85: Playmobil Advent Calendars

Playmobil has several different calendars for younger kids in various themes. Instead of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus, you can have Knights, Pirates, and Unicorns, oh my! The more Christmas-oriented themes are Christmas in the Park and Christmas in Forest.

The cornerstone of all Playmobil activities is the two and three quarter inch figure which can bend, sit, stand, turn its head and move its arms. The hands, which can grasp, rotate and carry accessories, are what make realistic play possible. The figures also have a smiley face that suits just about any play situation. All Playmobil men, women, children and animals are compatible will all other Playmobil vehicles, accessories and environments. The bright colors and rounded edges are appealing to children. And, the unique construction features locking-grid building pieces that allow children to quickly and easily change their play worlds by creating new buildings. With numerous themes to choose from in a variety of age-appropriate settings, Playmobil is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by encouraging them to use their imaginations.

Playmobil Advent Calendar Knights Duel
Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas in Forest
Playmobil Advent Calendar Unicorn Paradise
Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas in the Park
Playmobil Advent Calendar Pirates

86: LEGO Advent Calendar

Now is the time to think about an Advent calendar before they are snatched up!  Let’s take a look at the LEGO City Advent Calendar 2008 ($29.99 at Amazon.)

24 days of LEGO® fun!
Includes 10 minifigures!

Celebrate 24 days of festive building with the 2008 LEGO City Advent Calendar! This all-new holiday set includes lots of minifigures and accessories, all leading up to the biggest model of all on the last day. A wonderful gift for any LEGO builder or the whole family to enjoy!

  • Each day open a new window in the specially designed Advent Calendar box!
  • Includes 24 city-themed surprises for the season, including LEGO minifigures, accessories and more!

At the LEGO website, you can find the 2008 calendar and every other LEGO product including many hard-to-find items. They also have some incredible deals (up to 50% off!) that change often. It’s definitely worth a look. After you browse the bargains, shop the LEGO Star Wars Collection

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