Category Archives: Seasonal

2022 Advent Calendars Revealed – Pt 2

More 2022 Advent Calendars

Hot on the heals of yesterday’s first two 2022 Advent Calendars reveal, we now have details on two more. Head on over to the official site and you will find listings for the City and Friends calendars. And just like prior years, you will get a lovely selection of mini builds and minifigures/mini-dolls. Unlike the licensed ones, these two themes

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I stopped into Toys R Us (TRU) the other morning to see if their shelves had been restocked. Christmas shoppers and natural disaster-related supply chain shortages (at least here in BC) had left them perpetually empty. Part of the reason for the trip is that I needed to pick up some polybags for the Brick Alliance Polybag Project, a year-long

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Santa’s Sleigh (40499) Review

The approaching Holidays always bring great new seasonal LEGO® sets to store shelves. This year, one such set is Santa’s Sleigh (40499). After the 2020 Elf Clubhouse introduced the reindeer figurine, fans went wild. People ordered it like nobody’s business on Bricks and Pieces, and the figurine frequently sold out as soon as it appeared online. The reindeer was such

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Spring Lantern Festival (80107) Review

The Spring Lantern Festival (80107) is a beautiful set chock full of detail and colour. This lovely build recreates a traditional Asian garden featuring plenty of accurate details. The brick-built fun includes moon gates, pavilion, pond, bridge, and a light-up ox lantern. Adding to the accuracy and fun are plenty of buildable lanterns, Chun Lian banners, rabbit lantern and 8

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Story of Nian (80106) Review

The LEGO® Group recently announced the 2022 Chinese New Year sets. I’ve been rather remiss in that I have not yet reviewed the 2021 sets. In order to remedy that and celebrate the 2022 reveals, this week True North Bricks is reviewing both the Story of Nian (80106) and Spring Lantern Festival (80107). Today, we begin with the former. NOTE:

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