City Advent Calendar: Day 7

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A varied selection of items have appeared in the 2018 LEGO City Advent Calendar during the first week, although there have been few consistent themes thus far which is slightly disappointing.

However, that does ensure an absolute surprise every day as predicting what will emerge next is very challenging!

Day seven brings our second minifigure. This character wears a comfortable medium blue jacket with a lavender scarf as well as a pair of white gloves and matching trousers. The metallic silver belt buckle is excellent and this torso design is brand new, although it bears a close resemblance to an element that has appeared in four other sets.

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The minifigure's smiling head, on the other hand, is extremely common. This element appears in some 115 different sets and is therefore used more frequently than any other female minifigure head! There is no alternative expression, unfortunately, but the minifigure does feature a blonde hair piece along with a dark bluish grey shovel.

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Overall - 3.5 - Minifigures are always a welcome addition to the LEGO City Advent Calendar but this example is somewhat plain in my opinion.

 

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11 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

Looks like the girl minifigure from 60099 and 60133 has aged a bit, I like this minifigure but not a lot due to the boring face and uninteresting gadget (shovel)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking at the other sets that torso has appeared in I'm intrigued by the way the print seems to have changed- there were tassles on the scarf which have disappeared for this set?
I wonder if it's to enhance the versatility of the print... could it now represent a silk scarf in warmer weather as well?

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By in Australia,

The shovel's interesting. Was she using the shovel to help build the snowman from yesterday?

Or burying a body?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Zordboy - Perhaps both at the same time. Who knows what might be encased inside that snowman?

@Flobnomdob - Thank you for pointing that out; it is indeed a new torso! I have updated the article to reflect this.

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By in United States,

I think flobnomdod is correct, this is actually a newer torso print. No tassels, and it seems more appropriate to a girl vs a woman, if you catch my meaning. I actually like the other one better, but it is good to get variety

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By in United States,

Have the shovels always had all that printing on the flat part? Maybe I just haven’t noticed and it’s easy to see in an enlarged photo? I’m going to have to locate a Lego shovel to double check now...

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By in United Kingdom,

Did the shovel always have part numbers on it or has the mould been updated recently?

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By in United States,

Are those two torso really considered the same torso? I’d be kind of upset if I ordered one from Bricklink and got the other. Sure, they are close, but are quite different. The version used in the calendar could be used on a man/boy minifigure.

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By in United States,

I see the connection - those brown 1x1 pieces that everyone thought was chocolate in the Snowman's mug, turned out to be deposited by the Husky after eating too much turkey leg from his white plate, and now this nice lady needs a shovel to remove them from the front yard before anyone steps in them .....

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By in Sweden,

I had no idea the torso was new, figured it was the same as the previous. But indeed, they are a bit different. Quite a bit actually, looking more closely. Brickset's database seems wrong though, the thumbnail image is of the new design (no scarf tassles), and also lists sets that have the old and the new one. BL is more accurate (973pb0962c01 vs. 973pb3311c01).

Pretty cool, though I can't understand why they changed the design.

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By in Germany,

... and that's the last third of that monofig! :D

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