The Best LEGO Advent Calendars

Want to spread some Christmas cheer to your family? We ranked our favorite LEGO Advent Calendars.
By Ben Jackson   November 13, 2019 3:51 pm GMT-0700

Want to add a new Christmas tradition that your kids will love? Look no further than LEGO Advent Calendars. You can even pretend they’re actually for your kids.

An advent calendar is the perfect addition to your holiday season. It combines just about everything you’d want in an activity: Christmas, LEGOs, countdowns, even lightsabers (if you opt for the Star Wars edition). The best part is, they don’t cost a fortune and can stillbe used as toys after Christmas comes and goes.

Be the hero your family deserves; one click on Amazon and two days later, you’ve brought joy to your home. At the very least, your kids can quickly scan to see how many days left until they wake you up at 6am — to mindlessly rip through the hastily wrapped paper hiding gifts that Santa worked hard all year to afford. Isn’t Christmas amazing?

Thanksgiving is great and all, but Christmas is the undisputed champion of cold weather Holidays. It’s time you actually did Christmas right. Here’s our top picks for the best LEGO Advent Calendars that money (er, Santa) can buy:

1. LEGO STAR WARS 2019 ADVENT CALENDAR

lego-star-wars-2019-advent-calendar-75245-holiday-giftStar Wars is everywhere now, thanks to Disney. Honestly, I’m not even mad about it. Star Wars merchandise speaks to my soul; I’d buy it all if I could. So naturally, the Star Wars 2019 Advent Calendar is undoubtedly the greatest of them all. You’re telling me you don’t want your family making Chewbacca noises around the house during Christmas season? The 2019 LEGO Star Wars Calendar features 280 pieces. Among those pieces include Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Poe Dameron’s X-wing. You don’t need to know anything else about it. This is the LEGO Advent Calendar you’ve been looking for. Obviously.

2. LEGO HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR

lego-harry-potter-advent-calendar-75964-holiday-giftWhile not quite at the caliber of Star Wars, the Harry Potter’s franchise ranks among the greatest movie franchises of all-time. I’d even go as far to argue that collectively, Harry Potter movies are the single greatest film adaptation in the history of humanity – sorry Lord of The Rings nerds! The LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar comes with 305 pieces, including Harry, Hermione, Dumbledore, and even a micro Hogwarts Express train. The sorting hat has spoken, and approves of this Advent Calendar. Hop aboard your Nimbus 2000 and head straight to Amazon to unlock this golden snitch.

3. LEGO CITY ADVENT CALENDAR

If your family just isn’t into Star Wars or Harry Potter, we’re sorry to hear that and hope you fix your family at some point. But you still need a LEGO Advent Calendar, which is where this guy comes in. In reality, the 2019 LEGO City Advent Calendar is a pretty sweet option. Among the 234 piece set includes a LEGO snowboarder, and a crazy looking guy riding a snowmobile. I’ve recently adopted the position that any Christmas countdown should absolutely include a crazy guy riding a snowmobile. There’s even a husky dog and a snow plow tractor. Okay, I actually think I just talked myself into buying one of these. Do yourself a favor and pull the trigger, you won’t regret it.

4. LEGO FRIENDS ADVENT CALENDAR

We’ve reached what I would normally ocnsider the “Last, but not Least” portion of the list. For me personally, it’s definitely both last and least. Sorry, not sorry. I’ve begrudgingly included the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar on this list for two simple reasons:

  1. I’m the proud father of an incredible daughter, and she likes this one the best
  2. LEGO literally only makes 4 Advent calendars, so it’s making the list by default

Gender stereotyping aside, this one is honestly pretty cool too. Coming in at 330 pieces, featuring 2 robot figures, a snowman, 2 penguins, and a hamster. If you’re going to have a hamster in your house, a LEGO hamster is by far the best case scenario.

MORE HOLIDAY SETS FROM LEGO

If you’re a total grinch and not in love with any of the Advent Calendars listed above, it’s okay; LEGO and Amazon still want your disposable holiday income. Here’s a few other picks we’d recommend checking out:

  1. LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train
  2. LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station
  3. LEGO Creator Expert Winter Toy Shop
  4. LEGO Nutcracker
  5. LEGO Nutcracker

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