Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012, Day 2: Dat Smells Stinkowiff!

(Thanks to a huge response to Day #1 of the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar but please also make sure you check out the epic Game of Thrones Playmobil Calendar too. If you haven't yet seen what Playmobil do with their calendars then you are missing out - they are certainly going to give Lego a run for their money this year!)

Okay! Day #2! Yesterday we did some detective work and figured out what we thought was a fancy space guitar was actually some kind of silly Gungan submarine! Will we be just as baffled today? What lies behind this mysterious wormhole to a galaxy far, far away?

Find out... after the jump!

And it's...


Actually before we taint all hard-working Gungans with the same brush, it should be pointed out that this is NOT Jar Jar Binks at all. His suspicious bandit mask actually identifies him as a rank and file Gungan warrior as seen here...

Support and respect your Gungan military! These brave halfwits fought and died to protect your freedoms, especially your freedom to wear giant dresses with lights in them and look pensively out of windows while painted like a geisha and speaking like a robot.

This is what I hope... When Return of the Jedi came out people said, "Ewoks suck". And then Phantom Menace came out and people said, "Ewoks are awesome, Gungans suck." And then when Episode Seven comes out people will say, "Ewoks and Gungans are awesome. The Singing Cupcake Men of Yavin suck." It's all relative, right?

I actually think that this brave soldier is pretty great...

And here he is riding the crap out of the Bongo submarine that we received on Day #1...

I have a strong force-like feeling that this is going to be the theme of this calendar... we'll probably get a vehicle, and then the character that is associated with that vehicle and then perhaps an accessory or two. I'm onto you, LEGO, already. But it's still going to be a blast.

And something I missed... a reader pointed out in the comments section last time that there are secret codes printed on the inside of the doors...

If you enter this code here at Lego's site you can open up an animated version of the calendar and see this Gungan maniac wave at you. I'm not sure it's worth the time it takes to load it all up and I won't be covering this aspect in the future, but hey - now you know. And that's half the battle. The other half of the battle is throwing around glowing blue balls, tripping over shit, and straddling the cannon of a droid tank.


I'm going to give them this point on this one:
Playmobil Game of Thrones advent calendar: 1.
Lego Star Wars advent calendar: 1.

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