2019 Advent Calendars revealed!

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City Advent Calendar

City Advent Calendar

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LEGO is producing four Advent Calendars during 2019 and images of each set are now available. They take inspiration from City, Friends, Star Wars and Harry Potter so cover four of the most popular current themes.

You can view images of their packaging, showing minimal spoilers, along with links to their contents after the break...

41382 Friends Advent Calendar

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60235 City Advent Calendar

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75254 Star Wars Advent Calendar

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75964 Harry Potter Advent Calendar

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Which is your favourite of the 2019 Advent Calendars? Let us know in the comments.

74 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Wow, really nice ones this year! I’ll probably get the Harry Potter one to do, Star Wars one once it goes on clearance afterwards, and maybe City for those great minifigure pieces

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to the Harry Potter one!

I wonder how close we are to the Winter Village set reveal...

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By in United Kingdom,

really nice ones this year I’ll probably get the Star Wars and City!!!!!

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By in United States,

Is that curling I see on the City advent!?!?! Hooray!

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By in United Kingdom,

Santa Porg!

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By in Finland,

Finally: they made the LEGO City advent calendar snowman great again. I really wish they had kept the snowman face print from the 2018 Star Wars calendar, though!

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By in United States,

I don't get it, just ONE mini-doll in the Friends calendar?

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By in United States,

Mynock in the Star Wars Calendar is cool!

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By in United Kingdom,

A generic battle droid and a generic FO stormie taking up 2 minifig slots in the SW calendar. Oh, Lego, you just keep spoiling us!

I’ve bought very, very little SW Lego this year and cant see much in the pipeline to change that habit. I looked back at the Rogue One sets recently (which I rate very highly) and its remarkable how much the quality threshold has dropped since that wave.

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By in Canada,

Harry Potter Advent, great wonderful idea!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like it’s another expensive Christmas for me

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By in United Kingdom,

Might be a first year I don't buy a Star Wars calendar, Harry Potter looks great for pieces.

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By in Netherlands,

@lamby750 where are you seeing the Battle Droid then, lad?

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By in Canada,

Shame HP advent calendar wastes 4 slots on banners. Should've been 2 banners per day instead, and some other mini builds like whomping willow or Hagrid's hut.

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By in Slovakia,

Did they just reveal Luke's outfit from Episode 9?

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By in United Kingdom,

Have to say I was looking fwd to these 5 mins ago, HP looks brilliant, SW ok but City and Friends a bit lacklustre. I have all of the SW Calendars but a lot of these look a bit basic / you could just make yourself? Shame.

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By in United Kingdom,

Good job on the Harry Potter one - the jumpers are great!

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By in Hungary,

There is no weapon rack in he SW calendar. :)
But I don't recognize hald of the builds. :(

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By in United Kingdom,

@Golem25 2nd row, 3rd from left.

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By in United States,

The City one is actually decent this year!

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By in United States,

The Friends is taking another innovative step forward: it looks like many of the ornaments can be used as play pieces for minidolls—that’s pretty cool, I think. I’m really liking those wind up penguins and the two Zobos (making his first appearance without Olivia, I believe). The snowman is rather unfortunate at the base, but the middle up is pretty good.

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By in United Kingdom,

HP looks rubbish. Friends as bad as ever, although last year’s tree decorations were good. City looks quite standard. Star Wars one is by far the best, as it is every year.

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By in Germany,

Harry Potter seems to be great, Star Wars seemed to be meh, until... Xmas-Gonk <3

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By in United States,

I don't dislike the Star Wars or Harry Potter advent calendars, but I have realized over the years that the advent calendars are perfectly adequate. I wish they had put some of the ghosts in this set for Harry Potter. Star Wars always has some really generic characters, too. So then I do the math and say it will be cheaper to buy Luke and the Cloud Pilots on Bricklink.

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By in Germany,

In a adevent calendar ... a hobo Luke and no exclusive christmas figure?
I guess in the future the christmas figures will only exclusive for SDCC.

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By in United Kingdom,

One more thing to note about the SW calendar, do I spy a white blaster in the heavy weapon on the bottom row? I think we’ve only seen those arming the Range Troopers to date.

Weapons aren’t usually included with Range Troopers bought on Bricklink, so that could make it quite a rare and desirable part and increase the appeal of the calendar to those who’ve bought the minifig in this way.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think I'll be passing on the City one this year, since it lacks the mini vehicle/toy builds that usually please me most.

I might go for the Star Wars one though, that appeals to me this year. I'm not a HP fan, but I might see if I can encourage my friends who are fans to give it a go, it's a solid selection.

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By in United States,

I might grab SW only this year. Honestly the models aren't that impressive IMO but it's fun to open with my son during the month of Dec. Last year I got City to supplement my winter village...but looking at the models I'll probably pass this year.

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By in United States,

These sets look great! Still bummed we don't have a Marvel Advent Calendar.

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By in Netherlands,

I can't let this Star Wars Advent Calendar slide. I mean, it has a Christmas themed Gonk droid!

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By in United States,

I love Santa Zobo! But that Friends snowman has to be one of the oddest ones I’ve seen yet.

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By in United States,

Are those the same Dumbledore and McGonagall minifigures from last year's Great Hall set? That's a bummer...

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By in United Kingdom,

The Friends one does seem to be rather lacking in the figures department compared to the others

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By in Netherlands,

The people who bought Cloud City for the Cloud City pilots will be bummed out.

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By in United States,

I only count 22 items in the HP calendar, which I assume means either:

Two days are identical, plain tables and two days are the items adorning the tables
or
The Hogwarts Express is two days and the Architect statue is two days.

I like the HP set, but there are two identical small, snowy trees; four nearly identical banner stands; a pile of generic gift-wrapped packages the likes of which seasoned collectors have seen many times before; and the aforementioned identical tables.

I think it's the best of the four calendars, but it could've perhaps been a little better.

I only have the microscale Hogwarts, but if some of these items help build out the minifig scale Hogwarts sets, then I think some of these choices make better sense. In looking at those sets though, I'm not sure where there's room to add the banners or other furniture.

The wizard's chess is nicer than that in microscale Hogwarts.

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By in France,

For the first time since it started I passed on last year's SW advent calendar. But looking at the pictures I know I'll get this new one. Excellent minifig selection, Luke, updated Rebel trooper, Bespin cloud car pilot, and more... And even a few interesting mini ships and builds. It's OK for me. Edit : thinking about it I don't remember if they were announced and presented so early in the year in 2018. Quite a long time before it's necessary isn't it?

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By in Germany,

The Friends one has a (one) mini doll, this is a revolution. Still , giving us only one is pretty stingy.

City and HP are the best deals, I would say. Those HP minifig variants are probably gold for any HP fan.

For a SW fan like me, this is once again mediocre. Sure, it's nice to get the cloud car pilot, Luke is not half bad, but besides that it's not too interesting to me. The mini builds are ok, but I have to be honest, the Resistance transport is the best to me, Black One is also decent. And when the Top 2 comes from Episode 7, you know it's not a great calendar..

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By in United Kingdom,

apart from the friends one, lots of mini dolls on box one only inside? will disappoint lots of kids or dare i say it girls.
Rest look good

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By in United States,

"Is that curling I see on the City advent!?!?! Hooray!" - Yes, I saw the photo of the parts first and noticed the disks with handles but wasn't sure. But when I looked at the box, I saw a broom there so that made me certain. I know these are international sets, but Team USA won gold in the Olympics defeating Canada. I had hoped that would help expand the sport in the USA.

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By in United States,

For the Friends set, there is only one mini-doll. Why not make it a Santa??

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By in United States,

I was hoping for a Kashyyyk Battle Droid...

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By in United States,

Friends - fine.
City - fine. (though the curling set is hysterical!)
Star Wars - fine.
Harry Potter - OMG, this is amazing!!!!

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By in United States,

@TomKazutara: Truth be told, I never stop being baffled by how people elevate minifigures or mini-dolls over other types of LEGO characters like brick-built ones. I mean, to me, the Gonk Droid wrapped up like a present and the Santa Porg are every bit as charmingly creative and humorous (if not more so) than yet another ordinary humanoid character in a printed Santa suit.

It might not be as compelling a reason to buy the set if all you care about is "exclusive" figures, since you can just as easily build this stuff with your own bricks… but I suspect most people buying the LEGO advent calendars do it for the ritualistic experience of opening up and building a surprise new toy every day, regardless of whether it has any sort of exclusivity.

If that weren't the case, then it's hard to imagine how LEGO was able to sell advent calendar sets for so many years even BEFORE they started featuring exclusive printed elements in them…

@sinkillernick and @yamaki: I get the feeling that the Friends' calendars' more minimal focus on figures than the other advent calendars is meant in part to push back on the misconceptions a lot of parents have had that the Friends theme is dumbed-down or has less building than "boy" LEGO.

Last year's calendar in particular led me to suspect this, since it included NO mini-dolls, but instead had way more extensive and parts-intensive builds than were typical in past advent calendars from ANY theme!

That said, I feel like my comment about brick-built characters in the Star Wars calendar also applies here. Considering that most advent calendars in the past have had only one uniquely printed minifigure anyhow, I feel like the new versions of Zobo (and possibly also Zobita?) are far more impressive in terms of charm and cleverness than just one or two more "winter" mini-dolls who simply reuse faces, hair, and outfits from other sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

The four coloured tiles with the house crests will be printed. That's good as they are stickers in the Hogwarts Castle. Also printed tiles in the recently-released DK book.

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By in Croatia,

Friends looks fine, altough lot of builds seems very simmilar to last years. But, no doubt my 6 year old will love it.

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By in United States,

Anyway, I definitely think the Friends calendar impresses me most this year — love the new Zobo and Zobito, as well as how this calendar strikes a great balance between the creatively built ornaments from last year and the mini-doll scale scenery and accessories from earlier years. None of the gifts seem like they'd be super disappointing to open up and build like some from previous years that just had, say, a pack of hair accessories.

The City calendar also does some clever stuff compared to previous years in terms of how some of its builds are constructed, and also in some of the subjects of those builds… including curling, of all things! But they still seem simpler than the Friends builds in a lot of ways. What IS particularly charming is how many come together to form a semi-unified winter scene, unlike the Friends and Star Wars calendars which feature models at wildly divergent scales.

The Star Wars calendar continues to bring creative new mini-builds. The sequel trilogy builds in particular feel novel since there wasn't sequel/anthology film stuff in the advent calendars until a few years ago, but there's also some awesome new mini vehicles and scenes from the original trilogy and prequels!

I love the simple but elegant design of the mini escape pod, as well as the more detailed builds of the tank droid and twin pod cloud car! Not to mention a lovely little microbuild of a classic scene which I won't spoil here since it's not pictured on the box and I know some people like to preserve the surprise.

The first ever Harry Potter advent calendar makes a big splash with easily the most cohesive scene of the four… but as a result, it also seems like one of the more repetitive calendars in terms of subject matter. I guess how much that impacts the experience of opening and building the models day by day might depend on what order they appear in.

I suspect it will be a popular set even among LEGO Harry Potter fans who don't care about the advent calendar concept and mostly want it as an eventual or immediate expansion to their collections and Hogwarts displays.

All in all, looking at these cute sets, I still have some regrets that there have not been any advent calendars for any of the themes I'm more passionate about like LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Elves, or The LEGO Movie/The LEGO Movie 2. But their cleverness still inspires me to take yet another swing at MOCing my own calendars for these themes like I have attempted from time to time in the past!

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By in United Kingdom,

My two favourites are harry Potter and the city one..
Brilliant little models and minifigs well done lego:

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By in Netherlands,

City calendar looks even better then last year imo, no microbuild toys, more minifigures, and more useful Minifig builds to use.

Overall, looks a lot more cohesive, and easy to integrate into some MOC or existing house builds.

Clever builds with few parts.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is that FIVE exclusive Harry Potter figures? Harry and Ron’s jumpers, Hermione’s scarf, Flitwick’s torso and the statue’s beard? That’s bloody brilliant

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By in Germany,

If you hear someone laughing, that's me. I'm laughing because there's a Cloud Car Pilot in the Star Wars calendar. The rest of the figs are pretty uninspiring though; seems we can hardly go a year without a damn battle droid.

Harry Potter one looks neat for further decorating the castle.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well Santa Porg and Gift Droid Gonk sold me on the Star Wars one, shame a lot of the other mini-figs are repeats, but you can never have enough Storm Troopers.

Friends set does nothing for me, but its got a good selection of bits. As does the city set. Harry Potter set feels like a bunch of figures and models that were designed for another set but they decided to break up/couldn't fit them in.

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By in United States,

I really wish they would make a Marvel or DC calendar. There are so many characters they could use that don't really fit in a set already.

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By in Canada,

@bemahan every figure in HP advent calendar is exclusive, except for Dumbledore and McGonagall, both of whom also appear in 75954. In my opinion, the best part of the set is Vitruvius' beard in warm gold!

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By in Australia,

Brickset usually does a good job of not spoiling Advent Calendars. I know I can choose not to read reviews until I open my own set but I hope the fans also try to minimise spoilers too. Or if they can't, at least write in a warning! :)

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By in Australia,

The front packaging of the HP Calendar - undersells the contents.

My first thought was - 3 minifigs what a rort.

The front looks barren compared to the other three.

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By in Russian Federation,

I wish there was somebody (or even something) other than Flitwick. Dobby maybe or grumpy Snape :))))).

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By in United States,

Just confirms that I will be getting the HP one only. The Weasley sweaters are brilliant. Sad that repeats of Minerva and Albus, but I guess I can give them to my daughter.

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By in United States,

The HP one is a must have for me even before I saw the actual contents. I usually get the City one every year, love the propeller hat. I like some of the builds & Figs in the SW one but will wait to get it on sale. Will probably wait to find the Friends one on sale too. I'm a sucker for advent calendars & mini builds so I can't ever get just one.

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By in Norway,

The HP calendar was something Lego put together in the last minute since the sets are selling so well! A lot of the parts can be used directly in the sets, I think it is a great idea and I will definitely get it. I am sure next years version will be even better with maybe more unique figs :D

I always buy the city one, but now that I have a HP one instead, I may get it if it is heavy discounted...

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By in Poland,

I'm still waiting for Ninjago Calendar.
The SW is dissapointing but at least has cool figs. That Gong droid is CUTE!
The City is good
The Friends is ok
The HP one is best one but wish they added less trees

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By in United States,

My first thought looking at the SW and HP calendars is that neither looks like it can sustain twenty four days of models and minifigures, and based on the comments, it seems these are the full things? Wow. I hate to sound like such a negative nancy but they feel a bit short.

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By in Latvia,

I need the Star Wars Advent calendar! And the Harry Potter is cool, but City and Friends are not great

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By in United States,

Chewbacca eating his Christmas Porg, nice. A Porg as the last day, not so nice. Another freaking battle droid - Yuk. But the Luke minifig, star of the set.

But to me, the Harry Potter calendar looks like the real winner of this year. They could fit right into other sets.

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By in Australia,

Im very happy City has finally (after whatever how many years now) returned to fully civilian builds and minifigures! The clock is great to get.

The Harry Potter one has some great pieces and minifigures and Im very happy all the minifigs have torsos that dont show any skin colour other then hand pieces (which can be swapped).

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By in United States,

I'm going to buy the Harry potter and star wars

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By in United States,

Last year was my first advent calendar (city). This year I might get 3 of the 4...

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By in United Kingdom,

I’ve bought all the City and SW advent calendars since they started
(and that random Castle one in 2008!)
but I think this new Harry Potter one, might be my all time favourite - it looks great.

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By in Germany,

Seeing these I know I will get none of them for the Christmas season this year, but some for parts later on clearance. I just bought three of the 2018 Friends ones for 10 Euro each on Amazon, which is an amazing deal for 500 pieces each.

As for my two cents on the contents themselves, I must admit for the first time ever I think the Star Wars one is by far the worst of the bunch. Friends and City are ok, if not a little meh, and Harry Potter at least looks to be the most interesting and substantial in terms of builds and parts/figures. And hey, Pearl Gold Monofig!

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By in United Kingdom,

I want to love them all. But just can't. City ones have been so repetitive the last few years - even though they have alpine rescue and Arctic themes they could play with. My scores out of 10 would be:

City = 1
Friends = 7
Star Wars - 6
HP - 8

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By in United States,

When are these advent calendars generally available to purchase? And are they only available at LEGO stores?

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By in United States,

The Advent Calendars usually are released some time in September. Target & Walmart do carry them although not always in the actual stores where they sometimes disappear very quickly. They went on sale fairly quickly last year prior to the holidays but availability is always a gamble. I snagged a SW one on clearance last year after the holidays. The year before they were hard to find near me in any store. I suspect the HP one will be the hard one to get this year.

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By in Denmark,

I am gonna buy HP this year. That golden statue looks very good.

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By in Ireland,

The Harry Potter one looks good. Am disappointed yet again with the Friends one. I get it most years and did like last year’s one, but only 1 mini doll and not even a pet is so disappointing. Would really love them to expand the mini doll world, with Santa and a range of characters. In fact its just getting smaller.

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By in United States,

Last year the Friends calendar was actually fantastic, but this year Harry Potter wins it hands down!! Has great builds and great minifigures! Star Wars is a huge let down for the 3rd year running and City is just the same old-same old rehashed pieces.

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