Tag: the force awakens

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 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 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


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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Dec 12 2017

Day 12 – The Millennium Falcon

Millennium Falcon

This isn’t just any Corellian YT-1300f light freighter, this the fastest ship in the galaxy. The ship that did the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Owned by Lando Calrissian, but gambled away. Piloted by smuggler turned rebel general turned smuggler, the late Han Solo. Now under the stewardship of Rey. This is day 12 of the …

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Dec 11 2017

Day 11 – Luggabeast

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 …

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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 09 2017

Day 9 – Rey’s Speeder

Rey's Speeder

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 …

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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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