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life in plastic: LEGO – Decorating the Tree (40058) Review

November 18, 2014 by  



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If you are looking for a holiday-themed LEGO release which is cheap and will not kill your wallet, then “Decorating the Tree” (40058) is a seasonal LEGO release that I can easily recommend!  But it  buy it soon before it is too late because LEGO will be retiring the product!


LEGO SEASONAL: Decorating the Tree

ITEM #: 40058

PIECES: 110

PRICE: $7.99

AGES: 7+


From the LEGO website:

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Build an evergreen LEGO® holiday scene!

Create and decorate a LEGO® brick-built Christmas tree in a Happy Holiday scene! Celebrate the holidays with 2 minifigures decorating their Christmas tree with LEGO stud bulbs, bright gifts with bows, a letter, a ladder to reach the high branches and a tiny toy train. Makes a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift for any LEGO fan.

  • Includes 2 minifigures: a girl and a boy
  • Features a Christmas tree with decorations and a stand, 4 gifts, a letter, ladder and a tiny toy train
  • Help the minifigures to decorate the top branches with the ladder!
  • Build a happy holiday scene with LEGO® seasonal décor!
  • Makes a great stocking stuffer for LEGO fans

THE REVIEW:

Every year, LEGO always has a seasonal special for the holidays and back in 2013, LEGO released their polybag “Decorating the Tree” (40058), a set which LEGO is going to retire soon.

The  inexpensive set comes with two minifigures and a Christmas tree along with a ladder, a tiny toy train and presents.

While inexpensive, by no means is this LEGO holiday scene look or feel cheap.  This is one of the coolest inexpensive seasonal sets for the Winter holidays.

The instructions were easy to follow and “Decorating the Tree” is fairly easy to put together (less than half an hour) and I can see how this seasonal LEGO release will make for a great stocking stuffer during the holidays (that is, if you can still find it).

LEGO has released many Christmas trees in previous seasonal sets and I like how the tree is utilized with its base, it’s colorful studs as ornaments and the overall tree with gifts underneath it.

The toy train is a nice touch, as the present with a letter and another with a bow, but I just enjoy how “Decorating the Tree” catches that Christmas spirit of sharing the love on Christmas and this case, two minifigurines that add a charming touch to this seasonal release.

The female figure has print on both sides, while the male figurine is wearing a checkered shirt which is only on the front side.

As for LEGO bricks, there is nothing truly unique to this set but I will say that my favorite piece is the folding ladder, which can easily be re-used in other sets.

You are also given a few extra pieces, which is a nice addition.

For $7-$10, this set is pretty solid, considering you get two minifigures, a Christmas tree and presents.  Typically, a lot of seasonal releases from LEGO focus on various themes, especially around Santa and his reindeer, but I felt this season release was much more intriguing because it deals with the Christmas theme and focuses on two normal LEGO characters enjoying Christmas, may it be the presents or setting up the Christmas tree.

Overall, if you are looking for a holiday-themed LEGO release which is cheap and will not kill your wallet, then “Decorating the Tree” (40058) is a seasonal LEGO release that I can easily recommend!  But it  buy it soon before it is too late because LEGO will be retiring the product!

RATING: **** (4 stars out of 5)

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