City Advent Calendar: Day 2

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LEGO City Advent Calendars frequently include a minifigure within the first couple of days so I am expecting to find one behind door number two, perhaps as a thematic accompaniment for the impressive Space Shuttle toy from yesterday.

Let's open the second door and find out...

This minifigure feels very familiar, sporting a bright green jacket which has appeared in several previous Advent Calendars, among other sets. Nevertheless, I like the metallic silver zip on the front of the child's torso and his blue trousers look superb too. The double-sided head is slightly rarer and features a smile on one side and a worried expression on the other.

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However, the most appealing aspect of this gift is the dark bluish grey hat which is only available in three other sets and suits the character perfectly. Two printed coins are also included, one of which is intended to be a spare.

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Overall - 3.5 - I am fairly satisfied with this minifigure but would rather it had included a different torso as this design is extremely common.

 

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10 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Love getting minifig is early on in a advent calendar, my only issue is the legs on my figure we’re hard to put on and get off but everything else is good

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By in Sweden,

I think this one is a bit too similar to the kid in the 2017 calendar, however what saved it is the fact that it did have two faces which made me give this an five out of five instantly, the coins are good items as well

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By in Australia,

Yeah I agree with the others about the similarity. I reckon a recolour of that jacket in orange would look better.

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By in Australia,

I like the double-sided head. I wonder what he's so worried about?

As an aside, that's one thing I love about advent calendars. By the end of the month, you have a veritable pile of spare parts.

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By in Germany,

^ Maybe whatever he wants to buy costs six studs. ;)

Agree about the spare parts; yesterday's space ship had six of them, which is one third of the actual parts that were used. I wonder if that is some kind of record.

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By in United Kingdom,

The head piece was the first I recognised as owning, having recently built the Christmas Gift Box.
I do like the piece though, both sides are excellent, and overall this figure is a good winter themed city addition.

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By in Australia,

I'm opening the 2017 calendar at the same time as this one, I initially though that they both had the exact same fig...

I do like the double-sided head though...

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By in United States,

Way to make this bump up to a 4/5: New short legs. Why are they still only in the Harry Potter figure packs?

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By in Sweden,

So much they could've done to improve this, most notably using that torso print with a new torso colour (I feel like we get this same green torso in every City advent calendar). Also, really wish it'd included the new scarf piece, which is perfect for advent calendar characters.

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By in United States,

@McLegoboy:
So far, the midi-legs are indeed limited to the HP CMFs. But all CMF parts are made 100% in China, so in order to add them to regular retail sets they'd either need to ship the legs from China like they do for sculpted alien heads, or they'd have to make a new mold in Europe. To do that, they have to pitch the need to open that part up to general use, which isn't as easy as it sounds. Although, I suspect that, given the sheer number of CMF hairstyles that have shown up in regular sets, it's probably only a matter of time before the designers on some theme end up burning part of their budget to get access to those legs.

@Graysmith:
And the scarf is actually a CMF part that has made the jump to regular production, as it started out with Jay in the TLNM CMF line, and has since appeared in three other sets (the smalles of which is the Winter Village Fire Station).

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