Merry Christmas! It’s December 24th, the last day of the Advent Calendars, and Christmas Eve. Our final entries are Santa Claus (City), a baby polar bear stalking a fish (Friends), and Snowbacca (Star Wars). The final model from Christmas Build-Up is also Santa Claus, with an assortment of gifts. I built a sleigh and Rudolph with the leftover parts.
The City model is a minifigure of Santa Claus, always a good way to finish up an Advent Calendar.
The Friends model is cute, but I was disappointed they gave us this for the final entry instead of something more explicitly Christmassy. It’s a baby polar bear watching a fish jumping out of a hole in the ice.
Star Wars gives us another minifigure, which I’ll call Snowbacca – it’s Chewbacca but cast in all white, with red and green ammunition on his bandolier, armed with his famous crossbow but this one, new to me at least, actually shoots! It uses the same mechanism as the shooters introduced a couple years ago, except this time you put the ammunition in horizontally. And it’s a snowball. I’ve been saying all along that Star Wars Advent was gearing up to a violent Life Day, so it is suitable that Chewbacca is the last model.
(You have seen the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, haven’t you? If not, don’t bother. Really. It’s that bad. It used to be available on YouTube but it looks like Disney recently had it taken down, which is a holiday gift we should all be grateful for.)
Here are the three Advent models.
Our final entry in the Christmas Build-Up models is appropriately enough, also Santa Claus, with a few gifts for the good children.
I used leftover parts to build a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I used black dots for his eyes because the eyeball tiles were already taken by Santa, and I didn’t think Rudolph the visibility aid should be blind or with closed eyes.
Here’s another angle of the sleigh and reindeer.
If you didn’t get your LEGO Advent Calendars or Christmas Build Up set, you can get them here: 60133 City Advent Calendar, 41131 Friends Advent Calendar, 75146 Star Wars Advent Calendar, and 40222 Christmas Build Up.