Another mini model appears on day eight of this year's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, this time a Republic Gunship. This is among my favourite vehicles from the Prequel Trilogy and I think that the mini model here is an excellent representation of this iconic ship.
The anhedral wings of the Republic Gunship are captured perfectly using a pair of white flag components and I like how the twin cockpits have been included using a hinged plate. Perhaps my favourite part of the model however is the lime green tile which forms the nose cone, representative of the lime green highlights on the ship in the film.
This is therefore an outstanding little model, but there is a slight drawback. An identical Republic Gunship appeared in the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar from 2011 (7958) which Huw reviewed, so for those who picked up that calendar while it was around, this is a bit repetitive.
Overall - 4.5 - A sturdy and accurate little model of a great vehicle, but it is a shame that this is not its first appearance in the Advent Calendars.