This is the story of our LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar… To jump ahead, click on a daily link below:
- Day 1 – Jabba’s Sail Barge
- Day 2 – Sarlacc Pit
- Day 3 – LIN Demolitionmech Droid
- Day 4 – Jawa Minifigure
- Day 5 – Sandcrawler
- Day 6 – Equipment Rack
- Day 7 – Sandcrawler
- Day 8 – Ewok
- Day 9 – Sandcrawler
- Day 10 – Stormtrooper
- Day 11 – Imperial Star Destoryer
- Day 12 – Blaster Pack
- Day 13 – Battle Droid
- Day 14 – Millenium Falcon
- Day 15 – Stud Shooting Turret
- Day 16 – Stud Shooting Turret
- Day 17 – Hoth Rebel Trooper
- Day 18 – AT-AT
- Day 19 – Hoth Turret
- Day 20 – Imperial Probe Droid
- Day 21 – Hoth Stud Shooter
- Day 22 – R2-D2 Reindeer
- Day 23 – Sled
- Day 24 – C3-PO Santa
Now this… THIS is the LEGO Advent Calendar everyone’s been trying to get their hands on this Christmas. With The Force Awakens coming out in 19 days, there is Star Wars fever afoot!
If you remember, this is my husband’s build, so I didn’t even get to look at the polybag it came in. He was that quick.
I also happen to know this is one of his favorite scenes in the movies, since it features the awesome, but much underated, Boba Fett. So I didn’t even have to ask if he liked it or not.
For me, the build is much too small, but it does get the point across. Then again, I’m not the person that needs to be happy with this build, right? As long as he’s happy, we’re good!
What else could go better with Jabba’s Sail Barge than the Sarlacc Pit! The husband put it together easily and immediately paired it up with the Day 1 build.
We’re not quite sure what the use is for the transulcent 1×1 plate on the corner, aside from being a positioning point for the sail barge, but we just went with it…
“Droid?” Is what the husband said of this build today. He’s a bit dissappointed since it doesn’t look like any droid he remembers. Here’s another excellent comment from him…
“Looks like a flat trashcan on tracks.”
As it turns out, the droid is a LIN Demolitionmech Droid. Clearly difficult to recognize, even for the most seasoned Star Wars fan boy.
Day 4 was meet with a happy smile from the hubby. (You can see that on our Instagram feed.) Say hi to the Jawa with a bandolier.
Apparently, he wanted to join the skating fun…
12/10/2015 – So you know, by this time I’m in an all out war with my phone and Instagram, so I haven’t been able to successfully upload all of our photos without missing pixels. I’m officially calling it quits on Instagram until I can get a nondefective phone. For now, I’ll come back to the posts and upload my photos directly to the blog…)
If you haven’t noticed by now, there’s been a pattern to the first few days of the Star Wars Advent Calendar… Tatooine… and today is no exception! Well associated with Jawas (remember Day 4?), it’s easy to recognize this super large vehicle in its mini build form.
The hubs was very happy with this build indeed!
Moving away from Tatooine to Endor, we encountered an Ewok equipment rack. Initially, today’s build was a bit underwhelming, but I’ve grown to love the details.
Hopefully we’ll get an Ewok soon.
Sadly, the hubby gave the equipment rack a solid thumbs down. I think he’s hoping for an Ewok soon, too.
Continuing with the Endor theme, we have a sweet Ewok tree village build for Day 7. While it lacks plenty of details, it does an excellent job of getting the point across.
The husband and I both enjoyed this build a lot.
As you can see, our Day 8 build is an Ewok. We set him out to travel the galaxy where he landed on Hoth. There he encountered a vacationing Jawa and had to do the touristy thing – snapping a few pictures.
I’m not sure when this blog post morphed into a story with each picture, but just bear with me on this one…
Hubs gave the Ewok a thumbs up.
Another filler build like the Ewok equipment rack from day 6; however, this was a ton of fun to play with as we took turns launching potentially eye-popping flying projectiles at each other.
This was a thumbs up in our book, because the playability for the build was there.
Yay! Another minifigure! The hubs was happy with today’s advent calendar build… I mean, who could be unhappy with a stormtrooper?
This was a big thumbs up for us.
Cue the Imperial music track… we got an Imperial Star Destroyer for today’s build! I love this build. Something about reducing the size of an item that is just soooo massive in my mind is just super.
Now we just need a Darth Vader minifigure to go with it. A total thumbs up here… husband included.
Pit-chuu! Pit-chuu! Welcome to the half way point of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar! Today’s lackluster build is another equipment pack. Specifically, a blaster pack for Day 10’s Stormtrooper minifigure.
Shame. Would have been nicer if it was a better build… or even better, another minifigure. Hubs gave this build a thumbs down.
Here we are at Day 13 with one of the more “meh” builds of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar – a battle droid. I’m not much of a fan of the battle droids – and neither is the hubs. However, I’m not very big on this battle droid, because of the part they used for the arms. I expect battle droids to be able to hold weapons correct, not sideways like a thug…
Maybe it’s just me. Thumbs down here.
I cannot tell you just how much I love this Millenium Falcon build we got for Day 14 of the advent calendar. All the important details are easily identifiable and there is plenty of playable “swoosh” factor… Although it’s more me than the girl flying the build around the house.
What can I say? I’m a big fan girl and this build is definitely a thumbs up for the both of us.
Day 15 of the advent calendar features a turnable stud shooter turret… and I had tons of fun with out, almost poking an eye out of my beloved hubs.
While I like the build… and *love* the shooters associated with it, it seems a bit plain. I would have also liked to have seen a 2×2 stud plate instead of the tile so I could stand a minifigure behind the turret, extend his arms and still allow it for mobility.
Hubs on the other hand, had no complaints. Thumbs up.
This was an excellent advent build! I caught the husband voicing a few “swoosh, woosh” with hand movements. As you can see, he even paired up his A-wing with the Stormtrooper from earlier.
Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Big thumbs up!
Hoth. Rebel. Trooper. ‘Nuff said.
Well… not enough said. LOVE. HIM.
Now. ‘Nuff said.
I don’t know what it is about AT-ATs that remind me of puppy dogs, but this one is playing right into that thought. Regardless, I again love this build. The level of detail is really awesome and I love how you can position the legs.
The girl really likes it, too. Shortly after I snapped this photo, she took off with it and as of this morning I have yet to see it. I think it’s been assimilated into her LEGO building table…
Big thumbs up from the 3 of us…
Today’s build keeps with the Hoth theme. Probably one of the turrets seen in the movie. While it is an interesting build, it’s a boring one and the husband and I were less than impressed. Fortunately, we’re still on a high from yesterday’s AT-AT…
Interesting build today. Considering the look of the original droid, I feel LEGO did an excellent job of recreating it on a smaller scale. It’s a hard shape to nail down, but the 4 antenna do a good job of getting the point across.
At first, I wasn’t a fan, but I’ve slowly been won over by the dark side…
Plus, they have cookies.
LEGO has been doing so well with the builds for the advent calendar, that I just cannot explain this poor choice. Rather, what I mean is it’s a solid build with interesting elements and a printed plate (which I didn’t notice until after I took this photo.) However, this will be the *second* stud shooter in the calendar.
I was hoping for a little more…
My husband has been anxiously waiting for this minifigure to appear in the build and finally its here! This R2-D2 comes with the flat silver head, which we don’t come across very often. He also came with an extra set of antlers, in case you loose one while playing. Other than the antlers, he’s just a regular droid unit, but we like him just the same.
At this point, we pretty much know what’s coming for the next two days based on the box art. So today’s “sleigh” reveal wasn’t much of a surprise. That’s okay though, as the sleigh is a solid little build with some cool lightsaber-esque design elements going on on the sides. This is also the first time we’ve ever seen the ice cream cone elements in black (although they’ve been seen at least 23 other times in that color.)
Can’t wait to add the special guest to it tomorrow…
Last day the calendar and we finally got our C3-PO Santa! Hubby is very happy with him. Woot!
And with that, the 2015 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is done!