Reviewing 40426 Wreath

Theme: Seasonal
No: 40426
Release Year: 2020
Cost: AU ??
Pieces: 510

Every now and then I get a LEGO set sent to me with no extra details. No name, just a number. It’s always exciting to see what it is! This was one of those sets. I was waiting for a while for this one, but only a few days ago I came across some images of this set on Brickset. I thought “Oh nice! That looks really good! Might see if I can get that one…”.

A year or so ago I had a go at making my own wreath as a centrepiece for the Christmas lunch table. I thought it came out pretty good, but it was also a bit flimsy.

I saw the official one and got excited. The next day it arrived at my door! Brilliant!

The box is akin to a nice LEGO Ideas set. It’s re-sealable, and it can also store the entire wreath without breaking it – perfect for storing away until next year. There’s two main options for this – the wall or door mounted wreath, or the table centrepiece.

There’s two instruction booklets, one for each version, as well as a couple of other variants. The build process for this set – for both versions actually – is all about repetition. The ring is made of 15 identical sections all clipped together. One has a string attached, and has a red plate for a point of reference. then it’s on to the three leaf stud details added to the inside of the circle.

From there, it’s a choice of what to build – the table centrepiece, or the wall mounted wreath. Add a rather nice selection of leaves, balls, white 2×2 round bricks for candles, and red plates and wedges for bows, and you’ll have one of two very nice builds.

You do need to take the leaves off to get the configuration for the over variant right – it’s not just a matter of swapping the bows and adding or removing some candles. It takes a bit of time, but I’ll be leaving it as the table centrepiece for now. I’m not going to risk hanging a nice LEGO set on my front door!

I’ve got no idea how much this set is going to be, but I reckon it’s worth a pickup.

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.