Advent day 24

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Day 24 Day 24Here we are then, Christmas Eve, and the windows of the Advent calendar are all now open!

We have a Santa in both today, so no surprise there. Santa Yoda is certainly very cool and the highlight of the calendar. I first saw him in January at the London Toy Fair and you may remember I tried to hide his identity but it wasn't long before it was revealed at another blog. I guess it was worth the 11 month wait to get my hands on him!

That concludes the Advent countdown, then. I didn't know if I'd continue it 24 days ago but I've just about managed it although on some days it's been a struggle to find things to write about the models. It was quite fun, though...

I predicted that December would be a quiet month for news and that's one reason I started the countdown, but I couldn't have been more wrong, could I: you'll surely remember that the biggest LEGO story of this millennium broke mid-month!

So, it's 9:30 here in the UK. Santa will be here soon so all that remains is for me to wish you all a Happy Christmas! I hope all your presents have that unique rattling sound when you shake them!

56 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

You're right about the rattling, my dad makes the same joke every year about having to get a replacement because it's 'broken' :)
Happy Christmas Huw, the rest of the Brickset team and the Bricksetters themselves!

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By in United Kingdom,

Happy Christmas everyone!

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By in Spain,

In my final summary of the calendars, The city one has been quite disappointing most days. However the Star Wars one on the vast majority of days has been superb.

I would like to say, Happy Christmas Brickset.

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By in United Kingdom,

Happy Christmas everybody. I've got 8 rattlers to open tomorrow!!!!!!!

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By in Ireland,

Happy Christmas @Huw and everyone at Brickset, thanks for making this a Bricktastic year! :)

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By in United States,

Merry Christmas Brickset! Now to get my hands on those LEGOs I'm getting. :) ... in about 14 hours. C'mon Christmas come already! :)

And I already know I'm getting Padawan Menace. I picked it out at Walmart... Shh...

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By in United Kingdom,

2 of my presents are rattling... obiously lego!

merry christmas!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Merry Christmas everybody :-)

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By in Germany,

Everyone seems to be saying it early, so I'll jump in: Merry Early Christmas! :P
@Huw: "biggest LEGO story of the millennium"? I don't know, I know the LotR franchise is big, but not as big as Star Wars. How about Doctor Who, then? :P

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By in United States,

@Alemas - Give it up on dissing LOTR already.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ technically LEGO Star Wars started *last* millennium (1999) ;-)

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By in Germany,

@bluemoose: Yeah, I know, but a deal for LEGO Doctor Who would be even bigger than LotR, if it's done this millennium. :P I don't think the LEGO LotR announcement is the biggest possible announcement, really. :P I would consider a LEGO Doctor Who announcement as even bigger than the LEGO LotR one. :P
@serviceburo: Never read the books or watched the movies, JSYK. :P

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By in United Kingdom,

I couldnt wait! My parents brought down the 4184 black pearl,and as I'm
Unable to see them tomorrow,they asked me to open it so they could watch
me build it- theyr so hard on me!!!! Lol.its not xmas without me building something apparently!
Im not complaining,im mooning over another ship for my collection.
Only set 6250 to go!!
Happy xmas everyone

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By in United Kingdom,

Merry christmas one and all! What a year, past the 500 set mark, got to my goal of having more than 600 mini figures, and will I broke next year or what with Batman and LOTR coming out. Peace and good will, with rattling boxes galore to everyone...
DLOBs leaving the (brick built) building, goodnight!

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By in United States,

Most of my presents rattle, could be broken glass too :P

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By in Germany,

@DLOB: WHAT THE BRICK? O_O 500 SETS?!? O_O Good grief, my set collection is small compared to yours... :P

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By in United States,

Wasn't the biggest news pf the millenium Harry Potter? Anyways, Merry Christmas and hope everyone gets the sets they want! ;)

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By in Canada,

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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By in United States,

Cheers to the Rattling Sound!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Many thanks for the superb advent countdown, Huw - superb, crisp pics as always, and an excellent festive feature that I hope you repeat next year.

Happy Christmas to Bricksetters the world over - eat, drink, build and be merry !

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By in United States,

The santa Yoda is pretty Good (I would rather have something different) but Merry Christmas Eve everyone! (the Reason I said that is because; I was raised opening preasents on Christmas eve instead of Christmas Day so I don't have to wait for tomorow but I can't wait for tonight.)

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By in United States,

Merry Christmas to all!

And an hour from now all the UK Brickset peoples our messages will be accurate! :P

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By in United Kingdom,

Merry Christmas Brickseters, Happy Building!

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By in United Kingdom,

Merry Christmas everybody!

I would like to echo DrDaveWatford's sentiment with regard to the advent countdown, thank you Huw, I enjoyed reading your comments almost as much as opening those little doors. It is the first time I have had an advent calendar in over 30 years and I very much hope to be repeating it next year.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Next year we apparently have 3 calendars: SW, City and Friends so I'll have my work cut out then!

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By in United States,

merry christmas!!!!

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By in United States,

Merry Christmas everyone and i just got jawblade!

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By in United States,

Anybody notice that on the small poster in the star wars set that santa yoda and rebel pilot are holding radios, and on the box they arent?

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By in Canada,

Merry Christmas everyone, and Happy New Year!

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By in United States,

Opened my stocking and I got Padawan Menace, yes, I am awesome! I also got two Series 5 and 30062. Now to see if I get more tomorrow, though I didn't ask for any big sets. Mom, Dad- surprise me. :)

Merry Christmas!

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By in Singapore,

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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By in United States,

Along with AnseltheCat and DrDaveWatford's expressions of gratitude, I add my own: Thank you, Huw! The advent countdown was fun, and funny, while my son and I got to open the windows along with you.

Merry Christmas to you, Huw, and to the Lego-loving community that makes up this phenomenal website!
May the New Year prove to be a happy (LotR-filled) one for us all. :)

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By in United States,

Thanks for the posts Huw! It was fun knowing what the kids would be seeing later that day.

Merry Christmas to you...and to all!

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By in United States,

A healthy and Happy Christmas to all my briskset peeps! Especially bmwlego for bringing me into the crazy mystical world of the brick! Peace....:)

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By in United States,

Best x-mas just got home from work found santa got me a lego deathstar an 3 batman set's everybody on brickset HAVE A MERRY LEGO X-mas

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By in United Kingdom,

Merry Christmas Huw, a great rundown review. And a Merry Christmas to all at Brickset & all Bricksetters around the world.

Stew.

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By in Australia,

Finally got my Black Pearl for Christmas... good way to send off the year and the POTC line!

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By in Germany,

It's the 25th of December. This can only mean one thing. *In Slade tone* IT'S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAAAAAS! :P Merry Christmas everyone! :P

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By in Canada,

Got lots of sets.... Great Christmas! Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!

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By in United States,

Merry Christmas to all my fellow Brickset builders around the world. May 2012 bring many building opportunities for us all. Thank you HUW and all the other Brickset contributors.

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By in United Kingdom,

I got the ice dragon wohoo!!!

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By in United States,

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(late.... :P)

I got a few rattlers....the NXT 2.0, Star Wars Advent Calendar (I'm not waitng a year.... :P), and two small Harry Potter sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Merry Christmas to Huw and all the Brickset Team, Thanks for a gret year.

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By in United States,

Here's what I got from my parents in LEGO this morning (6 AM EST :) )

Hoth Echo Base
Anakin and Sebulba's Podracers
Mandalorian BP
Clone Trooper BP
Snowtrooper BP
Hoth Rebel BP
Tantive IV
Palpatine's Shuttle
Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter
Both SW Encyclopedias
Shadow Arf Trooper!!! (thanks for the code ;) )

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By in United States,

Merry Christmas! Thanks to all the Brickset team and members! I got Lighthouse Island and Rocka XL (Well, the receipt anyway, the set hasn't arrived yet :P along with two small Ninja Go sets. Now to start making my Birthday list for next month :P Also thanks to Huw for the awesome countdown, I looked forward to it every night to see what I would've gotten :) Hope this Brick set tradition continues :)

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By in United Kingdom,

@Energyarrow - Being from the US you might think that, but in the UK Doctor Who is possibly the most popular TV show of all time and would be met with great excitement by everyone over here. I am not sure how well it would work in Lego though as I cannot think of many sets that could be made, it also would not be nearly as popular in other countries. In the UK there is no doubt that it would be a bigger announcement than Lord of the Rings.

Anyway, today I got:
10221 - Super Star Destroyer
6857 - The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape
6858 - Catwoman Catcycle City Chase
6860 - The Batcave
6862 - Superman vs. Power Armour Lex
6863 - Batwing Battle Over Gotham City
6864 - The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

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By in Philippines,

Merry Christmas to all!

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By in United States,

i agree with everyone that Doctor Who Lego would be great.

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By in United States,

Merry Xmas everyone! I got no LEGOs from others (not a prob - i get most of what i want) but gave out Emerald Night, Spongebob Krusty Krab Adventures, Ice Dragon, and lots of useful brick separators! (Poor kids and parents -- no separators until now!)

Will consider a non-criminal, non-violent Advent calendar next year. I'm guessing that's the Friends one!

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By in United Kingdom,

A Doctor Who theme would be my second most wanted theme and it does atain a cult following in America attracting like 5/6 million on BBC america if I think.

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By in United States,

Only one set, City Corner. Worth it.

Well... I did get a small Kingdoms set and two CM5s

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By in United States,

Oh yeah? Well I was gone on all day on Christmas (I was at Disneyland) and I got the Black pearl, Sith infeltrator, the Naboo starfighter, and The BEST SET EVER: THE DEATH STAR!

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By in United States,

^ I think I just fainted :P I've dreamed of getting that set ever since it came out, but never had to heart to get it.

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By in United States,

I didn't get that many LEGOs this year, most of my presents were made up of accessories for the iPhone and Nintendo 3DS my parents got me..... However I do plan to write reviews for the sets I got, and I hope to have pictures in the review, but my cameras are not the best...

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