LEGO has released images of the upcoming Star Wars Advent Calendar for 2021. The theme for this year is heavily related to The Mandalorian featuring Grogu, IG-11 and other characters from the Disney TV Series. The set comes with 335 pieces and will likely be priced at US $39.99 based on trends from the past issues of Star Wars Advent Calendars.
If you grew up watching Star Wars, chances are good you had a favorite bounty hunter. Maybe that was Boba Fett, or maybe it was Greedo (just kidding) but there’s no denying that one stood out from the pack: IG-88. We haven’t gotten to see IG-88 on-screen since The Empire Strikes Back, but fellow assassin droid IG-11 played a fan-favorite role in The Mandalorian, and this LEGO version by NS Brick Designs is perfect. Complete with a speeder bike, this IG-11 is in a large scale that allows it to have plenty of details, including a baby Grogu strapped to the front.
Of course, you can’t make awesome characters from The Mandalorian and not make the titular character, so NS Brick Designs has also built the intrepid hero along with another version of Grogu with his pod. There are lots of nifty designs here, but I particularly like the touch of the cloth capes around the Mandalorian’s neck, which originally hail from Harry Potter Dementors.
The baby Yoda figure has been on my wish list since the first time I saw it. Carter Witz used it in their latest creation. It is either meant to represent Grogu and his little play hut, or it is meant to represent Yoda on a micro-scale. The creation is called (baby) Yoda’s hut, so my guess is it is up to you to decide.
The tree looks nice and lusciously green and the roots covering the little hut are a very nice touch. Carter used a mix of elephant trunks, spider legs and dinosaur necks to create the roots and the trunk of the tree. Indy had to hand in his whip to create vines and roots. I am not sure what the brown flower stem is meant to represent, but I am digging how it looks!
Okay, granted, it won’t be actually levitating, but if you’ve already secured one of these tiny cute little Grogu baby-figs, this bassinet may be something that you’d want to add to your display or custom creation scene and we have builder Vostroyan to thank them for. If you’re figuring out where can you get the tiny Grogu figure – it is only available in the 75292 Razor Crest or the more affordable 75299 Trouble on Tatooine set.