Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 11

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now just a few days away so I am hoping the Sequel Trilogy theme which has been developing during the last week will continue until the movie is released. Another model from Jakku would be fitting on day eleven.

Several new creatures were introduced during Star Wars: The Force Awakens, among the most memorable of which is the luggabeast. This lumbering beast of burden is cybernetically enhanced, allowing the creature to cross the wastes of Jakku with relative ease. I was surprised to see a gift like this in an Advent Calendar as animals are notoriously difficult to depict in LEGO, particularly at such a small scale. I think this is a good effort though as the model is recognisable and the colours look great.

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Dark tan pieces represent the luggabeast's leathery skin while dark bluish grey and dark azure form the armoured areas. This is quite effective and I like the dark orange saddle as well as the hollow eye slits on either side of the head. The legs and head are articulated so you can create some walking poses. Furthermore, the hind legs are longer than those at the front so the luggabeast's back is angled when it is standing still, just as in the movie!

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It should also be noted that this model includes a couple of rare pieces, the most notable of which is the dark azure 1x2 inverted slope on the had that only appears in three other sets. Dark bluish grey 1x2 hinge plates are also surprisingly uncommon and could prove very useful for your own models.

Overall - 4.5 - The scale of this luggabeast is slightly odd but I think it looks excellent given its small size and I appreciate the inclusion of something unusual in this year's calendar. The colour scheme is particularly impressive and I am pleased with the articulation too.

 

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13 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Very cute!

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By in United Kingdom,

This calendar really is stating to grow on me. I'm not such a fan of non OT vehicles etc, but then again, how many micro Falcons, Tie Fighters and X-wings do we need really need? This calendar is just a bit let down by the figs. Last year we got a couple of truly awesome exclusives - snow Chewie and the protocol droid, a super-rare army builder in the Bespin Guard, a fairly rare Snowtrooper and Hoth solider and a few other great minifigs. DAY 24 MILD SPOILER ALERT: As much as I'm enjoying this so far, I can't get rid of the feeling of impending disappointment that day 24 is going to hold.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's so cute! Baby luggabeast! I want it as a pet!

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By in United States,

I'm really impressed with the micro builds so far! The Ghost, Phantom and Rey's Speeder were all great in my opinion, and this little guy keeps the trend going with another "totally new to the advent" build!

If this is your first advent and you're hoping for OT stuff, I guess I could see some disappointment, but as someone who's been on board since 2011, this calendar is so refreshing!

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By in United States,

It is cute! I agree with the Capn. Great addition to this calendar. Unlike others, I'm excited for day 24.

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By in Germany,

Would've been nice to have in the calendar two years ago, when TFA actually came out.

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By in United States,

^ or when Sabine's hair was actually that color...

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By in United Kingdom,

Really like this model, along with the Ghost and FO transport, one of the highlights of the calendar so far.

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By in United Kingdom,

Probably the best of today's models.

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By in United States,

Great little build. Immediately recognizable.

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By in Netherlands,

This model is immediately recognisable, the colors are great and it comes with rare pieces. It deserves a 5.0 rating in my opinion, so, CapnRex101, I wonder where the -0.5 comes from.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CreativeTim - The scaling of this model doesn't fit with any of the others and it doesn't offer much play value when compared with something like Rey's speeder or the Atmospheric Assault Lander, hence I only awarded it a score of 4.5.

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By in United States,

Another good addition. Goes well with Unkar's Thug.

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