Category: Toys

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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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 08 2017

Day 8 – Supply Box

Supply Box Package

Look, I love LEGO, but I have to call a spade a spade. Day 8 of the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar is a box. A box that holds a wrench and has a blaster mounted on it. “Remember in [INSERT ANY STAR WARS MOVIE TITLE HERE] that supply box? How f’ing cool was …

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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 06 2017

Day 6 – First Order Transporter

LEGO calls this a Stormtrooper Transport, which I guess it is, but since these weren’t around until The Force Awakens it is technically a First Order Transporter or Atmospheric Assault Lander if you’re nasty. I admit to finding this build challenging, even thinking at one point that all of the pieces weren’t included. I also …

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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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