Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 10

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The Star Wars saga is packed with iconic planets and moons, many of which have been visited in past LEGO Advent Calendars. Jakku is one such location and I am expecting to find another gift from the planet today, following the impressive model of Rey's speeder revealed on day nine.

Unkar's Thug has only previously appeared in 75099 Rey's Speeder so is fairly rare. The dark bluish grey robe looks appropriately drab and matches the character from the movie quite well, featuring metallic silver speckles scattered across the torso and legs as well as some dark tan staining. This suits the harsh environment of Jakku and looks quite natural, with a seemingly random pattern of sand on both sides of the torso and the front of the legs.

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The ragged edges of the thug's jacket look marvellous too. Pearl dark grey head is a perfect choice of colour for the head and I like the intimidating appearance of the goggles and breathing mask beneath the hood. A pearl gold crowbar completes the figure, just as in 75099 Rey's Speeder. This is only available in seven other sets and may prove useful for your own models, as might the entire figure which would suit almost any Star Wars display.

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Overall - 4.0 - This is a great minifigure but the character is relatively minor and offers very little army building potential, limiting its appeal from my point of view. However, it is an excellent offering if you missed out on 75099 Rey's Speeder.

 

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13 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Well, now I got two of this guy

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By in Netherlands,

^ You can just mix and match parts with other thug-type figures to create new ones, so I don't think it's that bad.

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By in United States,

I like to stick doubles like this in my Cantina, he'll fit right in. Either that or ol Unkar hired another thug and this is actually a uniform they all wear. Brand recognition and all.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really enjoy the daily updates of the advent calendars - any chance of an overall pic each day too of the ‘story so far’ so we can see how they unfold in their entirety which can also be fascinating? Just a thought for something new!

Keep up the good work!

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By in Singapore,

This Advent Calendar is the most disappointing, overall, than any other IMO. Just 1 exclusive and repeats of too many builds (minor tweaks) and figures for my liking. Suppose if you wanted to build your First Order Army, you're happy...but I didn't need this Thug, nor some of the others...up coming (no spoilers). 2017 was a missed opportunity.

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By in United States,

They should have made a unique one! There are many different costumes that they could have gone off of. Still an excellent figure, though.

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By in Germany,

"Fairly rare"... technically true, but still not the least bit exciting. This wasn't an interesting figure two years ago and it sure isn't now.

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By in Netherlands,

I'm not really a fan of minifigures in the Star Wars advent calendars unless it contains minifigures that are exclusive to those sets or characters that are otherwise only available in very expensive sets.

I hope tomorrow will give us a cool new vehicle!

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By in United States,

Can someone name a less-desirable mining from TFA?

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By in United States,

I would've liked to have Unkar's Brute in this calendar instead. (Yes, the Thug's detailing and coloring is great, and it's nice to have another gold crowbar.)

But ... could we have another obscure character from TFA? Like some alien from Maz's tavern on the planet Takodana--that would be cool.

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By in United Kingdom,

Still waiting on that Crimson Corsair minifig. And I don't think I'm going to find it in the calendar...

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By in United States,

Am I wrong to think that they choose some minifigs due to lack of sales of their original set?

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By in United States,

I already had this mini-fig, so to me it is disappointing. I would've rated it a 3 maybe.

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