Tag: minifigure

Dec 24 2017

Day 24 – BB-8 with Santa Hat

BB-8 Minifigure

As I predicted yesterday,  today, day 24 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar, is a minifigure with a Santa cap. I am not sure, though, that he is meant to man the rocket sled, since it turns out BB-8 has his own mode of transportation – a snowboard.  I could care less about the …

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Dec 21 2017

Day 21 – Imperial Ground Crew

Imperial Ground Crew

Day 21 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar proves that for every rule I have there exists an exception. At best I had felt blasé about the Resistance officer minifigure and the Imperial officer minifigure. Generic LEGO Star Wars minifigures aren’t my bag. Unless, it turns out, they are totally bad ass like this Imperial …

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Dec 17 2017

Day 17 – Imperial Officer

Imperial Officer Minifigure

Just as the prophecy predicted, Day 17 delivered the minifigure who would bring balance to the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar, the generic imperial officer. The ying to today’s yang of course being Day 5’s resistance officer. At least the resistance officer got points for sharing a hair style with me. This imperial officer is …

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Dec 14 2017

Day 14 – First Order Snowtrooper

Snowtrooper

It’s déjà vu all over again. Wait. Nevermind. This one has a different helmet. Day 14 of the 2017 LEGO Advent calendar is a First Order snowtrooper. They didn’t get much screen time in The Force Awakens, but it’s a cool minifigure nonetheless. In keeping with the kinder, gentler First Order LEGO seems to be …

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Dec 10 2017

Day 10 – Unkar’s Thug

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 …

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Dec 07 2017

Day 7 – First Order Stormtrooper

First Order Stormtrooper

I’ll be the first to admit that I am no military strategist, but if the First Order wants to have any shot of winning this thing, they really should arm their soldiers. Day 7 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar is a First Order Stormtrooper – a weaponless First Order Stormtrooper. I’ll let it …

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Dec 05 2017

Day 5 – Resistance Officer

Resistance Officer Minifigure

I have mixed feelings about today’s offering. It is a Resistance officer minifigure, and I generally like all minifigures. But it’s also about as generic as a minifigure can be. I don’t remember leaving the theater after The Force Awakens and talking with my daughter about how awesome the Resistance officers were. But then again he …

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Dec 02 2017

Day 2 – Sabine Wren

Day 2 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar is keeping it Rebels, and that is more than ok with me. Minifigures are my favorite, and Mandalorian warrior turned rebel Sabine Wren is a new one for my collection.

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Dec 21 2016

LEGO Star Wars Set # 75137 – Carbon-Freezing Chamber

Finished Build - Front

May 09 2016

Free LEGO Monday

Free LEGO bricks

When out with Daisy on our morning walk, there are many things I expect to see: kids on their way to school, squirrels hustling to find all of the nuts they hid away months ago, middle-aged people jogging red-faced trying in vain (literally) to get ready for swimsuit weather. What I never expect to see is …

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