For the first 24 days of this month, I posted my Advent 2017 posts with images of the three Advent Calendar models as well as that day’sÂ Christmas Build-UpÂ model. Also each day I built a MOC (My Own Creation) using the remaining parts from the Christmas Build-Up set. I made directions for each of these models and posted them in each day’s post, but in case you want to see them all in one place, here you go…
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I was going to post this on the 25th, but the holiday celebrations got in my way. Anyway here’s an overview of what we found in this year’sÂ City, Friends, and Star WarsÂ LEGO Advent Calendars.
I’ll start with the leftovers. Every LEGO set gives you some extra parts of the smaller elements. LEGO sets are packed by weight, and to make sure they haven’t accidentally shorted you on the parts, they give an extra one of the lightest-weight elements. Also I bet these are the ones kids are most likely to lose. In any case, when you have 24 x 3 = 72 models there end up being quite a few of these small parts:
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Christmas Eve gives us the final installment of this year’s Advent Calendars and Christmas Build-Up sets. Today’s models are very Santa Claus themed, of course… a traditional Santa (City), a Santa-themed snowman (Friends), and BB-8 with a Santa hat (Star Wars). InÂ Christmas Build-UpÂ we build another Santa, and I built a second snowman MOC.
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The penultimate entries of this year’s City,Â Friends,Â &Â Star WarsÂ Advent calendars are a trio of sleighs, and inÂ Christmas Build-UpÂ a Christmas tree; I made a black bird MOC with the leftover parts.
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Day 22 gives us a snowmobile (City), a pony (Friends), and an AT-ST Walker (Star Wars). InÂ Christmas Build-UpÂ we get gifts for the tree, and I made a squirrel!
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Happy Winter Solstice! From here on out the days are getting longer at last. (Sorry Southern Hermispherians) Today we get an ice angel (City), gifts for the tree (Friends), and an Imperial ground crew member (Star Wars). InÂ Christmas Build-Up we get a SnoCat, and I built a bunny.
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We’re coming into the final stretch! Day 20 gives us a minifigure with a sawÂ (City), another tree (Friends), and an Imperial Assault Hovertank (Star Wars). TheÂ Christmas Build-UpÂ model is a steaming mug of hot coca or coffee, and with the leftover parts I built a deer.
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For the 19th day of the LEGO Advent Calendar, we get a little treeÂ (City), another sled for the snow train (Friends), and a TIE Striker (Star Wars). InÂ Christmas Build-UpÂ we build a weird little penguin, and I made a fire truck with the remaining parts.
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Day 18 of the LEGO Advent Calendars gives us a helicopter pilot (City), a weird little tower with a party hat and a bow (Friends), and a Y-wing fighter (Star Wars). TheÂ Christmas Build-UpÂ model for today is a hedgehog or some similar little cute animal, and I used the rest of the parts to build Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a sleigh.
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Day 17 – just one more week to go until the 24th! Today’s LEGO CityÂ model is a cute little helicopter; inÂ FriendsÂ we get a stand for yesterday’s cat to sit on, and theÂ Star WarsÂ is a Rogue One Imperial Officer. Meanwhile,Â Christmas Build-UpÂ gives us a table wreath with four candles, and I built a wind-up toy robot with the spare parts.
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