Lego to launch first UK calendar

We’re suckers for all things Lego here at CR so were somewhat overexcited to hear about the first Lego calendar to be issued in the UK, with all profits going to the National Autistic Society

We’re suckers for all things Lego here at CR so were somewhat overexcited to hear about the first Lego calendar to be issued in the UK, with all profits going to the National Autistic Society

The calendar features a variety of Lego characters, many of them imperilled by everyday objects in scenarios relating to each month. All the LEGO elements used have been in production at some point – even the terrified expressions come from genuine Lego figures.

The calendar is the work of freelance designer/photographer Ben Watts who works in-house at Lego HQ in Slough. It will be available to buy from UK Lego Stores or at from this week.

And, talking of Lego (just in case you haven’t seen it)…

(Thanks Ben)

  • Rob

    Brilliant idea!

    The pen tool work on the front cover is a bit sloppy though…

  • definitely want one!
    it’s going on the christmas list…

  • Raychel

    Love it – I have a very geeky boyfriend who loves lego – yes he’s nearly 40!

    Ace Christmas gift!

  • Where can I get it?

  • Lego, it’s mine!

  • haha very nice and well done!

  • wearenorth

    Yeah – what’s up with the clipping path on the cover? Looks like InDesign’s up to it’s old tricks again…

    Quality calendar tho. Might make me overlook the ‘Hunks from off of Hollyoaks’ one.

  • Funny calendar and illustration. Nice work

  • Benjamin Watts

    Hi, and i’m really glad you all love the calendar. It was great fun to work on and all for a very good cause.

    I realise the clipping paths look a bit shabby on these lores images but fear not, they don’t show up on the printed artwork. We have triple checked that. Quite right, i’ll blame InDesign for that!

    Its now available from the LEGO Shop website:

    Or from any LEGO UK Stores.


  • I believe Ben Watts has the job I wanted when I was ten.

  • Satvir

    Brilliant! the tennis ones my fav!

  • Quality, I would buy one!! I have always loved Lego it is one of the truly quality toys.

  • The absolute must-buy this Christmas. How could you not? It is so endearing, amusing and ‘giving’.

  • Jeane Grogan

    I’m just disappointed that there aren’t any nude shots.

  • This is brilliant – will go nicely in my studio with my lego usb, 3 lego (well lego inspired) external hard drives.. love it. Reminds me of being 12 and in the Lego Club.. is that still going?

  • Stan

    You’re all mad! It’s not brilliant, it’s not funny and it’s not clever. It’s the equivalent of Animal Hospital, ITV4, the mirror on sunday’s colour supplement, a gee whiz car, tim henman, george w bush and magalluf all rolled into one.

  • kt

    Lego club is still going! My boyfriend is a member and he’s 28. He gets a lego club magazine every so often.
    Love the idea for the calendar but not very impressed with the images :(

  • Awesome! 😀

  • carol airey

    Glad i saw this as definitely be buying my lego mad son of 22 for christmas,Along with proceeds going to National Autistic Society as my son has been diagnosed recently .its perfect reason to buy .thank you

  • Interesting !
    We have to appreciate the work of Ben Watts !
    I’ll love to see some more salient features of Lego Charity Calender , thanks for sharing !

  • Hey Patrick , whats the status of UK calendar ? is it launched or its still not released , will love to hear from you . Thanks for sharing !

  • wow its really nice , thumbs up for LEGO !
    Just check out the graphical work – really mind blowing !

  • Ben is behind the scene so everything should be damn perfect , he is very cool designer/photographer !
    He works at Lego Headquarters in Slough and most of the credit goes to him . Thanks to Bin and thanks to Patrick as well for bringing the story on front , cheers !

  • This calendar is hilarious. How much did you paid them to pose for you Ben? 😀

  • Chris Flitter

    Hello, my son would love this calendar but we live in the US. Is there anyway to purchase it directly from you? The Lego site will not let me purchase it through them.

    Thank you,