocolates consumed.

The other two 2019 Advent Calendars fare better in that they are not edible.

She will put away the 2019 Lego calendar with care to add to the 5 sets from prior years. Then she will bring it out next year — and I have already been told that she wants a Lego 2020 Advent calendar. I will keep you posted.

Merry Christmas.


The 2019 Advent Calendars.


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Somebody Already Setup & Ready For Advent 2019 — Hours Ahead Of December.

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Advent 2019 Guruge household


There are 5 Lego Advent calendars here — 4 set-up and the 5th, which was tree decorations, already hung on the tree. This represents the last 5 years worth of Lego advent calendars. At 13 I thought, mistakenly, that she wouldn’t want a Lego and instead would want an ‘adult’ one (e.g., jewelry).

I was WRONG. I was told off in no uncertain terms. She claims she is not too old. So, of course, I got her one. And an jewelry one — and a chocolate one. Actually two, one for the 19-year old too. She doesn’t do Advent!


2019 Advent.
SMILE.

2019 advent Lego calendar


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The Advent Is Here — Lego “Friends” 2018 Calendar.

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Yes, I did get the LegoFriends” 2018 Advent Calendar. It would have been a shame to break what had been a 4-year tradition. I did not give it to her till this morning. She was surprised. She had assumed she would not be getting one this year as she was too old. Well, that was a treat. But, I have warned her that this could be IT. The box clearly says ‘6 – 12’ and she will be 13 next Advent.

Different to the other Lego calendars. No scene to set up. Each gift is a Christmas ornament for a tree. See last image. It was a red heart that you have to assemble. So, each day a new ornament to make. She likes it. LUCKILY her personal Christmas tree was up. So, that was perfect. They could go straight up on that.

So that is what the 2018 Lego Advent Calendar looks like.

 


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Advent 2018 Is Nearly Upon Us.

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It is Friday, November 30, 2018, and Teischan (12) is all set for the Advent. She has been counting the days for weeks! This afternoon she set up her old advent calendars from years past — along with the two, from this year, containing chocolates.

I got her a real nice wooden advent calendar today BUT, alas, she didn’t like it! So, I have put it up for sale. She, however, wants the money.


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The Advent Is Upon Us, And 6 Advent Calendars Join The First Christmas Tree For 2017.

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IF the truth be told, I would have to confess that I do have a ‘thing’ for Advent calendars. I used to have a really nice and fancy one shaped like a Cathedral.

So, this is living vicariously, I guess. I have been getting her a Lego Advent Calendar each year for the last … you got it … 4-years. She was NOT expecting one this year. So, that came as a big surprise for her. She is redecorating her room and doesn’t have places to put them all.

The 2 chocolate calendars is also a tradition. One was never enough. So, I give her two. It is not like I spoil her.


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