A Closer Look at the 2017 LEGO Employee Gift Nutcracker (4002017).

Last week, we caught a glimpse of this year’s LEGO Employee Gift which is exclusively given to all LEGO Brand Store employees at this time of the year. This year, LEGO opted for a more holiday vibe with its complementary set, LEGO Store Employee Gift Nutcracker (4002017). I also remember saying in that post that this particular holiday gift set is probably the least attractive of all the employee gifts that LEGO has released thus far. However, after seeing several unboxing images from AFOL Bartlett via Chinese internet media giant, Sohu.com, I felt that corrections are in order. I am glad that I was wrong with my initial impression since I never had the chance to see the actual set built nor tried out – I just based my comments on its rather unsightly box art.

Thanks to these images shared by Bartlett, we now have a better appreciation of this latest LEGO Store Employee Gift. If you wish to see a full account of how the set is build – from it’s unboxing to the set’s play features – just head over to Bartlett’s post over at Sohu. Just don’t forget to use Google Translate to have a better idea on the finer details of this Nutcracker set. Credit goes to Bartlett for sharing these images, and to Ms. Norma Fernandes for sharing the clip below via Instagram.

The 2017 LEGO Employee Gift Nutcracker (4002017) box as compared to other sets.

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An inside look at the box’s contents and building instructions.

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 The Nutcracker (40002017) set completely built, including an exclusive 2×4 printed tile.

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The entire range of LEGO Nutcracker sets so far.

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Author: Albert Balanza

Teacher, student, dad, AFOL, psych geek & everything in between. :)

2 thoughts on “A Closer Look at the 2017 LEGO Employee Gift Nutcracker (4002017).”

    1. Hi there Nicholas! I like your comprehensive overview of past LEGO Nutcrackers, and your Santa version is a welcomed variation. I noticed that its torso is based primarily on this year’s LEGO gift with purchase (GWP) Nutcracker 40254, and I just wished that they have improved on the design of the arms, which I feel is a little disproportional in relation to the rest of its body. Everything else is fine. 🙂

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