LEGO Star Wars, City and Friends Advent Calendars – Day 11

Each morning leading up to Christmas day, Brick Fanatics is cracking open all three official LEGO advent calendars to see what goodies are found within

Christmas is approaching and to celebrate the festive season, Brick Fanatics is opening up the LEGO advent calendars each day before sharing our thoughts on what is found behind the doors. Feel free to join us and share your own comments when opening up those advent calendar doors – whether you opted for Star Wars, City or Friends. You can do so on FacebookTwitter or underneath this very feature.

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75184 Star Wars: Luggabeast

Talk about a creature named incredibly literally for its job. The luggabeast seems like an odd choice for inclusion as a micro model due to being a living animal, and its scale is obviously very off. All that can be forgiven due to the amazing parts it contains – azure blue is always welcome and builders can never have too many bars and clips. A modified brick in dark grey with studs on two sides is the icing on this useful parts cake.


60155 City: Snowman

Snowmen have been a staple of advent calendars since the very first one and have varied widely in quality. They are great due to being ready made for placement into a Winter Village display – even this one that scores low on the continuum of snowmen from past calendars. Plain white heads are also always useful, so even disappointing snowman builds have utility.

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41326 Friends: Christmas stall

This model suffers from the same curse as our ever growing sleigh train – simplified construction, weak parts and uselessness outside of an advent calendar based display. The LEGO Group has done good winter markets, even as a set a few years ago, so the designers are more than capable of creating market stalls worth having. Perhaps it is just not possible at this scale. 

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We hope you are enjoying our daily look at the LEGO advent calendars. If you still have Christmas shopping to do – or if you are treating yourself to some well earned LEGO products – then please use our affiliate links, so that we can continue to bring the latest LEGO news, reviews and features.

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When I was 3 years old my dad bought home 6659 TV Camera Crew as a gift — he had no idea what he had just unleashed. Three decades and no dark age later, I am still going strong. My love of LEGO led me to a career in Civil Engineering and I am now raising three budding LEGO lovers with my lovely wife who is, bless her, a huge supporter of my brick addiction. When not writing for Brick Fanatics or fulfilling my duties as the U.S. Editor of Blocks Magazine I enjoy collecting, MOCing, exhibiting, as well as running, climbing and home improvement.

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