Hello fellow Eurobrickers!
I don't often get a chance to review sets, mainly because someone else has gotten the set first. But when I was at LEGOLAND California today I saw that they were stocking a new item on the shelf -- The Brick Calendar!
Set Name: Brick Calendar
Year of Release: 2011
Price: $16.99 USD
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As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to pick up one (or multiples) of this set. Naturally the idea of a build-able brick calendar is one that has been a long time coming. In fact an off brand created as similar one a while ago. But being an AFOL, we naturally want it to be LEGO.
And you're eyes are not deceiving you -- that is a Series 1 Cheerleader and Skateboarder on the box! So for all of you who weren't lucky enough to find one the first go around you now have a second chance.
Front of box
There really isn't much to say about the box. One note though -- the months are in English, so for all our non-English speaking AFOLs, the months might not be as cool.
Back of box
The bag doesn't really show how cool this set really is.
The instructions are simple and effective.
This is really why I got this set -- the bricks! They are all printed on!
I can see many, many applications for these elements besides the obvious of making a monthly calendar.
Front of Bricks
Back of Bricks
The month printed bricks aren't as exciting as the numbers, but I still see uses for these.
Parts: 10/10 - Printed number bricks, need I say more?
Build: 8/10 - Simple but effective.
Design: 8/10 - Ditto
Minifigures: 8/10 Series 1 Cheerleader!!!! (And Skateboarder -- that's the only reason it doesn't get 10/10, not a second cool figure)
Price: 9/10 - $16.99 USD Not really a bad price at all. I don't know if this will be available worldwide.
Playability: 9/10 - As a calendar there isn't all that much in the way of "play," but as a parts pack for printed bricks I can see hours of play time.
Overall:9.5/10 - There is so much coolness in this model. The fact that it is a calendar is cool, but the number bricks and the addition of the much coveted Cheerleader fig makes this a wonderful set in my book! My only complaint is the skateboarder fig, I mean how many of those do we need? Even so, I most likely will pick up a few more of this set very soon.
Edited by Rufus, 27 May 2011 - 06:00 AM.