Tag: the empire

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 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 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 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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