Do Lego Advent Calendars Come With Instructions? (How To Get Them)

Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 09:12 pm

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Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 09:12 pm

Lego always has something fun and exciting in store for their fans. From playsets, mini-figures, partnerships with famous movies and brands, etc., there’s always something new to enjoy!

One of the highly-raved Lego offers is the Advent Calendar, which is released every year before the first day of December. They usually come out in the middle of the month of November.

The Lego Advent Calendar is a large, complete set filled with different mini-figures. Specifically, it comes with 24 marked doors, each housing parts of a mini-figure and other accompanying elements.

The concept is for Lego builders to open a marked door every day starting on December 1 and build the mini-figure for that day.

By Christmas Eve, the players will have a complete collection of Lego mini-figures to enjoy.

Many people wonder if the Lego Advent Calendar comes with building instructions or not. Of course the instructions can be helpful for the more intricate calendars so knowing whether they are included is important to many people. 

The Lego Advent Calendar does come with simple building instructions so you can rest easy that you will be able to make sure to get the build done right. The instructions should be easy to understand so people of all ages can follow them as needed. 

Children, novices, and Lego hardcore fans alike are bound to enjoy the Advent Calendar, regardless of the depth of their Lego building experience.

Lego Advent Calendar Instructions

Every year, Lego releases some variations of Lego Advent Calendars. So there is no single set of instructions that is set in stone since they change every year. Which instructions you will have will depend on the variation that you purchase.

However, the mini-figures are relatively easy to build so even though the steps are simply outlined in the building sheet that comes with the purchase most people won’t need to even use it. 

If for some reason, a player does not have access to the building sheet (whether lost or not included) Lego also provides free downloadable building instructions in PDF form that can be found online. 

They have over a thousand building booklets on their website that can be accessed by anyone so you can easily find the one that you are missing. 

How to Download Free Building Instructions for Your Lego Advent Calendar

Every variation or set of the Lego Advent Calendar, regardless of what year you have, has a downloadable building instructions booklet. 

Here’s how to get them:

Go to the Lego Website

The downloadable Lego Advent Calendar instructions can be found on the Lego Website. For absolutely every set that Lego produces, they create PDF documents of the building booklets to help people who didn’t get one or lost theirs. 

There are thousands of PDFs on the site for your old and new Lego sets.

Further, anyone can access these downloadable PDF building instructions for free. All you have to do is to go to the Lego website at lego.com.

Navigate the top menu panel and hover your mouse over to the “Support” tab. When the drop-down appears, click on “Find Building Instructions.”

Search For Your Lego Set

Once you are redirected to the building instructions page, you will be asked to search for your Lego set. You just need to type in some identifying features to find the instructions that you’re looking for.

You can either type the theme, set name, or the set number. If you’re looking for building instructions for a previous year’s Star Wars Advent Calendar, for example, you can type in “Star Wars Advent Calendar 2020.”

The results should show you all the related building sheets that Lego was able to pull from the keywords you put in. 

If you don’t want to scan the results, you can find exactly what you’re looking for by being more specific, i.e. inputting the exact set number.

The set number is always displayed on any legitimate Lego set. You can find it just below the Lego logo on your printed building instructions or on the Lego box.

If you don’t have your printed building instructions or box, you can also look for the set number on Lego’s website.

To do this, go to lego.com, click on “Themes” on the top panel, and select the theme of your Lego set. The next page will show you all the sets that are under the theme you’ve selected.

Browse for your set and click on it to reveal the product page. You should be able to find the set or item number there as well. 

Input the number in then conduct your search for the instructions. 

Download the Building Instructions

Once you find your Lego set, click on it to reveal a page with the PDF attachments. Click on the “Download PDF” button and wait for your download to finish.

And there you have it! You now have the building instructions in digital, PDF form to help you build your Lego Advent Calendar. Enjoy!

Alternative Way to Retrieve the PDF Building Instructions

Instead of doing a search for your PDF building instructions on the customer support page, you can also opt to search for your set by its theme.

Find the product page for your Lego set. Here, you will find all the information about your set. On the product page, there is a blue button that says “Building Instructions”.

When you click on that, you will be redirected immediately to the page where you can download the building instructions booklet in PDF form.

If you run into any problems or you don’t get results for your Lego Advent Calendar set, contact the Lego customer support team either by sending them an email, through on-site chat, or by giving them a call.

They are always happy to help you in any way that they can so reaching out to them will allow you to get your instructions very quickly if you can’t find them using another method mentioned above. 


The Lego Advent Calendar is Lego’s way of spreading the Holiday cheer to their fans. Through this offering, players can get 24 mini gifts, along with the fun of building them one day at a time. 

Every year, there are different Lego Advent Calendar sets released. These make for very good gifts for children, regardless of their age bracket.

Adults can also have a ton of fun building Lego Advent Calendars. This is especially true for Lego fans and collectors.

Lego Advent Calendars are usually released during the months of November, just in time for the 24 days of Christmas. 

Even if November is still a long ways off when you are reading this you can go back and purchase last year’s calendar if you like to enjoy a little holiday fun anytime throughout the year! 

You can always go back and play with last year’s variation sets as well. 

Although the feeling won’t be the same because you’re not building the mini-figures leading to Christmas Eve, there’s still some joy in the challenge of building a Lego figure daily. 

Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 09:12 pm

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