The one with the LEGO advent calendar

LEGO launches sustainable advent calendar in 2017 as seen on top UK parenting blog Mostly Yummy Mummy

When I was a little girl, opening your advent calendar and finding a picture of a robin was about as exciting as it got. A picture. Seriously. How things have changed, eh? I have to say that chocolate calendars are a favourite here because who doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast? And I include myself in that. But even better are the all new singing and dancing advent calendars, forget your robin pictures of yesteryear and your piddly chocolates, I am talking about LEGO advent calendars of course. We were very lucky to be sent a LEGO Star Wars™ theme calendar this year and to say that the girls were over the moon is an understatement!

This year sees LEGO launch a sustainable advent calendar which aims to save around a million plastic trays from landfills. The sustainable calendars are available in three themes – LEGO City, LEGO Friends and the LEGO Star Wars™ that we were sent. Containing a different LEGO toy to build each day, the trays are made from 100% Forest Stewardship Council certified paper and can be recycled along with the box.

The empty trays can also be used for a whole host of arts and craft ideas. You can use them to create a Christmas scene or even fill them with soil to grow plants. Just click through and take a look at this video to see some of the cool ideas you could try.

LEGO launches sustainable advent calendar in 2017 as seen on top UK parenting blog Mostly Yummy Mummy

All the green points for LEGO of course for creating these sustainable calendars but I must admit that as somebody whose children were always more interested in the boxes than the presents when they were little, this really made me smile. I rather like the idea of them creating something from their LEGO box while I wrestle with the turkey come Christmas Eve.

Well done LEGO!

By Sarah Mostly - Mostly Yummy Mummy Blog - UK family and lifestyle blog

*We were very kindly sent a LEGO Star Wars™ sustainable advent calendar so we could try out the crafts ourselves 

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