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.