Advent Day 2 - Star Wars

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Huw has kindly allowed me (CapnRex101) to provide a brief overview of each Star Wars Advent Calendar gift, while he takes a look at his favourite of the City and Friends models. Photos are taken by Huw.

The first mini model of the Advent Calendar this year, following the R5-F7 minifigure yesterday, is Count Dooku's Solar Sailer. This is a somewhat obscure vehicle, only appearing during the Battle of Geonosis towards the end of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and later in the Clone Wars film and television show.

This is a nice little representation of the craft in my opinion, capturing all of the major features using only eleven pieces. The bubble cockpit is formed rather nicely using a trans-clear 1x1 round plate and I like the brown, dark bluish grey and dark tan colour scheme, which is accurate to the Solar Sailer as it appears in the film. Lastly, although it is almost certainly accidental, I also appreciate how the ship sits when 'landed' just as it does in the movie, with the rear of the vehicle tilted towards the surface, while the prongs at the front stick a little into the air.

Each day I am going to award the model or minifigure a score out of 5, and today I am going to award the model...

Overall - 4 - although this is a nice representation of the vehicle, it is perhaps a little too obscure to wholly appeal.

19 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Heh, I thought that was the Geonoshan starfighter...

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By in United Kingdom,

^ The geonosian starfighter will come later my friend, and once it does you'll notice there is quite a difference between the two. Anyways, we've got the classic advent reviews back again! horrah!

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By in United States,

Thank you Capn! I'm not the most interested in the Friends calendar, and I have the City one for myself, so I'm quite happy to get some reviews of these Star Wars ones!

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By in United States,

I think your cockpit is backwards, it should be stud side forward. Just an observation, and how I built mine.

I love the review, this set is my favorite time of year!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I wondered who's be first to spot that :)

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By in United States,

I thought that was a vulture droid! But I love that your gonna write the reviews capn also thanks Huw for allowing him to review this set

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By in United States,

LEGO must have thought it was a Geonosian starfighter as well, considering there's two displayed on the interior box picture (only one in the movie).

Thanks Rex for taking this over! You're not leaving yourself much wiggle room though if you're giving this one a 4 out of 5 rating, especially if 5 is likely reserved for the upper-echelon selections like Yoda Claus or Maul (mispelling intended) Santa. I'd only give it a 2, maybe 3. Just my opinion though. Looking forward to your reviews.

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By in Canada,

I thought it was a cockroach at first glance...

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By in Hungary,

I thought it is a giant green flamingo dancing on the back of a blue elephant. :D

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice review. I look forward to reading the one of the City set which I have this year.

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By in United Kingdom,

If that's a four... you are clearly a very generous reviewer

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By in France,

Not to hurt anyone but ... will you really write a 20 or so lines review for each random group of parts that is supposed to represent a vehicle or who knows what in those advent calendars ? Aren't Adult fans looking for more consistent informations ? (Once again that's just my point of view and I fully respect other views).

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By in United Kingdom,

^Funny thing, Huw got a raft of comments asking for fuller reviews when he started off with a shorter one yesterday. You can't please all the people all of time, eh!
I think that's just right for the sort of review people were hoping for after last year's, and I reckon the Star Wars calendar is the one of the three that more people would want to read more about too.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Quite :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

If that is a 4/5, then I expect quite a few 5/5s to come.

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By in United Kingdom,

@richselby and CCC - I think it is worth a 4 personally, the ship is not all that iconic, but this is an excellent representation of it at this scale. There are other models I would have preferred to be included in the Advent Calendar, although I can only review what we are actually given and I think it is unfair to penalise a model for replacing something else which may or may not have been better.

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By in United Kingdom,

thanks for doing the reviews, but on this one I disagree on the score, I give it a 2, some interesting parts, but a rather naff model

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By in United States,

Some nice 1x1 brown plates. And dark tan dishes. I thought it was a geonosian fighter until I read the review.

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