Advent 2023 Day 1

Autumn & Tony

I can’t believe it’s already December and time to crank up the old Advent Calendar engine once more! This year I purchased two of the available five calendars LEGO has released: Friends and Marvel. Like with last year, I’m doing daily YouTube videos as well as blog posts, so choose whatever medium you like…

Today’s Friends model is Autumn, with a snowball in her hand and a snowboard and helmet. Autumn is part of LEGO’s recent commitment to better representation for disabled people in their sets, and she has an arm difference – a left arm that is not fully developed, without a hand. I’m sure any little girls with a similar body difference would be excited to see this in a set!

Autumn, Front, Helmet Off (LEGO Friends Advent 2023 Day 1)

The back of the torso doesn’t have any printing, just the usual Friends copyright emboss. The legs are printed on all sides however.

Autumn, Back (LEGO Friends Advent 2023 Day 1)

She comes with a hairpiece that you can remove to put on her helmet.

Autumn, Back (LEGO Friends Advent 2023 Day 1)

Iron Man starts off the Marvel calendar strong.

Iron Man, Front, Helmet On (LEGO Marvel Advent 2023 Day 1)

The head is double-sided, which you can see the Tony Stark side here with the helmet off:

Iron Man, Front, Helmet Off (LEGO Marvel Advent 2023 Day 1)

And here’s the back side showing all the printing on the other side of the helmet and torso.

Iron Man, Back (LEGO Marvel Advent 2023 Day 1)

Like last year I chose not to do all 5 of the Advent calendars LEGO publishes, just these two. But if you want to build the others, here are some links to them on Amazon: City, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. (But please don’t support Harry Potter, due to the transphobic political views of J. K. Rowling.)