A quick review of the 2019 Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245).
- First Order Stormtrooper (Dec 3) (TFA)
- Chewbacca with porg and fire (Dec 7) (TFA)
- Luke Skywalker (Dec 9) (TLJ)
- Death Star Gunner (Dec 12) (ANH)
- Tantive IV Rebel Solider (Dec 18) (ANH)
- Cloud Car Pilot (Dec 22) (ESB)
- Mouse Droid (Dec 13) (ANH)
- Battle Droid (Dec 15) (TPM)
- Gronk Droid as a present (Dec 23) (ANH)
- Santa Porg (Dec 24) (TLJ)
- First Order Star Destroyer(Dec 1) (TFA)
- Kylo Ren’s ship (Dec 2) (TFA)
- Poe Dameron’s X-wing (Dec 5) (TFA)
- Resistance Troop Transporter (Dec 6) (TFA)
- Quad Jumper (Dec 10) (TFA)
- N-99 Persuader-class enforcer droid tank (Dec 14) (TPM)
- Trade Federation MTT (Dec 16) (TPM)
- Escape Pod (Dec 18) (ANH)
- Cloud Car (Dec 21) (ESB)
- Ahch-To (Dec 8)(TLJ).
- Icon Cannon ad turret at Echo Base (Dec 20) (ESB).
- Cannon (Dec 4) (TFA)
- Death Star Turrets(Dec 11) (ANH)
- Mynock (Dec19) (ESB)
(TPM) the Phantom Menace
(ATC) Attack of the Clones
(ROS) Return of the Sith
(ANH) Star Wars:A New Hope
(ESB) The Empire Strikes back
(RTJ) Return of the Jedi
(TFA) The Force Awakens
(TLJ) The Last Jedi
My favorites were Chewbacca cooking a Porg, Luke Skywalker, Poe’s X-wing, the Mynock, and Ahch-To. I think this is the third Chewbacca we’ve seen in the advent Calendars. One was a snowman version. But Chewie cooking a Porg is just funny. I love the micro location build like Ahch-To.
Like last year the wasn’t much holiday themed builds. I miss that the themed build help make the calendar special. See below for the snowman Chewbacca from 2016. I hope next year there are more. I also wish they would not show everything on the box. I want to be surprised by the build. It would be great if they would show a few and say 24 gifts. Maybe blot out the models, like Kenner did before Jedi was released. Also if they could make the online PDF instructions less spoiler. If you download it you can see all the builds.
What Christmas theme minifig would you like to see in 2020? I like to see Queen Amidala from set #9499 Gungan Sub as a Christmas tree. Or back to the Original Trilogy and an Empire Strikes Back theme with Santa Solo in red Hoth gear. Plus a Miss Santa Leia. Or Maybe a Snow Droid C3-PO or Gift wrapped Han Solo in Carbonite with a bow. It would be real easy to make snowman BB-8,
What was your favorite? What was you least favorite?
Sometimes you just need a new sidekick.
Quick reminder my prints will be available for the final weekend of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Looks for the booth between the pub and the Children’s area.
Guardians of The Galaxy comes out on DVD/Blu Ray next week. Star-Lord wants to party but Soundwave stole his awesome mix tape.
A barrel of Pirate jokes today!
September 19 is international Talk like a Pirate Day.
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To claim yer bounty on September 19, ye must:
• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and Talk like a pirate for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut.
• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme location in full pirate costume for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the following items: NO WEAPONS ALLOWED!
Offer good for one free doughnut per customer who talks like a pirate to a Krispy Kreme team member at a participating shop. One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts per customer who wears a full pirate costume into a participating Krispy Kreme location. Redeemable on September 19, 2014 only at participating Krispy Kreme US locations.
Full details at Krispy Kreme
If you haven’t got tickets to Brickfest Maryland here is a deal. Groupon save on admission and get a free brickwarriors accessory.
Choose from Five Options
$22 for one ticket to the Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival and an exclusive mini-figure accessory set from BrickWarriors (up to $42 value, including ticketing fees)
- Friday, September 19, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 20, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 21, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This summer at Maryland State Fairground, festival-goers are invited to celebrate all things LEGO. Huge creations made from LEGO bricks will be on display, and multiple vendors will also be onsite selling LEGO-centric wares.
Brickfest Maryland runs September 19-21 2014.
full details at Groupon
I have a bonus comic today. The idea for this one came up while I was working on the “What’s in the bag?” page. The page needed more images. What figure do I have that would search bags? a cop of course. I thought about using Chief Wiggum but he’s not intimidating. I’ve made a few minor changes to the What’s in the bag page, just rearranging a few things. See the link at the top of the blog.