Advent day 3

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Day 3As if proof were needed that the shifty guy on day one was up to no good, today we have a policeman complete with handcuffs in the City calendar. Thankfully he has a hat so any toilet rolls that come his way won't knock him out.

Day 3Day 2 and 3The Star Wars calendar features the second mini-model which I have to confess I didn't recognise and had to look up at Wookiepedia. Apparently it's a mechno-chair, used by wealthy Neimoidians such as Nute Gunray, which I suppose makes sense given we had him yesterday.

So here he is, on his chair...

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By in Germany,

So... the policeman would have to arrest the bad guy because he stole toilet rolls and launched them? :P Well, it's always theft and assault... :P BTW, it's "mechno-chair", not "mechano-chair". :P

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By in United States,

Right, yes, nothing to do with mechano then :-)

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By in Germany,

@Huw: I am a spelling freak, am I? :P

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By in United Kingdom,

Interesting inclusion in the Star Wars advent calendar, the mechno-chair, something a bit different to add to the line up but I really like the mini models so I can't wait for some more of those! Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

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By in United States,

I was pretty happy to see that policeman this morning upon opening it, because this was my first LEGO Policeman*, no joke.

Anyway, I showed my grandmother the models from the City Advent so far, and she thought the catapult was cool.

(*unless you count this guy, but I considered him a security guard. http://www.brickset.com/minifigs/?m=cop002)

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for explaining what today's SW offering was Huw, I was absolutely clueless! :-)

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By in United States,

I thought it was some sort of droid.

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By in United Kingdom,

The city one was good having a cop for the robber. Until the above explanation, I had no idea what the day sw one was.

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By in Canada,

Never seen a mechno-chair in LEGO. I'll have to build one myself, then.

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By in United States,

Actually, having looked at the article at Wookiepedia again I don't think they actually sit on them, despite the name...

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By in Canada,

Despite it's name the mechno-chair isn't actually a chair, it is actually a walking hologram prejector. So if you got the imperial star destroyer that came out in 2006 you could take the Darth Sideous hologram and put it on the mechno-chair

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By in Canada,

^^^You're right, Huw; a hologram is projected out of them.

10230 and 10223 now have their own place at shop.LEGO.com!

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By in United States,

I'm pretty sure the "toilet paper rolls" are supposed to be snow balls, not sure if that was some sarcasm you guys had going on.

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By in United Kingdom,

I am so far enjoying opening my City one, this being the first year for me having a LEGO Advent calendar, roll on day 4

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By in Germany,

@Huw: So... it's a walking hologram projector? :P And only rich people could afford it? :P Good grief... :P

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By in United States,

@Alemas: They obviously haven't heard of LEGO Mindstorms!

@Penguin: It's a running gag, sort of us making fun of the fact that they chose 1x1 cylinders and not studs. Though I tried flinging a stud, it didn't quite work as well... actually now the cylinders make sense

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By in United States,

I honestly think that it's a good addition to the Nute Gunray minifig. He had to come with something in this set and the mechno-chair works. You actually see him sitting on a mechno-chair in Episode I.

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By in Canada,

As well, the new orange Brick Separator (#630) can now be purchased from shop.LEGO.com for 2.99 CAD/2.49 USD/1.99 GBP. So want it. A new entry for it has to be formed in the database.

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By in Canada,

I was pretty lost with the SW offereing today. After your explaination, I remember seeing it in the films now. I'm not more excited to have it, but I suppose it makes sense now. I was pretty stoked for the brown 'arm' pieces though!

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By in Denmark,

To those who have the City calendar:
Exchange the hats of the buglar and cop, and both get way cooler! ;-)

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By in United States,

Really glad you explained the chair, my son and I both thought it was a really bad version of some droid until I read this.

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By in Germany,

A little off-topic: The eBay bar has gone! :D And there's no more tagline, just "LEGO set guide". :P

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By in United States,

^ only if you're logged in.

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By in Canada,

I am glad I waited to pick up the SW advent. I only paid 37.50 for it.

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By in United States,

i didn't have to look on wookiepedia i first thought it was a spider droid then i figured out that it was nute gunrays chair or hollogram projecter from the phantom menace

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By in Germany,

@Huw: Ah. :P Why is that?

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By in United States,

You know, yesterday I though there was fairly good proof for 18000pieces theory that the advents are going in chronological order... Now, seeing the Day 4 one, I wouldn't be too sure. I won't say what it is, but it certainly doesn't seem to work out chronologically.

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By in United States,

Pretty interesting...chair....projector...thing.... George Lucas never fails to amaze me :P

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By in United States,

Gandalf: Good idea! I think Lego didn't do that because minifig hands can't connect to them :/

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