LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 18

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!


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 20222022 Advent Calendar:

  1. LAAT/i gunship
  2. Clone trooper – 212ᵗʰ Attack Battalion – Phase I armor
  3. Droid tri-fighter
  4. Acclamator-class Republic assault ship
  5. B1 battle droid
  6. Omicron-class attack shuttle
  7. X-34 landspeeder
  8. T-16 skyhopper
  9. C-3PO
  10. Moisture vaporator
  11. V-35 courier
  12. Darth Vader
  13. Fortress Vader (sandcastle)
  14. B-wing
  15. TIE Interceptor
  16. Wall, Blaster, Mouse droid
  17. Snowtrooper
  18. DF.9 turret placement

Day 18 has given us a minikit of a DF.9 turret placement. The DF.9 was a model of stationary anti-infantry laser canon emplacement. Originally created from the Separatists during the Clone Wars, the laser cannon was capable of firing blasts capable of annihilating whole squads of approaching infantry. Effective at a distance of up to 16km, the gunner in the upper turret operated with a 180° firing arc., while a targeting computer technician assisted with precision aim and another ensured stable energy flow from the power generator. The durasteel protected turret could easily withstand blaster fire, but was no match for the primary weapon of the Imperial AT-AT during the Battle of Hoth.

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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