As they do every year, LEGO has presented its employees with a exclusive set as a Christmas gift. This year, employees have received a Technic based, 732 piece, Nutcracker set.
The set also features the mechanism you see in a traditional nutcracker, the lever to open and close the jaws that crack the nut. How effective ABS plastic is at cracking nuts still remains to be seen.
Last year, employees received the 50 Years on Track Set, which featured an assortment of non-scale trains that LEGO had released over the years.
As of writing, the 4002017 Nutcracker is going for about $200 USD on eBay.