40253 Xmas Build-Up revealed!

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40222 Christmas Build-Up was given away at shop.LEGO.com last year and a similar set, 40253 Xmas Build-Up, has now been revealed for 2017 in an Italian LEGO store calendar. This image asserts that the set will be available with purchases of over €65 in Italy and that the offer will run from the 22nd of October to the 20th of November.

The new set appears quite similar to that released in 2016 and features instructions for 24 models which cannot all be constructed at the same time.

Thanks to The Cobra for drawing this news to our attention and to Mattonito.com for initially finding the image in the calendar.

19 comments on this article

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By in Hungary,

Is the girl praying on this pic?

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By in Australia,

I hope to see less complaints than last year about the parts and builds in this *free Lego set*.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes. She's praying this years isn't rubbish.

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By in United States,

I really liked the last years one. I mean almost everything can be improved but for a free set there really isn't much that you can complain about. I really liked the ability to show KIDS the fact that a certain amount of Lego can make many different things.

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By in New Zealand,

I ended up with two of last year's version, both of which are still MISB in anticipation of them reaching the giddy heights of UCS MF collectability in years to come..... :-/

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By in Australia,

Who cares if the builds suck, they're basically free parts packs. I'm certainly not complaining, got a couple of 40222 with orders last year.

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By in United Kingdom,

got two sets last year with a couple purchases. Gave them to my nieces as part of their Christmas presents. They loved em and build all sorts of silly stuff.

I'll be picking things up later in the year and if LEGO want to give me free LEGO then I'm ok with that.

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By in Germany,

I got two last year. One is still MISB, the other we opened and our kids used the parts to build some of the minibuilds, after Christmas the parts went into the general collection and most of them are currently in use in several small Friends themed MOCs.
Never going to complain about free giveaways. After all, they are just a goody. Why should I complain about free parts?

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By in Ireland,

I really liked last year's one, it was fun to have such a variety of things to make! Sure, the builds weren't spectacular but the fact that it was free was fantastic. My minifig's apartment was decked out with the Christmas tree and the fireplace from it for ages. Glad to see there will be another one! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

@Mrnobody she is praying that this is not her present after Daddy bought the Falcon and got this as a freebie

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By in United States,

Shame. I much prefer it when they do the little models. I'm not interested in this or the holiday train station so I think this will be the first year I don't buy from the lego store for the holidays.

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By in United States,

@stupidbea@yahoo.com Okay? But we also got the 40223 Snowglobe (which was awesome by the way, both as a build and for parts) and 5004420 Toy Soldier ornament as holiday freebies last year in addition to the Christmas build-up. Who's to say that won't be the case this year? Just because this is the only one we know about doesn't mean there won't be others that are still being kept under wraps.

As a person who is more into large sets and interesting pieces, the Christmas build-up is not very exciting for me, but I will definitely be doing a large part of my LEGO shopping during the holiday season because I know that's when their stores have the most substantial giveaways (higher piece count gifts, higher quality boxed packaging) for purchases of higher dollar amounts.

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By in Belgium,

@myscrnnm: check 5004934, it's presumably the ornament we'll be getting this year.

While I like freebies such as the Snowglobe or Gingerbread House, I'd like to see a straightforward Winter Village addition like the 3300014 Christmas Set this year.

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By in United Kingdom,

Like others have said the girl praying *almost* breaks Lego's general rule of no clear religious bias - but then it is Christmas themed. I'm hoping this set - as a parts pack because it doesn't really matter what the given models are - contains a few more rare elements or colours. The packaging looks a little unfinished in the promo but it looks like there's a tree on it using the trans-neon green 'pyramid tiles' (ie. Nexo Knights) on a Christmas tree. Would be good for M-Tron MOCs etc.

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By in New Zealand,

^ Bearing in mind this is from the Italian store calendar, it's probably not too much of an issue for someone to be (apparently) praying. I'm more worried about the boy who has (apparently) just picked his nose and is proudly showing off the bogey .... eeeuuuwwww!!!

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By in Germany,

Italy is Roman Catholic heartland. If you can't show a girl apparantly praying, where can you? ;-)
Seriously though, folding your hands while looking up doesn't have to mean she is praying at all. It's not an unusual gesture for example for showing that you are happy about something - like getting a Lego set as a gift from your parents :-)

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By in Germany,

@ AddictedToStyrene: I was just going to -- oh, never mind.

@ BrickCompanion: lol, you said it.

@ stupibea: but there will also be two "little models" (40262 and 40263) as well as a regular Advent Calendar AND the ornament this year. Or are you talking about something entirely different?

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By in United Kingdom,

I loved the Build up calendar last year, having last year got and opened 2, and built models every day, trying to keep as many built at once as possible. i enjoyed it much more than the other advent calendars, which I didn't bother buying last year. I'll be aiming to get at least 2 of these again this year, I think

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By in United States,

The girl is making an emphatic wish.
The boy is pointing out the Christmas star in the upper right corner. There's your religious reference.

And note that these images are only on the flyer, not the LEGO packaging.

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