Where has this year gone?! It’s hard to believe that we’re already into December, but we really are into the final stretch of 2022, and with that comes something that I have been looking forward to for months: time to open the new LEGO Star Wars advent calendar. Last year was my first ever time getting the calendar, as one of my friends bought it for me, and I absolutely loved it, so had to get this year’s!
But rather than keep it to myself, I thought that this year it would be fun to chart this month’s gifts with you. So each day, I will be showing you the minikit that was behind that day’s door, allowing you to decide if the calendar is something you would consider purchasing in the future, but I will also then give a few details about the ship/item/character the kit is of.
So… let’s get going!
2022 Advent Calendar:
- LAAT/i gunship
- Clone trooper – 212ᵗʰ Attack Battalion – Phase I armor
- Droid tri-fighter
- Acclamator-class Republic assault ship
Day 4 has given us a minikit of an Acclamator-class Republic assault ship. A forefather of the star destroyers, the Acclamator-class cruiser served primarily as a troop transport, capable of transporting troops across the galaxy and landing on either ground or water.
The Acclamator-class cruiser was crewed with 700 officers and enlisted crew. While it carried no starfighters, it carried 320 speeder bikes, 66 LAAT/is, 14 LAAT/cs (Low Altitude Assault Transport carriers—which had the trooper bay removed so that they could carry AT-TEs into battle), 48 AT-TEs, and 36 SPHA (Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery) walkers. The cruiser could carry a full legion of clone troopers— 9,000 fighting troops and 6,000 HQ and support troops. They additionally carried 6 months of consumables.
By the time of the Imperial Era, the Acclamator-class was considered an old model, however at least 1 was still in use in the final days of the Galactic Civil War: The Lodestar, which served as the flagship of New Republic General Hera Syndulla’s Barma Battle Group and the home of of Alphabet Squadron, Hail Squadron, Meteor Squadron, and Vanguard Squadron.
What do you think of the minikit, and the advent calendar in general?
Thanks for reading. May the Force be with you….
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