LEGO advent calendars are always a win, and none more so than the 2022 LEGO City advent calendar.
By the looks of it, they are continuing with the farm theme, as seen in the 2021 calendar. That’s cool though, as you get plenty of great options.
Thanks to the 2HY Japanese LEGO catalog, we have our first real look at this set, and we’re here to break it all down for you!
This is set number 60352, and as with many of the other LEGO calendars, the LEGO City one will be released on September 1st.
It will retail for around $30 and contains 287 pieces hidden behind 24 separate doors.
If we’re going to crunch those numbers, that’s around 10 cents per brick. That’s just short of 12 bricks per door, making it around $1.20s-worth of LEGO behind each door!
So with all that info out of the way, let’s dive in!
Minifigures in the LEGO 60352 City Advent Calendar 2022
We have a total of 6 Minifigures confirmed for the 2022 LEGO City advent calendar so far.
We’re going to start with the big man himself: Santa Claus!
This cool little Minifigure was bound to make an appearance, as he has done in the past several LEGO City calendars.
With a separate hat and beard, it’s one of the best versions of Santa to date.
This girl sports a bright orange jacket, striped top, blue pants, and pigtails.
She is shown holding a carrot and feeding a horse on the box, though those are not accessories exclusive to this Minifigure.
But we’ll come to that a little later in this article!
Middle Aged Man
In his tan-colored outfit, and with a dashing mustache, this middle age man looks ready to roast some chestnuts on an open fire.
If you look closely it looks like he’s wearing some kind of apron, so perhaps he’d be well suited in kitchen scenes doing some cooking.
Again, this is another Minifigure pictured with an animal, this time it’s a cat.
Ice Skater Girl
It’s winter, it’s cold, and there’s ice on the ground, so including an ice skating Minifigure makes a lot of sense.
At least, we think it’s an ice skater, from what we can tell!
She comes with a cool lime green scarf piece which really adds to the outfit, though she’s pictured holding a broom.
Perhaps she’s curling, who knows, we’ll have to wait until we get our hands on this set to confirm!
Boy Posting Mail
It’s Christmas, so you have to get your letter to Santa, right?
This shorter Minifigure depicts a boy wearing a blue outfit and a red hat – possibly with a propeller on top of it.
Dressed in a burgundy outfit, this stall owner looks like he’s ready to sell you some Christmas goodies.
We like the addition of white hand pieces to represent gloves.
He also comes with a flat-topped hat piece, which always looks great no matter which Minifigure it comes with.
So as far as Minifigures go, we’ve pretty much covered it. Up next are some great extras.
Animals in the 2022 LEGO City Calendar
As any good LEGO City fan knows, it’s always important to have plenty of animals.
Whether you’re constructing a farm or perhaps a nice house scene, being able to populate it with animals really brings it to life.
In this calendar set, there is a large white horse and a small grey cat.
Both are single-piece figures and have no moveable parts. Still, they are definitely welcome additions to the set.
They will more than likely be behind their own doors too, as opposed to being bunded in with a Minifigure.
Micro Builds in the 2022 LEGO City Calendar
There are two components to LEGO City advent calendars. Firstly there are the Minifigures, which we’ve already talked about. Then there are the micro builds.
These small LEGO sets depict all kinds of things, but it’s good to see that they’re on the same scale as the Minifigures.
This is in contrast to the 2021 calendar where there were quite a few builds that were on a different scale to the Minifigures.
At least when they are correctly scaled they have a lot more play value.
From what we can see so far, this set features some kind of wheeled vehicle, a toboggan on the back of the vehicle, a piano, a stall, and a postbox.
As far as we can tell, we have 6 Minifigures, 2 animals, and 5 micro builds. This adds up to 13.
There are 24 doors on the LEGO City calendar, so obviously we are missing 9 Minifigures or micro builds.
It would have been nice to get some kind of snowman in there, and a Christmas tree wouldn’t go amiss.
Hopefully, more details will be revealed soon!
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Overall we’d say this is a very strong set so far.
While we don’t know everything that’s going to be included, the items we do know knock it out of the park.
From the Minifigures to the micro builds, they’re all fun and in keeping with the LEGO City theme.
Also, it’s super Christmassy, and nothing looks out of place!
It’s going to be a great set to pick up, and for the price, it’s an absolute steal. So it’s two thumbs up from us!
So what are your thoughts?
Let us know your favorite Minifigures or micro builds from this set, or maybe what you’d have included if you were in charge!
It’s always great to read your thoughts and opinions!