LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 19 – Isn’t it Ionic

After taking a hiatus in 2014, I am blogging the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar again. This is my third time, and I thought it would be appropriate with the new Star Wars movie coming out later this month. Each day, I riff a little bit on a (perceived) connection between Advent and whatever the … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 19 – Isn’t it Ionic

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 24 – The King

And on the final day of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, we have Jango Fett. In a Santa costume. Jango Fett being a bounty hunter is ultimately in it for himself. What do you need from him? Pay enough and you'll get that. His loyalties shift depending on the money. Over the years, what … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 24 – The King

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 23 – Sleigh Packs Blast Are You Listening

Nearing the end of the calendar, drawing closer to celebrating the birth of Jesus. To heighten the anticipation we have...a jetpack powered sleigh. Of course. Yes, it's LEGO. Yes, it's Star Wars. Yes, it's supposed to be a bit ridiculous. But one has to be careful not to lose sight of why we actually celebrate … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 23 – Sleigh Packs Blast Are You Listening

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 22 – What Child Is This

One of the coolest characters in the Star Wars Universe comes today, but as a child. It's Boba Fett. One of the interesting details from Attack of the Clones was Jango Fett wanting to raise one of the clones as his own child. The Clones were well-trained, but I think many would say none could … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 22 – What Child Is This

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 21 – Free At Last

Happy first day of winter. Today we have Slave I, Jango Fett's ship. It was the precursor to Boba Fett's Slave II that we all know so well from The Empire Strikes Back. Slave I is from Attack of the Clones, and was part of an epic battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Jango Fett was a … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 21 – Free At Last

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 20 – War & Peace

The 20th day, and today we have a Jedi Starfighter. Obviously, a lot of Jedi flew these, but from Attack of the Clones we saw Obi-Wan Kenobi fly one when giving chase to Jango and Boba Fett. Many of the Jedi Starfighters were colored in a red and white scheme signifying the diplomatic immunity the … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 20 – War & Peace

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 19 – Separation No More

19. If this were a Stephen King influenced calendar, this would be a huge day. Instead, we will discuss the Separatist Shuttle. They were in all of the prequel movies. It was a short-range shuttle often used by high ranking officials. They had a distinct design with their landing gear, making it possible to only … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 19 – Separation No More

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 18 – Empire Falls

Day 18. Christmas is one week away. The home stretch. Today we have a Scout Trooper, a variant on the Stormtrooper that was first seen in Return of the Jedi. We saw a clone version of the Scout Trooper in Revenge of the Sith. They were more advanced than a Stormtrooper, similar to a Ranger … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 18 – Empire Falls

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 17 – Star Fall

The last third of the calendar. Today, we have a J-Type Star Skiff, sometimes called a Naboo Star Skiff. A yacht starship, it was used by the royals of Naboo. While retaining some of the elegance in design and engineering of earlier Naboo vessels, it also reflected the turbulent times of the Clone War. It … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 17 – Star Fall

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 16 – If You Strike Me Down…

Day 16, and what do we have? Another weapon rack. (Sigh.) Even if George Lucas and friends are mailing it in with this Advent calendar, I will not!* Couldn't the LEGO Star Wars people try a little harder? *Fully aware that George Lucas has no idea what is included with this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 16 – If You Strike Me Down…