LEGO Star Wars, City and Friends Advent Calendars – Day 19

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: TIE Striker

Star Wars Advent Calendars love to use new ships and vehicles from movies recently released. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story technically came out last year, but as it was released in December any models based on the movie were bumped to this year’s calendar. Like many of the mini-models, this is another example of fine execution using standard parts.

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60155 City: Christmas tree

Christmas trees are consistently included in LEGO advent calendars on both the City and Friends sides of the aisle. In spite of that it still amazes me how regularly the LEGO Group messes up the top of these evergreens – they have literally done it better themselves and (spoiler alert) tomorrow Friends will do it better. There are a variety of pieces that can top these trees in a realistic fashion but this is not one of them. This is a poorly executed build.

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41326 Friends: The Sleigh Train Continues 

Thankfully the trend of these sleigh train cars getting smaller has reversed and this is the most useful wagon built thus far. Brown bars are great to have in abundance, and not just for practice lightsaber blades or magic wands.

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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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