Review: 40082 Christmas Tree Stand

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From today until the end of October (or until stocks last), this cute little set is free with qualifying purchases at shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Brand Stores.

LEGO has kindly sent me one to review so you can see how cool it is and thus go and place an order right away, which you can do by clicking on the banner at the top of the home page :-)

40082 Christmas Tree SellerThe set is packaged in a small rectangular box much like last year's free Christmas sets. Mine got squashed in transit so I won't post a picture but here's what's inside: three bags and an instruction booklet.

 

40082 Christmas Tree SellerThe set consists of a market stall, some fencing, three small conifer trees, a stand with a broom and an axe, and two minifigs: the tree seller and a female customer.

The rarest part in the set is a dark green 2 x 2 round plate, which has made an appearance in just one other set, used for the wreath above the hatch.

It looks as if it will fit in well with 10235 Winter Village Market, although I haven't built mine yet.

 

40082 Christmas Tree SellerThe minifigs are great, particularly the light purple beanie hat. The tree seller is sporting a new-style baseball cap which isn't too common yet.

 

Once again LEGO has produced an excellent promotional Christmas set, and even though it's still only October, I suggest you place an order ASAP to secure one. Remember, you'll get double VIP points also.

The other promotional Christmas set, 40083, which complements this one, will be available in November. Stay tuned to find out when!

57 comments on this article

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By in United States,

This set is available with in store purchases with LEGO, not just online. Or at least that is what the calendar says. Calendar also says beginning the 14th.(edit)

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By in United States,

It didn't show up for me (US Lego shop). The promo wasn't supposed to start until 10/15...so maybe tomorrow night?

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By in United States,

Doesn't show up for me either (US). I'll try again on 10/15.

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By in United States,

The purple hat is only available in two sets. Thus one and the friends advent calendar.

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By in United States,

I am in the U.S. and it worked for me. You had to wait until midnight eastern time for it to work.

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By in United Kingdom,

The banner is live at Shop@home but the set doesn't add to bag :-(

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By in Belgium,

The banner is present at Shop@home Belgium, it didn't appear in the shopping bag, but it did appear in the email confirmation: 40082 2013 Holiday Set 1 V46 / Item: 40082 / 1 / EUR 0.00

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By in United Kingdom,

Same, I just tried to place an order and it isnt appearing in my bag.

:(

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By in United States,

Just orderd 10234 nothing added to my bag.

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By in Germany,

Same here, the set is not added to the bag. Wonder why?

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By in United Kingdom,

Not appearing in my bag either, been trying to place an order for 9 hours now! Don't want to risk placing an order if it's not in there , in case they don't put it in!

I hope this doesn't become the new norm for S@H for promo items to not appear in qualifying baskets :-(

Note top banner on S@H doesn't work properly either

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By in Germany,

I wrote to support. As soon as I know more I will post it.

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By in Italy,

Same problem in Italy...But this year they do in Italy...REALY GOOD...:)

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By in United Kingdom,

What is the "qualification" to get it in the UK? £50?

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By in New Zealand,

The order confirmation email lists the inclusion of the set even though it didn't appear in my bag when I placed my order.

40082 2013 Holiday Set 1 V46
Item: 40082 1 NZD 0.00

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah I ordered too in the UK anyway and it turned up in my confirmation e-mail even if not on the online shop.

I wonder if this is a continuation of the VW camper debacle where they're only now manually adding it to people's carts if they haven't already got one?

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By in {Unknown country},

I can confirm it appears in the summary and in the email, but not in the cart (i am in italy). :)

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By in Denmark,

Hi all, I mentioned that to my S@H colleagues and they asked me to post that they are facing some technical issues for the moment.
But it will work out and who ever makes a qualified buy will recieve the promo.
Thanks
Jan

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for letting us know.

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By in United Kingdom,

I phoned my order in and the free set is on the system just not adding to carts for online orders :-)

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By in Netherlands,

I wanted it to order it together with 10235, looked it up this morning, no 10235 availalble till the 29th and the free set was not added.

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By in Netherlands,

Thanks for the clarification Jan. I'm happy to see that it's not restricted to countries with a LEGO store this year (that was kind of frustrating the last couple of years).

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By in United Kingdom,

af.riem , I've ordered set 10235 by telephone. It's on back order for shipping but they've added the free set to my order.

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By in United States,

I will order from Lego once the gov gets back to work (us army reservist out of job thanks to DC), and I am waiting for the 2014 Star Wars sets anyways so no rush.

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By in United States,

I checked back this morning and it worked - showed up in my cart and in the order confirmation. Looks like they still have some SW Clone Lts. to hand out too.

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By in Italy,

Looks like the issue was fixed: just ordered a set (Batcave in case you are wondering) and saw the free set added to the shopping cart before checkout!
Edit: Even if it say I am based in Switzerlard, in reality I am based in Italy.

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By in United States,

Update 10/14/13 8:30am CDT (USA): Successfully ordered 10235 online and the 40082 promo was added to the cart before checkout.

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By in Netherlands,

@Rick. : Sorry to mention, but I tried to close an order earlier today, but as soon as I changed the region from UK to The Netherlands I got the following banner:


LEGO® Christmas Tree Stand

Item #: 40082
Ages: 6+
Pieces: 115
Availability: Promotional Product
1
Not Available
Since this item is not available for sale in the country that you have chosen - it will be removed from your cart.

So probably I have to overpay on eBay to purchase this set and the one who's comming out next month. F***!!!

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By in United States,

Was able to order with the 40082 promo added to the cart (USA, EDT 8am)

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By in United Kingdom,

At around 1330hrs I ordered just over £50 worth of PAB I was needing but nothing mentioned on my order details, but just got my confirmation email and 40082 added

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By in United States,

Nice set, though I probably won't be able to get it. :-(

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By in Italy,

@Peter1975: if you try now you'll see what you mention happening no more! Tried few seconds ago and the set is added for the Netherlands as well.

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By in Germany,

Arrrgh! You only get one of those sets even if you order more than once in seperate orders... I wanted three and ordered Ewok Village, Tower of Orthanc and some smaller sets. Now I get the sets but the promotionals were cancelled....

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By in United States,

^ Thank the Bricklink resellers who abuse the S@H promos to a point well beyond what could be called "fair play"... =(

Maybe if you wait a couple days and place another order. Wait a couple days. Rinse. Repeat. I imagine that your orders were caught simply because they showed up in the order system close enough to each other for a person to notice...

If history is a guide these will pop on BL in the $15-20USD range and stay there. That is much cheaper than a $200USD set just to get a promo set free... ;-)

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By in Netherlands,

@brizio: Thanks for you comment. I just placed my order AND with a free promotional!!! Hope I can do the same trick next month!

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By in Canada,

Picked up Tower of Orthanc today (finally!), a few extra goodies, and the christmas set. Hooray!

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By in Germany,

@lovaquero: well I certainly wouldn't have sold them on ebay or bricklink! And I was waiting to get those big sets because I wanted to get double VIP AND the Christmas sets... so don't make assumptions that you can't know...

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By in United Kingdom,

Just picked mine up from the LEGO store tonight! Really good set, can't wait for the second one!

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks cool,not going to be getting though:(

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By in United States,

How much do you have to spend to get it?

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By in United States,

So we get an official response from Lego on this, but not about the exclusive discount embargo?

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By in United States,

>>Posted by mr_skinny in United Kingdom, 14 Oct 2013 06:13
>>af.riem , I've ordered set 10235 by telephone. It's on back order for shipping but they've added the free set to my order.
I was going to say...if people wanted it so badly, why not just use the telephone?

>>Posted by SimonJohnson in United Kingdom, 14 Oct 2013 17:56
£50 for us in the UK, and it does say one per household. I wonder if they will not add it for a second order?

I just went to the LEGO Store this evening and asked if I spent $200, if I would get two free sets. I expected to be told NO, but if that was the case I just would have just spent $100 now and $100 the next day (store is on my way home from work). But they told me yes. The sign by the Winter Village Market didn't say "one per household" so that is why I thought it was worth asking. Maybe LEGO Store purchasers get preferential treatment as I just checked the store calendar and it doesn't say "one per household" on it either. Maybe if you ask, you can get more than one, but they just don't volunteer that information. If it really was one per customer, I thought they would have to ring up two orders to make it work in the computer, but nope. Two 40082s scanned, two taken off.

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By in United States,

the next set you can get on Brick Friday (Black Friday)

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By in United States,

anybody think this set is worth opening without the bigger winter market village or carousel set.

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By in United Kingdom,

bought mine through the banner - yay!

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By in United States,

@H5N1: My apologies for using '^' instead of '@' when replying to your comment. I'm on your side.

I do not know if you are a BL reseller or not. I was simply stating that the reason S@H did what they did was because of certain large BL resellers who have abused S@H in the past and make things more challenging for folks like you and me.

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By in Portugal,

Yesterday, I bought the set WV Cottage, but sent it to France (my mother's house) in order to receive this extra set.
I needed to buy bases and a lots of parts in Pick-a-Brick and what is not my astonishment when this set appear in the shopping cart again! I have not received the email from Lego (I have only the Checkout note) but it's possible that this year we will have these extras in Portugal (without Lego Store)?!
Does the same will happen in Brick Friday?
The truth is that I never understood why this restriction, but I'm happy if it's really over (for good).

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By in Norway,

Yei! The 40082 Christmas Tree Seller is available in the norwegian S@H-store even we don`t have a Lego Brand Store!

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By in United Kingdom,

Love this set! Good review. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Mine arrived today - I'm not going to open it until I get the new Winter Village set to go with it. It looks excellent though. Very happy.

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By in United Kingdom,

Arrived yesterday along with thanks giving set I purchased, I needed that turkey! 10235 to follow.

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By in United States,

Mine arrived today. Very excited.

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By in United States,

i got mine yesterday with my christmas carnavel and a store employee mininfigure! i am one happy camper =)

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By in United Kingdom,

They're going for about £12 on eBay, since there's nothing I want in the Lego store right now, probably gonna buy it there.

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By in United Kingdom,

Got mine on Thursday lunchtime which is not bad going from ordering on Monday lunchtime. Im sure TLG could have put it in a smaller delivery box though. Will wait til I pick up the Winter Village Market before building and look forward to them doing trading wars with the Christmas tree seller from the Winter Village Bakery. :-)

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By in United States,

Wish I would have know about this a week earlier; ordered both the Winter Village Market and the Winter Village Cottage back on 10/8 :-(

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