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 Facebook, Twitter or underneath this very feature.
75184 Star Wars: Micro Phantom 1.0
It should come as no surprise to fans of Star Wars Rebels that the micro Ghost from day one is joined today by a micro Phantom. This small shuttle craft featured prominently in early seasons of the show before being destroyed and replaced with a new craft. It is impressive how recognisable the designer was able to make this model in light of the dramatic size difference between it and the subject matter.
Its scale is off when it goes to dock with the Ghost (as it was obviously intended to do as indicated by the open studs on the back of the Ghost). While not accurate to the show, it is actually somewhat close to how the official minifigure scale LEGO set 75053 The Ghost and 75048 The Phantom looked when docked together, albeit a little worse as there is no indentation on the Ghost model for the shuttle to slide into. Nevertheless, those planning on keeping all the micro models together will love this interactive ability.
60155 City: Fireplace
Two words – textured bricks, and in dark tan no less. These pieces are one of the best gifts that the LEGO Group has given AFOLs in the last decade. They provide instant detail to any structure or model in which they are included, rivalled by few other components in their usefulness across multiple genres. Dark tan is a fabulous colour to get them in, too. None of the surprises would be a disappointment if every door in the City calendar had a selection of these pieces.
41326 Friends: Frozen Bunny
Okay, what exactly is going on in this scene? No matter what scenario is imagines, this really seems like animal abuse. While it is possible this is supposed to be an arctic rabbit, which is straining credulity as it is apparently located in Heartlake City, placing it in what appears to be nearly frozen water is surely an endangerment to its health. Its loss is a gain for AFOLs however, as the modified round tile on which it sits is still a relatively rare piece which, along with the trans blue tile, represent a fairly decent parts selection coming from today’s door.
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