Dec 112017
 

Remember yesterday when I insinuated that my lack of interest in the Unkar’s Thug minifigure was directly proportional to the miniscule screen time the thugs had? Apparently that is not a hard and fast rule, because I don’t think the luggabeast was in The Force Awakens for any longer, and it is my favorite build so far from the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar. The fact that the luggabeast  is a heavily armored, cybernetically enhanced, rhinoceros-looking quadruped is most of the reason, but I’m digging the color scheme, too.

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Dec 102017
 

Behind door number 10 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar is … the Grim Reaper? Actually, I know this is one of Jakku junkboss Unkar Plutt’s “thugs.” I only know this because I had to look it up the first time I got one of these minifigures with the Rey’s Speeder set (#75099). My excitement about this minifigure, like the amount of time we see the thugs in The Force Awakens, is minimal. It’s better than a box with a wrench in it, but barely. Continue reading »

Dec 092017
 

With Rey’s Speeder, Day 9 finds the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar back on track after yesterday’s disappointing build.  Built from scratch using parts she scavenged from the starship graveyard that are the wastelands of Jakku, the speeder served her well ferrying parts to the Niima outpost to sell.  She left it behind when she hastily left the planet with Finn on the Millennium Falcon, and I’m wondering if we’ll see it again if she ends up back on Jakku in The Last Jedi. In 6 days I will know the answer to that question.

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Nov 302017
 

23 long days I’ve waited to open this box up, and in less than 20 hours I will find out what’s behind door # 1. For now my appetite has been whetted by the calendar’s backdrop: Starkiller Base hovering over a Jakku littered with Star Destroyers, AT-ATs, and Christmas trees.  That’s not quite how I remember The Force Awakens, but for LEGO Star Wars I’ll let it slide.

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