Review: Candy Box

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For those of you in the U.S., LEGO has offered another building event for adults only. It happened on the evening of February 15th. I signed up sometime in January and it appears that there was a limit of roughly 40 per store (it appeared to be that way at the store I went to). We'll take a look at the Candy Box that was offered for the event.

I was offered the option of taking the pieces with me or building in store. The base is built first and has an attractive gold lining thanks to gold jumper plates and 1x1 gold plates. Perched on each plate or jumper is a different kind of chocolate as you would find in an assorted box of chocolates.

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The lid of the box is decorated with a white ribbon with a fancy bow (thanks to two feather pieces) as well as a gold star.

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Thanks to a couple 1x1 plates on the top layer of the box the lid is able to be fixed on the top.

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All in all, it was a nice reason to stop by the LEGO store. Thanks to the timing of different promotions, that meant I had a reason to visit either LEGO.com or a LEGO store for three consecutive days: the flower promo on February 14, the adult building event on February 15, and the Year of the Dog promo on February 16.

Well played, LEGO, well played.

 

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14 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Very cool tidbit. Thanks for the review, Megan!

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By in United States,

are the instructions anywhere?

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By in United States,

My store here at Disney Springs in Orlando had copies of the directions and gave them out if you asked. There is no set number on the directions. They are printed with the LEGO logo on it, so I don't know where they got them.

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By in United Kingdom,

There's a log tile in there?!

Very nice model. Definitely interested in the instructions.

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By in United Kingdom,

Was it a free event or did you have to pay for it - if so, how much was it?

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By in United States,

@LostInTranslation the wood tile was to add some variety to the flavor. Otherwise they’d all just taste like plastic.

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By in United States,

^^ This was a free event, all I had to do was sign up sometime in January. Since I'm (ahem) somewhat of a regular at the store, the staff reminded me of it one of the times I was in there.

I took pictures of the instructions and sent them to Huw and Chris; maybe they can upload them. Apologies in advance for the lighting in those.

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By in United States,

I absolutely love this little model. So cute and clever!

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the decorative bits on top. That's a trick worth remembering...

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By in United States,

Would be cool to have, but with the nearest LEGO Store 2 hours away, and the soon-to-be nearest Toys-R-Us an hour instead of 10 minutes away (thanks TRU jerks), in-store building events are going to be a fewer and fewer occurrence.

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By in United States,

MeganL thanks your certainly the Louis Lane of lego!

Hope you like your free box of chocolates

Can I ask if you can add a picture of spare pieces included to your future reviews as well - it is always welcome to see a set that ppl think is over priced that has 20 or more extra pieces (@10 pp that is $2 of added value for example)

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By in United States,

@ m_flinn_2056 there is not usually extra pieces at these build events for obvious reasons.

As a side note I am amazed anyone would need instructions for this :) Just sayin

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By in United States,

Last year's was better IMO, but I hope they continue this trend! Always a fun event.

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