Welcome to Day 17 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. What does Day 17 have in store?
For Day 17, we have a Hufflepuff flag stand from Harry Potter and an escape pod from Star Wars.
Dave: With this yellow and black flag stand from Hufflepuff, our four Hogwarts house banners from Harry Potter are now complete! I know I was critical of them as “filler” builds and they did get a little repetitive, but I have to be honest… they do look good together as a set.
The escape pod from Star Wars is adorable (though not as adorable as 75228 Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters). I think the designers missed out on the chance to add pearl gold and a white 1×1 stud representing C-3PO and R2-D2, sadly.
Lino: “You know what, let’s just not talk this whole trip.”
Benjamin: “Look sir, droi…oh wait, that’s just a flagpole.”
Chris: Hold your fire, there are no life forms in Day 17.
Continuing with Day 17, we have two present ornaments from Friends and a man in a sweater from City.
Dave: I must admit those two present ornaments were some of the most finicky advent builds I’ve ever made. I applaud having the presents actually open, but combining that with a place to hang them as ornaments made these a bit too contrived. I do like the microphone (plus an extra). For City, the man with a fire extinguisher seems poised to put out the flaming marshmallow from Day 14. His sweater was first introduced in 21310 Old Fishing Store and has since appeared in a few other places like the City advent last year (oddly on the same day of the month) and 10261 Roller Coaster.
Lino: And this is why Steve is no longer invited to the office holiday party.
Benjamin: That’s how my last karaoke party ended, too.
Chris: Is it just me, or would those gift box “ornaments” be hard to string up even with the handles?