Happy holidays to all of our fellow LEGO builders! As is tradition, we at The Brothers Brick will be opening our advent calendars as we count down to Christmas. We’ll also be sharing commentary on each one, which will be both insightful and hilarious!
This year we have new Harry Potter, Star Wars, City and Friends advent calendars to open. We will be sharing images of the new calendars every day through Christmas, and hope that you’ll join us! Let’s see what there is to open on Day 8.
From the Harry Potter advent calendar, we found a couch with a golden egg. And from Star Wars, the classic X-wing starfighter.
CJ: Not being into Potter lore, I have absolutely no idea what’s going on with the couch/egg thing. Toe me it looks like something from Willy Wonka, and that’s pretty good. I’m sure that golden egg will come in handy for someone’s MOC somewhere. The X-Wing looks good, particularly with that double slope tile on the nose.
Benjamin: The golden egg goes well with the Triwizard tournament theme of the calendar, as it was what Harry had to steal from the Horntail and open for the next clue, and I always love a good couch. And that’s a good X-Wing, too, though I did not know they laid eggs…
Lino: I’m so thrilled I wanna jump on this rent-to-own sofa with a juice box! OK, that was a stretch. Sorry. I’ll just let myself out.
Bart: Who would place an egg on a couch? That is asking for trouble!
City and Friends gave us a Christmas tree and a toy workstation, respectively. They look really fun, but what did our esteemed panelists think?
Benjamin: Wow, decent builds from these calendars? A good day.
CJ: In a shocking turn of events, both City and Friends have something fun today. Normally I’d expect the annual Christmas tree to show up on day 20 or so. Having it appear this early will give a much more festive feel to the display for the rest of the month. The Friends “Whack a Duck” game station is a surprisingly violent addition to…oh. Wait. I bet the elves are making toys. Well, it’s still cute, and having an extra rubber duckie is a nice plus.
Bart: I like the Christmas tree design, especially the use of the Fez headgear for the stem, but the friends set has a rubber ducky. And it is on wheels, which might be an Easter egg to the wooden duck on wheels toy released by LEGO in the way back whens.
Lino: Some ideas start with a Christmas tree, a mallet and a rubber duck. I didn’t say they were good ideas. Just ideas.
That’s all for today, folks. We hope you laughed with us as much as we were laughing at ourselves. These builds were really fun to put together, so come back tomorrow to join us for another advent building session on Day 9.