The site hasn’t been the most active lately… 2023 has been a sledgehammer to the face of a few of us and it’s hard to get the time to keep up with everything. I can’t speak for everyone here, but the annual tradition of us opening all the calendars and being shocked at the iffy builds is something that we look forward to.

We’re doing it a bit different this year, or more specifically, Nick just couldn’t find all that much joy in just doing the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. So he’s decided to do more than that one and compare them all a bit. Ace is going to do his normal review of it as well, and Eric will be covering Harry Potter yet again, for whatever the wizarding version of Groundhog Day is. And double the Star Wars!

We’re also bringing back our “random advent” calendar tradition, because it was fun last year. So tune in to see we go through and talk about. Maybe I’ll even bring in a special guest expert to talk about the one that I picked up…

Star Wars: 5 Hits / 6 Misses
City: 7 Hits / 4 Misses
Harry Potter: 7 Hits / 4 Misses
Marvel: 5 Hits / 6 Misses
Star Wars: 6 Hits / 5 Misses

Star Wars Day 12 – Ace

Reindeer gonk droid? I dig it. It’s way better than any car or suv on the road with the window attachments and the puffy red nose over the emblem. Feels like it needs a top plate to cover the four studs. The section with with the headlight bricks comes off too easily otherwise but still, I’ll score this one a thumbs up. And would it be dumb to have a red stud for the nose to signify Rudolph? I think not.

A “Lindt Mini Milk Chocolate Elf”.

With no other ingredient listed in the name, you know what that means don’t you?

Hollow be thy name. In the mouth it felt pretty substantial though but still not enough to wash away the disappointment.


Harry Potter Day 12 – Eric

I guess they can’t all be winners. But this is awful. It’s a fountain, and that’s about all I can say about it. LEGO gives me a low-effort build, I’m gonna write a low-effort post.

Today’s tea is worth giving a little effort, though: LEMON, GINGER, & MANUKA HONEY. It’s pretty good! I could drink this every evening. A solid 4/5.

Onto tomorrow!

City Day 12 – Nick

Okay, look. I know they’re making this at me now. I’m starting to fear that LEGO is stalking me or something. Okay, there are some discrepancies. My mouse only has purple lights on it, it’s not fully purple. My computer is on the right of my desk, not the left. My desk is also metal, not wood (motorized and can be made to stand… not that I use that often). Coffee cup… that’s accurate. And it’s red today, but they neglected to print the little white lines on it. They combined the monitors and my MacBooks into one thing, but you know, brick economy.

Clearly we have a theme going here, where this advent calendar was targeted directly at me, but they changed it just enough to avoid a lawsuit. So I’ll give them a hit for that. But I’m watching you.

Marvel Day 12 – Nick

After yesterday’s great fireplace, we’re on to the crap we get every year, and it’s still crap. We don’t need it, it still sucks, and no one wants to remember the mechanic parts of Iron Man 3, you miss of a day.

Bonus Star Wars Day 12 – Nick

Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now GONK away! GONK away! GONK away all!

Pokemon Day 12 – Nick & Family

We get the best starter from a non-Gen 1 game (fight me) to have 3 evolutions that don’t suck, even if this is the weakest of the 3 when Scorbunny was in their angsty teenage years before settling into a life of semipro football club play. Unfortunately, mine broke almost immediately trying to take it out of it’s little plastic package, with one of the neck things breaking off. Still, a nice figure, even if not holiday themed.

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