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[Review] 2020 LEGO 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute: A Christmas Carol Holiday


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Introduction

2020 LEGO 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute A Christmas Carol is a Holiday Gift set. It is a gift available at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK | Australia) with LEGO VIP purchases over $150 USD / $150 CAD / £150 GBP / $209 AUD. Offer is valid Black Friday, November 27, 2020 to Cyber Monday, November 30, 2020. The offer was also available during LEGO VIP Weekend from November 21-22, 2020. LEGO VIP is free to join. Free shipping on orders above $35 USD / $35 CAD / £50 GBP / $149 AUD.

LEGO 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute A Christmas Carol contains 333 pieces and is recommended for those aged 8+. This set is not available for purchase by itself. This set was released on LEGO VIP Weekend on November 21, 2020. 

The LEGO Shop site has the product retail value as $22.99 USD / $29.99 CAD / £20.99 GBP / $34.99 AUD.

Sponsored LEGO Set

Thank you to LEGO for providing LEGO 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute A Christmas Carol for Toys N Bricks to review.  

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Official LEGO Product Description

Free exclusive LEGO® Charles Dickens Tribute (40410) offer is valid for VIP purchases online at LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK | Australia) and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 21/11/2020 to 22/11/2020, while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $150 USD / $150 CAD / £150 GBP / $209 AUD in LEGO merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases. If the qualifying LEGO purchase(s) is returned to us for a refund, the gift must also be returned to us together with the qualifying LEGO purchase(s). It cannot be purchased, exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Offer is not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres or LEGO Certified Stores. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice. VIP membership required.

Box

The front of the box shows the full set along with the storage function.

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The back of the box shows some scene features in the set.

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The top of the box shows the actual size of the minifigures.

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Contents & The Build

Inside the box, there are 4 bags. One of the larger bags contains a smaller bag as well. This means that there are total of 5 bags of LEGO pieces.224797248_2020LEGO40410CharlesDickensTributeAChristmasCarolHolidayVIPWeekendBlackFridayandCyberMondayGiftToysnbricksReviewContentsandPieces.thumb.JPG.8fc3a27f2b99299ca1885f01230622e4.JPG

Here is the instructions booklet. There is also a stickers sheet. It would have been nice if they were printed pieces instead of stickers. However, designing and producing these printed pieces for this set only would probably be too costly. 

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The pieces organized by color. It took me about 6-10 minutes to sort this out.

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You first start off building the minifigures.

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The front of the three minifigures including Charles Dickens. 

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The child minifigure has an alternative face.

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The back of the three minifigures.

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You start off first building the base of the set which is a book.

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The first stickers are applied on the book binding.

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Here, you can see the storage slot.

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The drawer has more stickers on it.

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This is the book with the drawer closed.

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After the base of the book is built, you start building the floor. More stickers are applied.

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The walls have stickers. Though, the detail is pretty nice.

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You also put a sticker for the picture frame on top of the fireplace.

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Complete Built Set

Here is the interior view of the set. There is a fireplace with candles and Christmas Wreath on top. There is also a Christmas tree.

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The back of the house shows some nice details on the walls and the roof.

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The outside of the house has a tree and a lamp post. 

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Finally, here is the complete set with the minifigures, box and instructions.841637821_2020LEGO40410CharlesDickensTributeAChristmasCarolHolidayVIPWeekendBlackFridayandCyberMondayGiftToysnbricksReview(13).thumb.JPG.2a9fb1a44fc0bac6968bc3ba71a82c5a.JPG

These are the pieces used for the set.

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Here are the spare pieces.

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Set Ratings

  • Design: 9/10
  • Build: 9/10
  • Minifigures: 8/10
  • Playability: 9/10
  • Parts: 9/10
  • Price: N/A 
  • Overall rating: 9/10

Overall Thoughts

This set took me about 1 hour to build (including sorting the pieces). It is a really nice set with lots of details. The minifigures are pretty cool as well. You can also put some stuff in the storage area. The only issue with this set is that I would have preferred printed pieces rather than stickers. That's the only drawback.  If you missed out on this set from LEGO VIP Weekend (November 21-22, 2020), don't worry as there is one final chance to get the set from Black Friday, November 27, 2020 to Cyber Monday, November 30, 2020. Available as a gift at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK | Australia) with VIP purchases over $150 USD / $150 CAD / £150 GBP / $209 AUD. 

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