Last Updated on September 26, 2022 by Dexter Roona
Christmas is coming and what better way to count down the days than with one of the best LEGO advent Calendars in this article.
Traditional advent calendars give you a yummy piece of chocolate every day as you count down to Christmas and who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate? But you know what’s better than chocolate in an advent calendar? Well as a LEGO fan it’s LEGO mini-figures and small building sets.
In recent years, LEGO advent calendars have really taken off, becoming popular with kids and especially with LEGO Minifigures collectors and there is now a wide range of Lego advent Calendars available for the holiday season. Open one door each day to reveal your daily LEGO gift which can be a LEGO figure or themed mini building set.
New advent calendars are launched each year around September giving you plenty of time to be ready for the countdown. But you can also buy the previous year’s editions all year round providing they haven’t been discontinued and are out of stock
To tell the difference between LEGO advent calendars released each year, you need to look at the item number as there are often multiple calendars per franchise.
In this article, we will break down our favorites from both 2021 and 2022.
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Best LEGO advent calendars 2021
4428 LEGO City advent calendar
There are lots of LEGO-themed advent calendars based on popular movie and TV franchises but if you are new to LEGO calendars then the original LEGO City Advent Calendar would be a great starting calendar to buy.
The LEGO City advent calendar gives you daily Lego gifts giving you everything you need to build a Christmas festive play scene.
Santa needs the help of the village residents, he has crashed his sleigh and is stuck in the snow and he has a tight schedule to deliver the presents.
This cool LEGO City advent calendar includes 7 collectible mini-figures:
- 3 firefighters
On days when you don’t open a window revealing a mini-figure, you acquire additional festive items allowing you to create a dynamic scene.
The LEGO City advent calendar is a great festive set that celebrates Christmas
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75307 LEGO Star Wars – The Mandalorian advent calendar
If you are a Mandalorian Star Wars fan or you are buying for a Star Wars fan then this really is the perfect advent calendar building set to buy.
The LEGO Star Wars advent calendar comes with 7 highly collectible mini-figures.
The Star Wars LEGO advent Calendar includes the Mandalorian and Grogu in their festive outfits along with 11 mini-build vehicles including Mando’s Razor Crest ship and Riot Mar’s starfighter.
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76196 LEGO Marvel The Avengers advent calendar
The LEGO Marvel Avengers advent Calendar featured seven collectible mini-figures:
- Iron Man
- Black Widow
- Captain Marvel
- Nick Fury
You also get some cool Marvel-themed mini-builds such as Spider-Man’s drone and Tony Starks iconic Stark Tower.
The Avengers LEGO Advent Calendar also features some great festive touches like Tony stark wearing his Christmas jumper and Spidey wearing a scarf.
A great set for both adults and kids including some really cool collectible elements that you just can’t buy outside of this set. It’s worth the money just to get Tony Stark in his Christmas jumper!
76390 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar
The LEGO Harry Potter advent Calendar includes six collectible mini-figures:
- Draco Malfoy
- Dudley Dursley
The calendar also features mini-builds. You can also build a mini spinner that enables you to play a board game printed on the surface of the box which is a nice additional feature.
41690 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
The LEGO Friends products are aimed at younger children. They are a little different in design from traditional brick LEGO.
The LEGO Friends advent calendar comes with the LEGO Friends girl characters in mini-doll form.
This is a set that is primarily targeted at young girls
Best LEGO advent calendars 2022
60352 Lego City Advent Calendar
This updated version of the 4428 Lego City advent calendar is pretty cool. Not a lot has changed from the previous edition but then everything has changed. In other words, the Lego City Advent Calendar is the LEGO City Advent Calendar regardless of the version. Ur really only matters which version you get if you have the previous version already.
The new updated 2022 version features five classic Lego City TV characters
- Mr. Produce
And there is also a festive Santa mini-figure too.
75340 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
This new Star Wars advent calendar is an updated version that matters. The previous 2021 LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Advent calendar was based on the Disney+ The Mandalorian TV show. This new version is Star Wars Trilogy based so has a wider broader appeal.
This new updated version gives us collectible mini-figures of C-3PO and R2-D2 in Christmas outfits. We have a cool version of Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker is also in the set along with a Clone Trooper Commander, Snowtrooper, Battle Droid, and Gonk Droid.
76404 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar
The new 2022 LEGO Harry Potter Calendar is a great updated version of the 2021 version. In 2022 calendar, the toys from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December combine to make a scene from the first film. The toys from the 4th, 5th and 6th of December make a scene from the second film and so on covering all 8 movies in the Harry Potter franchise.
The mini figures in this calendar include the new 2022 Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendar include:
- Harry Potter
- Sirius Black
- Moaning Myrtle
- Lord Voldemort
- Horace Slughorn
- Nymphadora Tonks
- Neville Longbottom
As you can see from the above list Ron and Hermoine are missing but if you have already purchased the 2021 version then you already have them.
41706 Lego Friends Advent Calendar
The 2022 updated version of the LEGO Friends Calendar features 3 Lego Friends characters. There is also Santa and his sleigh and a reindeer. The theme of this set is around a Christmas Market so it is super festive with Christmasy mini-builds like food and game stalls.
76231 LEGO Marvel Guardians of The Galaxy 2022 Advent Calendar
I love this 2022 updated Marvel LEGO Advent Calendar. This year’s offering features the Guardians of the Galaxy, and it’s great.Buy 76231 LEGO Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calender from Amazon and Amazon UK
This great set features 6 LEGO Marvel mini- figures Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, and Mantis and there is also a snowman wearing Thanos’s armor. There are also really cool daily builds as you countdown to the big day.
This really is a great set and a strong buy if you are me 😉
So there you have it, my pick of the best LEGO Advent Calendars for 2021-2022.
Which is your favorite set in our article? I think you can tell mine is the Guardians set. Who doesn’t like a LEGO Groot?
But I want to know what you like, perhaps you prefer the Funko Advent Calendars?
Let me know in the comments below