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Build A Christmas Tradition With LEGO

These days Lego has a ton of Christmas specialities every year. You can always count on a fresh advent calendar, or even a wintery village. The bricky pickin's haven't always been so good. In fact the overall line of Lego models didn't change all that much years ago. Some models would stick around for a couple years. For example, in 1989, this was pretty much it in the Christmas category. There were a couple of other simple yuletide models back then, but nothing like today's elaborate holiday offerings.

You'll also notice that this model is made up of very simple shapes rather than the more detailed (and often less versatile) pieces you get today. There are also none of those pieces consisting of one big chunk that you could have built from smaller bits. Adult Lego fans humorously refer to these single piece abominations as "POOPS": Piece Out Of Other Pieces. Check out how versatile this 20 year old set is thanks to the variety of simple pieces.

I like these little Holiday sets as they're terrific stocking stuffers, and fortunately Lego still offers these litte sets for a buck or two. They even offer special limited-edition random minifigs for you collector types out there. Kids love these sets, and don't forget... it's okay for grownups to like Lego too.


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