Every year during the holiday season, LEGO employees around the world can always expect a treat or two from their company’s headquarters in Billund. And one of the perks of being a LEGO employee is that you don’t just to get to promote the LEGO brand itself, but you’re also rewarded for your love of the brick during the holidays in the form of a uniquely crafted, one of a kind LEGO Employee Christmas Gift. If you recall back in 2016, the 50 Years on Track (4002016) LEGO Employee Christmas Gift set is a shout out to LEGO’s half a century worth of trains and tracks. 2017, on the other hand, is a celebration of everything LEGO Technic with the gift of the Nutcracker (4002017) in line with the theme’s 40th anniversary. This time around, LEGO employees across the globe will be receiving their 2018 LEGO Employee Christmas Gift, and it definitely celebrates another milestone in the life of the LEGO Group.
Now out of consideration for those who are still to receive their share of this year’s LEGO Employee Gift, be aware that a majority of this sets were already rolled out to some parts of the globe. And as expected, there are some who are so happy with their gifts that they simply want to let the whole world know about the one of a kind gift that they received. Furthermore, images of this set are now starting to proliferate across secondary markets, particularly over at eBay. So if you’re the type that wouldn’t like to spoil the surprise of receiving such a nice gift, then you might want to hit that back button and browse the rest of our news articles here. But if you’re cool with this reveal, then you’re welcome to read on.
Much of what we have here is based on experiences shared by those who got their 2018 LEGO Employee Christmas Gift early on, and as I said earlier, this particular gift celebrates another achievement in the life of the LEGO Group. As you know, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the LEGO minifigure, and it’s not only through LEGO’s Collectible Minifigure Series 18 (71021) and the Minifigure Factory (5005358) promotional set that the company gets to commemorate it, but also through the Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer (4002018) LEGO Employee Christmas Gift.
Shared by LEGO fan Dylan Chow over on Instagram, the 2018 LEGO employee gift comes in at 1,099 pieces and features a brick-built St. Nick, a reindeer, sled, and some wonderfully concealed gifts. I love how the reindeer turned out, but it was the brick-built gifts and what’s inside them that truly caught my attention.
Distinctively colored in white, blue, and green, these little boxes are not so plain looking once you see what’s inside of them: the blue gift contains a minifig that is a shout out to the classic Doctor minifigure that first appeared in 1986’s Town Minifigures (6301). The green gift comes with a classic Pirate minifigure that appeared in 1993’s Skull’s Eye Schooner (6286). The white gift box still remains a mystery and we have no idea yet on what could be inside this piece of gem.
The 2018 LEGO Employee Christmas Gift Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer (4002018) is such a beautiful set that brings with it plenty of surprises. It may not be available to all fans of the brick, but it’s nice to know the kind, and thoughtful gestures that LEGO gives to its employees through this nicely designed set. Thanks again to Dylan Chow for sharing these images and for Candid Bricks for the heads-up.
So what do you think about this year’s LEGO Employee Christmas gift? To you think it sports a stellar design? What could be inside the white box? Share us what you think in the comments below and please do visit our Facebook page for more updates and interaction with fellow bricksters and fans.