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. This is the penultimate day, Christmas Eve’s Eve! Let’s get right into it and see what’s hiding behind the doors of day 23, shall we?
Just like in the Friends calendar, we get a sleigh for our equine friend in LEGO City. However, Friends isn’t taking cues from City this time, as we get a rather ornate chair.
Star Wars is also getting in the festive mood with a Santa Claus GNK droid. The penultimate Harry Potter build (and, if the pattern holds, the last micro build) is a minature Hogwarts Express at platform 9 and 3/4. We can complete the Guardians of the Galaxy sleigh speeder with a trailer and
garbage bag sack of presents.
Kyle: And here’s Santa Gonk, bringing power converters to all the good little boys and girls of Tatooine on Life Day Eve.
That Hogwarts Express is quite a nice build!
Ben: Agreed, really nice 9 3/4 platform and train builds that would look perfect in a modular building MOC as a decoration. I really like the chair, the gold leaf adds a nice flourish.
Bart: The Hogwarts Express I can afford. Alas not the one I wanted.
CJ: I love Santa Gonk, and the train micro-build is very elegant. The GotG continues to feel unfinished/overly drawn out, though.
Chris: I always wanted a Santa Gonk! Harry Potter continues to knock it out the park too, and that miniature Hogwarts Express is just amazing. I’m guessing it is more of the rocket sleigh for Guardians; I hope you’re patient there, kids.
Santa Gonk seems quite popular, but personally, I can’t tell if it’s a cute or terrifying idea. He certainly wouldn’t be very conversational with kids at a mall.
“Santa! I’ve been really nice this year, and for Christmas, I’d like -”