Official LEGO Advent Calendars – December 13

Every day until December 24, Brick Fanatics takes a look at the gifts in the LEGO CITY, LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Friends Advent Calendars for 2016


LEGO CITY Advent Calendars usually have the greatest quantity of minifigures, which tend to be fairly generic. This rather gruff looking volcano explorer looks to be wholly unimpressed by whatever he is remotely controlling 


Due to the lack of stud receivers on their legs, seating mini-dolls is always a bit of a balancing act, as it will here. Also, who has a table that sits on the floor? These Friends builds have been seriously lacking in supports to boost objects that are normally off the floor. The mailbox, the table for Santa’s treats, and now this? These girls are going to need a chiropractor. 


Joining our Snowtrooper and Rebel Hoth Trooper is… a Battle Droid. The most common Star Wars army builder is hidden behind the thirteenth door.

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


The CITY minifigure seems like rather generic and Battle Droids are contenders for most produced Star Wars figure ever. In light of that, the low riding Friends table and chairs set is at least the most original, so is today’s winner.   

The scoreboard









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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