Tag: star wars

Dec 23 2017

Day 23 – Booster Sled with Presents

Rocket Sled

I shouldn’t be disappointed. Day 23 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar is always a rocket sled with gifts on it. The upside is that tomorrow will be a minifigure sporting a Santa hat to man said sled.  Sure it will be cute, but the 23rd of December always feels like a letdown LEGO-wise.  …

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Dec 22 2017

Day 22 – All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST)

All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST)

With only two days left to go in the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar, I have a strong suspicion that this is the last micro-vehicle we are going to see. Thankfully LEGO is going out on a high note with this All Terrain Scout Transport, or AT-ST. I admit I had my concerns given …

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Dec 20 2017

Day 20 – Imperial Hovertank

Imperial Hovertank

I can forgive LEGO for the First Order snowspeeder. There was a pretty long chase scene featuring snowspeeders that was excised from the final cut of The Force Awakens. LEGO finalizes sets before the movie is released so they had to make the best of it. However, there is no excuse for the Imperial hovertank. …

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Dec 19 2017

Day 19 – TIE Striker

TIE Striker

Talk about esoteric.  Day 19 of the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar is the sk x1 experimental air superiority fighter, or TIE striker for short. When I looked at the instructions at first I thought it was just the top half of Kylo Ren’s TIE fighter, but nope this a whole spaceship from an entirely different …

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Dec 18 2017

Day 18 – Y-wing Starfighter

Y-wing Starfighter

If you want to be official, day 18 of the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar is a  BTL-A4 Y-wing starfighter. Although you’d have to be a hardcore fan to know its model number. I’m guessing most casual fans don’t even realize there are other Y-wing variants. I admit that I never gave it much thought before …

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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 16 2017

Day 16 – Director Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle

Director Krennic's Imperial Shuttle

I’m not sure if this is my favorite build from the 2017 LEGO Advent calendar so far, but if not then it’s a close second to the luggabeast. What I can say for sure is that it took me longer to put together Director Krennic’s imperial shuttle than everything from the first 15 days combined. It …

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Dec 15 2017

Day 15 – Snow Blower

First Order Snowtrooper and Snow Blower

I understand that LEGO has to include cutesy seasonal builds in the Advent calendar, but being honest, I can’t remember any that I’ve cared much about. I almost started another supply box rant, but after giving it some thought I have had a change of heart. Maybe a snow blower really is not that off …

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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 13 2017

Day 13 – First Order Snowspeeder

First Order Snowspeeder

The First Order Snowspeeder is formally known as a Light Infantry Utility Vehicle (LIUV). If you even knew that this was a snowspeeder, congratulations. The casual Force Awakens viewer might not even recognize it since the scene it was featured in was cut from the movie (although the deleted scene is out there in the …

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