Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 3

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The opening days of this year's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar have been fantastic, offering a superb rendition of a popular vehicle along with an excellent minifigure. My expectations for day three are therefore extremely high.

Let's see what the calendar has to offer today...

This tiny model takes inspiration from 75186 The Arrowhead, a vessel which forms the focal point of The Freemaker Adventures season two. It is instantly recognisable for those who are familiar with the source material and accurately captures the shape of its larger counterpart, although some important details have been omitted. The cockpit canopy and battering ram are particularly notable by their absence.

View image at flickr

However, I like the light bluish grey, dark red and black colour scheme and the trans-light blue highlights look fantastic. An enormous kyber crystal is mounted at its centre and the black laser cannons on either side are excellent, despite being represented by simple 1x2 plates with bars.

Overall - 3.5 - I am fairly satisfied with this rendition of the Arrowhead, although its curved nose is rather bland.

 

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18 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Good model from an okay show. Really needs that ram though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just a thought (it's my laziness talking though) - Could you consider adding a picture of the original vehicle / character to those reviews? Since it wasn't immediately recognizable to me.

Cheers!

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By in Netherlands,

Had no idea what this was, thought it looked like a mixture between the Millennium Falcon and the Sith Infiltrator.. Now I know understand why!

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By in Hong Kong,

I also wasn't familiar with the source. When viewed from the rear, it looks like an interesting bug...(or some other pretty interesting fantasy vehicle)!

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By in United States,

Just opened mine to find the Antoc Merrick minifig behind Door 3. Odd, I wonder if the Arrowhead will show up elsewhere or if I got two of this guy. I've got the SW Advent calendar every year, and this is the first time I've had something like this happen.

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By in United States,

@vlai44 That has happened to me in the past. You get a repeat of one model, but unfortunately, you miss one too. My son didn't get a desert skiff (I think). He was 6 at the time, and a little bummed out.

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By in United States,

@vlai44
At least you got an extra of an exclusive minifig rather than this... thing.

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By in New Zealand,

Same as comments above, i had no idea what this was once it was built!
Had to scour online to find out what its supposed to be.

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By in Ireland,

Thank you for informing me what exactly this build is!
Thanks to paulmison as well for posting the jpeg.

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By in Sweden,

Another great build today, now this calendar definitly is awesomne

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By in Russian Federation,

I can't recognize it. Looks like random mish-mash to me, torn from robot, probably.

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By in Netherlands,

Off topic but in the right theme. We’re in December already: when will we see an appropriate Millennium Falcon Black VIP card offering?

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By in Australia,

I'm glad I'm not the only person who's stumped by this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

@vlai44 - I suspect the plastic tray inside has been rotated 180 degrees. This has happened on previous years.
If you were to open the box & turn the tray around, yours should match with these openings

I am familiar with the source material & still don't think I'd have guessed what it's meant to be.
Having been told, I can sort of see it

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By in Australia,

^ @all. Lol. And you call yourselves Lego Star Wars fans. I have never watched the Freemaker Adventures, but nonetheless am familiar with the ships from it, as they have been released as sets. This was pretty clear what it was meant to be.

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By in United Kingdom,

@vlai44 Did you get the correct thing in day 1 & 2? A few years ago I had a calendar that had the tray in upside down, so every day the pieces didn't match the picture. Made for some interesting blind builds :D

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By in United Kingdom,

@Privatematrix - As I said, I AM familiar with the source material AND the ships from it & still consider it not easily recognisable. It's not that great even if you have a picture of the actual ship next to it.
A bit less condescending next time

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