40494 Polar Bear and Gift Pack & 40498 Christmas Penguin – Review

Christmas is fast approaching and the seasonal sets are on their way! Due to be released on the LEGO website on 1st October, these two sets are fun, small builds that would make a perfect stocking filler gift for kids (and adults) of all ages.

Set: 40494 Polar Bear and Gift Pack

Pieces: 142

Build Time: Approx 15 minutes

These cute little Christmas decorations come with clear instructions and lots of colourful pieces. The internal structure has been kept simple for small hands to be able to join in on the fun. An overall good size, visually pleasing build that would make a great addition to any Christmas tree. The finished product has a little bit of weight to it, so make sure it’s hung on a sturdy branch to avoid any falls!

Set: 40498 Christmas Penguin

Pieces: 244

Build Time: Approx 20 minutes

The Christmas penguin is an enjoyable build with plenty of colourful internal pieces. The build starts with the base that has a hidden snowflake inside. The construction is simple and straight forward, making it a perfect build for parents and kids to share the experience together. The finished penguin stands 12cm tall with movable wings and rotates on its iceberg stand. A sweet little addition to any Christmas display.

Words and Photos by Ashley Reale

Sets kindly donated by The Lego Group

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