For the past several years, Lego has released holiday bonus sets - usually two per year. These sets are only available with a minimum purchase, starting on Black Friday. The first 2019 bonus set is the biggest one yet - in terms of the minimum price threshold, the piece count and the completed height. It's a lovely Christmas tree, and is a welcome addition to our mantelpiece holiday decor.
The Lego Christmas Gift bonus set is one several "gift with purchase" offers available from Lego's online store in the run up to Christmas 2018. Once the lid is removed, the gift box opens on sturdy hinges to reveal a detailed Christmas scene including Lego minifig adult and child.
The 2017 limited edition Lego holiday bonus set is a traditional nutcracker. And while I have no faith that it would actually crack a hard-shelled nut, it's moving parts replicate a functional nutcracker. This is a compact sets that blends well in any fireplace mantel or table top Christmas arrangement.
Mention the word "season" in the month of December and several possibilities come to mind: 1) the start of ski season, 2) the beginning of winter, 3) Christmas and other holidays, and 4) delicious cooking. In 2016, winter solstice occurred at the tail end of an extended cold snap. Maybe that's why I found the holiday spirit so elusive this year. Even so, my long-standing habit of toting a camera along just about everywhere produced a handful of photos depicting some of my favourite things about the holiday season.
Just as in the past few years, Lego released two holiday bonus sets in 2015. Somehow, I missed part two of the announcement in the fall, so I thought the Holiday Train was it for this year. As a result, I was surprised when a second holiday bonus set was added to my Lego shop-at-home …