People who know me well will know that I’m not a super Christmassy person, but I’ve been a bit more in the spirit this year after one of my close friends bought me the 2021 LEGO Star Wars advent calendar.
This was my first time having a LEGO advent calendar, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and I’m sure that there are others out there who have considered buying one either for themselves or a loved one, so I thought that I would be good to look at this year’s calendar to give you an idea of what you get and decide if you want to shell out for one in 2022.
The LEGO Star Wars advent calendar covers days 1-24, with each day giving us a minikit to put together. Sometimes it will be a character, sometimes a vehicle and sometimes something else a little different—with this year’s calendar having 2 kits that can actually fire, one day saw us create 2 targets to fire at. This year’s was all based around The Mandalorian. While most of the pieces are pretty canonical, the Grogu and Din Djarin figures have been made more festive, while the kits that can actually fire have been designed to fire “snowballs” rather tan their canonical ammunition.
The kits are all relatively easy to put together, with a image on the inside of the door showing you how to put things together. For some of the more complicated builds, only being able to put one image on the inside of the door can make it difficult to show how to do everything, but they do a good job on the whole and it should only take a minute or 2 of critical thinking to figure out the steps that they can’t explicitly show. There will generally be a couple of small pieces left over, so just be aware of this.
So let’s look at this year’s haul:
As I said at the start, this was bought for me, but would I consider buying it again in the future? Yes, and I don’t even collect LEGO any more. For someone who loves Star Wars LEGO, this is a great gift!
Thanks for reading.
May the Force be with you….