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Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Oky Wan Kenobi » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:24 pm

Sorry if you didn't like the joke. Admittedly it's not one of my best. And what I meant by that last part is the way they designed the MTT makes it very hard to attach a round plate with the stud facing forward. If the MTT was constructed differently (mainly the internal structure), it would be easily doable.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:06 pm

theone wrote:am i the only one who liked the MTT

I sorta liked it. I dunno.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby minicoop4 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:14 pm

Instead of an MTT, think of it as a friend for the mouse droid. Maybe it's more appealing in that context?
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Oky Wan Kenobi » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:38 pm

I guess that would make it a Mouse Troop Transport. :lol:
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:48 pm

There's nothing inherently wrong with the MTT, it's just that I wish LEGO would conduct their exercises in piece efficiency on their own dime. It's nothing short of miraculous that they managed to create an MTT with a handful of such tiny pieces, but just don't try and charge $50 for it. I know most people probably only paid $25 for it (myself included), but even $25 is just an "OK" price for it in my opinion. Having said that, I do love opening up a new Lego model every day even if it does turn out to be bantha doodoo. Plus the snow R2 is lurking in there somewhere.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby buriedbybricks » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:48 pm

Oky Wan Kenobi wrote:I guess that would make it a Mouse Troop Transport. :lol:


Better. :D

Brainslugged wrote:It's nothing short of miraculous that they managed to create an MTT with a handful of such tiny pieces...


There is nothing miraculous about this MTT. NO-THING.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Tricky Brick » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:17 pm

RE: the MTT. Pitiful is precisely the word for it 'very small or poor; inadequate'. Being a day ahead of most of the rest of you I nearly broke my own rule and posted about it so dismayed was I. But then I thought 'No, let the rest of the world live another few hours in the hope that Day 5 might contain something decent'...
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:04 am

I have some stuff that was good from the prequels:
Darth Maul was cool looking, but he died.
Qui-gon was cool, but he died.
Jango Fett was cool, but he died.
The Droideka were cool, but they died.
General Grievous was cool, but he died.
Some of the jedi were cool (like ki-adi-mundi and Kit Fisto) but they died.

Darn it SW! Why'd you have to kill of all the cool characters from the prequels?!
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Bertramtalespinner » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:11 am

RE: Day 6

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby thepatient » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:15 am

The two droids looking at the MTT cartoon is funny. Could have gone this way too...


Droid 1: "Ready for battle?"
Droid 2: "Do MTTs crap in the woods?"

I'm not expecting miracles with these SW Advent calendars. The designs are simple for the minis, the bulk of the figs are "battle packish" and the original MSRP of fifty bucks was steep. However, I am impressed that you can recognize these minis with such a small number of pieces. If you can tell what it is, it's enough to pass the test in my book. The figs can be easily mingled in with other battle packs and battle displays. It does come with two exclusives. I did wait until the last day of November to get this, and it was available at just under $40. Still a bit high on cost, but it balances out with getting woken up every morning by the kids. "Get up, Dad. Time to open up another door."

That's worth the price.

So all of the non-parents out there... I can see why you would wait until the end of December to get it for 50% off.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby ktonlai » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:24 am

Day 6:

Lots of good things came from the prequels. The badass republic gunship for example and surprisingly nimble looking Jedi Starfighters.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:22 am

Tricky Brick wrote:But then I thought 'No, let the rest of the world live another few hours in the hope that Day 5 might contain something decent'...


Awesome - and thank you for being so considerate. As MLK said: "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Although, after today I think I would prefer to live without hope as getting a Battle Droid was like a dagger to the heart. I hate these guys. I can forgive George Lucas for giving us Jar Jar, but making the ENTIRE republic army retarded and pathetic was just a hideous move. And the Lego version of a Battle Droid doesn't feel a whole lot more substantial than a toothpick. I officially withdraw all my sarcasm from yesterday's post as I would LOVE another micro MTT in place of this. On the bright side, we have 100% hit rock bottom with this calendar, so there's nowhere to go but up for the next 18 days.

Oh god - I just shuddered that the thought that they may give us another battle droid with another body color. I seriously hope not.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Flynn » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:08 pm

I think it was the "78 Reasons to Hate Episode 1" guy who suggested that the Battle Droids would've been infinitely better had they not talked at all and instead been a silent, unified menace. Much more effective then the comedic ones we ended up getting.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby theone » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:39 pm

i totally agree
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby fallenangel327 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:23 pm

Plenty of good things came from the Prequels, albeit indirectly; the LEGO Star Wars license, for example, and to a lesser extent, KOTOR. If any of you were into Star Wars Galaxies, I doubt that would have happened without the Prequels either.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:43 pm

thepatient wrote:I did wait until the last day of November to get this, and it was available at just under $40. So all of the non-parents out there... I can see why you would wait until the end of December to get it for 50% off.


You know this has been available direct from Lego for 50% off directly from Lego since Thanksgiving, right? And is currently still online & in store at this price. It must be great opening the doors each morning with your kids though. At the moment my 18-month old isn't too bothered. I do have a crapload of Duplo for her for Christmas though so let the indoctrination begin.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby onions » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:16 am

that naboo fighter is AWESOME
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:52 am

The Naboo fighter is a great little guy. The best bit was looking at the little pile of pieces and having absolutely no idea how to build it without looking at the instructions.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:56 am

Naboo fighter is the best micro yet. I've been setting up 'war' with what I've gotten so far, in the form of OT vs. Prequels. It's sorta sad to see the little star destroyer on one side and then 2 figures and 3 vehicles on the other.
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