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.


Even after yesterday’s whiff, I still think Star Wars is gonna win. The numbers:

  • Star Wars: 13 Hits / 8 Misses
  • Harry Potter: 10 Hits / 11 Misses
  • Marvel: 11 Hits / 10 Misses

HP is hitting a speed bump while on its way to the finish line. I think it’s safe to say my snow-covered limb prediction will come true.

LEGO Star Wars (Ace)

Here’s a secret: this is my first Baby Yoda minifig. If this were any other day I’d rail against it for just being three pieces but I’ll give it pass because Baby Yoda and not only Baby Yoda but Baby Yoda in a festive onesie:

How could you not like this?

LEGO Harry Potter (Eric)

Spoiler alert: this is our final minifig of the calendar. And the third repeated torso, and the same face / hair that’s been out in rotation for a few years now. Look, I’ve got nothing against Draco Malfoy, but nothing about this is Christmas-y. Like, we’re three days away from Christmas Day. Let’s get festive, come on!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Nick)

The face and hair combo, for some reason, makes me think of what you’d get if Seth Rogan decided he wanted to start dressing up as Thor.

You know, if all it took to make a figure fit the theme of the calendar was to include a scarf, it really makes you question why they hadn’t been doing it all along? Seriously, the bare minimum to make it work, and we have it here. I like it, and they at least did something more than put that lame little snowball flick shooter thing in his hand, so I’ll give it to them. Shockingly, moving them two above breaking even.

Serious question (in that it’s not serious at all), but if Mjolnir hit a snowball, would it just blast it apart, or propel it to incredible speeds? Also, could Santa lift Mjolnir?

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