Block Tech (Lego Compatible) Winter Scene Advent Calendar Originally £15 Now £5 instore @ StoreTwentyOne
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Block Tech (Lego Compatible) Winter Scene Advent Calendar Originally £15 Now £5 instore @ StoreTwentyOne

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Found 7th Nov 2015
These Block Tech advent calendars are similar to the Lego ones, only much cheaper.Originally £15, then half price to £7.50, but now only £5! at StoreTwentyOne.
Lego purists will probably complain (so why bother looking at this deal?!) but ultimately these advent calendars are all about a bit of fun for the Christmas season, allowing children to build a Christmassy winter scene as the days go by, and healthier than a chocolate one!.IMO, They'll get just as much fun from this set at £5, than if you spent £20 or more on a Lego one, afterall it's a novelty.

They also had lots of childrens games (versions of traditional type PopOmatic etc) including a really good Block Tech Blocks & Ladders game all half price to £5, although I wouldn't take much notice of the 'supposed half price', but good value at £5 all the same.Even better, buy 1, get a 2nd half price, so 2 for £7.50!

P.S If you don't have a StoreTwentyOne nearby, The Entertainer also sell some of the games at £5, and the advent calendar at £7.50

23 Comments

Nice deal

dreadful reviews on Amazon, along the lines of cost isn't worth the price of my little boy in tears every morning etc. maybe a good deal for kids who are too young to tell it's not real lego

The difference between this and the lego ones, is that the kids will be able to play with the lego for years to come, whilst this one is just a waste of £5. I got a the lego star wars and lego city ones for £25 for both, considering they have a minifigure or a model every day it is definitely worth it.

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hungry_goliath

dreadful reviews on Amazon, along the lines of cost isn't worth the price … dreadful reviews on Amazon, along the lines of cost isn't worth the price of my little boy in tears every morning etc. maybe a good deal for kids who are too young to tell it's not real lego


Maybe they're just spoilt brats! We'd all prefer to buy Lego, but you know what, not everyone wants or can afford to spend £20 on a advent calendar.People forget part of the fun of construction toys is the child using their imagination, so you need to look at them through children's eyes, not your own, and I'm guessing most will not have tears, but fun!

A nice cheap alternative for people that don't want to spend £20 on a Lego calendar.

A lot of lego purists give products they have never owned bad reviews....just sayin'

Block tech are hit and miss because they source from various Chinese block makers, some sets come close or meet lego quality and some are absolutely rubbish.

HAL2000

Maybe they're just spoilt brats! We'd all prefer to buy Lego, but you … Maybe they're just spoilt brats! We'd all prefer to buy Lego, but you know what, not everyone wants or can afford to spend £20 on a advent calendar.People forget part of the fun of construction toys is the child using their imagination, so you need to look at them through children's eyes, not your own, and I'm guessing most will not have tears, but fun!



I have a 3 year old who wants one but would not spend that on Lego as I know within days it will just be up my Hoover so this is a good buy.

Thanks will check my store for one

hobodog

The difference between this and the lego ones, is that the kids will be … The difference between this and the lego ones, is that the kids will be able to play with the lego for years to come, whilst this one is just a waste of £5. I got a the lego star wars and lego city ones for £25 for both, considering they have a minifigure or a model every day it is definitely worth it.



​hang on, where did you get the calendars at that price?

hi where did u get them from been trying to look for them cheaper thanks

I just worked out that the Wilko blox Advent calender is the same and also £5. Although it's out of the same factory the Wilko set may possibly have better quality control but also you'll have better customer service if you need to return or exchange it etc.

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fatdeeman

I just worked out that the Wilko blox Advent calender is the same and … I just worked out that the Wilko blox Advent calender is the same and also £5. Although it's out of the same factory the Wilko set may possibly have better quality control but also you'll have better customer service if you need to return or exchange it etc.


As I mentioned they also sell this exact same set in The Entertainer, although slightly more expensive at £7.50, but good to know you can also buy in Wilko at the same price.

The wilko lego sets are actually well made and very cheap.

welshfestidad

The wilko lego sets are actually well made and very cheap.



I take it you haven't actually tried building it yet? Bad instructions, awful figures and a bad design are no patch on proper Lego, I was unfortunate to have to try building an Ice Cream Van once and it was enough to put me off cheap brands forever, cheap yes but cheerful NO.

Once you've tried Block there is going back!

I hate fake crap

HAL2000

Maybe they're just spoilt brats! We'd all prefer to buy Lego, but you … Maybe they're just spoilt brats! We'd all prefer to buy Lego, but you know what, not everyone wants or can afford to spend £20 on a advent calendar.People forget part of the fun of construction toys is the child using their imagination, so you need to look at them through children's eyes, not your own, and I'm guessing most will not have tears, but fun!



Well said

should all be banned and idiots should be removed from planet earth who mix it in with leg then sell it on eBay. #idiotic

darkovo

I take it you haven't actually tried building it yet? Bad instructions, … I take it you haven't actually tried building it yet? Bad instructions, awful figures and a bad design are no patch on proper Lego, I was unfortunate to have to try building an Ice Cream Van once and it was enough to put me off cheap brands forever, cheap yes but cheerful NO.Once you've tried Block there is going back!



You must have got a bad set mate the one I got was absolutely fine for £2. No deformed or missing pieces, clutch strength of the blocks was about perfect and the instructions were easy to follow. My 4 year old couldn't tell the difference from real lego even if it's more apparent to adults. I've also had no problems with their tank, crocodile, panda, lorry and trailer, pirate ship and space rocket launch complex.

I got a set from there about 5 years ago that was shocking but they appear to use better suppliers nowadays.

It's obviously not up to lego quality but it's about 1/4 the price and better than a lot of the stuff out there.

lizardsnoop

should all be banned and idiots should be removed from planet earth who … should all be banned and idiots should be removed from planet earth who mix it in with leg then sell it on eBay. #idiotic



Yeah! Let's ban own brand groceries and third party car parts and compatible printer ink too! What the world needs is just a few companies monopolising their respective markets.

no just fake lego

darkovo

I take it you haven't actually tried building it yet? Bad instructions, … I take it you haven't actually tried building it yet? Bad instructions, awful figures and a bad design are no patch on proper Lego, I was unfortunate to have to try building an Ice Cream Van once and it was enough to put me off cheap brands forever, cheap yes but cheerful NO.Once you've tried Block there is going back!



Yeah, it was s dinosaur, had about 100 pieces for £2 me and my 4 year old had great fun building and playing with it. Genuinely no trouble at all. We have loads of lego and couldn't tell any difference.

groovey_gal2003

hi where did u get them from been trying to look for them cheaper thanks



I picked up two Lego friends ones and a playmobil on the current Argos 3 for 2 so the worked out at just under £13 each! Don't know if this helps you?!

welshfestidad

Yeah, it was s dinosaur, had about 100 pieces for £2 me and my 4 year old … Yeah, it was s dinosaur, had about 100 pieces for £2 me and my 4 year old had great fun building and playing with it. Genuinely no trouble at all. We have loads of lego and couldn't tell any difference.



​do u need glasses. can't tell the difference.

one of the reindeer sets identical to the one here is available on its own in poundland, with the Christmas items not with the other block tech boxes
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