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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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