For the first half of last month, you could’ve gotten a free LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up (40253) set with purchases of $99 or more. I intentionially waited to do my review on it until we got to December because it fit more with the month. For the 2017 set, it has 254 pieces as compared to 250 from 2016.
The set comes with four un-numbered bags of parts along with a decent sized instruction booklet. There are 24 different individual builds and the idea for this set is to build the item for each day and then take apart for the next day. It may seem a little tedious but younger kids may enjoy it.
The first day of the Christmas Build Up (40253) is a nice looking pirate ship. There’s no intersting building techniques to it but the parts usage is on point. I do like how the sails are held up using the modified 1×2 plate. The ship isn’t holiday related but it’s a good nonetheless.