Christmas 2011 came and went and boy did I end up with a lot of LEGO sets. I didn’t expect to end up with so much but there were a lot of sales going on and I had to snatch them up. My girlfriend also gave me a couple of sets as well including some great minifigs. As you can see, I did splurge this year. My greatest haul this year was probably the Imperial Shuttle that I got on sale from Amazon. Let me show off the sets individually, the front and the back of the boxes.
What can I say about the LEGO Star Wars 2011 Advent Calendar! It is a great set for the price and for the very first Star Wars Advent Calendar, you certainly get what you paid for. You get 9 minifigs, 11 different vehicles, as well as 4 objects. I really like the minifigs especially Santa Yoda and R2-Q5, which only came in the LEGO Death Star set. Most of the vehicle builds are pretty good replicas of their bigger brothers. You also get plenty of extra pieces for other builds.
Overall, I’d say buy this set even though Christmas is over. You might find it on sale in the upcoming weeks as stores try to get rid of their inventory. Whether you’re a collector or someone who likes LEGO in general, this set is a must buy. The value on this set will no doubt go up as time goes by and the Santa Yoda minifig will certainly hold it’s value on it’s own. As for next years advent calendar, there are pictures circulating around the web with Darth Maul as the main focus of the set. We’ll see if that stays true or not the coming months.
The final day of the LEGO Star Wars 2011 Advent Calendar is here!! It’s no surprise what the final build is considering he’s on the box. Of course, it’s Santa Yoda. The head on this minifig is freaking awesome. He comes with his sack and presents as well as his walking stick. What’s not to love about this minifig? It’s Yoda in a Santa suit!
Two days left in the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar!! On the second to last day, we get the Christmas Tree. It uses 18 pieces to create and looks okay. The tree includes different colored studs as ornaments and a star wand as the tree topper. Just one more day for the main attraction of the set.
For Day 22 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, we get the A-wing. This mini-build consists only 9 pieces and it’s a cool looking replica. The only flaw I see in the A-wing is that the two back wings fall off easily. Other than that, I like it very much.
Three more days left in the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar and on Day 21, we get the very recognizable Millennium Falcon. The build consists of 13 pieces and looks awesome. LEGO did a great job on this mini-build. Hopefully, the final couple of builds are as good as this one.
If there is major disappointment in the LEGO Star Wars 2011 Advent Calendar, this is it. Any other disappointments before today, forget I said it. The Tie Fighter looks like two black plates stuck on the side of a gray brick. Sure it looks like it, but looks like a very lazy build. It contains 7 pieces and you don’t need the diagram to make it.