During Black Friday or as LEGO calls it, Brick Friday, there will be a promotion for the limited edition LEGO Seasonal Nutcracker (40254). It consists of 230 pieces and you can get it for free November 24-27 with a purchase of $99 or more or if you’re a LEGO VIP member, you can get it a week earlier from November 18-19.
The build has the look of your typical toy soldier nutcracker but in brick form. It stands on a generic 6×6 base. I do like the use of the 1×2 palisade bricks to give some detailing on the base. The legs are just stacks of 2×2 round bricks with a pin in the middle to give it stability.
One of the more interesting things on the nutcracker are the body and the head. The middle of the body has a hole where the lever to crack the nut goes. The front of the body uses some 1×1 pearl-gold round tiles as the buttons and some 1×2 jumper plates for the collar. The arms can not move a full 360 degrees as it blocked by his moustache and skirt. I do like the use of white voodoo balls for the hands.
The head is blocky but does have some nice details on it. The small horns are used for its eyebrows while larger tooth pieces for the moustache. It has some white hair that uses a 2×2 curved slope piece along with a couple of 1×2 slope pieces. The hat uses a 4×4 round plate along with a couple of 4×4 round bricks topped off with a 4×4 dish and a pearl-gold cupcake piece on the top.
In my opinion, the limited edition LEGO Seasonal Nutcracker (40254) is a great little set that looks faithful to their wooden counterparts. The completed build is actually bigger than I expected and makes a nice item for the mantle. Like with the modern nutcrackers, this LEGO version also can not crack nuts and there’s even a warning on the box stating it. There’s still a few more weeks until you can get your copy of the set during Black Friday or a week earlier for VIPs.
Thank you to LEGO Affiliate team for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.