Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 5

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The new LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar has now visited three separate eras within the Star Wars universe. Past sets have followed a more consistent formula but predicting subsequent gifts in the 2018 calendar is difficult.

Find out which time period is our focus today after the break...

IG-88 made his first appearance in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and has subsequently become a popular bounty hunter. I am therefore delighted to see him here as this minifigure is only found in two sets, 75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack and 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City. Moreover, many different assassin droids exist within the Star Wars universe so this could represent a generic character, if you prefer.

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The dark bluish grey colour scheme looks superb and I like the orange photoreceptors printed across the front of IG-88's head. He wields a pair of different blaster rifles, one of which is kept on the droid's back. I hope this suggests that the 2018 Star Wars Advent Calendar will exclude weapons racks!

Overall - 4.0 - IG-88 is a popular character and I am satisfied with today's gift, particularly since it can also represent a generic assassin droid if you already own an IG-88 minifigure.

 

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11 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Much better than yesterday.

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By in United States,

Ooh, nice!

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By in United States,

The past 4 days have been correct but for some reason today I did not get IG-88; I think I got the build for day 13. Why is it that so many Advent Calendars this year have had incorrect builds? I've seen a lot of people the last couple days report their calendars are wrong. This is the first time this has happened to me and I've gotten the Star Wars Advent Calendar every year since 2013.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CarterStarkiller there are always a lot of people who report it, but it's hard to know whether there are more than usual because we have no idea how many people bought the calendar. People who got the wrong one are far more likely to post about it than people who got the right one!

You're one of the good ones though, thanks for not spoiling an upcoming day by telling us what you got!

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By in United States,

Y'all always hatin' on weapon racks, but hey, how are they supposed to do 25 different things. Plus it's free blasters to replace those awful stud shooters on battle pack figures. I think they're a fine item to be in the advent calendars. I, for one, can never have enough blasters that aren't stud shooters. You can just part down the racks or you could even use them alongside larger sets

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By in United Kingdom,

@Brixfan02 I'd agree with you if not for the fact those blasters aren't extra, they're the ones that would otherwise come with the minifigures. The only extra bits they offer are a couple of clips.

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By in Ireland,

I love this figure and unlike the previous 2 days I knew what it was! Sign of being old I suppose.....!

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By in Sweden,

Quite an interesting minifigure although I don't like the long head

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By in United Kingdom,

I do like how generic this figure can be as a standard assassin droid. The ones from the 2009 battle pack really don’t cut it anymore

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By in United States,

Color scheme made me think it was IG-86 not 88. 88 is dark gray if not almost black

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