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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?


Yoda Chronicles Build At TRU May 4th


I was at Toys r US today, They had a poster for a Yoda Chronicles build on Saturday May the fourth from noon till 2. It’s a black mini star fighter. See if your store has a sign in the LEGO aisle. Not sure of the qualifications to get it. I’m guessing the regular TRU rules apply.

*Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks.


X-Wing Project Challenge Coin


I found another cool Star Wars Challenge coin. This one is from The X-wing Project.

The X-Wing project is a group of fans, spanning the whole US, who work tirelessly to keep the LFL 3/4 Scale X-Wing alive and well, and at home in the hangar of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

The X-Wing Project Coins are 2″ and full color on both sides and manufactured by Challenge Coins R Us. They are $10 each. They have the Rocky Mountain FanForce Logo on one side and the X-wing Project Logo on the other side.

X-wing Project challenge coin.

Rocky Mountain FanForce

X-Wing project.net
X-Wing Project Facebook

Full ordering details here

Each coin will be $10, this includes all fees, and s/h with the proceeds going for much-needed repairs on the X-Wing!

These coins will be sequentially numbered! For those of you wanting to claim a specific numbered coin, it will be $15 per coin.The numbers are limited to 300 (the total for this limited run of coins).

(Claimed numbers will be listed on Facebook )

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING

  1. Please PayPal your orders to: PtrsonsZOO@aol.com.
  2. Please put “X-Wing Project Challenge Coins” in the subject line and mark the funds as a gift.
  3. In the message, please include how many coins you are ordering (and #s for special orders) and your shipping information.

Additional donations are always welcome too!

Order cutoff will be March 30th, with the order being placed on April 1st.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 30TH!

They also have X-wing Project Patches.

This is the first ever X-Wing Project Patch. Made by the spectacular folks at Moritz Embroidery, and containing all metallic threads, these 3X5 inch patches are sure to go fast! If you would like to order one (or more) of these beauties, then follow the instructions below. They are being offered at cost simply to help spread the X-Wing love around.

X-wing project Patches

$2.25 per patch for Locals w/ no shipping
$3.25 per patch for all shipped orders

PayPal PtrsonsZOO@aol.com using “XWP Patches” in your subject line. Locals list which event you want to pick up your patches from (Starfest or May the Fourth), and shipped orders must have their address in the notes field. All orders should contain the quantity


2012 Star Wars LEGO Christmas Advent Calendar * Recap


A quick review of the 2012 Star Wars Advent Calendar.

Mini-Figures

  1. Gungan Warrior (Dec 2) (TPM)
  2. Battle Droid (Dec 6) (TPM)
  3. At-St Driver (Dec 9) (RTJ)
  4. Rebel Hoth Trooper (Dec 12) (ESB)
  5. Imperial Snow Trooper (Dec 15) (ESB)
  6. Rebel Trooper (Dec 18) (ANH)
  7. Super Battle Droid (Dec 21)
  8. R2D2 Snow droid (Dec 23)
  9. Santa Darth Maul (Dec 24)

Mini-Ships

  1. Gungan Sub (Dec 1) (TPM)
  2. Star Destroyer (Dec 4) (ANH)
  3. Trade Federation MTT (Dec 5) (TPM)
  4. Naboo N-1 Starfighter (Dec 7) (TPM)
  5. Vulture Droid Fighter(Dec 8) (TPM)
  6. AT-AT Walker(Dec 10) (ESB)
  7. Naboo Royal Ship(Dec 16) (TPM)
  8. Naboo Flash Speeder (Dec 17) (TPM)
  9. Separatists Shuttle (Dec 19) (ATC)
  10. The Soulless One (Dec 20) (ROS)
  11. Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator (TPM)

Accessories

  1. Gungan catapult and weapons (Dec 3) (TPM)
  2. Radar Dish(Dec 11) (ESB)
  3. Gronk Droid(Dec 13) (ANH)
  4. Accessory pack(Dec 14) (TPM)

Brick pedia entry for #9509 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-AT, Rebel Trooper(ANH), R2D2 and Santa Darth Maul. Least favorite was the MTT. The weapons should have been packed with the figures.  A couple of ships were hard to id. Plus too much Phantom Menace builds for me. But overall another fun advent calendar.

I hope LEGO makes another one next year. What Christmas theme minifig would you like to see in 2013? I like to see Queen Amidala from set #9499 Gungan Sub as a Christmas tree.  Next year Hasbro packing features Yoda. Will the calendar be focused on Return of the Jedi for the 30th anniversary? or on one of the prequels that will be out in 3D next fall?

What was your favorite? What was you least favorite?


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 22


Today’s Advent build is Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator.

dec 22 star wars advent ship

There’s online content as well this year. With each door has a code to enter on LEGO’s SW calendar page. There’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games.

one a personal note my blog traffic has already passed last year December totals. and this month is now the second highest visited month in the history of the blog.

so thanks for following!


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 21


Today’s Advent build is a Super Battle Droid.

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There’s online content as well this year. With each door has a code to enter on LEGO’s SW calendar page. There’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 20


December 20 Star Wars advent build is General Grievous’ ship, the Soulless One.

General Grievous ship

There’s online content as well this year. With each door has a code to enter on LEGO’s SW calendar page. There’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games.

thanks for the info.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 19


Today’s Advent build is another ship from The Trade Federation. Separatist Shuttle.

dec 19 star wars advent ship

There’s online content as well this year. With each door has a code to enter on LEGO’s SW calendar page. There’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 18


Today’s Advent mini-fig is a Rebel solider. Really neat figure from Star Wars: A New Hope. He’s one of the first characters we see in the entire saga. He has a cool large hat which, like the rebel trooper in Hoth gear, has three visors.

LEGO ADVENT REBEL SOILDER