For the first time ever, we did an Advent Calendar. Of course, we had to do the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar. I bought it a few months ago and hid it at work. I wanted it to be a complete surprise for Angry Kid. On December 1st, I brought out the box and we discussed how it works. I’m shocked that he had the patience to wait every morning to open the little window to see what appeared.
I had to get on the fun, and join in by taking photos of the figures every day. I posted all of them on my Instagram feed. I also wrote a little story about each piece, item, or vehicle for the day. A few of the figures stumped Angry Husband, so I had to do some research. I found all of my awesome Star Wars Facts on the site WOOKIEEPEDIA. I’m super excited to do this again for next year too!
- Day 1: Republic Frigate
- Day 2: Nute Gunray
- Day 3: Mechno-chair
- Day 4: Homing Spider Droid
- Day 5: Boba Fett’s Slave I
- Day 6: Chewbacca
- Day 7: Tool Rack
- Day 8: Rebel Pilot
- Day 9: X-wing Starfighter
- Day 10: Imperial Shuttle
- Day 11: OOM-series battle droid
- Day 12: Rebel Snowspeeder
- Day 13: R2-Q5 Astromech Droid
- Day 14: Mouse Droid
- Day 15: Republic Gunship
- Day 16: Clone Pilot
- Day 17: Weapons Rack
- Day 18: Y-Wing Starfighter
- Day 19: TIE pilot
- Day 20: TIE fighter
- Day 21: Millennium Falcon
- Day 22: RZ-1 A-wing Interceptor
- Day 23: Christmas tree
- Day 24: Santa Yoda with sack and gifts
And a little more details about each Minifig of the day:
Day 1: Republic Frigate. The Consular-class cruiser (Charger c70 retrofit) was a model of retrofitted Consular-class cruiser that turned the ships into small frigates. Corellian Engineering Corporation created this for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the early part of the Clone Wars.
Day 2. Nute Gunray. A Neimoidian from the planet Neimoidia. Following a stint as Minister for the Trade Federation, he rose in power after the Stark Hyperspace War in 44 BBY, eventually becoming Viceroy of the Trade Federation. In 32 BBY, Gunray participated in the occupation of Naboo to settle a trade dispute that began in the Galactic Senate.
Day 3. Mechno-chair. A mechno-chair was a mobile mechanical chair used by wealthy Neimoidians as a sign of their status. Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation possessed one.
Day 4. Homing Spider Droid. Sometimes referred to as the Spider Walker, was a droid walker manufactured for anti-vehicular combat by the Commerce Guild before and during the Clone Wars.
Day 5. Boba Fett’s Slave I. Slave I was a modified prototype Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft used by famed bounty hunters Jango Fett and his cloned “son”, Boba Fett. It was greatly modified with advanced weapons systems by both Fetts during their respective use.
Day 6. Chewbacca or Chewie. He was a legenary Wooiee from Kashyyyk and co-pilot of Han Solo’s ship, the Millenium Falcon.
Day 7. Tool Rack. Tools and Crossbow for Chewbacca to use. The bowcaster or Wookiee Crossbow was a Wookie projectile weapon that fires a metal quarrel enveloped in energy, however some bowcasters were modified to fire pure energy.
Day 8. Rebel Pilot. Rebel pilots flew starfighters, light freighters, and atmospheric repulsorlift vehicles for the Alliance Starfighter Corps of the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War.
Day 9. X-Wing Starfighter. The Incom T-65 X-wing is the fighter that killed the Death Star. Note: The tiny blue Lego on top represents R2-D2 riding on top.
Day 10. Imperial Shuttle. The Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle was a standard light utility craft in common use throughout the Imperial military as a transport for troops and high-ranking individuals.
Day 11. OOM-series battle droid. While physically identical to the B1 battle droid, the OOM-series possessed more advanced and independent programming. They were already a common sight in the galaxy before the Invasion of Naboo, serving as security and crew for the Trade Defense Force.
Day 12. Rebel Snowspeeder. The Rebel Alliance had use the T-47 airspeeder for reconnaissance on Dantooine and other planets. When the Rebels moved to Hoth, the airspeeder required modifications to function for extended periods in the extremely cold climate.
Day 13. R2-Q5 Astromech Droid. The R2-Q5 was an R2-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automation. R2-Q5 was a well-equiped droid, with tools for repairing starships and special, hidden spy devices. He was also one of the few beings aware of IG-88A’s infiltration of the Death Star.
Day 14. Mouse Droid. MSE-series was a popular line of MSE “Mouse Droids”. These droids were usually programmed with a single function that varied per assignment. Once they were set on the task, they would do nothing else.
Day 15. Republic Gunship. The Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT), also known as the LAAT-series gunship nicknamed “Larties” by some clones, was a gunship series used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.
Day 16. Clone Pilot. Clone trooper pilots were special clone troopers bred in the Kamino cloning centers for the purpose of piloting craft of the Grand Army of the Republic and the early Galactic Empire.
Day 17. Weapons Rack. A spoiler for the next few days. Two guns, a set of space binoculars, and a green lightsaber.
Day 18. Y-wing starfighter. The BTL Y-wing starfighter, built by Koensayr Manufacturing, was a mainstay of the Alliance Starfighter Corps. It was often used as an assault bomber to attack enemy capital ahips directly in conjunction with the later B-wing starfighters.
Day 19. TIE Pilot. TIE pilots served in the Imperial Navy by piloting the various TIE series starfighters.
Day 20. TIE Fighter. The TIE/In or TIE/line, simply known as the TIE Fighter, was the standard Imperial starfighter seen in massive numbers throughout most of the Galactic Civil War and onward.
Day 21. Millenium Falcon. The Millenium Falcon became famous as the personal smuggling starship of Han Solo and Chewbacca. It began life as a standard Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 stock light freighter.
Day 22. RZ-1 A-wing interceptor. The RZ-1 A-wing interceptor was a starfighter designed by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. One of the fastest mass-produced interceptors in the known galaxy, the A-wing was even faster than the Imperial’s TIE Interceptor.
Day 23. Christmas Tree. The Christmas tree is a secorated evergreen coniferous tree, real or artificial, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. The earliest accounts of decorating an evergreen tree at Christmas were recorded in Livonia in the 15th century.
Day 24. Yoda. Yoda was one of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history. He was known for his legendary wisdom, mastery of the Force and skills in lightsaber combat. He is dressed in a festive way for the Holiday Season! Merry Christmas to all!