Advent day 12

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Advent day 12Today we have our second fire person, and for a nice change it's a female. It's good that LEGO is acknowledging that it's not just males that work for the emergency services, but I don't honestly know, do women work on the frontline tackling fires?

 

Advent day 12For the Friends calendar, we have the little pooch that we had a gift for yesterday. Isn't he cute!

 

Advent day 12There's another unique minifig in the Star Wars calendar today: Hoth Rebel Trooper, Moustache. His component parts are common enough but the combination is unique, so another great figure for the Star Wars minifig completest.

City -- 9, great female minifig.
Friends -- 7, only one piece but a cute piece :-)
Star Wars -- 7, not too exciting but a must-have for collectors.

You will notice that today I have not cut the images out and presented them on a white background. That's because from tomorrow, I will be away for a few days, so I had to open all the windows today and get the models photographed before I go, and I didn't have time to do so. I'll be posting tomorrow's, then the rest of the team will (hopefully) get the rest posted in my absence. I hope it hasn't spoiled your enjoyment of them too much :-)

23 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I believe fire women do work on the front lines, but I don't think they show off their hair while doing it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Women defiantly work on the front line, been there myself. I agree the dog is so cute, now I'm annoyed I didn't get the friends calendar! I personally think that the City figure is quite boring, just the typical uniform and some common hair and head pieces, and there is no accessory more common than the boring old walkie talkie, what's better, it comes with two!

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By in United Kingdom,

The moustache man reminds me of commissioner gordon but i like how it came with 2 extra goggle things!

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By in Canada,

I just saw a female firefighter today in her bunker gear with a pony tail...so long hair is definitely not a problem.

My kids quite liked all the pieces and having the ability to have complete scenarios being built up progressively with all the parts. I'm quite happy with the sets so far!

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By in United Kingdom,

It was a minifig kind of a morning in our house today.
Enjoy your well deserved break @Huw, and dont worry Brickset is in safe hands :-)

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By in Norway,

You'd got to be crazy, gotta have a real need, to consider that rebel trooper a "unique, must-have minifigure". I could put at least two together in no time.

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By in United Kingdom,

You seem to be having far too much fun with the pink calendar!
I think there are more than a few closet 'Fronies' around here need to step up and admit it... :-)

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By in United States,

I honestly didn't even notice the background change.

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By in United States,

The Hoth Rebel Trooper included is in the Hoth Rebel Trooper from the battlepack.

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By in United States,

Not, according to BrickLink, with that face.

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By in Norway,

Thanks this fire-woman, the fire will be hot!

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By in Sweden,

All the parts that make up that Hoth trooper were included in set 8083, so while this guy was never officially done in this particular configuration it certainly wasn't hard making one yourself if you already own 8083. But that's fine, it's still a really nice-looking minifigure.

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By in United States,

@Graysmith: Yeah; I have that set. The only pieces that are different are the body and legs, but they can be changed quite easily.

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By in Canada,

@ kylejohnson11 you are correct that all the parts for the hoth rebel trooper are from lego 8083. Huw however is also correct in saying the fig is unique, the parts have just been re-arranged between figures.

Would i consider this a unique enough fig to fight for, not at all, I could make dozens of this combination if i wanted to from 8083. To start considering re-arranged figures as unique.... a bit dangerous and I would not encourage it, if so lego will start to just swap heads on old stock figures because they know the lego community will still want that "unique" variation? . Great addition to any hoth rebel force however..

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By in United Kingdom,

Not a bad day, a nice Star Wars Minifigure I think in particular, Hoth Rebels are always useful.

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By in United States,

I know women in the department I am on will work in the fire.

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By in United Kingdom,

Of course women work in the front line, why wouldn't they? And about the backgrounds, don't worry - the photos are still perfectly clear.

I think the City figure is pretty boring. Same fireman outfit (which is fine), just with the current "stock" female head and hair which I already have a few of. Had the hair been in a different colour, or the face been less common, then I'd be interested...

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By in United States,

Women definitely work fires. In wildland fire I knew a ton of very hard-working women. One was about 5-foot even and toted around a chainsaw that stood as tall as she did!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ So the chainsaw from the Advent calendar is pretty accurate too then?

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By in United States,

I think the Hoth figure looks a lot like Cliff Clavin.

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By in United States,

Yeah, but you're not going to see that many women in those positions, because the upper body strength differences between men and women are so great. Typical fire hose weights in the U.S. are about 70 pounds (dry), which is beyond the capacity of most women to work with on a regular basis. The imbalance won't change until or unless the equipment weights change drastically.

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By in United States,

@ jinxjinx550:
OK, so I'm not going to accuse you of being sexist, (that may not have been your intent) but;
A: I know many women who work in wildland fire who could out-bench me (a stocky dude) any day.
B: I am not familiar with structure protection equipment, but the hoses in wildland fire are nothing close to that, not even the old heavy cotton-jacketed ones. Granted, you don't want to a pack a bunch of them around while wet.
C: Did you see my post up just a few there concerning a woman and a very large chainsaw?

I can agree that many women's physical strength can be an issue on the fire line (I have seen that too), but you would be surprised to see how many women are very capable out there, hiking around steep hills all day with 45+lb packs and gear, water, etc.

@ ereiamjh: RIGHT!!!

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By in Canada,

@Huw I actually like the backgrounds better. Gives personality. White... is for stock photos.

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