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Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2011

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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby fallenangel327 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:47 am

I'm wondering whether anyone else feels the LEGO Group could have at least shaved off the fin on the clone pilot.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby GIR3691 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:18 pm

My snowspeeder had two extra cheese slopes and no 1x2 trans tile. :C Hope I have a spare someplace.

EDIT: Nevermind, found it. D'oh!

I'm really diggin' this calendar so far. I'd totally buy all of these micro ships if they individually bagged for $1.99-ish like the Collectible Minifigures first were.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby onions » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:16 am

wow... that y-wing... wow....

didn't even know the calendar came with one, and now i wish it didnt.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby GIR3691 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:21 pm

The TIE Fighter... would have been awesome, had we gotten two of them, or something. I love the simplicity and compactness of it, but it's so incredibly lame by itself. I had to make multiples of it.

Do a side by side comparison to the X-Wing... No wonder the Rebels won. :lol: It's ludicrous not to scale the X-Wing and TIE Fighter to each other.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby Drock » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:57 am

Regarding the TIE Fighter,

Willy from Bad Santa wrote:They can't all be winners, kid.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby cas » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:45 am

The tie fighter could have been easily improved with 4 of these wedge plates. It would have been nearly perfect for the scale.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby lego-maniac » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:25 am

my god, this calendar is... " It's a Trap !!!! "
I think a real effort have to been made for 2012 SW advent calendar if they want to sell some !
Even my 7 years old son is not enthousiast while opening the windows...
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby scandell » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:10 pm

I agree. The minifigs have lacked something. Chewbacca really? Xwing Pilot really? Tie Fighter Pilot really? Battle Droid really? Give me a Boba Fett...or a Princess Leia...

The Xwing has been the crown jewel thus far. The two weapon racks are among the worst.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby GIR3691 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:47 pm

Considering the rarity of the TIE pilot, I'm surprised so many people are hating on it. I didn't buy the set he was in, so it's cool to get one this way. Same goes for the clone pilot. They're probably saving the core characters for longevity. I think they're hoping to do Advent Calendars for the next few years. Can't cram them all in the first go-around. Not to say the selection we had was good, though. Seems like they did all the important ships already, but are saving the desirable characters for future calendars.
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Re: Review: 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar

Postby scandell » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:40 am

Considering how many of these Advent Calanders are still filling the shelves at Targets and Toy'r'us's around the country...I wouldn't be surprised if they don't do such a wide release next time.
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