This advent calendar is definitely one for the kids, and unless you’re a fan of the City theme I wouldn’t bother purchasing this set, even for parts. However, as well as another opportunity to tear the box apart for the ever-useful black tray, there are some very nice pieces: the Orange 1×1 round tiles and transparent bottles stand out for me.
It is great to finally see a dedicated Father Christmas/Santa figure in a Christmas-themed set, with the added bonus of a shiny belt buckle to differentiate it from the S7 Santa minifigure. The toy crane is the most impressive build in the calendar, and the inclusion of food items (even if there is a pizza) is appreciated; everything else just seems to be filler.
I’m giving this advent calendar a 6.4/10, based on the above. It’s not for me, but someone is bound to like it.
To end this review, the most Christmassy thing I can think of to do with this set: