These are my favorite things from LEGO City Advent Calendar 2013. The microscale train is just wonderful. I've wanted a thief with the mask for sometime now. I needed another Santa (after giving mine to my son). I think this is the first appearance of the dalmatian dog. The snowman is a nice holiday item and I can always use more plain heads and torsos. I really like the addition of the carrot for a nose even though it can't be attached to his face.
This is the first Advent Calendar that I've ever bought and I now know that I was missing out. This one has lots of great and useful pieces. I'll definitely check out others in the future. Advent Calendar at LEGO Shop at Home