At the end of the first week, we get a woman with a shovel, an old-style camera, and a Naboo fighter.
Here’s our shoveling lady from the City calendar – the mom of the kid from Day 2, I imagine?
Meanwhile Friends gives us another tree ornament, this time a camera with an old fashioned flash cube. I can just imagine the kids building this, saying “Mommy why don’t they just use their phone?”
Star Wars gives us a Naboo fighter. With this ship the Star Wars franchise made a break from the gritty, greebly ships of the Original Trilogy, with this shiny yellow and chrome ship. One of the many flaws with the Prequel Trilogy. But at least I recognized this for what it was.
Here’s another view of the Naboo Fighter.
We’re now 1/4 of the way through Advent! My how time flies. Today we get another snowman, a stocking, and micro Cloud City.
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Today’s Advent calendars yield a sled, a snowman, and a merciless killing machine.
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For the fourth day of our LEGO Advent Calendars, we get two nice little models in Friends and Star Wars, and three loose parts for City.
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On Day 3, we get a go-kart, a Christmas bells ornament, and some kind of Star Wars spacecraft.
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It’s the second day of the LEGO Advent Calendars. Christmas is just over three weeks away (22 more shopping days!) … are you ready?
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Another year, another set of LEGO Advent Calendars.
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We had the 20th Anniversary meeting/party of BayLUG (Bay Area LEGO Users Group) in San Leandro on October 6th, 2018.
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I made this cute little train earlier this year. It’s meant to represent a cheesy fake train that you might find at an amusement park to ferry passengers between the parking lot and the rides. It features three cars and an 0-4-0 locomotive, built on the 9V train motor base. The cars use the smaller diameter wheels so that they can be low to the ground.
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This past weekend was the 9th edition of Bricks by the Bay, the bay area’s local LEGO convention. I was a co-founder and President from 2010 through 2015, until I resigned and skipped the 2016 event. I returned last year to repair my relationship with the local LEGO community and am feeling very happy to have been accepted and welcomed back into the fold.
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