LEGO Star Wars, City and Friends Advent Calendars – Day 7

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: First Order Stormtrooper

Why will LEGO fans love today’s Star Wars surprise? Because you can never have enough Stormtroopers. Especially when they are the First Order variant, a version that has not been available for so long. There is little more to say, other than add this fellow to your armies or display him building a Snowtrooper.

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60155 City: Toboggan 

Rare parts, or standard parts in rare colours, are one of the main draws that drive LEGO fans to purchase the advent calendars. The moulded hockey stick element, that originated in the Collectible Minifigures line, is a fabulous piece made all the more awesome when it can be found in a uniform single colour. When that is the case its usefulness increases dramatically. Scoring two of them here is fantastic and forgives all the demerits that would otherwise be levelled at a sled with skis that do not touch the ground.

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41326 Friends: Doghouse

I did not like the bunny house that came before, and I do not like this dog house either for all of the same reasons. It uses mediocre parts, it has insufficient covering for the animal it houses and low levels of detail – it all adds up to a model that is an easy pass.Advent Calendar_2017-30

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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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