2022 LEGO Advent Calendars, Day 4

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s the holiday season, but it’s also the return of our annual LEGO advent calendar extravaganza. We’ll be opening our calendar windows  every day in the run-up to Christmas. Our team will also share their thoughts, comments, observations and jokes about each day’s builds!

We have five advent calendars this year, across the City, Friends, Star Wars, Marvel (specifically Guardians of the Galaxy) and Harry Potter themes. Let’s get right into it and see what’s hiding behind the doors of day 4, shall we?

Day 4’s build for Friends is what I will call a wheel of fortune, for want of a better term. It does spin pretty well, to be fair. We get a cute piano in the City calendar, with an even cuter kitty!

Star Wars keeps us firmly in the Clone Wars era with what I believe is an Acclimator-class cruiser. For Harry Potter, the builds are grouped by movie (8 lots of 3), which means for day 4 we’ve moved on to the Chamber of Secrets. It’s a frankly awesome Whomping Willow (complete with hapless Ford Anglia). The Guardians of the Galaxy entry is a bit more underwhelming – some tools and a tiny safety barrier.

CJ: Okay, the HP tree/car diorama is exceptional. Much better than the lowest-budget bomb disposal robot ever.

Daniel: The inclusion of the new kitten part wins for me… Can’t ever have too many kittens.

Ben: The epitome of a Star Wars build. It’s grey, it’s angular… The piano is a fantastic build, a few parts utilised in a brilliant way. But the Whomping Willow and Ford Anglia is genius. Sheer wizardry!

Chris: Pretty solid entries all around, but that mini Whomping Willow takes the cake for me. It’s magnificent given the tiny scale.

I’m not sure how the spinning wheel game works. What happens on red? On green? Do kids know what this is?

Bart: Why is that tool rack trying to bomb the Whomping Willow?

Not sure they taught that particular skill at Hogwarts, Bart! That Whomping Willow build will clearly take some beating, but we are only four days in…

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