Official LEGO Advent Calendars – December 22

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


Today we have a build that suggests something was needed to go alongside the dog, a rather over-sized feeding trough. If you have not acquired one of these dogs yet this model will delight you, if you have collected any of the CITY Arctic subtheme from 2 years ago then this will add to your Husky pack.


Here it is. The item we have been missing for many days – the table that all those Friends builds are supposed to sit on. This approach actually makes sense, include a single table which can accept a variety of different models on it. But shouldn’t the table have been first?


If you can name this craft without having to look it up on Wookieepedia, pat yourself on the back for being a true, hardcore Star Wars nerd. For the rest of us, this is a Sentinel-Class Landing Craft or Imperial Landing Craft, a variant of the better known shuttle.


Much like the Tantive IV from several days ago the proportions are off but the ship is still easily recognisable.

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


Star Wars is our winner today – while not perfect, the ship is recognisable. Further, it depicts a craft that has not been featured prominently in the Star Wars line –only one minifigure scale set of this ship has been made (set 7659 from 2007).

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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