Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 2

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Luke Skywalker's X-34 Landspeeder is associated with Tatooine, leading me to wonder whether the second day of this Advent Calendar might contain another gift from the famed desert planet.

Such consistency has been a feature of past Star Wars calendars so I am expecting that trend will continue today.

Rose Tico is perhaps the most divisive character from the Sequel Trilogy so this minifigure will not appeal to everyone. However, this is a magnificent rendition of the character, featuring a unique hair piece which looks splendid when compared with the source material. Moreover, the double-sided head captures a great deal of personality, especially on the reverse where Rose appears rather angry.

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The dark tan uniform is similarly impressive and has only appeared once before in 75176 Resistance Transport Pod. It includes an intricately detailed belt along with some Aurebesh letters that read 'GLD', standing for 'Ground Logistics Division'. Rose comes with a black blaster pistol which is great, although something unique like her electro-shock prod would have been even better in my opinion.

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Overall - 4.5 - LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars often include rare minifigures and this is an excellent example. It looks perfect when compared with the movie and is only available in one other set.

 

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13 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

I hated her in the movie (well I hated The Last Jedi as whole) but this minifigure was marvellous and looks incredible, and to think that we're only at day 2 is telling me that this calendar seems to be excellent

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By in Ireland,

I am really impressed thus far with this Advent Calendar. Superb minifigure and thanks very much for the translation as such things are arcane to me!

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By in United Kingdom,

Very happy to get this figure in the calendar as I haven’t bought the Resistance Transport Pod (yet). I have a soft spot for all things GLD...

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By in United Kingdom,

Great character and great minifig, especially glad to get her since I didn't get the transport pod or the AT-ST. Also very glad to see a blaster because that means hopefully no weapons racks again.

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By in United States,

Cool. I like the printing of a hood on the back of Rose. Cool details, hope it keeps up.

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By in Netherlands,

my advent opened with a *shallnotbenamedvehicle* from day 18 instead of Rose... anyone else had this glitch?

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By in United Kingdom,

^The quality control on the calendars does seem to be on a completely different level to regular lego sets. Such mistakes in the calendars seem to be fairly common.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sure, she gave rise to the single most stupid moment of recent SW, but she does look good.
And, for those of you who say that you don't have the Transport Pod, I would encourage you to buy it if you ever see it at a discount and you didn't mind TLJ. It's one of the best sets from the Sequels so far, IMO.

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By in United States,

This is the WORST Star Wars character ever (well except for Jar Jar)...

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By in Australia,

It's nice to get a rare figure in the calendar.

"Sure, she gave rise to the single most stupid moment of recent SW..."

I have to ask, for curiosity. Which moment? Because if we're talking about "Last Jedi", there was a lot of them. When Finn and Rose reunite with the others on the salt planet (by crashing their ship down through the bay doors), I always wondered, how many people did they kill in the crash? That wasn't a pleasant, controlled landing.

Anyway.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I actually quite liked the Last Jedi but I expect the exact moment referred to is when Rose says "we mustn't kill what we hate, but protect what we love" - when what you love can't be protected unless you kill what you hate, you've got a paradox on your hands. I would've liked to have seen the Crait Battering Ram implode on impact Independence Day UFO style, but we didn't get to see it.

Great minifig anyway and I'm glad the rarity is so good!

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By in United Kingdom,

> LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars often include rare minifigures

If a minifigure is in the advent calendar, then by definition it is not rare. These are low value high volume sets. Anything that appears in them is not rare.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CCC - Rarity is obviously comparative and in that respect minifigures which only appear in one other set are relatively rare. Furthermore, I do not agree that items appearing in Advent Calendars cannot be described as rare. They are produced in large quantities but are still only available in one or two sets and thereby fulfil the definition of rare, at least within the context of LEGO.

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