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2019 Star Wars LEGO Christmas Advent Calendar * Recap


A quick review of the 2019 Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245).

Mini-Figures

  1. First Order Stormtrooper (Dec 3) (TFA)
  2. Chewbacca with porg and fire (Dec 7) (TFA)
  3. Luke Skywalker (Dec 9) (TLJ)
  4. Death Star Gunner (Dec 12) (ANH)
  5. Tantive IV Rebel Solider (Dec 18) (ANH)
  6. Cloud Car Pilot (Dec 22) (ESB)

Droids

  1. Mouse Droid (Dec 13) (ANH)
  2. Battle Droid (Dec 15) (TPM)
  3. Gronk Droid as a present (Dec 23) (ANH)
  4. Santa Porg (Dec 24) (TLJ)

LEGO Chewbacca roasting a porg over a fire.

Mini-Ships

    1. First Order Star Destroyer(Dec 1) (TFA)
    2. Kylo Ren’s ship  (Dec 2) (TFA)
    3. Poe Dameron’s X-wing (Dec 5) (TFA)
    4. Resistance Troop Transporter (Dec 6) (TFA)
    5. Quad Jumper (Dec 10) (TFA)
    6. N-99 Persuader-class enforcer droid tank (Dec 14) (TPM)
    7. Trade Federation MTT (Dec 16) (TPM)
    8.  Escape Pod (Dec 18) (ANH)
    9. Cloud Car (Dec 21) (ESB)

Poe's X-wing mini lego build.

Locations

      1. Ahch-To (Dec 8)(TLJ).
      2. Icon Cannon ad turret at Echo Base (Dec 20) (ESB).

Ahch-To mini micro build.

Accessories

      1. Cannon (Dec 4) (TFA)
      2. Death Star Turrets(Dec 11) (ANH)
      3. Mynock (Dec19) (ESB)

lego mynock from star wars.

(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

 

Review

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?


Creations for Charity Livestream Event Friday.


The Creations for Charity store closes for the 2015 season on November 30th. So It’s your last chance to help. C4C is an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

creations for charity LEGO event

But before the store closes there is a special event friday evening.

For a period of 24 hours last year, LEGO fans from all over the world joined a live stream to help support Creations for Charity. From building LEGO sets, working on MOCs, discussing the LEGO hobby, to sorting LEGO; it’s safe to say that everyone involved had a great time and all for a great cause.

This year’s event will be building upon last year’s success and taking the art of building with and talking about LEGO for 24 hours non stop to new heights! With 24 hours of non stop LEGO action, this is surely going to be something you won’t want to miss. From 5pm EST on Friday November 27th to 5pm EST on Saturday November 28th, we’ll be fighting off sleep to bring you all kinds of LEGO goodness!

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Will you watch?


Creations for Charity 2015


Creations for Charity opened for the 2015 season. C4C is an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

creations for charity LEGO event

The Creations for Charity brick link store opened on October 15 and closes on November 30th.

This is a great fundraiser. Help if you can purchase an item for a LEGO fan, pledge and watch the stream and feel good about helping.

Last year I got some brain slugs, a custom brick, and an awesome Ms. Marvel figure from Creations for Charity. Ms Marvel on the left came from a C4C builder.

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A New Sidekick


Sometimes you just need a new sidekick.

 

Fallout Boy ask who the hell is bucky?

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.


That song belongs to me!


Guardians of The Galaxy comes out on DVD/Blu Ray next week. Star-Lord wants to party but Soundwave stole his awesome mix tape.

lego starlord mets soundwave


Creations for Charity 2014


The LEGO Car Blog just reminder me about a great program. Since 2009  Creations for Charity has run an annual fundraiser for underprivileged children. LEGO builders create custom items from bricks, minifigs and MOCs. They donate the items to C4C, which sells them to buy LEGO sets for children. You can even have a custom project built for yourself.

The Creations for Charity brick link store opens on October 15 and closes on November 30th. There are just a few days to pick up a custom item. I’ve messed up the past couple years and missed the deadline. I just place my first purchase and feel happy about it. If you are looking for something special for the LEGO fans on your list check them out.

According to a November 24 post, they’ve already raised over $6,000 this year. At that point there was a week left in the fund raising drive. Now it’s just the holiday weekend left. I hope they break their record this year.

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On Saturday the 29th C4C is joining Beyond the Brick for a 24 hour live stream. From 5pm EST 11/28 through 5pm 11/29, tune in for a full day fun and building with Lego fans from the online community on Google Hangout. “We will be raising money together for this year’s Creations for Charity through a pledge system. For each hour spent on the stream, anyone can pledge to donate a certain amount to the fundraiser. The LEGO Group has pledged to donate a Lego set for every man-hour on air!”

This is a great fundraiser. Help if you can purchase an item for a LEGO fan, pledge and watch the stream and feel good about helping.

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Talk like a Pirate Day at the Avengers’ Mansion!


A barrel of Pirate jokes today!

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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

 


Brickfest Maryland Groupon save 48%


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


Bonus comic, we’ve all been there.


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.

Bad cop wants to know what is in the blindbag. check this page for tips and link for lego and other blind bag toys.


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From the extended edition.


Marge adds a woman touch to bagend


Turtles Ride!


No Raphael, you cannot keep him. We do not ride our turtle friends.

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The big Turtle is from Mega Bloks WoW line. It is the Dragon Turtle set and came with a Panderan Monk rider. (#91204)


Year end review. Tale of the K-mart Medusa


This tail begins back on April 23 when I spotted the Series 10 blind bags in K-mart A full week before the release date. I blogged on it then but there’s more to the story. Here’s a recap.

I was running errands today. I stopped at the nearest K-mart for some 2 liter drinks. Eventually I made it to the toy section. I checked the LEGO aisle and saw blind bags. It took a second to realize these were series 10 bags. I tried to remember what was in the series so I would know what parts to feel for. I try a few bags and found a Medusa and a black and white clown. Plus a mystery one. I checked price on the self-scan, $2.99.

I waited in line for an extremely long time. There’s only one register running. When I finally get there the cashier scans the bag, she scans it again then just walks away. She talks to another employee and comes back. “Can’t sell them, look.” she scans it and the screen says BEFORE SALES DATE. “It doesn’t say when we can sell.” She pushes them across the counter and says maybe customer service can help.

I go over there tell the customer service associate about it and that they scan at the price check kiosk. She looks for paperwork with a date finds nothing, Pages the toy department. Says she can’t sell but she’ll see if they know the date. She calls again. Someone finally shows scans it and says they can’t sell till May 1st.

LEGO minifig Medusa series 10

So I almost had a Medusa. It was easy to feel in the bag. I just hope I can find it on the first. I never saw series 9 at this store at all. I can’t blame the cashiers they have to hold to the Hold off floor date but man, so close to a scoop for the blog.

   The Saga continues.

A few days later I’m reviewing my bank account. There’s a charge from K-mart on it. I didn’t but anything that day so there’s no reason for the charge. Then I remembered I slid my card when The cashier started scanning. She never ended the transaction so I was paid $21.00 for whatever the next customer bought.

The only proof I had, was my bank statement. I knew from my retail past you can get better service if you are nice and have full details. I printed the relevant info from my bank account. I drove back to K-mart and talked to customer service. They called a manager. She was interviewing a job seeker. while waiting I checked to see if the minifigs were still on the salesfloor. No they had put them back. So I waited. The manager arrived. I gave her my story and was able to tell her the time and register I was at. She asked if she could have a copy of my paper. I told her she could. She said it could take a couple of days to research. and she would call me.

A couple of days passed and no call. Since it’s on the way home I stopped by. I waited a longer time. The CS person even told the manager that I was waiting patiently.  Another manager came by and said they we looking in to it. Finally the store manager come out says they checked the cameras. Saw me slid my card then walked to customer service. But I needed to wait and see if the payment actually hit my bank. The copy I gave her said pending. If it hits the bank we will refund it.  I checked the bank when I get home the $21 has been deducted from the account. It’s the weekend so I wait till Monday.

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Monday I take the updated statement back and wait another twenty minutes. Finally a customer service member brings me a refund slip to sign showing I’ve been refunded. I finally got money back.

A few days later it’s the first and I run to Toys R US at lunch. I searched for a Medusa but didn’t find one. I didn’t want to spend any time or money at K-mart So I don’t check there. I finally find a Medusa at Target a day or two later. But I really want that Medusa I was denied. I stop there a few days after the first still no figs out. A week or so goes by I’m still collecting series 10. I stop there on a mission. I spent so much time here waiting in line that going to find it. But I don’t want to give that store any extra money so I’m buying, Nothing but THAT Medusa. The figs have finally been put on the floor. The box looks fairy untouched. A few minutes of searching and I finally I find the K-mart Medusa. This time I get through the check out without incident.
I’ve only been to that store a few times since then. I rescued a second Medusa from there.


2013 Star Wars LEGO Christmas Advent Calendar * Recap


A quick review of the 2013 Star Wars Advent Calendar (75023).

Mini-Figures

  1. R5-F7 (Dec 1) (ANH)
  2. Endor Rebel (Dec 6) (RTJ)
  3. Clone Trooper (Dec 10) (ATC)
  4. Battle Droid (Dec 13) (ATC)
  5. Geonosian (Dec 15) (ATC)
  6. Biker Scout  (Dec 18) (RTJ)
  7. Young Boba Fett (Dec 22) (ATC)
  8. Santa Jango Fett (Dec 24) (ATC)

Mini-Ships

  1. Count Dooku’s solar sailor (Dec 2) (ATC)
  2. Zam Wesell’s Ship  (Dec 4) (ATC)
  3. Cloud Car (Dec 5) (ESB)
  4. Republic Gunship (Dec 8) (ATC)
  5. Republic Attack Ship (Dec 9) (ATC)
  6. AT-TE (Dec 11) (ATC)
  7. Drop Ship(Dec 12) (ATC)
  8. Geonosian Ship(Dec 14) (ATC)
  9. Padmé’s Naboo Star Skiff (Dec 17) (ATC)
  10. Separatist Shuttle (Dec 19) (ATC)
  11. Jedi Starfighter (Dec 20)(ATC)
  12. Slave-1 (Dec  21)(ATC)
  13. Santa Fett Sleigh (Dec 23)

Accessories

  1. FA-4 (Count Dooku’s pilot droid)(Dec 3) (ATC)
  2. Weapons Rack(Dec 7)
  3. Accessory pack (Dec 16) (ATC)

Brick pedia entry for #75023 2013 star Wars advent calendar

(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

My favorites were the AT-TE, Biker Scout, Santa Jango Fett,  Zam Wesell’s Ship, Slave 1, and the sleigh. Least favorite was the Solar sailor.  A couple of ships were hard to id. Dooku’s ship was even pictured sideways on the box. Plus too much Prequel builds for me. But overall another fun advent calendar. I kind of wish this was out last year. I went to a con that had the actors that played Jango Fett and Young Boba Fett. It would have been cool to have them sign a pic of their mini figs.

What Christmas theme minifig would you like to see in 2014? 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

What was your favorite? What was you least favorite?


LEGO Minifigure gift tags from DK Books.


DK books posted free LEGO Minifigure gifts tag you can print and use to address your gifts. Visit DK US to print these tags featuring Santa, The Toy solider, Clockwork robot, and Santa Yoda from the 2011 Advent Calendar.

santa yoda

DK book publishes all those the great LEGO books. Enjoy this Christmas bonus from them.

 


Armor wearing Alien Squid conference


 

Daleks meet the Kraang


Yoda is here for the 500th post.


Here it is the 500th post on Yoda Archives.com. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this blog back in January 2011, with Found me you have. I just wanted to have some fun with my camera and some action figures. I’ll hit the three year mark in just a couple of months.I’ve made a lot of friends here and hope to meet more of you in person at a convention sometime.

Thank you all for your support.

For this special post I had to go back to the character that was the impetus for the blog, The Jedi Master, Yoda. And I placed him in my favorite set of the year.

lego yoda and bilbo baggins at bad end, 79003 An Unexpected Gathering

featured here is Yoda, Bilbo Baggins, and Bag End from 79003 An Unexpected Gathering


Happy Talk like a Pirate day


To Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, here’s a Pirate pun.

talk like a pirate day

September 19 is international Talk like a Pirate Day.

Talk Like A Pirate.com

Other Pirate posts
Jack Sparrow
Jedi of the Caribbean
Avast
Talk Like a Pirate Day 2012


LEGO CUUSOO Muppets Project.


A great CUUSSO project shared by The Brick Collectors. CUUSSO Member Jedikermit has created some custom Muppet minifigs and  vignettes with suggestions for more Muppet sets. The stage from the opening credits of Muppet show would make a great display for mini-figs.. Sam the Eagle would be easy to make reusing chicken suit guy’s body.

Muppet LEGO CUUSOO

LEGO CUUSOO Project

The Muppets would make an excellent series for LEGO sets, and have potential for both young builders and Adult Fans Of LEGO. There are dozens of popular characters, but there are also vehicles, playsets, and scenes that would make great buildable LEGO sets. Like other Disney properties that LEGO has produced, including Toy Story, Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean, there’s a built-in audience of fans young and old that would be able to enjoy the system.

Some suggested sets at various price points:

KERMIT’S SWAMP $7.99

Kermit the Frog in a small swamp scene, with his banjo, some lily pads, and possibly a friendly alligator or his nephew Robin to add some play value. Could even include his bicycle that he uses to pedal away from it all in The Muppet Movie.

ELECTRIC MAYHEM BUS $39.99

The band from The Muppet Show has always been popular with kids and adults, and this set would include their bus as seen in The Muppet Movie. Characters would include Dr. Teeth, Floyd, Janice, Zoot and Animal, and all of their instruments would come with the set. A small stage could be built with the bus, or they could perform on top of the bus. They’re hippies like that.

MUPPET THEATER $59.99

The largest set would be The Muppet Theater, which would include a stage area, and a balcony to the side. Exclusive minifigures like Statler and Waldorf (the two old guys from the balcony), Sam Eagle, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog, Mahna-Mahna and the Snowths, and unique versions of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy could be included. Ideally, it would be wonderful to have different scenes for sketches that could be put onto the stage: some brick-built arches that represent the beginning of The Muppet Show; a small kitchen for the Swedish Chef, a grand piano for Rowlf..

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This is is an awesome CUUSOO project please support Muppet LEGO CUUSOO.


Marvel LEGO covers coming to a Comic store near you!


In conjunction with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game coming this fall, Marvel has announced LEGO Marvel variant covers to some of their titles. IGN has listed 21 covers that will get the LEGO treatment.
LEGO MARVEL Covers

Working with the folks at The LEGO Group to do these homage covers is an absolute blast!” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Print & Digital, in a press release.

All-New X-Men #17
Avengers #21
Avengers A.I. #4
Captain America #12
Daredevil #31
Fantastic Four #13
Guardians Of The Galaxy #7
Infinity #3
Iron Man #17
Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble #1
Mighty Avengers 1
New Avengers #11
Nova #8
Secret Avengers #10
Superior Spider-Man #19
Thor: God Of Thunder #14
Uncanny Avengers #12
Wolverine & The X-Men #36

Collecting variant cover can get pretty expensive. I would hope that some of these end up sold as mini posters.


Sad Clown found!


I finally have the Sad Clown. It is a great looking figure. LEGO got some exceptional expression with minimum painting. Just two colors, some black on the torso and legs, plus a cool hat makes another awesome minifig. This would not have worked if it was the standard Yellow minifig skin.

Sad clown lego minifigure from series 10.

The LEGO minifigure enclodeis says sad clown was inspired by Pierrot, an Italian pantomime thae preformed in 17th century France.


Battle on Warrior woman!


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Battle on! stars LEGO Minifig series 10 (71001) Warrior Woman and Medusa.


LEGO Medusa!


LEGO minifig Medusa series 10

I finally had time to shoot the Medusa minifig. She looks even better than the pictures. The tail is really big as it should be to keep it in scale. I want more of these. I don’t know what I’ll do with them but these are cool. This is my favorite from the collectible series.


Series 10 spotted and denied


Look gold LEGO mini bag! Series 10 on the shelf cool!

So I was running errands today. I stopped at the store for some 2 liter drinks. Eventually I made it to the toy section. I checked the LEGO aisle and saw blind bags. It took a second to realize these were series 10 bags. I tried to remember what was in the series so I would know what parts to feel for. I try a few bags and found a Medusa and a black and white clown. Plus a mystery one. I checked price on the self-scan, $2.99.

I waited in line for an extremely long time. When I finally get there the cashier scan the bag, scans it again then just walks away. She talks to another employee and comes back. “Cant sell them look.” she scans it and the screen says BEFORE SALES DATE. “It doesn’t say when we can sell.” She pushes them across the counter and says maybe customer service can help.

I go over there tell the customer service associate about it and that they scan at the price check kiosk. She looks for paperwork with a date finds nothing, Pages the toy department. Says she can’t sell but she’ll see if they know the date. She calls again. Someone finally shows scans it and say s they can’t sell till May 1st.

So I almost had a Medusa. It was easy to feel in the bag. I just hope I can find it on the first. I never saw series 9 at this store at all. I can’t blame the cashiers they have to hold to the Hold off floor date but man, so close to a scoop for the blog.


Impossible Astronaut Day


Do you have Tally Marks on your body?
Impossible Astronaut day

Did you see the Silence?

Tally Marks stars Amy Pond and the Silence from Doctor Who Character Building series 2 & 3.


what is Impossible Astronaut Day