Some of these holiday-themed polybags are great. 30580 Santa Claus isn’t one of them.


I did not enjoy building this.

The first thing you build is the torso with the hands and then you attach the ski poles. First of all, who skis while grabbing the poles in the middle?  Second of all, why are the the ski bindings in the front half of the skis? They should be in the back third.

The sac of presents is terrible.

And attached via clip and bar. I don’t really have a problem with the clip and bar attachment method, but it begs the question why isn’t it a backpack? And then you realize asking that question is dumb because the main question you should be asking is why is this Santa Claus skiing instead of riding his sleigh? The only logical answer would be that this is actually a burglar who just robbed a family’s vacation cabin and is skiing down the mountain as his getaway.

The Santa hat and face are something else.

I will say the only good thing about this set is that the designer managed to nail the crouched down ski positions pretty well. But that’s really it.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?


This thing is just ugly, top to bottom, front to back, left to right, plain and simple. Getting 30580 Santa Claus would simply be a waste of time, money, energy, desk space, storage space, and sanity. Stay away from this set. Getting it for free? Politely decline. It’s not even worth it for free. And if you plan on giving this away, think about giving it to your worst enemy.


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