LEGO Star Wars, City and Friends Advent Calendars – Day 21

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: Imperial Air Traffic Controller

I am sure this guy has an official name, but in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story he stood out on the beach landing platform waving cones just like someone on an Earth bound tarmac, so he is an air traffic controller to me. There was a Death Star Battle Pack a few years ago that had a pair of figures somewhat close to this, but their helmets were were smooth instead of dimpled. A rare figure that has application across both MOCs and existing sets is always welcome.

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60155 City: Ice Sculpture

Models such as this were harder to come by prior to LEGO sets based on the Disney movie Frozen. These exact wing components have appeared in multiple sets, usually as part of a fountain. Despite being slightly more prevalent than before, they are still exquisite and have a myriad of uses. Indeed all of these parts, especially in their light blue transparent form, are well worth having.

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41326 Friends: Gifts

Friends got a leg up on City last year by including presents with printed tops that could actually open. The usefulness of these more detailed gifts is somewhat undercut by the fact that the lid will not stay on as there is no clutch power. The LEGO Group appears to have acknowledged this by only including one this year and making the other a more traditional version with no hollow space.

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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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