Star Wars Advent Calendar: Day 9

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Consistent themes have begun to emerge from this 2018 Star Wars Advent Calendar during the last four days. On that basis, it seems likely that another pair of gifts inspired by the same movie will occupy doors nine and ten.

Find out after the break...

General Grievous pilots a Belbullab-22 Starfighter known as Soulless One during the Clone Wars and this rendition of the craft looks wonderful. The distinctive reddish brown and tan stripes are included and I love the curved engine housing on either side of the fuselage. In addition, this model feels sturdy so is ideal for play.

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Unfortunately, the vessel lacks an important feature that was present on General Grievous' starfighter from 9509 Star Wars Advent Calendar in 2012. The angular thrust vectoring fin towards the rear of the craft is prominent in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars animated series so its omission here is disappointing. The trans-clear 1x1 round brick is a good alternative though, supporting the model at an accurate angle for landing.

Overall - 4.5 - This is an excellent miniature version of General Grievous' starfighter and would receive full marks, were it not for the absent rudder.

10 comments on this article

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By in France,

Agreed with the mark today, it's a good remake.

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By in United States,

Having not seen The Clone Wars yet, I had no clue what this was until I looked it up. I do like the improvement over the previous model, though.

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By in United States,

Not my favorite ship ever - I owned the rather sorry 2008 minifig-scale version - but this is an excellent, recognizable version, IMO.

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By in United States,

Awesome rendition of a classic

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By in Sweden,

Well this mini-model appeared in the 9509 advent calendar as well but at least it looks a bit different compared to the Starfighter mini-model

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By in United Kingdom,

Loved this today. The micro ships so far in this collection are really inspiring!

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By in Australia,

Maybe a neck bracket or half pin with stud would do the trick.

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By in Ireland,

In the words of Darth Vader impressive most impressive! Though I am ashamed to say that initially I thought it was a Sith Infiltrator I was building!

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By in United States,

@donnyman1972: When I first saw images of this set, I thought it was a Droid Starfighter at first.

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