Official LEGO Advent Calendars – December 1

Welcome to the first day of spreading some Christmas cheer as Brick Fanatics takes a look at the official LEGO Advent Calendars for 2016

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The various CITY Advent Calendars usually focus on one of the major emergency services subthemes. The LEGO Group shows us this year’s focus immediately, with a pair of snowmen – one of who is wearing a golden fireman’s helmet. Basic but effective construction, a somewhat rare helmet color, plus three plain white heads mean a solid but not mind blowing model.

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As the name of the theme implies, LEGO Friends is driven by the relationships between the various characters. It is no surprise that we get a mini-doll to start things off. This is a new version of Emma, though if you have as many of these mini-dolls as most Friends collectors then there is not enough different here to get too excited for.

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This model is close to being excellent….but not quite. Boba Fett’s iconic Slave I falls short due to the awful front, with studs left exposed, standing out from the largely smooth surface. It’s definitely worth throwing a tile on there.

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Each day, we will compare the three builds and pick the best.

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Today’s point goes to CITY. While both the snowmen and Emma are not exceptionally exciting, the CITY model has desirable parts which pushes it over the edge. Had Slave I been that bit more polished it would have easily been today’s winner.

The scoreboard

CITY: 1

FRIENDS: 0

STAR WARS: 0

Daniel

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.

Daniel

One thought on “Official LEGO Advent Calendars – December 1

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    01/12/2016 at 22:04
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    A pretty uninspiring offering from the City calendar. Though I guess I can add them to a corner one of the winter models…

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