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: 7 Hits / 7 Misses
Harry Potter: 9 Hits / 5 Misses
City: 10 Hits / 4 Misses
Marvel: 5 Hits / 9 Misses
Bonus Star Wars: 8 Hits / 6 Misses

Star Wars Day 15 – Ace

Micro Ewok Village? Yep! Never in a million years would I have ever guessed that this would be the paired build with yesterdays Endor Leia. But it kinda works I guess. I mean, having Endor Leia yesterday was a gigantic clue what today’s model is. Had the days been reversed, I think we would have just taken an educated guess and assumed the correct answer. There’s nothing else in the SW universe that would look like this and arriving to the right answer by that logic is never a good sign. Eh. Maybe I’m being too harsh but I feel like there’s another way to do this with 4L bars or something that would at least make it sturdier.

Lindt is gonna be lazy and give us another bear? So be it. Two can play at that game. You can go back to Day 6 for my full impression.

Harry Potter Day 15 – Eric

Strange to see a keg made out of LEGO. Even stranger to see how terrible it looks. The connection with the base just looks absolutely terrible. Just google “LEGO keg” and you’ll see a dozen better options.

Today’s tea is called TRIPLE FENNEL. And…yeah. It tastes like fennel. But, I like fennel, so this one is hitting pretty well.


Make a better keg.

City Day 15 – Nick

City Advent designer must have had a day off and the Marvel guy filled in, because it’s that level of phoned in. I mean, the cat is cute, and I guess super micro Christmas tree if we’re feeling generous, but there’s just so little substance to the handful of parts. These all feel like things that could have come with yesterdays minifig.

Marvel Day 15 – Nick

What? Just… what? Apparently an “arc react”

Miss. I’m not wasting time writing jokes ripping this crap apart.

Bonus Star Wars Day 15 – Nick

The micro builds for Star Wars this year are just going hard. This is a hard one to grade, because I’m calling it a very marginal hit, only because it looks amazing, but it’s an absolute pain in the Jabba to build and more fragile than a typical LEGO Star Wars set designed after 2019. It suffers from the limitations of the tiny card and how you line stuff up, but look wise it’s a winner.

Pokemon Day 15 – Nick & Family

Day 15, and our downslope to the holidays is here. For a lot of professionals, this is likely the last day of the work year (or if you work for crappy companies like Hasbro, Spotify, or any other greed factories, your last day of work so they could “make hard decisions” and buy the CEO another solid gold shark tank or some * bleep *).

That doesn’t have anything to do with Chimchar here, the poor man’s fire starter that’s still adorable and a solid little Pokemon. No real other comments, this isn’t a favorite for me or the kids, so it was mostly put down and move on.

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