2021 LEGO Advent Calendars, Day 9

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 we hope will provide insight and hilarity to your holiday season!

This year we have new Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, 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 9.

Though we already opened the Tusken Raider yesterday, today’s Star Wars build was his… accessory stand? Fine. Harry Potter gifted us a crumbling wall, which might actually be the secret entrance to Diagon Alley behind the Leaky Cauldron.

However, it was Marvel’s build that won today. The spiderman gift was fun, of course, but we’re pretty sure the glass dome is the “Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart” display created by Pepper Potts in the first Iron Man movie. It’s such a sweet callout to that movie and Tony’s legacy within the films.

City gave us some kind of monster truck that was missing the rubber tires (intentional, we know). An easy, fun build for sure. But Friends’ holiday blender was a hit!

CJ: An odd mix of stuff today. The weapon stand is pretty meh, as is the wall. (At least the building there is a bit clever)  The Spider-gift and “Proof Tony Stark has a heart” display are both fun little builds that step beyond the usual “2×3 present box day” blahs.  The mixer is really nice, and the micro monster truck has great colors.

Chris: Ahh, now the Tusken Raider feels more complete! Harry Potter’s wall (Platform 9 3/4, I presume, or I could be way off base and that’s not what it is at all) is pretty clever the way half of it’s built upside down. The Friends tiny stand mixer is one of the best little details in a Friends calendar yet, though it should have had a whisk instead of a claw.

Ed: I don’t know why a brick wall is significant for Harry Potter until I read Chris’s comment. I don’t recall the platform wall opening up like that.. maybe I’m not a big enough fan to understand how their wizardry works in the movies. I like that spider element thing as the bow on the ribbon wrapper, nice Parts Usage for sure. Blender is nicely crafted… if less bright colors were used, it’d be a nice microbuild to fit in any modular styled home.

Bart: I always wanted a piece of a wall for Christmas…

Adam: Bricks are better than coal, right Bart?

Definitely some good stuff in today’s builds. How will tomorrow’s creations stack up in comparison? Find out on Day 10 as we continue to open and build the 2021 LEGO Advent Calendars!

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5 comments on “2021 LEGO Advent Calendars, Day 9

  1. Warren

    The wall is the secret wall in the pub that when you tap the right brick you gain access to diagon ally.

  2. dag68

    It would be nice if someone commenting on Harry Potter gadgets would be at least slightly knowledgeable about Harry Potter. I’m not, but a) I don’t write about them, and b) I’ve a kid who is. The brick wall is this: https://youtu.be/thzXakMAuAc (nothing to do with platform 9 3/4), and the whole calendar follows the beginning of the first HP novel/film: the house in Privet Road, Harry’s cousin, the letters from Hogwarts and so on.

  3. Christopher

    First, I want to echo dag68’s above comments. It is most certainly the brickwall behind the Leaky Cauldron that leads to Diagon Alley. Seriously, this isn’t rocket science. The Harry Potter calendar is following the first book in the order that things happened in the novel. Furthermore, the fold-down flap on the box makes clear which days’ items are to be combined, like the fireplace with the broom, shovel, and letters, as the flap is a basis for a simple game with the calendar sets.

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