Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 6

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The diverse range of gifts in the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar continued yesterday, meaning that we have received items from three different films, The Freemaker Adventures and Legends.

Presumably another movie or television series which has yet to appear will inspire today's gift.

In fact, we are maintaining the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back theme and visiting Cloud City today! This tiny rendition of the famed structure looks brilliant, faithfully capturing its shape using two dish elements and a 4x4 round plate. I like the 3L bar that protrudes from the underside, representing the vital reactor bulb and stalk which collect Tibanna gas from the clouds of Bespin before delivering it to the upper levels of the city.

View image at flickr

The entire model is supported by a trans-clear 3x3 dish which feels quite stable and I love the miniature Cloud Car beneath the city. Clearly, this vehicle is not in scale with the rest of Cloud City but it is still an enjoyable detail and is immediately recognisable, despite consisting of just three pieces!

Overall - 4.5 - Location-based models rarely appear in the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar but this is a wonderful example.

 

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23 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I absolutely loved today's model, and was especially overjoyed at the simplicity of the Cloud Car. 5/5 from me, and my favorite so far this year.

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By in Singapore,

Agree! Best model, so far...

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By in Austria,

The "mushroom" is way too small compared to the "stalk".

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By in United Kingdom,

This is absolutely fantastic. I'll be keeping this one out long after December is over. This ranks up there with the sail barge/Pit of Carkoon combo from a few years ago.

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By in United Kingdom,

As soon as I opened the door and saw the insturctions for the cloud car, I knew instantly this is the best Advent calendar model yet! It is just epic; the designer has done an amazing job! Special props to the truly brilliant cloud car!

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By in Netherlands,

5/5 for me

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By in United States,

This is so good. My only [minor] gripe is it doesn't include the Asian straw hat element from Cloud City https://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6187170 although one could argue the simplicity is better. Either way, this is one model that won't be broken down to the parts bin after the holidays. 4.75/5

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By in United States,

Now THIS is what I call a clever little build!

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By in Sweden,

At first this looked rather weird, but after seeing what it is suppose to be, it's an instant five from me

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By in United States,

I was giddy when the kids opened this one. The Cloud Car is genius!

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By in Netherlands,

I had no idea what I was building until I completed it, and then it all fell into place. Ingenious.

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By in Canada,

I need to MOC this to have Luke hanging from underneath with a Millennium Falcon nearby

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By in United Kingdom,

Brilliant Cloud Car! Love it.

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By in United Kingdom,

This model is wonderfully done. An entire city made out of a dozen parts.
But I wish you would stop calling these models gifts since most of us paid for them. :)

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By in United States,

This was was a total win! If it isn't a 5, I don't know what will be. So clever. I guess maybe a 1/2 point off for low playability? Anyway, very, very cool.

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By in United Kingdom,

That's a Cloud Car? Sorry, I just don't get it. It's too far removed from the shape and completely out of scale. At least if they'd provided it in dark orange, that might have been a clue as to what it's supposed to be. If this is a pre-cursor to LEGO releasing a UCS Cloud Car all in red then I suggest a rapid re-think!

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By in United Kingdom,

We thought it was some kind of satellite dish until we read this post. Now that we can see Cloud City it looks great! Very innovative. Thanks ;)

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By in Germany,

Simple but ingenious build, instantly recognisable.

I do find it slightly amusing though that Chris Deck already posted this tiny Cloud Car over 12 years ago now.

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By in United Kingdom,

@magpie9 - The term 'gift' is often used to describe items inside any Advent Calendar so is being used appropriately in these articles.

I should also clarify that LEGO did not provide us with these Advent Calendars.

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By in Ireland,

I concur with the majority of the opinions above that this is superb model. Hats off to the designer.

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By in United States,

That is not the pieces that we got today. We think it looks like the pieces from another build on the box. Should we be worried. “These are not the pieces you are looking for” “ah no, they are not”

Yes the number was 6, yes the image was cloud city. The pieces were not.

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