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Review: LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit (2021)
September 10, 2021 By Jay Ong 10 Comments
Christmas is coming soon, and as is LEGO tradition, we’re treated to a new LEGO Winter Village set each year, and I’m very honoured to be able to present my early review of the 2021 LEGO Winter Village set – 10293 Santa’s Visit !
Not to be confused with the promotional set of the same name , 10293 Santa’s Visit is a reimagination of 10229 Winter Village Cottage , currently one of the most sought after Winter Village sets.
That said, aside from being in the same-ish shade of blue (light royal blue vs the cottage’s Medium Blue), and it being a family home, this really is a unique set with its own individual identity.
Designed by Chris McVeigh, who did last year’s Elf Clubhouse , as well as the 2021 Modular Police Station , Chris has imbued this set with his own unique style, and included some really personal touches to make it his own.
After two years of fantastical sets such as the Elf Clubhouse , Gingerbread House , it’s nice to see the 2021 Winter Village set get back to a realistic setting that goes back to this beloved subtheme’s roots.
Read on to see more of 10293 Santa’s Visit!
See below for regional pricing:
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [US] – US$99.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [AUS] – AU$169.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [UK] – £79.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [EU] – €89.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [CAN] – CA$139.99
Special thanks to LEGO for sending this review set!
Name: Santa’s Visit Set Number: 76940 Pieces : 1,445 Price: $99.99 [ U S ] | £ 79.99 GBP [ UK ] | AU$ 159.99 [ AUS ] Exclusive to: LEGO.com Theme: Creator Expert / Winter Village Release Date: 1 October 2021 / VIP Early Access 16 September 2021 Designer: Chris McVeigh Buy from LEGO.com [ USA ] [ AUS ] [ UK ]
Here’s a look at the instructions, which for some reason, is split into two – with one book for the house, and one for the Christmas Tree and outside fencing.
On the inside, is this neat profile of the set designer, Chris McVeigh, who is “well on his way to becoming the Yuletide specialist in the design team”.
Here’s the sticker sheet – nothing too controversial here – stickers are a pretty common occurrence in Winter Village sets, and while yes, I would prefer printed elements, these are easy enough to apply.
10293 Santa’s Visit comes with 4 minifigures, a small family of 3, and Santa Claus himself which has enjoyed a few updates, most visibly his new dual-moulded legs which finally gives him black boots. This is a big deal, and the design team pushed quite hard to get this done.
First, let’s look at the small family which gives us an adult woman, with her hair in a bun (first seen in Series 19’s Programmer ). Her hairstyle is commonly found on African American women, so this does inject some diversity, even if she’s the default yellow minifigure.
The little girl comes in some teal pyjamas with snowflakes, and her hair in pigtails, and the father has a red scarf, on a brown jumper and a face that’s just perfect if you want to re-create Ted Lasso .
The mum and dad both have mirthful laughing faces – which is perfect given this is a holiday set, so they should be very happy, and the little girl has a face with her eyes closed, fast asleep.
A brand new addition to the set is this new sprinkle cookie element, which is based on actual cookies made by Chris McVeigh’s mum called Melting Moments. I thought this was such a sweet Easter Egg, and I’m sure Mrs McVeigh will be delighted to have her recipe immortalised like this.
The new Santa with boots, is the highlight of the set, and boots aside, is currently the best version of Santa out there. Look at how perfect he looks alongside older Santa minifigures. Aside from his fancy new boots, and slightly updated torso print (with less fur trimming), there’s another surprise underneath his beard…
Tada! Santa’s new minifigure head has beard printing on it as well, which is perfect if you want to display him without his beard accessory! Personally, I love his face like this without the beard!
And lastly, here’s a look at Santa’s new back printing too. Just great, and this set gives fans of LEGO Winter Village a perfect opportunity to upgrade to a new, and far superior Santa.
That or, you could also opt for the 40499 Santa’s Sleigh set , which also has dual-moulded legs, but I’m not sure if the torso and head are the same.
Another tradition with LEGO Winter Village sets, is the unique Christmas Tree, and this year has an extra special twist to it. At first glance, it looks fairly ordinary – sure, the square wooden base looks new, but wait, are those transparent studs peppered across the leaves?
Gently pressing down the star, illuminates the Christmas Tree for such a stunning, and festive effect. This is the first LEGO Christmas Tree to make use of a light brick embedded on the inside, and it really transforms its entire look in such a magical way.
Here’s a look at where the light brick is hidden – the Christmas Tree does pop out of its base quite often, and unfortunately, there isn’t a way to “lock” the Christmas Tree in place, if you want to keep it lit up, but I feel like this should be an easy mod if you’d like to include your own lightning kit (such as Light My Bricks ) to keep it lit up permanently.
Here’s a better look at the assortment of presents and wrapped gifts. The highlights for me is the rocket, which seems like a homage to the Saturn 5 rocket , and the trumpet, but I also love the dollhouse, which has a blue car that cleverly uses a rollerskate piece.
It reminds me so much of classic LEGO Town Architecture, and I did dive through the Brickset archives, thinking it was an actual LEGO set from Chris McVeigh’s childhood – the closest I can think of is 1484 Houses from 1987, or 6360 Weekend Cottage , but the blue car does place it closer to 1484 Houses.
There is also a small outdoor gate and fence, with a quaint red mailbox – perfect to send Santa letters and Christmas wishes.
I really love the sculpting of the snow, and how it neatly blankets the fences, and piles up at the base, and I also love the use of this new 1 x 1 round brick within the lantern, which uses the fairly rare opalescent colour, Transparent White Opal.
And here’s the completed family home, which is resplendent in Light Royal Blue – the same colour as the Winter Village Cottage, which still works really well, as it contrasts really nicely against all the white snow on its roof, and ground, and also makes the green and reds pop.
The house sits on a uniquely shaped base, which gives it a more unique almost W-shape, further setting it apart from the Winter Village Cottage which is very blocky.
There’s a more organic, natural feel to this house thanks to its shape, and Chris has done a marvellous job here with the architecture and angles.
Here’s a look at the entrance, which has a lovely stone arch and pillars, as well as festive gold bells hanging from holly above the doorway.
The door also has some holly which Chris cleverly sandwiches within the door’s holes.
This set just oozes peace and tranquility, especially with the white dove on the windowsill, just chilling there. A part of me also imagines that it doubles as Christian symbolism , as the dove is widely used as a symbol of peace and goodwill.
At the side of the house is white spiny tree, with sharp white branches, and a bird-feeder in it.
One of the highlights of the house design and facade, is the introduction of these green wolverine claws, which Chris uses to great effect for festive pops of colour all around the house.
They add so much fun to the look, and are another huge way that sets it apart from the Winter Village Cottage.
Oh and more opalescent lamps which are just divine.
I also like this double roof effect going on here, which creates such a great effect. The colour blocking is also so pleasing, with the dark blue trim, separating the lighter blue and white.
To soften the sharp lines for the roof, and house, Chris generously uses these curved tiles on the edges, which also looks great as it creates a sense of realism where snow tends to pile in these exact spots.
Such a great facade – very inviting, homely and peaceful.
Like any good Winter Village set, the back opens up like a dollhouse to reveal the interiors. This house contains a large living and dining area, fireplace, a small kitchen, and an upstairs bedroom.
Don’t ask me where the parents sleep. It’s not as large as the Winter Village Cottage, but makes clever use of the available space, and manages to avoid feeling too cramp. Unfortunately, this also means no Christmas Tree on the inside, which is a bit of a bummer.
Here’s a look at the kitchen, which includes this perfect Stand Mixer. It’s absolutely genius, and I love it so much.
And in a nod to Chris’ mum baking, there’s also a loaf of bread resting on the countertop too.
The dining table, for the very first time has room to spare for everyone to seat everyone including Santa, and I love that it doesn’t feel overly cramped. It has a lovely table runner, and some candles as a centerpiece.
Here’s a look at the child’s bedroom.
To allow better access, you can fold the roof out, which is pretty clever.
There’s a small desk, where the young girl can pen her letter to Santa.
And you can tell that the young girl is a fan of all things space, with the rocket poster above her bed.
And this neat little model of Saturn hanging from the roof.
This must be a McVeigh family tradition, but hidden in the attic, beneath the roof, is this pink present!
Here’ a look at the fireplace, with the family portrait, 3 brightly coloured Christmas stockings, and a clock.
And here’s a look at the lounge chair, and logs next to the fireplace.
It wouldn’t be a Chris McVeigh Christmas set without some fun play features, and true to the set’s name, you can actually pop Santa into the chimney, and he falls all the way down and pops out from the fireplace!
What I liked:
- Charming set, at an accessible price
- New Santa minifigure
- Colours are delightful
- Superb architecture and a family home for your Winter Village
- Has its own identity
What I didn’t like:
- Not much, maybe another minifigure would be nice
- Presents could be improved
This is a truly delightful set, and a more than worthy addition to LEGO’s Winter Village series. While it may share colours and the general theme as the Winter Village Cottage, this set truly has its own identity, and can stand toe to toe against the beloved Winter Village Cottage.
There’s so much to like, but I love that this set remains quite accessible at only US$99.99, allowing most families to expand their Winter Village without costing too much.
The facade, and architectural design is quite accomplished, and I love the oddly shaped base, and W-shape of the house, as well as how well the curves on the roof, offset some of the harsher sharper lines.
Where this set truly excels, is the little touches and flourishes that cannot be quantified on its own. Chris has imbued this set with so much of his own personal Christmas family experience, and thus radiates warmth and personal charm that makes it quite unique.
I don’t have the entire Winter Village out on display, but here’s how it looks next to some of the recent sets, and the Winter Village Cottage, which has a special place in my heart.
So yes, while there are some similarities, this set does have its own identity and is a great expansion for your LEGO Winter Village, especially if you don’t own the Cottage.
In many ways, I have to commend LEGO for acknowledging that many people want a residential, “home” build, and they could’ve gone the Winter Toy Shop route , and re-release the exact same set, but I like what Chris has done here – taken the Winter Village Cottage as inspiration, and update it to make it its own thing, yet still influenced by the colours, layout and vibe of the set.
Highly recommend the set, as it’s truly charming, and will hopefully bring you lots of joy come Christmas time, especially if you’ve had a challenging 2021.
Rating and score: 4/5 ★★★★✰
Build  – A very fun and engaging build that was super relaxing. Not too challenging, but mostly chill. Real Value  – Can’t fault it – you get a LOT of LEGO for the price. Innovation  – Does a new Santa count? The facade, and overall architecture is also quite unique Coolness  – Ice is cool, so this set is very cool. Keepability  – Its a Winter Village set, so very collectable.
Thanks to much for reading my early review of 10293 Santa’s Visit! I hope this helps you decide if you will add to this your LEGO Winter Village.
10293 Santa’s Visit will be available from LEGO.com on 16 September 2021 for LEGO VIPs, ahead of a 1 October 2021 general release.
Special thanks to LEGO for sending this review copy!
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January 3, 2022 at 7:36 AM
Where does the “Welcome Ho Ho Home” sticker go?
December 14, 2021 at 3:17 AM
Hi! Thank you soo much for your review! I was wondering if you could please give us some tips on storing the sets for next year? Santa is starting to give my son a set every year. Any tips are greatly appreciated. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
November 28, 2021 at 9:51 AM
Just started the build with my Daughter, and the separate instructions for the fence, presents and tree were perfect. She built those and the contents of bag 1 while I tackled bags 2&3 which set out the base of the model (and could be quite boring for a younger builder).
Now we’re ready to tackle the rest of the build together. The boring bits of setting up that sturdy base structure are done and I’m sure we’ll have some great fun with the rest of the build together!
September 16, 2021 at 8:35 PM
Ok, ok, ok, I’m convinced. I have zero Christmas themed anything from Lego. I’ll wait for the sleigh in October and get both, but I’ve ordered the Gingerbread House and the Elf Clubhouse today. I like the idea of having a set lined up on the hallway table. I’ve also ordered Lightailing because it won’t be right without lights. Damn’ you Jay XD
September 12, 2021 at 11:16 AM
Highlights for me are the light up tree and the Santa sliding through the chimney – It’s so cool that Santa slides all the way through. So much fun, great set!
September 11, 2021 at 4:09 PM
Aus pricing is $159.99 not $170 thankfully
September 11, 2021 at 12:38 PM
It’s a big yes from me! Just the pick me up needed for Christmas.
September 11, 2021 at 10:37 AM
Take my money. A wonderful re-imagining of the original Winter Village Cottage.
September 11, 2021 at 3:43 AM
Great review. Thank you for all the images. Stunning addition in a beautiful blue to the Winter village range,
September 11, 2021 at 12:36 AM
At first the front seemed a little plain to me, but I can easily add gold pieces or white snow pieces to the roof. There’s so much else to like about this set, especially Santa sliding down, the light up tree, and the sweet little girl. Can’t wait to build this!
The Santa's Visit (10293-1) is a LEGO Icons set that was released in September 2021 and retired in December 2023 with a shelf life of 2 years and 4 months .
This LEGO set has 1,445 pieces and had a RRP of $99.99 (£89.99 / 99.99€) which equates to a price per piece of 0.07c (0.06p / 0.07€) . Since it retired it has gone down in value by -14.4% and now has a value of $85.61 based on average sale price over the last 6 months .
Price over time
This set contains 4 minifigures with a combined value of $13.34 . All of the minifigures in this set are exclusive, meaning they don't appear in any other LEGO sets.
Santa - Red Fur Lined Jacket with Button and Plain Back
Dad - Medium Nougat Argyle Sweater
Girl - Dark Turquoise Pajamas
Mom - Medium Lavender Jacket
This set contains 1 animals with a combined value of $0.79 .
The current value of Santa's Visit is $85.61
The 4 minifigures in this set make up 16% of the total set value.
The Santa - Red Fur Lined Jacket with Button and Plain Back, Red Legs with Black Boots, White Bushy Moustache and Beard minfigure is the most valuable minifigure in this set who alone contributes 6% of the sets value .
The Santa's Visit has 1445 pieces and is ranked 352 on the list of biggest LEGO sets ever made.
The most common colour in this set is White
The most common part in this set is Plate 1 x 2
Name: Santa's Visit
Set number: 10293-1
Retired for: 2 months
Released: September 2021
Retired: December 2023
Shelf life: 2 years, 4 months
Current value: $85.61
Increase from RRP: -14.4%
Yearly ROI: -14.4%
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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… LEGO Santa’s Visit (10293)!
Now that November and the colder weather is here, I feel more comfortable building and reviewing a LEGO Christmas themed set. There’s nothing I hate more as when Shops start selling Christmas things too early, it really grinds my bricks!
The set released to the general public 1st October 2021 , with a VIP Early Access period a couple of weeks before that. So the set itself is new and I don’t feel so bad in putting it off until now.
The set me and Mrs Brick Post built together ( she is a massive Christmas nut ), is of course LEGO Santa’s Visit (10293) , so sit back, grab a hot drink and enjoy our review. Why not pop in some headphones and listen to it instead, hit the ‘ listen to this article ‘ button above!
The Box & Contents:
Being part of the 18+ Adults Welcome theme the whole design of the box and the instruction manuals have that darker, grown-up, look about them, which I don’t usually like but here it works surprisingly well. Especially as the theme is Christmas and the darker background of the box acts as the night sky, also the stark white of the roof looks stunning against it.
There are eight numbered bags and two instruction manuals, yes that right, two ! You and a friend can build this set together, although that is what is implied, but the sad fact is that whilst someone builds the small fence and mailbox, the other gets the whole of the house. It’s a little unfair and I don’t know why LEGO thought it was a good idea to split the manual so unevenly like that.
Thankfully there aren’t many stickers with a total of four on the very small sticker sheet. The designs look crisp and detailed with a variety of styles, from a clock face, Space poster, family portrait, and a wish list for Santa!
Myself and Mrs Brick Post were going to save this for nearer the Christmas Holidays but as soon as 1st November hit and the weather here changed we decided to get it built over a weekend we both had off.
Bag one is indeed the small outside gate, Christmas Tree & Presents, and the first Minifigure, the Dad .
Starting off with a smaller build is a nice way to break the ice and get you relaxed before the main build, most newer LEGO sets have some sort of side build to get you going.
There is also a light brick included that you position under the Christmas, and ocne you press gently down on the tree the clear parts light up. It actually does kind of work well, and the atmosphere it gives the set is priceless.
It paints a scene all by itself and look rather quaint and small village-esque, with its little red mail box, white picket fence, lantern and snow drifts.
We’ll dedicate a whole section to the Minifigures later in the article so don’t worry if we skip over or don’t mention just yet.
Bags two to five make a start on the exterior of the soft blue cottage, you almost complete the chimney here too, missing only a few exceptions such as minor details and decorations.
Building the base first, obviously, and adding more small piles of snow and details along the way such as the window ledge that is also covered in snow, a pure white Bird, and some stepping stones up to the front door.
Inside the cottage you make a start on the fireplace and carpet, the kitchen floor tiles are laid here in bag two also.
A great new feature about this set is the inclusion of short excerpts in the instruction manual that point out design features or random information that the designers wanted you to know, such as when hiding the Christmas presents around the house. We as Parents like to find hard to reach and quirky hiding spots of our families gifts, so the design team have placed wrapped presents around the house, one is right behind the sofa in the living room!
Jumping to bags three, four, and five, you see the exterior walls coming together nicely with that soft blue colour officially known as Bright Light Blue, for all you MOC ( my own creation ) makers out there. The chimney is also built upon here as this will play a big part and include a unique feature once the set is finished.
Also in bag three you flesh out the kitchen area, ready for the Holiday good preparations, including a very simple but smart looking stand mixer, along with a loaf of bread using the ‘ loaf ‘ element. I particularly like the way the oven is built, it’s a very simple construction technique but the use of the 1×2 clear tile and the 1×2 black grille really gives the detail needed and is a great addition to the kitchen, pop a frying pan on top and bingo!
Hopping to bag six now, which focuses on the interior, we flip the build around and start working furnishing this place.
Building most of the inner parts away from the main house and once built we insert them in place. These include the fireplace complete with clock, candle, and three hanging Christmas stockings.
The last three bags, 7, 8, and 9, focus on the roof and the very top of the chimney.
This is where the set gets interesting and a while new roof technique takes over. As you can see the cottage is placed at an odd angle, which makes for an exciting build in itself, but the roof poses a whole new way of doing things with LEGO Bricks .
Each slope is again made away from the main build until it is fully constructed and ready to clip on. Using LEGO Technic elements to hold the roof in place and in some instances allows you to ‘lift up’ a section and peek inside the cottage.
It always surprises what the LEGO Designers come up with and achieve in each set they product, keeping them relevant and introducing new ways to do things!
Turning the attention back to the interior and showcasing each room of the cottage. The living room is now complete and fully furnished along with a fully functioning fireplace, in the sense of play features anyway, as when you pop Santa at the very top and ‘push’ him in he travels the entire length of the chimney and comes hurtling out at the bottom. This is a very well thought out play feature and works just as well to. Having a Minifigure ‘scale’ chimney not look out of place in a relatively small building is another nod to the LEGO Designers.
Just next to that you’ll find the dining table which has been decorated very nicely ready for the feast on Christmas Day .
I find the four chairs to be a little low and they do look kind of odd because of that. Adding another 1×1 stud to each leg would have made so much difference. I understand there is a space issue inside such a small cottage, and that it can’t be helped, a minor change to the design may have done wonders for the overall look of the chairs.
The additions of the candles mounted on the green leaves does look great and the table runner/cloth is a very nice touch, giving it that small cottage, homely, feeling!
Upstairs we have the Child’s bedroom and I must say apart from the absense of any stairs or at lease a ladder to gain access, it also looks really sweet, with the orange duvet, small writing desk & chair, and Space themed decor.
The way Saturn, the Planet, is built with only a few pieces is pure genius, and should be used it more sets. The little girl has a Space Rocket picture above her bed, which is sadly a sticker, but over this past Year I’ve come to accept stickers and don’t think they’ll be going away any time soon.
Another sticker that appears in her room is her list to Santa, which you can just make out ‘ Dear Santa ‘, a few pen squiggles and a couple of presents at the bottom.
In the attic there is again a hidden Christmas gift, I like to think it has been there for many Years and forgotten about.
We have already mentioned the kitchen area above but it is a decent build and the accessories are great, I can feel a MOC odlf sorts coming on with the stand mixer and other things.
There are four LEGO Minifigures included in this set, who we presume to be Mother, Father, Daughter, and Santa himself.
Each Minifigure looks great and finishes the set off nicely, dressed in their Autumnal/Winter style clothes, and pyjamas. The small girl’s torso is exclusive to the set and depicts a pyjama top with snowflakes and snowdrops. The detail of the collar, buttons, and pockets looks nice and detailed.
The Mother Minifigure is also an exclusive bundle of parts only available in this set, although the torso does date back to 2016 and been in a quite a few LEGO sets since, mostly City ones.
The Father Minifigure is probably my favourite, as his alternate face is so happy it just makes you smile every time you look at him. Again this is another totally exclusive Minifigure combination to this set, and although the pieces have been used many times throughout past LEGO sets this combination has to be one of the best, it sums up ‘Dads’ at Christmas time very nicely!
Now we have the man himself, Santa , who has been done countless times before, but saying that LEGO have redesigned him from the ground up for this particular set. With new dual-moulded legs and updated print on the torso and head, this is Santa 2.0 !
Posing the Minifigures around the cottage is enjoyable and thanks to the many different expre2you can create some really nice and atmospheric photos. Checkout our gallery below for some of the shots we took, both inside and out.
Overall this set is absolutely stunning, the look of it alone invokes the feeling of Christmas time with the snow covered roof and fence-row, the Minifigures attire, and the wreath hung on the door.
Both the exterior and interior are highly detailed and make this set what it is, a perfect addition to the LEGO Winter Village Collection .
The four Minifigures are superb and add to whole atmosphere of the set, especially the Dad’s alternate expression, it’s priceless!
Having a new and updated Santa Minifigure is pretty much the icing on the cake and will make collectors think twice before skipping over this set.
As you can tell from our review we highly recommend this set and at £79.99 it’s a really cracking deal for the parts and Minifigures you get.
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LEGO Icons Santa’s Visit 10293 Christmas House Model Building Set for Adults and Families, Festive Home Décor with Xmas Tree, Gift Idea
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- Features a LEGO Christmas house model with a toy Christmas tree and several mini builds for kids to enjoy, plus lots of details to discover
- The cute home features favorite traditions with a fireplace, stocking, milk and cookies, plus a large chimney for Santa to drop through
- There are gifts hidden around the house, and the rear roof moves outwards, giving further access to the upper floor bedroom
- This LEGO set for adults includes 4 minifigures with Dad, mom, girl and Santa to recreate endless cozy family Christmas Eve scenes
- Add some festive glow to the scene - the toy Christmas tree features a light brick (battery included) that lights up when you press the top
- Bring the family together to enjoy a rewarding festive build, assembling all the details of a perfect night before Christmas
- This beautiful ornament makes a great Christmas gift or occasional present for teens and adults waiting for the festive season
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If you’re dreaming of the perfect Christmas Eve, get the festive season off to a magical start with this LEGO Santa’s Visit (10293) model building set for adults. This cozy project is the ideal way to spend quality time with family and friends. Build the intricate Christmas house with a LEGO Christmas tree and explore all of the model’s jolly features before placing it on display. Spot all the ingredients that make Christmas Eve so special. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and even a place setting for him at the dining table. The exterior of this LEGO house is equally detailed. See the Christmas tree, which lights up when you press down gently on the treetop. Extra details of this LEGO set for adults complete the cheerful scene with presents, a mailbox and brick-built boughs under the ‘snow’-topped roof. Santa’s Visit is part of the LEGO Winter Village Collection - a collection of buildable model kits for adults that celebrate the festive season. A Christmas building project to savor is a top Christmas gift idea before the festivities start and a great birthday present for teens and adults alike, and for all who love waiting for Christmas! Measures over 7.5 in. (19 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide and 6.5 in. (16 cm) deep. Contains 1445 pieces.
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A festive family project
Draw your loved ones together for the perfect holiday activity – building this LEGO Santa’s Visit displayable model.
Something for everyone
This 1,445-piece set offers a rewarding building project for adults, with mini builds for kids to enjoy.
LEGO Santa’s Visit
A project for the festive season
With several mini builds and lots of details to discover, this hands-on project will get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
A beautiful Christmas ornament
This sweet model creates an eye-catching Christmas display that is sure to spark conversations year after year.
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Ron DeSantis suspends his presidential bid and endorses Trump
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, once seen as the most formidable opponent to Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, suspended his campaign Sunday and endorsed the former president.
The move comes two days before the New Hampshire primary.
DeSantis made the announcement in a video on X — the same social media platform where he did the glitchy rollout of his White House bid.
“Now, following our second-place finish in Iowa, we’ve prayed and deliberated on the way forward,” he said. “If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome, more campaign stops, more interviews, I would do it. But I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources. We don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign.”
“It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance,” he said, adding: “He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”
Haley reacted to the news from the campaign trail in New Hampshire: "I want to say to Ron he ran a great race. He’s been a good governor, and we wish him well. Having said that, it’s now one fella and one lady left."
Since DeSantis came in second in Iowa on Monday, his campaign has sent mixed signals to voters, donors and lower-level aides, creating confusion about his intentions for the rest of the campaign.
He went directly to South Carolina from Iowa, a move apparently designed to bolster his insistence that he would stay in the race at least until that state’s late-February primary.
But then he bounced back and forth between South Carolina and New Hampshire, scheduling events in the Granite State with little warning for supporters and undecided voters who wanted to see him before Tuesday’s primary. He also quietly returned to Florida on Thursday with no public explanation.
He canceled appearances on Sunday-morning television programs — including NBC’s “Meet the Press” — late Saturday. The campaign also told surrogates to stand down from planned television appearances Sunday, according to one of the surrogates.
By Sunday morning, advisers and donors said they did not know whether he would drop out — but had begun speculating that he would. A source familiar with DeSantis’ campaign said he made the decision to exit the race Sunday afternoon.
DeSantis’ decision came as a sudden surprise to allies at Never Back Down, the pro-DeSantis super PAC that cannot coordinate with the governor’s campaign. One official with the PAC was New Hampshire-bound for more DeSantis events as the news broke. “Do you think I’d be going there if I thought otherwise?” the official said when asked if they had heard rumblings of a DeSantis dropout.
Trump and his allies began dropping hints that a DeSantis withdrawal was imminent Saturday night, with Trump saying as much at a rally in Manchester.
“We might get Ron DeSantis back onside pretty soon,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a Trump backer who was close to the governor before the 2024 campaign began, said Sunday.
The campaign against Trump
DeSantis sought to position himself as an alternative to Trump, trying to cast himself as a politically successful heir to the MAGA movement and its preferred policies without Trump’s baggage. But in his bid to court Trump’s supporters, DeSantis was slow to meaningfully criticize the former president and was unable to peel away enough of his support. DeSantis’ embrace of hard-right policies also led moderate Republicans and independents to look elsewhere in their search for a candidate to steer the GOP in a different direction from Trump.
DeSantis entered the Republican presidential race with an impressive political operation and widespread popularity in the party after achieving a blowout 2022 re-election win in Florida, which had for decades been one of the most tightly divided states in the nation.
But the momentum DeSantis had at the start dissipated amid relentless attacks from the Trump machine as well as his own missteps. The pro-Trump super PAC MAGA Inc. spent over $10 million attacking DeSantis before he even announced his candidacy for president, according to campaign finance records.
The early ad campaign slashed at the Florida governor with TV spots criticizing votes he took in Congress on Social Security, Medicare and taxes, and it didn’t let up. MAGA Inc. spent more than $23 million on anti-DeSantis advertising, campaign finance records show — and the super PAC backing former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spent even more hitting DeSantis as they began clashing in Iowa in the fall.
When DeSantis officially launched his White House bid in May, a glitchy Twitter Spaces event with Elon Musk became emblematic of a campaign that was often overshadowed by infighting, financial troubles, and a complicated partnership with the super PAC Never Back Down.
At the core of DeSantis’ campaign message was a pitch to bring his Florida blueprint to the nation. The governor pledged to dismantle the federal government’s “administrative state,” finish the southern border wall, and limit Chinese influence in the United States and abroad.
The firebrand conservative issues that became fixtures of his administration in Florida found their way to the campaign, too. He weaved his signature war on “woke” through several policy proposals, including ending diversity, equity and inclusion programs in the federal government, barring transgender service members from the military, and banning gender-affirming medical care for minors.
As one of the only sitting executives in the race, DeSantis at times flexed the power of his office in Tallahassee in step with his campaign rhetoric. After the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks in Israel, DeSantis mobilized the Florida Department of Emergency Management to organize evacuation flights as the war raged, with those efforts extracting nearly 700 American citizens from the Middle East.
Even before launching his White House bid, DeSantis sent Florida law enforcement and National Guard members to the southern border to support the efforts of Texas officials there. (The state’s governor, Greg Abbott, ultimately endorsed Trump.)
Trump always posed a difficult obstacle for the governor to overcome, particularly at the start of his bid. The two candidates’ trajectories had been entwined for years — Trump had elevated DeSantis’ career with an endorsement that helped rocket the then-congressman to the Republican nomination for governor in Florida in 2018. Yet DeSantis’ presidential aspirations hinged on the prospect of a party ready to ditch their firebrand populist leader.
While Trump’s candidacy was often overshadowed by his legal woes and baggage from his term in office, DeSantis often declined to criticize the front-runner in the early months of his campaign as he sought to win over his voters. In rarer moments, DeSantis generated headlines with comments about Trump’s lackluster response during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol or the political failures of his election denialism.
By the end of his run, DeSantis was regularly attacking Trump in his stump speech, chiding the former president for not following through on 2016 campaign promises like building a border wall, for refusing to join primary debates, and for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Criticisms notwithstanding, DeSantis said that as president, he would pardon Trump if he were convicted on any of the federal charges he faces.
Meanwhile, the messages of the campaign were often eclipsed by internal personnel and financial struggles on the DeSantis team.
Barely two months into DeSantis’ run, the governor’s campaign ran into financial trouble and fired roughly a dozen midlevel staffers as a cost-cutting measure — and then dismissed nearly two dozen more a week later . Not long after, the governor replaced campaign manager Generra Peck with a longtime loyalist, governor’s office chief of staff James Uthmeier. As financial troubles roiled the campaign, DeSantis leaned heavily on Never Back Down’s support, letting the PAC fund most of the television advertisements and events.
The super PAC also suffered its fair share of internal drama.
A leaked debate strategy memo that suggested DeSantis should defend Trump and attack Vivek Ramaswamy caused headaches for the candidate.
In the weeks leading up to the caucuses, the super PAC lost its CEO, fired his replacement just a few days later, and saw its top strategist resign shortly thereafter . Before the departures, one super PAC meeting over budgeting nearly devolved into a physical confrontation over disagreements about how to handle Haley’s surge in the polls.
Ahead of the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa, the DeSantis campaign, with help from the PAC , built a formidable ground operation in the Hawkeye State, devoting significant time and effort there. The governor visited all of Iowa’s 99 counties, super PAC staff knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors, and the governor scored endorsements from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and the influential evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats.
In the closing weeks of his campaign, DeSantis not only worked to close the polling gap between himself and the former president, but spent significant time and money to stave off a surging Haley in Iowa. He accused Haley of lacking proper conservative credentials, seizing on missteps like misnaming a University of Iowa basketball star and for saying that the New Hampshire primary serves as a correction to the results of Iowa’s caucuses.
But the traditional Iowa playbook — one that worked for past caucus winners like Ted Cruz — did not prove effective enough against Trump’s pseudo-incumbency and immovable support inside the Republican electorate. DeSantis finished well behind Trump and only barely managed to block Haley from the runner-up spot.
After celebrating a second-place finish as a victory, DeSantis opted to first visit South Carolina instead of making the traditional overnight trip for presidential candidates from Des Moines, Iowa, to Manchester, New Hampshire. The move, DeSantis and his allies hoped, would signal the governor’s campaign was built for the long haul, including into the Super Tuesday elections in March.
Those hopes did not come to fruition.
DeSantis has three years remaining in his second and final term as the governor of Florida.
Alec Hernández is a 2024 NBC News campaign embed.
Matt Dixon is a senior national politics reporter for NBC News, based in Florida.
Dasha Burns is a correspondent for NBC News.
Jonathan Allen is a senior national politics reporter for NBC News, based in Washington.