Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 7

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Star Wars is a story defined by good and evil, following the evolution of heroes and villains across three trilogies and beyond. This year's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar has already featured several mini models and minifigures aligned with good but lacks villains, a balance I hope will be redressed during the next few days.

First Order Stormtroopers are becoming increasingly common across the LEGO Star Wars range, befitting their prevalence in the Sequel Trilogy thus far. The shaping of the helmet is perfect in relation to the movies and the printed designs look great too, featuring black lenses and some vents as well as a silver filtration nozzle on the chin.

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Removing the helmet reveals a standard Clone Trooper head underneath. A unique design would have been preferable but this common element is fine given that most people will keep the helmet on. The torso and legs are printed with detail equal to that on the helmet and include separate armour plates, several pouches for equipment and a thermal detonator on the back of the torso.

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However, it is unfortunate that the Stormtrooper's blaster is not included and this does not bode well for the coming days. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars often contained weapons racks before 75146 Star Wars Advent Calendar was released in 2016 and I hope they will not make a return this year.

Overall - 4.0 - I am always pleased to add another First Order Stormtrooper to my collection but am disappointed that he does not come armed with a blaster rifle.

 

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17 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd give this a 4 (5 If it were a regular stormy) but instant 1 point deduction for the lack of a blaster to take it down to a 3. It's a shame as the first couple of figs were following last year's trend of blasters included.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was gutted too. Just hoped mine had been missed and the review had one, but alas, its Lego cheaping us out. If other MF didnt have one, fair enough, but missing one on a trooper is blasphemy! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

It might be that he is supposed to man the gun from day 4, but the lack of blaster is always a disappointment.

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By in United States,

I agree with everybody on the lack of blaster. This gets a 4 from me, too. I love having a FO Stormy, but no blaster means less of a fig and score.

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By in Netherlands,

Easy for me to skip the calendar this year with all the Sequel Trilogy and Rebels trash. Nu-Star Wars is truly the worst

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By in United States,

I like it! It is a shame there is no blaster though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another one disappointed with the lack of blaster.
He is now posed in front of the two previous minifigs with his hands in the air surrendering owing to them having weapons & him not

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By in United States,

Withholding judgment for the lack of a blaster, I think he is supposed to be manning the heavy cannon previously released. We shall see.

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By in Austria,

Is it weird that I bought the Calendar as a parts pack - twice? Was pretty satisfied with it. Though I will be selling the Sabine and First Order figures.

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By in United States,

Well this mini-figure does match the advent day to the episode number he premiers in. This was my very first Storm-trooper based off the 3rd Trilogy! I just bought the First Order Battle Pack (2016) the other day to add a few troops more to the growing army.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is he unique to this set or the same as battle packs etc?

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By in Canada,

No weapon: Hmmm can anyone say "weapons rack" in the near future? I hope not! Wish he came with a weapon though.

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By in Switzerland,

Oh and how right you were....I'm pretty disappointed so far in this calendar. And it's my first. The phantom was ok, the FO transport was great, but other than that...meh

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By in Germany,

Pretty lame to not give him a weapon.

And can we PLEASE get rid of Angry Clone Face?

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By in Switzerland,

I don't get why everyone seems to be so bothered by the clone face, who cares, it's under the helmet...or are you expecting that TLG puts an individual face under all helmeted troopers?

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By in United Kingdom,

^Mostly because I want them to go back to the bodyglove face so that there's no flesh showing at the back of the helmets

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