Exploring 40416 Ice Skating Rink

Time for another gift with purchase set preview! 40416 Ice Skating Rink will be the gift with purchase set for December, and it’s not bad! Spend at least $209 between December 1 and 24, and it’ll be yours (until they run out of copies).

It includes a little skating rink (it looks like a frozen over fountain), a couple of very small trees and a hot chocolate stall. There’s also a couple of minifigures – a male and a female, who are enjoying a skate. The torsos look like they’re new to this set too!

The main feature of the set is a spinning action using some of the new 2×2 and 4×4 gear wheels. I found the mechanism to move quite well, although you can’t get much of a rotation as the arch over the control gear is slightly in the way.

The decorative elements around the outside look very natural – I’m really impressed with this set. For a freebie gift with purchase, this could be a popular option. It looks very wintery (if you live in an area of the world that’s in Winter right now – not here in Australia), has some beautiful details. Make sure you’ve got some cash to spend in the shop during December to get a copy of this set.

A special thank you to LEGO for sending me a copy to review. All thoughts on this set are my own and are not influenced in any way, shape or form. The provision of sets for review does not guarantee a favourable review.