I originally started writing a comparison of the LEGO advent calendars back in September, but clearly got sidetracked. With December just around the corner, I figured I should get to it. Better to have information before LEGO’s Black Friday sale, right? So here is a year to year comparison of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar…
Who can resist the siren call of a great Star Wars set? That’s why many a fan looks forward each August to purchase the latest edition of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Sporting no less then 6 minifigures, the calendar manages to reimagine our beloved Star Wars characters in new scenes each Christmas. While a few weeks ago I gave a poor review for the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar, you can be assured you get more bang for your buck with the Star Wars version.
As in previous years, LEGO has done a great job of filling out this set well for Star Wars enthusiasts:
|Santa||Santa Darth Maul||Holiday Jango Fett||Darth Santa|
|Christmas Tree||no||yes||yes (Festive Astromech)|
|Snowman||yes (Snowman R2-D2)||no||no|
|Additional Items||Battle Droid Security||Jet Pack Sled||Luke’s Landspeeder|
|Super Battle Droid||Jango Fett’s Slave I||Republic Cannon|
|General Grievous Weapon Depot||Separatist Shuttle||Snowspeeder|
|Gonk Droid||Genosian Weapons Depot||Vulture Droid|
|Star Destroyer||Geonosian Starfighter||Snowball Missle Launcher|
|Hoth Blaster Station||Republic Dropship||Holiday Fireplace|
|Gungan Battle Depot||AT-TE Walker||Slave 1 (Firespray 31)|
|Trade Federation MTT||Twin-Pod Cloud Car||TIE Fighter|
|Trade Federation AAT||Republic Assault Ship||Holiday Speeder Bike|
|Naboo Royal Shuttle||Republic Gunship||Jedi Starfighter|
|Naboo Starfighter||Weapons Depot||Imperial Shuttle|
|General Grievous Starfighter||Zam Wesell’s Speeder||Armored Assault Tank (AAT)|
|AT-AT Walker||Dooku’s Solar Sailer||Moisture Vaporator|
|Sith Infiltrator||Naboo Cruiser||Anakin’s Y-wing Starfighter|
|Vulture Droid||Jedi Starfighter||Clone Trooper Weapon Station|
|Gungan Sub||Zam Wesell’s Speeder||Hoth Command Center|
|Flash Speeder||FA-4 Pilot Droid||Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter|
I’m generally not a fan of Christmas decorations that have nothing to do with Christmas, but I do rather enjoy the holiday accents on the droid, stormtrooper and of course, Darth Santa. The fireplace comes in a close second. Other than that, the rest of the mini builds are well suited for all year play.
If we had a boy, we’d definitely pick one up for him!
Have you purchased the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar in previous years? Which was your favorite year?