In what has been our annual tradition, it’s another year and another batch of Advent Calendars. This year gives us a unique opportunity with the addition of the Marvel Advent Calendar, allowing all of us to focus on licensed Advent Calendars. Ace will be handling Star Wars (75307), Eric will take Harry Potter (76390), and Nick is taking on Marvel (76196) instead of City. We’ll be walking through them all, giving our little pictures and mini reviews, and keeping a running tally of the hits and misses for each day.
Ace here, Although I didn’t quite make it clear, I’m giving yesterday’s Star Wars build a thumbs up. Scope Snowball Shooter is at least a buildable accessory for the Stormtrooper the day before, not like the Avengers Day 2 build.
- Star Wars: 4 Hits / 0 Misses
- Harry Potter: 1 Hit / 3 Misses
- Marvel: 1 Hits / 3 Misses
LEGO Star Wars (Ace)
Star Wars was batting a thousand until today. The two targets consist of a grand total of 6 pieces. Unless there’s something else coming tomorrow, I’m assuming this is supposed to be part 3 of a build that started two days ago: a Stormtrooper, a Snowball shooter, and two targets to practice against. I suppose it could have been worse, but it’s still a bleh build. No target graphic, or even stickers to make it look like it. Maybe I got it all wrong and these are just stop signs for some sort of ground transport.
LEGO Harry Potter (Eric)
Miss after miss after miss so far. Only one hit just by a mercy rule. Luckily, Day 5 will save us.
Or, wait. No. Points for the cake. I really do like the cake. But holy crap that box is so bad. It offends me to look at it. It looks like something I built when I was 5 and didn’t know how to build things yet. It’s also really unstable. I hate this box so much.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Nick)
Do people still give George Forman grills as gifts? There was a time in the 90s where there had to be some sort of law where you couldn’t have a major gift-giving holiday without receiving or giving one of those things. At some point, they were like fruitcakes, where they were probably discontinued for years, but we kept passing them around.
I mean, this isn’t… awful. I just don’t get where it fits into the whole scheme of what’s going on. I will give some bonus points to a great little touch, though, and that’s fitting the weirdly in-joke red fire extinguisher brick build into a set here. That little touch, a wink-and-a-nod that it is, is enough for me to call it a hit. This thing isn’t special, but that part made me laugh. I guess like Eric, it’s a tiny bit to distract from all the awful around it.