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Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:05 pm

I like day 20.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Flynn » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:33 pm

So I'm not the only one that thought the Nolan films were an uninteresting take on the character and, while good, had their fair share of flaws that kept them from being great and certainly made them inferior to the Burton films?
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:02 pm

Flynn wrote:So I'm not the only one that thought the Nolan films were an uninteresting take on the character and, while good, had their fair share of flaws that kept them from being great and certainly made them inferior to the Burton films?


Not to derail the thread further, but I loved the movies with the exception of Batman's voice. It's one thing if Batman wants to put on a gruff voice to scare the baddies, but he kept it up even when he was at home with Alfred and still in costume. If I was Alfred I'd have been like: "Bruce, you can stop doing the stupid voice now - it's just the two of us". gorram - that's just reminded me of Bane's stupid voice now.

Back on topic, cool little build today. I know three of the final four are going to be great, and I just pray I'm misremembering what the fourth one remaining will be.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Athos » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Mine came without the brown (or are they dark red) 1x1s... :roll:

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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:44 am

I'M ALIVE!!! Happy No Apocalypse! :D
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:13 pm

I heard the world's not ending till 6:00 PM.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:31 pm

Super Battle Droid sux. At least we know there's at least 66.6% awesome to come in the last three days.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby captain sambuca » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:37 pm

Lego is a rip off these days. Star Wars lego even more so. The advent calendar is all the proof of this anyone should ever need. That said- i find myself deeply fascinated seeing what is going to be behind each of those little doors. That flash speeder seems the only decent thing on the whole menu so far. And I don't even remember that appearing in that Film That Should Not Be Seen Twice.

Episode Seven just round the corner? Heaven help us all.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby The_Chosen_1 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:39 pm

Is there still a problem with the durability of Super Battle Droid minifigs? My minifig from 7163 Republic Gunship had an arm clip that broke for no reason at all...
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby GIR3691 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:12 pm

The_Chosen_1 wrote:Is there still a problem with the durability of Super Battle Droid minifigs? My minifig from 7163 Republic Gunship had an arm clip that broke for no reason at all...


I've found them to be really brittle. The legs clip weakens fairly quickly. I keep mine unassembled.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Cradok » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:34 am

The blue ones from 7163 are terrible, they will probably break on you, legs especially. The grey ones are still fragile, but a lot less so, I've got about a dozen and no breakages.

It's a shame that the one from the calender was the normal version, rather than the gun version, because at least that would be something slightly different to usual. Ah, well, today's was good, and the next two days are both great.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby onions » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:52 am

captain sambuca wrote:Lego is a rip off these days. Star Wars lego even more so. The advent calendar is all the proof of this anyone should ever need. That said- i find myself deeply fascinated seeing what is going to be behind each of those little doors. That flash speeder seems the only decent thing on the whole menu so far. And I don't even remember that appearing in that Film That Should Not Be Seen Twice.

Episode Seven just round the corner? Heaven help us all.



naboo fighter from day 7 didn't do anything for you?
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:32 pm

I personally liked day 22. It looks like the ship (basically) and then it had those transparent parts too.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Brainslugged » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:57 pm

I thought the Sith ship was awesome too. Maybe I've just lowered my expectations a lot, but I thought it was a really cool little compact fighter with some great pieces and an interesting build.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby drdavewatford » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:18 pm

Yep - another vote for the Sith Infiltrator here. Nothing wrong with that one at all, grumpy !
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby buriedbybricks » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:14 pm

Or, you can just stick a few blocks together in the right basic shape call in a Sith Infiltrator and laugh it up because we’ll buy whatever you throw at us.


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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby CloneEmperor » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:31 pm

Not to be a negative nelly, but your Sith Infiltrator is built mildly incorrectly. The cheese slope at the front should be oriented opposite to how it is in your picture.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:02 pm

"They won't"?!?! I think DM looks cooler than R2. I guess I haven't opened it yet though. We'll see tomorrow.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby buriedbybricks » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:44 pm

CloneEmperor wrote:Not to be a negative nelly, but your Sith Infiltrator is built mildly incorrectly. The cheese slope at the front should be oriented opposite to how it is in your picture.


Looks like crap either way.
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Re: Review: 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012

Postby Ultron32 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:13 am

That was fun. let's do it again!

P.S. I still think the sith infiltrator was pretty cool.
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