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6 best Lego advent calendars to countdown to Christmas 2023: Star Wars, Lego City, Lego friends & more

Looking for a creative advent calendar that will keep kids occupied? Lego fits the bill

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Katherine Robinson
Katherine RobinsonSenior Lifestyle Editor
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Christmas is less than 100 days away, can you believe it? The kids may have already started thinking about what they want to ask Santa for, but have they thought about their advent calendars? If they’d prefer to open a toy each day rather than chocolate, then you can’t get better than LEGO.

The LEGO advent calendars are among the most-wanted of the festive season, with good reason. There’s a buildable toy to discover each day of December and there are so many different themes, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lego Friends and Lego City.

We rounded the best ones up for you below – make sure you snap one up before they sell out. 

How we chose the best LEGO advent calendars 

  • Affordability: Christmas is expensive enough already, so all of the LEGO advent calendars in the list cost less than £40. 
  • Variety: Whether you're searching for an Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy or Harry Potter advent calendar, there's something for all LEGO lovers.
  • Certified: All of the advent calendars in the list are LEGO Certified, and most are available to shop from the official LEGO website. 

Best LEGO Advent Calendars 2023

Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendar 2023 

Ages: 7+

Number of pieces: 227

What do you get? 24 magical gift builds comprising of seven minifigures – including Harry Potter, Hermione Grainger and Ron Weasley - and recreate classic film scenes.

Best surprise? The minifigures and buildable models can be combined with other LEGO Harry Potter sets for added festive fun! 

LEGO City Advent Calendar 2023 

Ages: 5+

Number of pieces: 258

What do you get? 24 treats from the LEGO City Adventures TV series. As well as seasonal mini-builds kids also get Lego City TV character minifigures.

Best surprise: A snowy playset mat to bring it to life!

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2023 

Ages: 6+

Number of pieces: 231

What do you get? 24 Christmassy surprises from the LEGO Friends world, including buildable festive models and four figures, including Santa.

Best surprise: The gifts can be used together to play with or even as decorations!

LEGO Marvel Avengers Advent Calendar 2023 

Ages: 7+

Number of pieces: 243

What do you get? 24 Marvel gifts for superhero fans including mini-build models, mini figurines and accessories. 

Best surprise: Okoye, Doctor Strange, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wong, Iron Man and Black Widow minifigures

LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Super Heroes Advent Calendar 2023 

Ages: 6+

Number of pieces: 268

What do you get? Marvel fans can expect 6 iconic mini figurines such as Starlord, Rocket and Groot, as well as a buildable toy Guardians spaceship.

Best surprise: There's so much to play with in this advent calendar, the playing will continue for months after Christmas.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2023 

Ages: 6+

Number of pieces: 320

What do you get? 24 Star Wars LEGO treats await you, including 10 mini model vehicles, eight characters and five more mini builds.

Best surprise? Snowtrooper, C-3PO and R2-D2 in Christmas jumpers!

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