Tag: the last jedi

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 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 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 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 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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Nov 30 2017

Day 0 – Inside the Box

2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar #75184 Box - Inside Background

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 …

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Nov 07 2017

2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar #75184

2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar #75184 Box - Front

If you want to get your hands on a LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, you need to buy it in early November. That is a lesson I learned the hard way last year. The downside of planning ahead is that once you’ve got it, it will be several weeks before you can tear into day …

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