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Little People are some of my favorite toys. Despite the fact they’re aimed at younger kids, I still have a large collection from over the years. When I saw that Aldi was selling a Little People Advent Calendar, it was an easy decision to get it.
The Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar cost $17.99 at the time of publication. We were not able to find this specific Little People Advent Calendar anywhere else online, although we did spot a different Little People calendar at Amazon and Walmart, and it cost a lot more than the one Aldi is selling, in some cases being about three times the cost of the Aldi calendar.
This is an Aldi Find, so it’s only in shorts for a limited time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, it’s gone. You can’t order Aldi products online if they aren’t in stock at your area store.
The box states this set is for children ages 1-5, although we know plenty of older kids and even adults who love collecting Little People.
The set features 24 doors with a small Little People toy behind each door, so you can open a door each day as you count down from December 1st to Christmas Eve on December 24th.
In addition, the box itself opens up and can be used as a background play scene. I thought it was fun that the background scene also includes some Little People toys printed on it.
The whole set includes five people, a couch, a sled with a reindeer (which can pull the sled), a dog, a dog bed with food and water, two presents, a toy train set, a rocking horse, a blanket, a rug, a wagon, a tricycle, a table and chair, and a stocking and star, as well as an ornament that can be hung from a real Christmas tree.
The stocking and star can both pop into the background scene by pressing them through two small holes in the box, which turns it into a more complete house playset. It takes a little force to put these pieces in for the first time, but after that, they can easily be put in and removed. The stocking hangs over the fireplace and the star pops in on top of the Christmas tree.
The five figures include one girl and two boys, as well as an elf and Santa figure. They’re all about 2.5 inches tall. All but the elf and Santa are wearing outfits that look like they’re supposed to be pajamas. They also have holes on the bottom of them like most Little People do, and if you look at some of the accessories like the sled, you’ll see a small round cylinder sticking up. This means that the figures can stand on the things like the sled and stay on. This is also how the reindeer can stay attached to the sled.
The dog comes with a bed, food, and water. The dog figure is about 2.2 inches tall, including the ears. He has a small orange collar, but it’s only there in the front, and in the back it’s not painted or even textured, which is different from some other Little People dogs I have. The collar is also all one color.
Another observation compared to other Little People is that both the reindeer and the dog feel more hollow than other animals. I consider this a small difference, but it’s still noticeable.
In all, this is a good set. Like I mentioned before, I have quite a few Little People sets, and this should be a nice addition to my collection. As far as I can tell, Aldi is the only place selling this exact Little People calendar; all the other places I’ve seen sell a different kind. I like the variety of pieces in this set, and I also like how they made the stocking and star pieces so they can fasten onto the background scene on the box. If you like Little People, I recommend this.