This year's seasonal holiday polybags have just made an appearance in the stores, so despite there being about 8-weeks until Christmas, I thought I'd do a quick review of them now.
The guys at web store Brick A Brac, who specialise in end-of-line and rare/exclusive sets, received them early and sent them to me, but being away for a couple of weeks recently, I've only just got to them. Today I'll review 40059 Santa's Sleigh and tomorrow, I'll look at 40058 Decorating the Tree.
This 77-piece set consists of Santa in his sleigh being pulled by a reindeer and some random guy with a walkie-talkie.
Is there something about Santa's helpers I don't know about?
The sleigh is a nice design, with plenty of room for Santa to sit and for the presents to fit in the back.
The Santa minifig is the 'traditional' Santa who hasn't changed much since he first appeared in 1995. It would have been nice if he'd been wearing the new Santa hat from the CMF series 8 version, but I guess that's out of production in China now.
The 1-wide reindeer is very well done. It's a shame the droid body and clip aren't brown to match the rest of the body, but other than that it can't be faulted.
Here's a photo of Santa giving Rudolph a carrot (which is not included in the set either!)
After the disappointment of the pumpkin, this is a neat little set that will make an excellent gift over the holiday period.
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