2017 LEGO Advent Calendars: Day 18

Welcome to Day 18 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we’ll reveal the three mini-builds from the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends 2017 advent calendars along with commentary from our team.

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If you’re opening one (or more) of these advent calendars along with us, we’ve made sure the pictures and commentary on each day’s models will be behind a jump and posted in the evening every day, so we don’t accidentally ruin the surprise. Will Day 18 be the best day yet?

For Day 18, we have a Coast Guard minifigure from City, a mini Y-wing from Star Wars, and an accessories post from Friends.

Day 18 1

Chris: The City minifigure has a remote control, presumably for all the microscale vehicles we got in previous days. The Star Wars Y-wing model is pretty great, with a clever use of a click hinge in the middle to attach the cockpit. And then there’s a Friends accessory stand. Getting more clear inkwell elements is nice, but the stand is just so minimalist.

Elspeth: The City minifig looks like she is ready for action with her radio, and the Y-wing design is very effective. I actually thought that for Friends, the hat post was a hybrid ice/snowman!

Alexander: The Coast Guard minifig and the Y-wing are both great! But the Friends stand is really weird. Why not to use a regular LEGO treasure chest for all the tiny accessories?

Dave: The one saving grace of Friends is that the red hats are new colors for that part. Getting a few more is ok in my mind, though it doesn’t make up for how confusing that post is. I’m glad the mini Y-wing has an updated design instead of repeating the same one again that they have two times now in Star Wards advent calendars.

Daniel: I love the Y-wing, it is great! The only thing that Friends build has going for it are the transparent inkwells.


Day 18 2

Chris: Ooooh, the Friends stand is actually Tom Servo in disguise! I guess that means the Y-wing is probably Crow. I’m going to guess the City minfigure was a horrible movie director.

Dave: She just couldn’t take it anymore, “building” the Friends advent calendar tore her soul apart and she collapsed on the floor in utter grief and sorrow.

Elspeth: So the ice-snowman turned nasty when the City chick laughed at his chat up line. Y-wingman just watched.

Daniel: No! I don’t want it! I! Want! A! Pony!

Alexander: Tom Servo? More like a fancy-looking TIE-fighter!


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