About Lego Advent Calendar
The Lego brand was founded in Denmark in 1934 by Ole Kirk Christiansen, who named his company after the Danish phrase 'leg godt' (play well). Christiansen originally manufactured toys from wood, and only began to make plastic toys in 1947. Over the next decade, the design of the Lego brick underwent many changes in order to improve its versatility and appeal to children, until the design that is still used today was patented in 1958.
Lego is available in a huge range of sizes, colours and styles and includes various accessories. The Lego company introduced mini figures in 1978, immediately extending opportunities for imaginative play. Their sets based on popular films and television shows, including Cars, Toy Story and the Disney Princess range, have proved extremely appealing to children. Lego also manufacture sets complete with instructions and all the pieces required for a particular project, such as a rocket or racing car.
Lego advent calendars are an exciting alternative to traditional chocolate filled styles, and offer the child a healthy and fun reward on the run-up to Christmas. The calendars are based on different themes, such as Lego City and Lego Friends, offering suitable choices for both boys and girls. Licensed calendars are also available, and include the popular Star Wars Lego toys. Each advent calendar is printed with the recommended age range, ensuring that the toys are appropriate for the child.
Thanks to the iconic design and the limited availability of Lego advent calendars, unused items from previous years have become popular collector's items. Star Wars themes are particularly sought after, as they are relevant to both Lego and Star Wars fans.