Monday, December 23, 2013

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Day 23: You Slay Me!

And it's the penultimate day of our long battle with the Lego Star Wars advent calendar! We've had s sprinkling of OK gifts but how about something that is really going to wow us!? Come on, Lego! Now's your big chance! 

Let's crack open Door Number 23 and see what we have...

And... it's... a...

Santa sleigh powered by Jango Fett's backpack!

OK... Sure!

Now, the more cynical among you may think that I'm about to mercilessly rip into this thing, but as odd and obscure as it is, I actually approve. I'm a firm believer that these calendars provide the perfect opportunity for Lego to mash up Star Wars concepts with the holiday theme, so I'd rather have something like this - as batshit crazy as it may be - than another ugly weapons rack!

It's small though. Almost like an iceskate. Here's Baby Boba Fett Jr giving it a ride. Notice it has earned his sad face...

Still! It's better than a punch in the face. Which is what we got for a few days last week. Christmas is almost upon us and I'm pretty sure we all can guess what we're getting tomorrow!

And for those keeping score, each day I pit this calendar against the Playmobil Jurassic Park one. Today the point goes to Lego for inventiveness. Bravo!

Playmobil Jurassic Park advent calendar8
Star Wars Lego advent calendar14

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