Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012, Day 16: A Right Royal Mess.

Lately, thanks to the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, we've been living it up on the icy plains of fabled snow planet Hoth, enjoying some stellar cold-weather mini-figs from the greatest story ever told, The Empire Strikes Back. HA! Suck it, Bible!

But all good things come to an end and the more cynical of us will have been waiting for the other shoe (lightsaber, taun-taun, wookie satchel) to drop. Is today the day?

Let's ominously peel back Door #16... after the jump!

I'm nervous, you guys. We're met with a big bag of pieces which when (eventually) assemble take the shape of... this...

And our little Empire jaunt is over! We're firmly back in barren Phantom Menace territory (or Phenace as it was eloquently shortened to in a previous comments section). And that means that some of you head-scratching parents might need a little bit of help.

What you're looking at here is the Naboo Royal Starship (or Nubian Royal Starship). It's the sleek silver behemoth that Queen Padme Amidala, Ewan McGregor, Wizard Kid, Dip Dip Shit, and Captain PiƱata  gallivanted around the universe in during Episode One. You know it. It looked like this...

The problem is that a design this slick, with zero straight lines, doesn't translate too well to a micro-sized Lego model. The proportions are all wrong for a start, and the light grey of the Lego version doesn't really capture the blinding silver from the film. In fact, with the scale and proportions all wrong, the Lego model looks more like a single pilot speeder than a huge transport.

And we shouldn't be too surprised because a photo of this things features prominently on the front of the calendar box and has appeared in many of the images in this article.

As a drunken Billy Bob Thornton said to the curly-maned fat kid in Bad Santa after ravaging his advent calendar: "They can't all be winners."

Lego must have watched that movie a lot this year.

In the ongoing competition between this calendar and the Game of Thrones Playmobil Calendar, both were pretty disappointing today. I'm going to give it to Playmobil today because at least those gifts looked like the thing they were supposed to represent. SO WE ARE TIED UP AGAIN! Silent crap! Holy crap!

Playmobil Game of Thrones Advent Calendar: 8.
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar: 8.


  1. Eh it's one one of the longest ships I've ever seen so that makes it unique

  2. I love micro spaceships. Much more than a minifig. Its like opening a kinder egg, I prefer the buildable things, not the one pice items.

    This one I recognised immediately, I think the modellers did a great job.