Welcome to Day 9 of our LEGO Advent Calendar countdown. Each day, we’ll reveal the four mini-builds from the LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Friends, and LEGO City 2019 advent calendars along with commentary from The Brothers Brick team.
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 so we don’t accidentally ruin the surprise. Will Day 9 be sublime?
For Day 9, we have a Slytherin flag stand from Harry Potter and an older Luke Skywalker from Star Wars.
Dave: That Harry Potter flag stand looks familiar… I guess we are going to get one for all four houses, though I am glad they are not all bunched together one day after another. That said, the silver flag is appearing for the first time in a set! How exciting! But Star Wars wins the day with an exclusive print of Luke Skywalker from The Last Jedi. Both his torso and legs are unique and exactly what an advent calendar deserves!
Alexander: I don’t remember this guy among slytherin students…
Lino: “You don’t know the unspeakable things I had to do to bring this fish.”
Benjamin: Ooh, a unique Luke Skywalker! That fish probably goes well with the green milk pudding from yesterday.
Chris: This actually looks like they are meant to go together. Also, the silver flag is unique to this set, which is pretty awesome.
Matt: A fish isn’t as deadly a weapon as a light saber, but it sure does make for great fertilizer or porg-bait – your choice.
Edwinder: Feed a man a fish, and he’ll not go hungry for a day. Teach a man to hold his light saber the wrong way and he’ll lose his hand forever. (But it’s ok, cuz he’ll get a robotic replacement in a jiffy.)
Continuing with Day 9, we have a lamp ornament from Friends and a snowman from City.
Dave: Now THAT is how you do somewhat decent snowman! (LEGO has a printed snowman minifigure head from the Star Wars Advent last year. I don’t know why they don’t use it more often.) I also love the curved top hats that LEGO introduced two years ago. The Friends lamp post? I give it a solid “meh.” I wish the designers had gone all in on ornaments or not-ornaments, because this “let’s-just-add-a-handle-piece-to-the-top-so-it-can-be-hung!” approach is not working for me.
Alexander: I love how these two very modest builds capture the winter festive vibes! I would love to put them on my office desktop.
Lino: “I know you’re taller, but someday someone will ask me to reach something at eye level and that’s when I’ll shine.”
Andrew: Fantastic top hat.
Rod: That hat is making me want to build Muppet Christmas Carol scenes.
Chris: Hey, that’s almost the same snowman as last year, just with a better top hat!
Edwinder: “Hey there, what are you?” asks the snowman.
“Oh buddy, I’m a lamp post decorated with a crown and a wreath and a star pinned on me. Do I look Christmassy enough?” says the lamp post.
“If I gave you my scarf and arms, you’ll look like you’re a taller and skinner version of me,” says the Snowman.
[profound conversations between snowmen and lamp posts]
Whenever we can, we’ll mash up all the LEGO advent calendar builds from that specific day and see what kind of hilarity ensues. Please enjoy these hijinks!
Dave: With Luke’s alternate angry face, he could pass for a Victorian-esque Scrooge barking “Bah humbug!” and threatening every unassuming snow-woman he meets with a sharpened pool cue.
Alexander: I don’t care about the snowman with a fantastic hair, but Luke’s new outfit make him a perfect minifigure for a 18th century street diorama!
Lino: “We didn’t really flesh out the rest of the story so we’re just going to improvise from here.”
Andrew: Luke Chimneysweep!
Matt: Ebenezer Skywalker liked the cold because the cold was cheap.
Rod: Even hermit Jedi get lonely, and Luke was starved for female company.
Chris: Snowman or dress form?
Edwinder: Luke is bald, so that’s where he hangs his wig on off days – on a mannequin.
Benjamin: Now that is the best LEGO Advent calendar snowman ever.