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Dec 04 2017

Day 4 – Blaster Cannon

Finally a build not from Rebels. Well, it’s not from Rebels per se because Day 4’s blaster cannon is generic enough that it could have been from any Star Wars movie or animated series. I remember seeing the the Snowtroopers lugging and setting up one of these when they assaulted the rebel base on Hoth, …

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Dec 03 2017

Day 3 – The Phantom

The Phantom

I’m beginning to think that it might be Rebels all the way down. It’s day 4 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar, and we’ve got another spaceship from the animated series Rebels. Although it was eventually lost over the gas planet of Yarma, the modified VCX-series auxiliary starfighter known as the Phantom served Ezra Bridger …

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Dec 02 2017

Day 2 – Sabine Wren

Day 2 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar is keeping it Rebels, and that is more than ok with me. Minifigures are my favorite, and Mandalorian warrior turned rebel Sabine Wren is a new one for my collection.

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Dec 01 2017

Day 1 – The Ghost

The Ghost from Star Wars Rebels

Day 1 is finally here, and it was well worth the wait. The first build from the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Calendar is a mini version of The Ghost from the animated series Rebels. Piloted by Hera Syndulla, The Ghost has, in the three short years of the cartoon’s, run become as iconic as any …

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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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Jan 25 2017

Chad Parker monsterZ Marble

Monsterz Marble

By the time December of last year rolled around, my family had been participating in the World’s Biggest Marble Hunt for several months.  During that time we had found many breathtaking marbles created by some of the most talented artists in the world including Geoffrey Beetem, Topher Reynolds, and Tucker Heebner. One artist whose iconic …

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Dec 27 2015

Unboxing Dot, the Brains of a Robot

Dot manuals & micro USB cable

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but my daughter got a robot for Christmas, and I had absolutely nothing to do with it. As a matter of fact, I was totally unfamiliar with Dot,  the cute, roughly 3.5 inch, sensor-packed, “brains of a robot” by San Mateo-based Wonder Workshop,  Inc. Now that I’ve had some …

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Jan 02 2015

Michonne

Dec 25 2014

Santa may have been here, but …

… my daughter brought it!