Advent 2017 Day 2

The Advent calendars continue today with three new models: City gives us a kid on a snowboard; Friends gives yesterday’s figure a snowmobile to ride (standing up!); and Star Wars gives us a minifigure with a gun and really cool hair. For the Christmas Build-Up model, we get a baby peacock, and I built a MOC of a snowplow.
Advent 2017 Day 2

Here’s a close-up of the snowboarder (City).
Advent 2017 City Day 2

The Friends snowmobile is a nice little build, but to ride it the figure has to be standing up.
Advent 2017 Friends Day 2Advent 2017 Friends Days 1-2

For Star Wars we get a minifigure of a woman with a gun and really cool hair. I didn’t recognize her, but I checked the Internet so you don’t have to – it’s Sabine Wren from the Star Wars Rebels animated show. I also learned that yesterday’s space ship was The Ghost, from the same show (which I’ve never watched). (Links are to Jay’s Brick Blog, which is doing much deeper coverage of the Star Wars calendar in particular, so check that out if you’re into Star Wars stuff. I really like her hair though.
Advent 2017 Star Wars Day 2Advent 2017 Star Wars Day 2 (rear)

Today’s Christmas Build-Up model appears to be a juvenile peacock. The head is basically identical to the baby parrot I designed yesterday, but I promise I didn’t peek ahead, there just aren’t that many ways to build bird heads with this set of parts.
Christmas Build-Up 2017 Day 2
The model comes with the tail down, but I think it looks nicer with it raised.
Christmas Build-Up 2017 Day 2 (tail up)

With the leftover parts, I built this little snowplow.
Christmas Build-Up 2017 Day 2 MOC

If you wanted to build yesterday’s Baby Parrot MOC, I’ve added instructions for it to yesterday’s post. I’m going to try to publish the instructions for each MOC the following day. As I’m building, photographing, and posting these things every day (doing it ahead of time would be easier, but feels like cheating to me!) there might not be time to get the instructions done as well, but I’ll do my best.

[Added Dec 3rd] Here are instructions for the snowplow.

Christmas Build-Up 2017 Day 2 MOC Instructions Page 1
Christmas Build-Up 2017 Day 2 MOC Instructions Page 2

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