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Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:45 pm

The Phantom Menace wrote:The AT-AT was pictured on the door. I can only hope that the AT-AT has been swapped with the set underneath.


I had an empty compartment one day, but reached into an adjacent apartment and fortunately pulled out the correct baggy. Knowing how solid Lego's quality control is, I'd be willing to bet $20 that one day you're gonna get "double baggy" day when the AT AT turns up.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby buriedbybricks » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:28 pm

Brainslugged wrote:
The Phantom Menace wrote:The AT-AT was pictured on the door. I can only hope that the AT-AT has been swapped with the set underneath.


I had an empty compartment one day, but reached into an adjacent apartment and fortunately pulled out the correct baggy. Knowing how solid Lego's quality control is, I'd be willing to bet $20 that one day you're gonna get "double baggy" day when the AT AT turns up.


Fingers crossed!
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Bertramtalespinner » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:58 am

Isn't that John Ratzenberger's Major Derlin?
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:04 pm

^If not, call them.

I was thinkin Ross for him too.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Trooper10 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:01 pm

Gonk Droid > E1 Security Droid

any day of the week....just sayin'
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby bkthomson » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:21 am

Been disapointed with the advante set so far. Thinking maybe next year better to just buy 25 mini-fig series packs, may cost more but you get more out of it.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby kibosh » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:51 pm

This calendar seems like a total bust from the word go. From the ridiculously high price, to the ridiculously lame "models", everything makes me feel good about passing on it.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby The Phantom Menace » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Brainslugged wrote:
The Phantom Menace wrote:The AT-AT was pictured on the door. I can only hope that the AT-AT has been swapped with the set underneath.


I had an empty compartment one day, but reached into an adjacent apartment and fortunately pulled out the correct baggy. Knowing how solid Lego's quality control is, I'd be willing to bet $20 that one day you're gonna get "double baggy" day when the AT AT turns up.


I doubt it, just opened the door underneath (the 14th), it's the weapon depot, again. So I've got two of those and no AT-AT.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby buriedbybricks » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:17 pm

:(

I hope you're going to call customer service and also that you weren't opening it with your kid(s).
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:43 am

The Phantom Menace wrote:I doubt it, just opened the door underneath (the 14th), it's the weapon depot, again. So I've got two of those and no AT-AT.


Well that sucks. Not a great set to get doubles of. On the bright side, at least you'll have enough weapons to arm all the calendar minifigs. :)

Back to Day 16, I don't understand all the hatred for the Royal Naboo Starship. I know it's not chrome, and it may not look exactly like the movie ship, but it's still a cool little model. And with twice as many pieces as most of the other sets, I'd say it's the highlight of the calendar so far for me.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby buriedbybricks » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:57 am

Brainslugged wrote:I don't understand all the hatred for the Royal Naboo Starship. I know it's not chrome, and it may not look exactly like the movie ship, but it's still a cool little model. And with twice as many pieces as most of the other sets, I'd say it's the highlight of the calendar so far for me.


I'd rather have a good model with fewer pieces than a terrible one with a lot of parts. Looking as much like the intended source is kind of a prerequisite for me to like it. Call me crazy.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby bacon1986 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:16 pm

Oh wait, he's probably one of the generic troopers strewn about when Vader boarded the Tantive IV after it was capture by the Star Destroyer! Connection made. End transmission.


Actually, this is the "Smiling" variant minifig, so I think he's one of the lucky ones that made it out of Vader's path alive by cowering in the back corner of the ship.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby buriedbybricks » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:08 pm

He probably died laughing at the irony of actually getting shot by a Stormtrooper.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:54 pm

bacon1986 wrote:Actually, this is the "Smiling" variant minifig


It's odd that they have a completely new face for this one figure. Obviously he's filled with Christmas cheer. Or he's just realized he can defeat the Star Destroyer by sitting on it.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby lostone » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:59 am

Lol, glad this advent calender is getting reviewed, didnt have a clue what day 19 was ment to be at all :facepalm:

Overall must admit im glad i got this at half price definatly not worth paying full price for.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Drock » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:02 am

lostone wrote:Lol, glad this advent calender is getting reviewed, didnt have a clue what day 19 was ment to be at all :facepalm:


You're not alone. My son asked me what it was and I was like "uhhhhh..."
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:42 am

Even after reading the description, I still don't know what Day 19 is. It looks like a sailing boat if you ask me. Good pieces and a nice little build though.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:19 pm

Took me a while to figure out Day 19. Before I built it I thought it was an AAT, then about 20 minutes after I built it I thought, hey, it looks similar in shape to that...seperatist shuttle set they did a few years ago.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Cradok » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:53 am

I believe you can now extrapolate from the pictures on the box what's coming for the last four days, but I won't spoil it. :)
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Drock » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:40 am

Cradok wrote:I believe you can now extrapolate from the pictures on the box what's coming for the last four days, but I won't spoil it. :)

Aaaah, but the order is still a mystery. They'll probably end with a bang and have the awesome
Spoiler: show
Super Battle Droid
on the 24th ;)
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