Last year we discovered the Lego Advent Calendar.
It was a huge hit.
Each day the boys open a door and pull out a hermetically sealed tiny building set – something like a mini-figure or a tree or a sled.
They put the Legos together with glee and set them on the display area.
24 days of building bliss.
They were almost disappointed when Christmas came.
Last year we only found one type of Lego Advent calendar, but this year we found both Lego City and Lego Kingdoms. We bought them at The Lego Store, but have seen them other places. In January, all the Christmas-y Lego mini-sets will be released into the big Lego bin upstairs in the playroom to fend for themselves. It will be the perfect plot line for a Christmas Toy Story.
Currently the boys have a countdown until December when we can open the first door.
A countdown to the countdown.
I like to see it because they are truly excited about it.
And nothing celebrates the birth of Christ like a bunch of Legos arranged on a cardboard box for $34.99.