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Ken Robichaud | December 2nd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar 2013 – Day 2

Day 2 – Dooku’s Solar Sailer

(Singing) On cycle two of Life Day my first mate gave to me, an impractical escape ship
and a dancing droid beneath the Life Tree.

Remember the flashy little ship Dooku makes his escape in at the end of AotC that you could only assume would be the slowest possible way to get to Coruscant, while spending the majority of the flight impersonating the Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park? This is it. I like to think Dooku had purchased it years earlier, before he turned to the dark side and had planned on retiring and maybe doing a little sailing in his twilight years. A nice relaxing trek through the stars. The dishes on the side throw off the aesthetic, while simultaneously being my second favourite part behind the 1×4 curved double slope in reddish brown. These sets are nothing if not treasure troves of fiddly bits. Not bad.

To be continued…

Ken Robichaud | December 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75023 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2013

Ah, I love the holidays. The smell of freshly baked cookies. The sounds of classic Christmas music filling the air. The twinkling of ten million billion multi-coloured lights strewn about everywhere you look. The trampling of poor unfortunate shoppers in the way of that perfect gift and the smiles of the children as they eagerly await the arrival of the man in red. But wait! Who is that man in red this year you ask? Well, you’ll just have to wait until the 24th to find out because it’s time again for the Star Wars Advent Calendar!

2013 marks the third year of my spamtastic daily reviews of these tiny balls of potential awesomeness/nerd rage and I thought I’d try something a little different. At least until I get bored. This calendar coincides with the planned re-release of Attack of the Clones, this time in fabulously profitable 3D. Well, that release got scrapped, but the LEGO stops for no one. Unless it becomes unprofitable. Let’s get down to business shall we? It’s time I took these little plastic packets more seriously. After all, it HAS been three years, so…


Ace Kim | November 11th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon and Walmart Discount 75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Both Amazon and Walmart are fighting for your dollars by matching each other’s price on 75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Though if I had to guess, Walmart slapped down the discount first and Amazon matched. This beats our previous mention by .99 cents. The discount is 27% off of MSRP of $39.99 which is a GREAT price for the set. This is, so far, the cheapest method to get the new style Scout Trooper minifig that is until they add him to a battle pack… IF they add him to a battle pack that is…

Ace Kim | October 27th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar by 25%

Amazon is applying a significant discount on 75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. It is marked down 25%, down to $29.99 from MSRP of $39.99 bring the price inline with the other LEGO Advent Calendars. I doubt this price will last long and if you’ve been waiting for a pre-holiday sale on this item, this would be it. Prices for the LEGO Advent Calendars are normally steady throughout the last few months of the year until after Christmas when they are slashed anywhere from 30-50%.

Ace Kim | August 31st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Now Available

The 2013 edition of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is now available on LEGO Shop@Home and at Amazon. Shame on you, Shop@Home, for putting an image of every model as the default image for the product page. There are a lot of people who prefer to remain spoiler-free and actually open up the models on their designated days. So if you’re one of those people, try and avert your eyes from the main picture and hit the Add to Bag button on the side. Price is $39.99 and, spoiler alert!, comes with the awesome new Scout Trooper, Holiday Jango Fett, and baby Boba Fett along with a bevy of micromodels and other minifigures.

For those of you interested in the other themes’ advent calendars, Friends (Shop@Home, Amazon) and City (Shop@Home, Amazon) calendars are available as well. These will run you $29.99 each.