There isn’t much I have to say about this advent calendar, except that City fans and Friends fans have more or less the same deal. The Friends calendar has less figures (two minidolls to the City Calendar’s six), but a superior parts selection and arguably better quality builds. There is the expected filler of course, but nothing in this calendar is nearly as bad as the fire boat from the City advent calendar!
I’m more impressed with this year’s minidolls in the advent calendar than last year’s, and I like that they didn’t go for a rehashed Father Christmas/Santa outfit. It will be interesting to see which main cast member will appear in next year’s calendar and what their outfit will be like… assuming it will be a different person! If there is any concern at all, it’s with Stephanie having made more unique appearances than the others (I make this one eight) so far – to which I’d suggest we acknowledge she’s the main character.
I would recommend picking this calendar up if you know of a fan of the Friends theme, though if you’re collecting parts from it it’s better to wait until you see discounts.
Based on the above breakdown this advent calendar gets 6.8/10.
There will be at least one more review before the year is out, so stay tuned.