Clikits Advent Calendar - Day 1

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Do we have a treat for Clikits fans this year! A friend of mine has acquired 7575 Clikits Advent Calendar from 2004, which was before Advent calendars became boring and predictable, and together we'll be revealing its contents in time-honoured day-by-day fashion.

Clikits sets first appeared in 2003 and offered a mixture of jewellery and other personal items; stationery and desk storage; and interior décor such as picture frames and mobiles, so with luck we should see good selection of these in the calendar.

One thing we can be certain of: there will be no weapons rack!

Anyway, let's open door number one and see what lies behind...


Actually, before we do that, let's take a look at the box, which has a lovely illustration of the theme's protagonists, the imaginatively named Heart, Daisy and Star.

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Behind door one we find a very nice printed polythene bag showing what's inside. It looks great, but I can't help feeling the printing is a bit of a waste given that 99.9% of them ended up in the bin. I suspect my friend is keeping hers, of course, having opened it carefully with scissors!

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Inside is a hair slide, decorated with a classic pink heart which has a relatively rare printed icon. It makes me happy – I feel prettier already!

These parts can apparently also be used as paper clips, but they don’t work too well unless you have just the right amount of paper to clip.

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So, not a bad start to the calendar at all!

38 comments on this article

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By in United States,

We need to see you actually WEARING it, @Huwbot , for this to be a proper review!

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By in United States,

Delightfully DREADFUL!!!

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By in United States,

“ One thing we can be certain of: there will be no weapons rack!”

Thank goodness. Huwbot is the best.

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By in United States,

You wanted it, you got it! Almost a month of Clikits! LOL

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By in United States,

So @huwbot, a “friend” bought this set... yeah right...

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By in United States,

Boy did my day just get better. Thanks Huwbot!

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By in New Zealand,

I’ve got my lottery numbers.

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By in United States,

I’ll never be able to describe how hilarious this is to anyone in my life who isn’t a regular Brickset visitor. Well played, Brickset team... thanks for the great month ahead!

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By in Australia,

I loved Clikits as a kid. Looking forward to the rest of the advent calendar.

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By in United States,

Starting to get tired of the clikits gag

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By in Hungary,

well memed

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By in United States,

Oh yeah, and don't forget that Beville also had one too in 2007. Watch that be for 2020 for Huwbot.

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By in Australia,

I don’t get the joke. Is this a real thing?

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By in Australia,

This is going to be the best Christmas ever.

"One thing we can be certain of: there will be no weapons rack!"

... just wait, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I ain't buying it if there's no weapon rack :(

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By in Netherlands,

Who looked at and approved those character designs? They're terrible, mostly because the eyes are way too far apart. Those eyes are nearly where the ears are

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By in Ireland,

Well this certainly brought a smile to my face on this cold morning. Huwbot you are to be commended for such a thorough review!

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By in Latvia,

Yay, Huwbot is back with Clickset!

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By in United Kingdom,

I never bother reading advent reviews, as I normally buy them all.
But I will be glued to these this year
Just off to check prices on BrickLink...
Best advent ever!

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By in Germany,

True, one can never have enough Clikits. :-)

And on a more serious note, now that I have bought a couple of Clikits pieces on Bricklink I can say they are not that bad after all. Sure, they are not your standard LEGO, but neither is Bionicle, which appears to be loved by many, so what's the big deal? I kind of like Clikits by now, and my kids do as well, even more so actually.

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By in United States,

A hair slide? That's a beret. Huwbot needs a vocabulary update.

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By in United States,

I will be honest, I will skip the other three this year.

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By in United Kingdom,

A Clikits weapon rack is something we all need and want now!

Thanks @Huwbot!

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By in United States,

@MCLegoboy - it's spelled barette in American English but known as a hair slide in British English.

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By in United Kingdom,

Never heard that term before...

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By in United States,

I'm beginning to think Clikits is becoming a bit of a running gag...

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By in United States,

Is there some "weapons rack" inside joke or something?

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By in United States,

I've learned two things today: that a barrette (the term I know) is also called a hair slide and that there is indeed a Clikits advent calendar.

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By in Canada,

It is a crying shame LEGO has not used the Mini-Doll design to make the protagonists from Clickits in a new updated look. Truly a crying shame... Also, why no Clickit hair accessories for Mini-Dolls? I dare say LEGO should revive these as accessories for LEGO Mini-Dolls.

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By in Germany,

I'd have said 'a friend of a friend.......of a distant aquaintance'.

Marvelous stuff!

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By in United States,

@HobbyBros All Star Wars advent calendars have some sort of weapons rack for if you don't want all the minifigs to be running around on Christmas morning with lots of weapons. The City ones typically have some sort of accessory holder as well, I think.

I agree, @Huwbot needs to be seen wearing all of these. That would make my day.

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By in United States,

Of course Huwbot is doing the Clikits calendar

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By in United States,

This is fascinating.

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By in United States,

YES

This is just great. That's an extra moment of happiness for the next 24 days.

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By in United States,

When does the winning entry from the contest that was run a while back start to be used for Huwbot?

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By in United States,

That's right, Huwbot, get it all out of your system. Love it!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm pretty sure this is how Skynet became self-aware.

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