City Advent Calendar: Day 5

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Door number four of the City Advent Calendar opened to reveal a Husky, leading me to wonder whether an animal theme might develop during the next couple of days. I enjoy collecting LEGO animals and certainly hope so!

Let's open today's door and find out...

This simple sled slides on four pearl silver runners, formed using ice skates. I like this building technique and there is plenty of room to seat a minifigure on the sled, as one would expect. Unfortunately, I think its colour scheme looks somewhat jumbled, featuring blue, tan and reddish brown elements as well as the aforementioned pearl silver runners.

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Furthermore, the small mound of snow feels totally superfluous. The sled cannot run over the mound very easily as the runners must pass over two exposed studs. A slightly wider structure would have been much more effective.

Overall - 2.5 - This vehicle offers some play value and I like its runners. However, past LEGO sleds have been more impressive than this example.

 

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9 comments on this article

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By in Netherlands,

Pretty generous with that 2.5.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah, bit disappointing today. Cool to get four skates (plus a spare) but the sled is a bit jumbled and the ramp is ineffective. Just one more 2x2 slope would fix the problem, and replacing the blue slope on the sled with a brown one would help too. Frustrating because it's so close to being really good!

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By in Australia,

The blue part is a real head-scratcher, that's for sure.

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By in United Kingdom,

Every year I think about getting an advent calendar but I never do as I think the £20-£25 could be used on a far better set, and judging by the content of the various calendars I appear to have made the correct choice yet again.

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By in Italy,

@andyh1984
I agree with you. However, now you can get all of them at half price just about everywhere, and that makes it appealing for parts.

Overall, I've seen better calendars in years past...

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By in United States,

@dingbat591 - Where have you seen them half off? I’d love to pick up a Friends one for cheap.

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By in Sweden,

I really liked today's model, third best so far, however the snow pile is very questionable, I actually put the snow pile on the seat of the sled and it looks much better in my opinion

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By in Italy,

@SarahLiz82

On the internet there's a 30% going on the Friends Calendar at Amazon.it which is pretty good already and I'm sure it'll get better as days go by.
I myself picked up the City calendar at Lego [email protected] and the SW calendar on Amazon with a 40% discount.

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By in Canada,

@ SarahLiz82 After Christmas you may get them half price. I am actually opening up the 2017 City Calendar this year just because I didn't know about them before I saw one half price after Christmas last year. Today was the little mini gingerbread house.

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