Bricks Of Christmas Past – Day 3

A Look at LEGO® Christmas Sets From Past to Present

Welcome back to the 12 Bricks of Christmas Past! This is my countdown of traditional Christmas subjects done over the years in LEGO® form. Seasonal LEGO® sets are always a huge hit over the holidays. So for the next 12 days – the traditional Christmas amount – I’m going to look at a particular subject and see the offerings past to present. There’s some fun stuff to explore so check back each day 😉 Click below for previous articles and read on for today’s topic!

DAY 3: WREATHS!

For today’s Bricks of Christmas Past we’re looking at lovely circles of greenery. Hang one on your door or above your fireplace. Cover it with baubles and decorations or just keep it a plain plant, there’s plenty of options. It’s like decorating a 2-D Christmas tree. Sort of. In any case, wreaths are a traditional holiday decoration for many. LEGO® built wreaths don’t have as much history compared to other sets on our list, but they have evolved quite nicely. Let’s take a look at what we got.

Belville Advent Calendar / Seasonal / 2007 / #7600 / 12 pcs

An early brick-built wreath comes in the Belville Advent Calendar from 2007! The Belville theme is the precursor to the Friends line and debuted in 1994. Here we have traditional plant leaves connected together with red 1×1 studs.

Wreath Polybag / Creator / 2011 / #30028 / 50 pcs

This brick-built wreath is a tad blockier and sharper than the last one. The bells are a great touch though and make for something a little bit different. The most interesting thing is no plant elements are used at all, just plates and bricks.

City Advent Calendar / Seasonal / 2016 / #60133 / 14-16 pcs

The smallest wreath is a single element piece that is essentially a recoloured lifebuoy. Change it from from yellow or white to green and it’s a wreath! And feel free to add some cherries or studs and you have berries for garnish and accuracy. You even got TWO wreaths in this calendar – such value! You can also find similar wreaths in the more recent Harry Potter and Avengers Advent Calendars and in many more sets I’m sure.

Friends Advent Calendar / Seasonal / 2018 / #41353 / 16 pcs

With each new plant and tree element, we get a more and more interesting wreaths. I quite like this one.

Christmas Wreath 2-in-1 / Seasonal / 2020 / #40426 / 510

The largest, most detailed and most recent wreath is from 2020. The 2-in-1 design is a great option that allows you to hang the wreath or create a table-top decoration. Either configuration has lovely details like berries, a bow and even candles. This set arrived in late 2020 and immediately sold out. In fact, I recall it not coming back into stock until MUCH later in the year, well past the holidays. If you’re interested in more details, read Tom’s review here.

Wreath One will it be?

And that’s day 3 of Bricks of Christmas Past is in the bag. I hope you enjoyed today’s look at wreaths. Please visit every day at this time to check out the newest topic and article. Do you decorate with wreaths? Are they a Christmas only tradition or have you adopted them for many holidays? A nice St. Patrick’s Day one perhaps? Did you manage to get the 2-in-1 Wreath last year? Please comment below and on our social channels to let us know. And as always, keep on brickin’. 🧱

-Frank

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