Ho ho ho and welcome to this yr’s scrutiny extravaganza of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar! *yeah*. I’ve tried to interrupt the related micro ships into a number of classes however the pickings this yr are a bit of slim. This week will deal with new micro-ship designs, subsequent week will deal with
repeats upgrades and the ultimate week I will take a look at the little droids. Without additional ado let the squeefest start!
Day 1 is a joyous shock this yr. Jabba’s Sail Barge! What an amazing concept for a brand new micro-ship! We’ve not had this one earlier than. This factor is so tiny that to characterize Jabba with a 1×1 spherical plate can be insulting to his girth. Then once more scale is predicated off of an obvious 5×5 stud restrict, not the scale of the ship itself. Nonetheless it’s immediately recognizable. The orange child bows seem largely in Rescue, Chima, Creator and Mixels units. Had I identified that I already owned a couple of I could have offered my uncracked Advent calendar for a submit offered out premium and constructed these from my very own scraps. Oh nicely. Best a part of the Sail Barge? It ‘hovers’ with a transparent dish.
Day 5 is one other festive wonderment. A micro Sandcrawler! With perform! The re-launch of this set was a welcome addition to many AFOLs’ collections. Having a micro is enjoyable for me. But there was additionally a mini model in Star Wars Celebration Exclusive set this yr. The detailing is best on the mini however the coloring is rather more pleasing on this micro. The mini is all brown. The micro has 4 earth shade tones labored in for a distressed impact. The shaping is not fairly proper although. The droop alongside the again is simply too dramatic. At this scale it might be higher flat. And did I point out purposeful? You can rotate the treads.
Dipping into spoiler territory is day 18. We’ve had an AT-AT again in 2012 however it appeared extra like a GNK droid. I imply, you may inform what they had been making an attempt to do, it simply did not work nicely. The head turned facet to facet on probably the most pre-1990 trying physique ever. This yr some good designer took a mallet to the earlier mould and gave us a way more respectable “Camel Walker”. Not solely does the pinnacle nonetheless flip however the legs transfer as nicely, even when a bit of stiffly. The new 1×2 plate with handles on each ends (18649) was put to good use. The change is sufficient to classify it as lastly getting this car in an Advent calendar.
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Next week, are the repeats value repeating? Probably not.