LEGO Celebrating 40 Years of Hands-On Learning (4002020)

Each year LEGO gives their employees a limited edition set as a Christmas gift and for 2020, LEGO celebrates the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Education theme with this set. As a LEGO Ambassador, we were also given this gift as a present as well. There’s no official set name but the included pamphlet titles it Celebrating 40 Years of Hands-On Learning (4002020) so that’s what we’re calling it.

The back of the box talks about the LEGO gearwheel which also celebrates its 50th year since it was introduced and it is mainly featured in this set.

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It’s been 40 years since LEGO Education was established and 50 years since the introduction of the first universal LEGO gearwheel. We mark this double anniversary with this special LEGO Education-inspired model, full of festive magic. Enjoy.

The 919 piece model features a couple of elves working in their workshop getting some presents ready. When you turn the wheel on the right side, pretty much everything goes into motion including the Christmas tree spinning, the elves moving, and the conveyor belt rotates to reveal presents on the line.

As a collector, I usually keep these sets sealed but there are plenty of reviews of it online that you can check out. The set has been sold online on the secondary market for a while now but we held off on sharing it so that LEGO employees can be surprised for their gift. Thank you to the LEGO Engagement Team for their work and generosity this year!

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