On Day 5 we get the best item so far in the Star Wars Advent Calendar, the Slave I. It is an absolutely amazing miniset and very accurate to the movies. It takes 20 pieces to make and is a little tricky but once you look at it, you’ll go “Ohhh!!”. This one of my favorites so far and we’re only 5 days into it.
The Lab (30111) is a LEGO Harry Potter set released as a part of The Sun newspaper promotion. I bought this set at Target for $3.99 as I was looking at the Christmas stocking stuffers. It consists of 34 pieces that also includes a spider and some other accessories. There is the usual Harry Potter minifig with his wand and in his school uniform. The main attraction is the potions cabinet. It has five different colored potion bottles that use the translucent pieces. There is also a hidden compartment that is accessed by lifting the shelves and inside there contains a letter and a horn. In conclusion, this is a pretty cool looking set that is a must-have for LEGO Harry Potter collectors.
The OG-9 Homing Spider Droid is the item for Day 4 of the LEGO Star Wars 2011 Advent Calendar. It consists of 21 pieces in the build but LEGO does include some extra pieces in case you lose some. It’s an easy build and a very good replica of the one shown in the movie.
For Day 3, we have an interesting item. It is the Mechno-chair used by Viceroy Nute Gunray to communicate with Darth Sidious. The chair has 13 pieces and is pretty accurate to what we see in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Day 1 is the Republic Cruiser or Consular-Class Space Cruiser. There are 19 pieces for the vehicle and it’s a nice looking mini vehicle for Day 1.
What a way to start off this blog with my first review than to review the LEGO Star Wars 2011 Advent Calendar. The set number is 7958 and has 266 pieces. It is recommended for ages 6-14. The retail price is $39.99 but I got it on sale at Toys R Us for $29.99. The main attractions of this set for me are the mini vehicles that are included in the set as well as Santa Yoda which is exclusive to this set. This is also the very first Star Wars advent calendar produced by LEGO.