It might only be the end of August, but the advent calendars for 2018 are already available on pre-buy. There are three calendars – City, Star Wars and Friends. In terms of minifigures, the Star Wars one includes Rose, Rowan, General Merrick, Battle Droid, Death Trooper, Rathtar, Guavian Security Soldier and an IG-88 droid. Santa, a snowman and a pastry chef can be found in the City Advent Calendar.

We’re not overly excited by any of these sets and think there’s not much value in them either. Older advent sets are retailing on eBay at much less than the RRP of the new ones. If you’re looking to save a few quid then seek out the 2017 calendar! The really collectible sets are older – for example the 2013 Star Wars (75023) can be bought for around £40.