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2022 LEGO Advent Calendar Line-Up

Today is "Advent Calendar"< a commemorative holiday dreamed up by grocery chain Aldi to promote the release of their extremely popular advent calendars. Much of them revolve around consumables -- not just the traditional chocolate but also beer, wine, cheese, and more. This year they will also be offering a selection of LEGO advent calendars.

LEGO advent calendars are a popular and family-friendly way to count down to Christmas. LEGO advent calendars come in fun themed boxes that open up to reveal a "set", or display scene that is ideal for setting up your mini builds each day. 

LEGO advent calendars often include exclusive pieces or minifigures and are usually a great per-piece value, when purchased early at the suggested retail price!

Reminder: LEGO advent calendars are not tied to the year they are issued; the builds are mostly "evergreen", so older calendars can be given as gifts as well as the latest boxes. The boxes featured here are all new for 2021 but will make great gifts for fans in the years to come. Conversely, if you find a wanted title is sold out, you might be able to find a previous-year advent calendar for gifting -- though it might have the premium price you'd expect to find in a discontinued, collectible item.

Beware: if you are purchasing a LEGO advent calendar for yourself, online product pages often include SPOILERS that reveal the surprise toys within. Because of this, our post includes mild spoilers.

For 2022, LEGO is offering 5 advent calendars. See the line-up below.

2022 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

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Last year's Mandalorian-themed LEGO Star Wars advent calendar was a huge hit and sold out fast. This year it looks like we're back to a generic holiday theming, but this calendar is always popular so it's smart to purchase early. As always, you'll get a bunch of mini builds which are often Star Wars vehicles in micro form, along with mini-figures and droids.

Guardians of the Galaxy LEGO Advent Calendar

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Last year saw the first Marvel LEGO advent calendar hit the market, with a cool Avengers theme. This year, Guardians of the Galaxy is the theme. You'll get 6 minifigures among the daily builds in this 268-piece LEGO calendar set.

2022 Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendar

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Popular franchise Harry Potter joins up with LEGO again this year for what is sure to be a sough-after set. The builds and minifgures in this set are designed to help builders create scenes from the Harry Potter movies (day 1-3 are from the first movie, 4-6 from the second movie, and so on). The set includes 7 total minifgures among its 334 total bricks.

LEGO City 2022 Advent Calendar

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LEGO City advent calendars are perfect for all LEGO fans -- the minifigures and mini-builds included can be used to enhance your LEGO collection, from the City series and others. You'll get six mini-figures recognizable from the LEGO City Adventures TV show in this 287-piece set.

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2022

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This LEGO advent calendar is perfect for fans who love the LEGO Friends series. The fold-out background for this set is a cute outdoor holiday winter wonderland scene. You'll get 4 Friends dolls (the series version of minifigures) with this 312-piece set.

Stackable Base Plates for LEGO Level Fun!

More LEGO Base Plates for Your Collection

LEGO Classic Green Baseplate 11023 Building Toy Set for Preschool Kids, Boys, and Girls Ages 4+ (1 Pieces) – A foundation for creative play – This 32x32-stud baseplate provides an open landscape for all kinds of LEGO creations; Sturdy and durable – 1,024 aligned studs... View on Amazon
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) – Build a seaside town, ship on the high seas or whatever you can imagine on this Blue LEGO Baseplate!; This Blue LEGO building plate facilitates a... View on Amazon
LEGO Classic White Baseplate 11026 Building Toy Set for Preschool Kids, Boys, and Girls Ages 4+ (1 Piece) – A blank canvas for creative expression – This 32x32-stud baseplate provides an open landscape for all kinds of LEGO creations; Sturdy and durable – 1,024 aligned... View on Amazon
LEGO Classic Gray Baseplate 11024 Building Toy Set for Preschool Kids, Boys, and Girls Ages 4+ (1 Pieces) – A place for creative play – This 48x48-stud baseplate provides an open landscape for all kinds of LEGO creations; Durable and sturdy – 2,304 aligned studs... View on Amazon

Display Case for LEGO Minifigures

More LEGO Mini Figure Storage Cases

Room Copenhagen 40660005 Lego Minifigure Display Case 16, 8 Stud, Bright Blue – MULTILEVEL CREATIONS: The Play and Display Case features 2 tiers for making multilevel cities or cliffside scenes full of depth and dimension; FROM PLAY TO DISPLAY:... View on Amazon
Lego 40650601 Minifigures Display case – DISPLAY YOUR FAVORITE FIGURES: The Minifigure Display Case is a great way to showcase your most prized figures and characters in your home; STACKABLE DESIGN: Just... View on Amazon
Room Copenhagen, Lego Minifigure Display Case - Stackable Brick Design - Holds 16 Minifigures - Grey – DISPLAY YOUR FAVORITE FIGURES: The Minifigure Display Case is a great way to showcase your most prized figures and characters in your home; STACKABLE DESIGN: Just... View on Amazon
Room Copenhagen LEGO 40650603 Minifigure Display Case 8 Black, 4 Stud – DISPLAY YOUR FAVORITE FIGURES: The Minifigure Display Case is a great way to showcase your most prized figures and characters in your home; STACKABLE DESIGN: Just... View on Amazon

NEW Razor Crest Star Wars Mandalorian MEGA Ship Build!

A brand new mega build of the Razor Crest ship from the Mandalorian is available now on LEGO.com for VIP members, and will be available to non-members soon.

The huge build is a magnificent display ship made of 6187 LEGO pieces.

A previous LEGO Mandalorian build of the Razor Crest was a popular 1023-piece build that made an impressive ship. That completed build was about 5.5" tall, 15" long, and 11" wide.

The new mega build ship will be a whopping 10" tall, 29" long, and 20" wide -- making it almost twice the size!

The new LEGO Razor Crest is full of amazing and delightful details for both the LEGO fan and the Star Wars Mandalorian enthusiast. Open the rear hatch for storage and entry by minifigures, cargo, and creatures. There is a chamber for carbon-freezing, an escape pod, and a cabinet full of blaster weapons.

The set also includes awesome minifigures and creatures. You'll get Mando himself, Grogu in his pram, the Mythrol, plus Kuiil (I have spoken) and a Blurrg.

The magnificent build includes a display plate for the figures, and an information plaque to place in front of the finished piece.

Check out more photos, building details, and buying information directly on the LEGO.com product page for The Razor Crest. Pick it up for yourself, for your LEGO & Star Wars -loving friend, or add it to your own holiday gift wish list.

More Spooky LEGO Mini Sets for Halloween Fun

If you're looking to have some LEGO style fun this Halloween, we've got some ideas for you. Your holiday fun doesn't have to involve asking strangers for sugary treats -- you can get creative with LEGO! Previously, we shared several Halloween themed LEGO sets. Below we're sharing some more sets. Most of these are small and suitable for all ages. Note that some of these sets are no longer manufactured by LEGO so they are available at "collectible" pricing. These sets are all fun to build, and, when complete, they make fun festive Halloween display pieces.

LEGO Spooky Spider and Haunted House Building Set

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This 132-piece LEGO set is perfect for Halloween. You'll build a couple of spooky ornaments: a fanged spider and a haunted house! This set was new in 2021. This set is great for anyone who keeps a holiday tree up all year -- you'll get two new Halloween holiday ornaments!

LEGO BrickHeadz Halloween Witch

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This cute LEGO BrickHeadz set includes 151 pieces. Your completed build will be a green witch in the exaggerated BrickHeadz style, with accessories like a cauldron and a broomstick. This set was new in 2018.

LEGO Pumpkin & Bat Halloween Ornaments Building Set

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This is a 130-piece LEGO building set that's great for Halloween. The finished build will be two ornaments that would look great on your Halloween-themed holiday tree. The LEGO ornaments, a pumpkin and a bat, come in a fun and spooky themed gift box. This set was new in 2020.

Vampire and Bat LEGO Halloween Set

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This is a fun LEGO set for Halloween. You'll build a Vampire figure and a small bat companion with this 150-piece set. This highly rated LEGO kit was new back in 2018.

LEGO BrickHeadz Halloween Ghost

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This fun and spooky LEGO BrickHeadz set uses 136 pieces to put together a ghost.  The complete set includes a buildable display surface, plus bat, jack-o-lantern, spider, and bone accessories. The ghost build is featured in the exaggerated cartoon-like BrickHeadz style. This set was new in 2020.

LEGO Halloween Bat and Pumkin Build

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This little bagged LEGO set is great for Halloween. You'll build two items with the 156 pieces included: a bat figure and a small pumpkin. This highly rated and collectible set was new back in 2014.

LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein 40422 Building Kit (108 Pieces)

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This is another fun LEGO BrickHeadz build that's perfect for Halloween. The figure here is a traditional Frankenstein's monster, in dramatic black and white! The exaggerated blocky style of the BrickHeadz figure works perfectly with the classic Universal movie monster and his blocky head! This very highly rated set of 108 LEGO pieces was first introduced in 2020.

Fun LEGO-Style Minifigure Halloween Costumes

Love LEGO? Then you'll love dressing up as a LEGO figure this Halloween. Check out these minifigure costumes and LEGO Halloween trick-or-treat totes for having some fun Halloween night!

1 Child Size LEGO-Inspired Toy Block Costume

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This fun costume is a blue one-piece tunic / mask combination. Dress up as a LEGO-style minifigure in a blue block shirt and traditional yellow head.

2 LEGO-Style Man Block Toy Halloween Costume

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This original tunic costume includes different stickers to use to make your own custom LEGO-style block head face expression.

4 Stacking Brick Child Halloween LEGO-Style Costume

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LEGO will come to life this Halloween when you dress up as a LEGO-style block for trick-or-treating! This tunic is a great costume choice for every young LEGO fan!

5 LEGO Movie Emmet Character Hooded Suit for Halloween

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This is a fun LEGO Movie inspired hooded union suit for kids to wear this Halloween. Your kid will look just like Emmet from The LEGO Movie when wearing this pajama set that doubles as a Halloween costume. Everything will be awesome when you go as lovable Emmet this Halloween!

6 LEGO Halloween Trick-or-Treater Bucket

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Your LEGO outfit for Halloween will be complete when you tote this safety bucket with LEGO skeleton head motif and reflective patches.

LEGO Storage Bricks Keep Collection Together

These fun official oversized LEGO bricks are actually storage containers that are prefect for storing your LEGO collection. The storage bricks shown below are just a few of the options available. Click through to see all of the color options available for each shape and size, and find new sizes too! These LEGO storage containers come in a variety of sizes to suit every need.

1 White LEGO Storage Brick (1x)

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This is a small square LEGO storage brick with one stud on the top. It measures 4.9" x 4.9" x 7.1". Shown here in white but available in a variety of LEGO colors.

2 Blue LEGO Storage Brick (1x)

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This is the smallest of the LEGO storage bricks. This round brick measures 4.8" x 4.8" x 7.2" and also comes in a range of colors for LEGO fans.

3 Red LEGO Storage Brick (2x)

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This is a medium-sized storage brick with two studs on the top. It measures 9.8" x 4.9" x 7.1" and can be purchased in red as shown, or pick another favorite color for your LEGO storage box.

4 Green LEGO Storage Brick (4x)

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This storage brick comes in a variety of colors; dark green is shown. The 4x4 stud brick measures 9.8" x 9.8" x 7.1".

5 Red LEGO Storage Brick (8x)

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This is the largest of the LEGO brick-shaped storage bins and it measures 19.7" x 9.8" x 7.1". Shown here in red, this big storage brick comes in 15+ different color options. Pick a brick or several bricks to match your decor!

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