Today we get a bearded railway maintenance worker for the City calendar, and a bowl of produce for Castle.
Neither is particularly remarkable, though the scale on the fruit & veggies is a bit out of whack with minifigs. No surprise, as they were originally made for Belville. But on the City side we get new minifigures two days in a row! That’s unusual for an advent calendar; usually they’re about every third day.
As for fitting these into any kind of coherent story, I could say that the produce is for sale by a food vendor, so clearly yesterday’s minifig was selling food in Stormwind, but the only kind of apples I’ve ever seen in WoW are red and I’ve never seen a carrot there, so that is tenuous at best.
Today both calendars bring new minifigs. In the Castle calendar, we have a female NPC (non-player character), probably an enchanting vendor, with broom and a rat. I wish it had been a cat instead of a rat, so I could say it was the Crazy Cat Lady from Elwynn Forest. On the City side, we have a suspect for the interrogation chair of yesterday. Will tomorrow bring a waterboard?
Today the Castle calendar yielded up a Scrying Orb, while the City calendar provided some sort of interrogation chair for the missing camera-wielding policeman from yesterday’s set:
I guess yesterday’s model represented the Alchemy profession rather than Cooking, since today’s model appears to represent an alchemy supplies shop:
On the City calendar, we are supposed to get a photographer minifig, but I got a mountain climber:
Dark green legs FTW!
Alert readers will recall that I had a mistake in the Day 2 City calendar as well. I wonder if anyone else is finding these errors?
No new figs today but more accessories for our previous figs. The warlock now has a cooking fire and cauldron. I guess she’s leveling her cooking skill? I don’t know any recipes that call for snake meat in WoW though.
On the City side, the diver has one of those underwater self propelled units. Probably a good thing because with that life vest he’ll need some help getting down to any depth.
Here we see the figs with their new stuff. The diver had better watch his feet with that propeller so close and unshrouded!
But one thing I noticed just now was that the diver has the same face as the Good Twin and Evil Twin! I guess that means he must be Chaotic Twin. Here’s the family portrait:
Happy Feast of Winter Veil!
Today the Castle theme gets a new figure – this time it’s a human warlock, casting a shadow bolt spell. She has apparently run out of Soul Shards and cannot summon her Voidwalker. Perhaps tomorrow’s set will provide a minion for her?
Meanwhile the diver from yesterday gets his fins along with a “diver down” flag buoy thingy and life vest. The fins are attached to the sprue from molding. Remember when 1×1 round plates came that way? Ah those were the days…. Anyway, I don’t see how he’s going to dive down very far to use his speargun with that life vest on!
Today we get a Frogman and a Frog.
The City calendar gives us a new minifig, so now the pie vs pizza mystery is forgotten and we have some kind of fish spear hunting guy with two mask/snorkel pieces, but no flippers or SCUBA tank.
On the Castle side, our intrepid dwarf warrior gets a new axe, a mining shovel, and a box to store them in. Oh, and a frog for a companion.
Day 12 brings us more props: a mining cart for the dwarf and an oven for the chef. Hooray for the dark blue jumper plates!
My World of Warcraft analogies are starting to fail on me … oh wait, I know! Deeprun Tram! Well, kinda.
And I guess that must be a pizza after all. Maybe it’s one of those weird Chicago-style so-called pizzas?
Today is another prop day.
City: Cherry pies for the chef. (I know most of you are thinking pizza, but LEGO has printed tiles for that. Cherry pie sounds more Christmasy anyway.
Castle: Gold Vein (Requires Mining 155)
(Sorry about the World of Warcraft in-jokes… ok I lied. I’m not sorry.)
Today we get new minifigures for each advent calendar:
Fresh from Ironforge, a dwarf warrior joins the human knights in the Alliance to stand against the Horde undead (skeletons). What’s next, a night elf? On the City side, however, we have a chef with an oar.