Thursday, 20 October 2011


The Christmas countdown is well under way and the prize for most bizarre Advent calendar so far goes to Lego who have produced a Star Wars calendar.

star wars lego

Lego tell us:
With 24 unique gifts, including iconic minifigures, vehicles and accessories from the Star Wars universe, the all-new LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is the perfect way to set the festive holidays into hyperspeed!
Do they refer to the baby Jesus as a youngling and does it warn children that the figures aren’t edible?

Sorry Lego but I think I will stick to a more traditional approach and this year will be going for the TradeCraft Advent calendar. You know, the one that reminds us what Christmas is about.

Update 201801: The TradeCraft calendar link no longer works but you can find out more about TradeCraft here.


Amy Cousins said...

Hello Phillip,

I hope you're well and your new year is off to a good start! I work with Traidcraft, and noticed a link on your page is broken. I was wondering if you'd mind changing the link of 'Tradecraft Advent' to link to the new site homepage as, due to the time of year, there's no advent specific page at the moment.

Links on blogs such of yours are very influential, so I hope you can help! I couldn't find an email address to be able to contact you directly, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with me at

Take care and all the best for the year ahead.


Philip Ritchie said...

Hi Amy, thanks for the message. Blog post updated though it is an old post!