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Now that Christmas 2015 has come and gone, this post is a list of the Lego microsets in their Star Wars advent calendar for 2015, including the (provisional) identification, a picture of the set, and a screen shot of the movie scene it appears in, if possible. All sets are from the original trilogy (ANH = IV A New Hope, TESB = V The Empire Strikes Back, RotJ = VI Return of the Jedi).
Disappointingly, this Advent Calendar contained three not particularly interesting weapons racks (the Hoth Command Post counts as such), and of the remaining 21 sets, only Jabba’s sail barge (Dec 1), the LIN Demolitiontech (Dec 3), the Ewok ballista (Dec 7), and the XX-9 Heavy Turbolaser (Dec 15) were not shown plainly on the box. So much for finding surprises behind the little doors!
- Dec 1: Jabba’s sail barge (RotJ)
- Dec 2: Sarlacc pit (RotJ)
- Dec 3: LIN Demolitiontech (ANH)
- Dec 4: Jawa (ANH)
- Dec 5: Sandcrawler (ANH)
- Dec 6: Ewok drum-slash-weapons-rack (RotJ, if at all)
- Dec 7: Ewok village (RotJ)
- Dec 8: Ewok (RotJ)
- Dec 9: Ewok ballista (RotJ)
- Dec 10: Stormtrooper (all)
- Dec 11: Imperial Star Destroyer (all)
- Dec 12: Weapons rack (none)
- Dec 13: IG-88 Assassin droid (TESB)
- Dec 14: Millennium Falcon (all)
- Dec 15: XX-9 Heavy Turbolaser (TESB)
- Dec 16: A-Wing Fighter (TESB)
- Dec 17: Hoth Rebel Trooper (TESB)
- Dec 18: AT-AT (TESB)
- Dec 19: Hoth Ion Cannon (TESB)
- Dec 20: Viper Probe Droid (TESB)
- Dec 21: Hoth Command Post (TESB)
- Dec 22-24: San-3PO on his Laser Sleigh pulled by R2 the Red-Eyed Reindroid (none) (Lid, back
Dec 1 – Jabba’s Sail Barge
Dec 2 – Sarlacc Pit
Very rudimentary, but still, unmistakably, the Sarlacc Pit. The transparent element may be a perch for Jabba’s sail barge.
Dec 3 – LIN Demolitionmech
As obscure as they come, but it is one of the droids for sale from the Jawas in the beginning of ANH.
Dec 4 – Jawa
Later in the calendar, the Jawa gets an ion blaster.
Dec 5 – Jawa Sandcrawler
Dec 6 – Ewok drum-slash-weapons-rack
Other Lego blogs tell me it’s a tradition to include a weapons rack in the advent calendar. But it’s lame, isn’t it, to turn one of the Ewok drums into a weapons rack? And what’s with providing the Jawa with his ion blaster in an Endor set?
Dec 7 – Ewok village
Dec 8 – Ewok
I’m pretty sure it’s Wuta, but can’t find a decent image of him.
Dec 9 – Ewok ballista
Other bloggers have complained about the rudimentary nature of this set. But look at the actual ballista in the movie. Is that any more advanced, I ask you?
Dec 10 – Stormtrooper
Since there is no lack of Stormtroopers in the saga, I selected an image mostly at random. I’m not even sure which movie this is…
Dec 11 – Imperial Star Destroyer
Dec 12 – Weapons rack
Not another weapons rack! And this one contains weapons for the Stormtrooper, the IG-88 Assassin Droid, and who knows who else. Also, it has a pointless lever and an equally pointless red light. Bleh.
Dec 13 – IG-88 Assassin Droid
I had to look this one up. But there he is, right next to Boba Fett, being briefed by Darth Vader himself…
Dec 14 – Millennium Falcon
Dec 15 – XX-9 Heavy Turbolaser
Dec 16 – A-Wing Fighter
Dec 17 – Hoth Rebel Trooper
Dec 18 – AT-AT
Dec 19 – Hoth Ion Cannon
Dec 20 – Viper Probe Droid
Dec 21 – Hoth Command Post
Something approaching an element of Echo Base on Hoth, I guess…
Dec 22-24 – San-3PO on his Laser Sleigh pulled by R2 the Red-Eyed Reindroid