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Today we will be taking a closer look at the Creator Santa set number 30573. This set came out in 2019, has 67 pieces, and was designed for people 6 and up.
This Creator polybag was available for free with a minimum purchase of $50 dollars or more at the LEGO Store or LEGO.com. It could also be purchased at Target stores for $3.99.
Santa is a great character to create sets around. Father Christmas not only has an iconic outfit that can and has been built in dozens of different ways, but his tradition of giving gifts to good boys and girls allows for lots of fun side build.
This particular Santa set came with 1 wrapped present and a toy train on a table. The wrapped present was made with two 2x2 green jumper plates, 1 red 2X2 plate and a 1X1 gold round plate. There are so many different holiday sets that have been created over the years and I always admire how LEGO has been able to make the simple present in hundreds of unique ways. The use of 2 2X2 jumper plates instead of a normal plate with 4 studs on the bottom and jumper plate on top got me interested in LEGO’s piece selection process. Whatever their reason, I like that we get two green jumper plates, which are less common than your standard 2X2 plates.
The train on a table instantly made me think of Santa’s workshop. It shows the power of imagination that LEGO is able to inspire with a simple prop piece. I didn’t need to see an entire room, the suggestion of a train being built on a table instantly transported me to this location. I loved the 1 x 1 - 1 x 1 Medium Blue Bracket for the front of the train. This particular piece and color was only found in 7 sets at the time of its release.
The Santa model was rather simple in its design, which makes it great for younger builders. I like the use of the Inverted 45 2X1 slope pieces used for his legs a lot. The spanner wrench screwdriver accessory did not work for me. To me this tool belongs in an automotive garage and not a toy workshop.
Overall, this was a fun little set and made for a great stocking stuffer. However, the simple builds and lack of any truly unique pieces makes it forgettable for those looking to build a LEGO collection or use pieces for their own creations.