Being a Lego fanatic I knew it was only a matter of time before I bought one of these or received one as a gift. Over the past six years Lego has widened their marketing spectrum to include non-building items in their product lineup. This includes housewares, clothing and of course the video games. The Ho! Ho! Ho! Stocking is done in a bright and cherry red with a white flocked top. Hanging it is simple thanks to the gold stitched loop and there's even a Lego logo fabric square on the side. It measures a little over fourteen inches and can be stuffed with small boxed or bagged Lego sets or other goodies. It hangs nicely and looks great with other red and white Christmas stockings of the same size. The only downside is the white flocking is a dust and dirt magnet. Personalizing it is tough; the flocking is thick so using glitter glue on it is impossible. The lettering is stitched but the round Santa emblem is not embroidered; it's sewn on well but it is not a top shelf stocking. It's a seasonal item available in the Lego World Shop after the October catalog is released with a suggested retail price of $9.99.
Lego has three unique Christmas stockings but only one of the designs were made available in the United States. If you're purchasing online during the off-season please double check the Lego part number  to ensure you're getting the correct design. Lego never made or sold mini stockings; those are non-authentic pieces created and sold without licensing. While attractive they were never manufactured or endorsed by Lego. Knock-off items are cheaply made and give the authentic pieces a bad reputation.
Because this is a seasonal item there are going to be times when you won't be able to find it; it's a great gift for Lego fanatics as well as an excellent way to give Lego themed presents. Lego also has seasonal wrapping paper and mini sets for Christmas if you are having trouble stuffing this. It's well made and will last for years however it can be hard to personalize. Most customization stores offer embroidery services for a nominal fee so if you want to add a name to it that's an option. The Santa figure on the emblem is that of the Lego character but you need to be close to it to see the detail of it. While it's an incredible stocking for those into Lego it would've been a lot nicer with a stiffer body so it kept the shape when stuffed. Christmas 2010 should see another design added to the line-up for the United States so be sure to check out the Lego World Shop and Lego Magazine for seasonal updates!
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