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Best Lego advent calendars 2022

Best Lego advent calendars 2021
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Christmas may be over with, but you can still have a look at all the cool advent calendars Lego had on sale. 

What better way to get in the festive spirit than with the best Lego advent calendars. A standard advent calendar will see you wake up to a small square of chocolate every morning, why not make it a bit more exciting with a Lego advent calendar? They're a totally different (snow)ball game.

We've highlighted the best Lego advent calendars in time for the holidays so you can see which one you like. You'll have to be quick though, Lego advent calendars are extremely popular every holiday season and this year will be no different. You can also check out our Lego space deals for more great gift ideas. 

We've included a range of advent calendars to suit everyone and every budget so be sure you're sure to grab a deal. Check out our best Lego deals and our best Lego Star Wars sets pages for more great savings.

Lego advertises the sets as being a gift a day, and in fairness it certainly feels that way with a lot of the best Lego advent calendars. You never know what will be behind each of the 24 doors, and the designers really outdo themselves each year coming up with fresh and exciting calendars with new surprises behind each door. The kind of things you can expect to find are items like buildable characters, Christmas items, spaceships, vehicles and so much more. 

There's a huge range of themes and styles to choose from, so it doesn't matter if you're a fan of Lego or a particular franchise, there's a Lego advent calendar for you. There's a now-infamous Lego Star Wars advent calendar, a Harry Potter advent calendar for the wizard or muggle in your life, a Marvel set with loads of recognizable heroes and a classic Lego city advent calendar for the purists out there. 

Best Lego advent calendar deals

$39.99

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar: $39.99 $31.99 at Walmart

Save 20% on this really cool Lego Harry Potter advent calendar when you get it from Walmart. This 274-piece set includes minifigures of the main characters as well as buildable models, including a Gringotts gold vault.

$39.99 at Amazon

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: $39.99 at Amazon

Sorry Star Wars fans, but the deals are over on this one. It's out of stock almost everywhere, and the some places still selling it are doing so at a markup! This Amazon deal was previously over $50! But now it's back to the normal price of $39.99. This 335-piece set comes with minifigures including The Mandalorian and The child as well as 11 mini-build vehicles including the Razor Crest and a TIE Fighter.


$29.99

Lego City Advent Calendar: $29.99 $23.99 at Walmart.

Save 20% on this Lego City advent calendar when you get it from Amazon. The Lego purist in your life will love this set as it's filled with awesome mini-builds, fun characters and cool accessories.

$39.99

Lego Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar: $39.99 $31.99 at Walmart.

Avengers, assemble. This super 298-piece set comes with seven minifigures including the likes of Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Thanos, as well as cool accessories.

$29.99

Expired: Lego Friends Advent Calendar: $29.99 $23.99 at Walmart.

Perfect for young kids who are already fans of the Lego Friends setting, this advent calendar comes with 5 micro-dolls, plus kitten and puppy figures and loads of other cool props.

Out of stock online but may be available at local stores.

Lego City Advent Calendar 2021

Lego City Advent Calendar 2021

Lego City Advent Calendar 2021 (Image credit: Lego)

Lego City Advent Calendar 2021

Specifications

Price: $29.99 / £19.99
Age: 5+
Pieces: 349
Lego set number: 60303

Reasons to buy

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It’s got a minifig Santa!
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Builds that will fit in with most other sets

Reasons to avoid

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Minifigs here are less recognizable than with some of the other sets

If you’re all-in on the traditional ‘City’ style of Lego, you can’t afford to miss the Lego City Advent Calendar. This one’s the most traditionally festive of all the Lego Advent calendars this year – you’ve got a Santa minifig riding a present-laden train, a wintry post box, a Christmas pudding table, carol singers, and even a robotic snowman among many other mini builds. They’ll easily slip in with your other Lego sets, and the box folds out to include a fun play scene, complete with frozen lake.

Lego Friends Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Friends Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Friends Advent Calendar 2021 (Image credit: Lego)

Lego Friends Advent Calendar 2021

Specifications

Price: $29.99 / £19.99
Age: 6+
Pieces: 370
Lego set number: 41690

Reasons to buy

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Five minifigs and a mini dog
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Very festive builds

Reasons to avoid

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Minifigs don’t match regular Lego sets

Lego Friends has become a hugely popular spin-off for the Danish toy makers, being the build-your-own playset maker’s answer to the likes of Barbie. The Lego Friends Advent Calendar is a really nice addition to the line, coming complete with five minifigs, tiny cat and dog figures, a roaring fireplace, seasonal post box, snowmobile, Christmas tree, ice cream maker, and more miniature presents than you can shake a Christmas cracker at. The Friends style is a bit divisive among Lego purists as each minifig has a different head and hand style to a traditional Lego set. But kids will only see one thing when they open each calendar door – inventive, colorful, and downright fun new builds, every day of the season.

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2021 (Image credit: Lego)

Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2021

Specifications

Price: $39.99 / £24.99
Age: 7+
Pieces: 274
Lego set number: 76390

Reasons to buy

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Includes six excellent wizarding minifigs
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Has a game printed on the calendar

Reasons to avoid

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Less imaginative builds overall

Maybe it’s the magic, maybe it’s the huge banquet feasts in the Great Hall, but there’s something inherently Christmassy about the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Of all the sets on this list, it’s a franchise best suited for transforming into a Christmas set, with each book and movie including a Christmas scene. While there are fewer obviously-Christmas builds included in the Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar, what you do get will make great additions for those with other Harry Potter playsets, from a Privet Drive road sign to a Gringotts bank minecart and a gold-filled vault. And the tiny Hedwig owl figure is just adorable.

Lego Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar 2021 (Image credit: Lego)

Lego Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar 2021

Specifications

Price: $39.99 / £24.99
Age: 7+
Pieces: 298
Lego set number: 76196

Reasons to buy

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Hilarious festive minifigs
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Great Quinjet and Hulkbuster mini builds

Reasons to avoid

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Not very Christmassy

Avengers, it’s cold outside! Assemble! The Lego Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar may not be the most overtly-Christmassy of the calendars on this list, but it’s got some lovely little features to get you in the festive spirit. Thor in a scarf? Tony Stark in a Christmas jumper? Thanos on the naughty list, running way with a sack full of presents? There’s loads of fun to be had here, and it includes some of the smartest mini builds of any of the sets here, from a tiny Avengers tower to an ickle Hulkbuster suit and Quinjet.

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021 (Image credit: Lego)

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021

Specifications

Price: $39.99 / £24.99
Age: 6+
Pieces: 335
Lego set number: 75307

Reasons to buy

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Baby Yoda!
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Clever mini build interpretations of iconic Star Wars props and ships

Reasons to avoid

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Mandalorian theme misses classic Star Wars characters

The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendars have become one of the most sought after pre-Christmas presents out there, putting witty seasonal spins on some of the most famous scenes and characters in all of pop culture. This year, the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar is themed around Disney’s The Mandalorian TV show, so you know what that means… BABY YODA IN CHRISTMAS PYJAMAS! It’s not all just about ‘The Child’ though, with Lego once again knocking it out of the park with clever miniaturized builds that include TIE fighters, ion cannons, and drone droids.

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Gerald Lynch
Gerald Lynch

Gerald is a freelance writer and the Executive Editor for our sister site, TechRadar, where he covers entertainment, VR, gaming, and tech. He was also previously the Editor of Gizmodo UK and is the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future'. a book looking at the impact of our most important technological developments in the modern world.