This may not come as breaking news for most of us, considering that brick-built calendars have been around for quite some time. But this latest offering from LEGO may try to aim for aesthetics rather than function. Instagram user margaret_bricks posted this image of the LEGO Brick Calendar (40172) which she found in an undisclosed LEGO Store. As of this writing, shop.LEGO.com has not yet listed this particular set, and has not yet appeared in any LEGO store in the US.
Based on this image, we can see that set 40172 is consisted of five distinct parts: four numerical brick dice, a tray, and an office guy minifigure holding what seems to be an envelope accessory. Since it is intended to be a brick calendar, it is more of a tabletop or office desk accessory. I am not personally thrilled or excited about this set, and I’m not the type to diligently stick on a schedule to move those brick-built dice on a daily basis. However, it is quite appealing to have this set adorn your home or office shelf for the sake of its looks. I’m just glad that LEGO didn’t make a complementary, minute-per-minute, brick clock to go with this. I might go crazy moving its minute hand manually. What do you think?
Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.