Last weekend was the last formal PortLUG meeting for the year, and living an hour away from the meeting nominally I took an opportunity to visit the LEGO® store and pick up the early released 2016 city sets(9)
and nab the double VIP points! As an added bonus, I also received the #5003083 VIP ornament and the 2016 calendar.
Pretty simple and straight forward freebie, with 2 distinct differences, or at least to me, it’s in one of those adhesive resealable bags; which will go great for storage after the holiday, and the parts are not in the normal poly plastic (LLDPE) we’re used to.
Inside comes a nice pull pouch with a embroidered LEGO® tag sown into one side
Simple front/ back instruction sheet.
and the aforementioned bag of ABS glory, to which I spent zero time knolling:
The only prized piece of the 33 (no extras) has to be the pad printed year tile otherwise there aren’t any real eye-catchers, unless the ornament twine is now considered an official part from the ultra purist in the hobby.
Per usual even this little guy got it’s own time-lapse:
All in all it’s a simple little set that will spend many years in our tree on holidays till the kids fight over who gets it in the will.