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.


Looking at the numbers below, you’d think that HP was the Upside Down world of Star Wars. Let’s see if things don’t improve some for Eric.

  • Star Wars: 5 Hits / 2 Misses
  • Harry Potter: 2 Hits / 5 Misses
  • Marvel: 3 Hits / 4 Misses

LEGO Star Wars (Ace)

Everytime I see a Tusken Raider, this is the only thing that plays in my mind:

I’d say that’s a win.

The figure comes accessory-less like the Stormtrooper from Day 3. And if history is going to repeat itself tomorrow should see some sort of heavy weapon modified to fire snowballs for the Tusken.

I love the molded head. But I can only imagine how HUGE it would be if it were a helmet style with a regular minifig head underneath. It would be both comical and horrendous at the same time. /me stares at Iron Man.

LEGO Harry Potter (Eric)

Still in the middle gunk here. Today we get…a 5 piece table! This one’s about as rough as it gets. Like, we’re in a bar. Give us a bar or something. A keg. A longer table? Something else. Feels like LEGO is checking off boxes here.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Nick)

This is unrealistic… shouldn’t there be a sign for a charity you’ve never heard of before in a town that’s close enough you’ve heard of it but far enough away you’ve never been there manning this booth?

Is there a gift shop in Avengers tower? I mean, one has to assume that a good portion of their funding actually comes from merchandising revenue and licensing rights. There has to be whole multiverse universes that are actually just fictional shows broadcast inside the MCU. Steve the Musical couldn’t be the first. You know there’s like a whole Tony Stark channel.

Which means, I guess, that you’re going to need a gift wrapping station. Of course, I also think i just put in more thought to this inclusion than anyone involved in the actual production did. I mean, by itself, I guess it’s fine. If this was the City or Friends calendar, I’d probably call it a simple hit. But this is the Avengers calendar, and I have no idea why this is here. So it’s a miss.

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