For my wife and I, this will be our first time celebrating the holidays in the United Kingdom. To divert our attention from homesickness, we both turned to (as one of my closest friends would describe it) brick therapy. Without realizing it, our Christmas 2016 haul instantly grew (mainly due to the freebies).
|LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar |
The first set on this list is the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar . As you can see here, I bought it as early as September when it first came out. My wife had to make a note on the box, wrap it, and hide it in plain sight in order to ensure that I'll be able to delay my gratification. I wasn't able to do a daily blog as planned, but I made a gallery post to compensate.
Come November, on the opening of the new London Leicester Square LEGO Store, we acquired the bulk of our holiday sets. For going there really early, we were rewarded with last year's Gingerbread House .
|Gingerbread House  Box|
|Gingerbread House |
And for our purchases, we were gifted with the Toy Soldier  ornament, and the 24-In-1 Christmas Builds  box set.
|Toy Soldier |
|24-In-1 Christmas Builds |
We weren't really planning to buy any LEGO last Black Friday Sale, but the Snowglobe  set is irresistibly beautiful. In my opinion, this is one of the best seasonal sets ever.
|Snowglobe  Box|
Then there are always the impulse sets. Seasonal sets from the previous years were popping out everywhere. We found the very cute (and very cheap) Santa's Visit  and Reindeer  sets in our local stores.
|Santa's Visit |
And to cap our Christmas 2016 haul, we claimed the re-released Gingerbread Man  to complement our Gingerbread House . I just think he was a little overbaked.
|Gingerbread Man |
I guess that's it for this year. There's always next year. Enjoy the holidays!