As per usual, with all four of the 2019 Advent Calendars, I’ll be updating this post daily. Each day will have an image of the day’s build, a quick comment, with a final overall review at the end of the month. If you want to keep up to date with the post, use the link to the right of the page – it’ll be there for the duration of December. I won’t be posting any pics on social media, so it won’t get spoilt by me!
Theme: Seasonal; City
Release Year: 2019
Cost: AUD $49.95
Pieces: 234 (with eight minifigures)
This year the box art seems to be a bit of an improvement. There are less visible builds on the cover, which is good. I like surprises!
The display stand is similar to previous years, with a frozen lake, a few trees and some builds on the ground, and then a hut and some snowy hills as well.
Day 1: Snowplough
It kicks off with a little snowplough. I like it – it’s simple and not a design we’ve seen before. The wheels, using Technic gears, just don’t roll that well, which is a pity.
Day 2: Catapult
Today we have the obligatory snow catapult. We get one in every City Advent Calendar. This one isn’t too bad. The best thing is the medium azure catapult. It’s been in a few sets over the last three years, but rather random ones. It’s the first one of this colour that I’ve got, so I’m happy.
Day 3: Curling Sweeper
Sorry this one is a bit late! We’ve got our first minifigure for City 2019, with what I can only assume to be the sweeper for curling crew. We’ve got a curling sheet laid out on the ice, so this guy must be the sweeper. I like is outfit! He’s also got an alternative expression on the other side – a big beaming grin! He must have done well at the game.
Day 4: Snow Castle
This is a bit of a boring one, but the 1×1 trans light blue pyramids at the top are a nice score.
Day 5: Log & Axe
This is both a little dull and a little exciting. The log is a nice idea, but it was a prime opportunity to have the printed log end tile on it. The axe, seen this year in a few of the City Fire sets looks awesome! It’s my first one and I’m very happy.
Day 6: Christmas Tree
We’ve got yet another design of a Christmas tree! I don’t mind this one. There’s not a lot of decoration on it, and I’m not sure the sai really fits at the top. It’s nice, but a little jarring.