City Advent Calendar - Day 1

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The first City Advent calendar appeared in 2005, so this year's is the 15th. It must be a daunting task for the designer of the set to come up with new ideas every year, given there has been a total of around three hundred mini-models in previous ones.

So, will this one contain toilet roll flingers and fireplaces, as usual, or will we see some innovation?

Let's get door one opened to find out...

The first model is a mini ride-on snowplough* that doesn't look to be too practical given the plough is narrower than the rest of the vehicle.

Nevertheless, with four 12t gears used for its wheels it's a good parts pack for Technic builders.

View image at flickr

Doing some quick research on BrickLink it appears that the last time a snowplough appeared in a City Advent calendar was in 2016 when a plough attachment was provided for a snow scooter.

So, not a bad start, then: a decent-sized model and some useful parts.

* yes, that is how it's spelled

16 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

I personally think this was a pretty cool build as I like vehicles. Those wheels though. They can only roll on bumpy terrains which suck. I also don't think it looks very good when compared to many other vehicles in city calendars. I'd give it a 3/5.

Also, the plough from 2016 was actually on Day 5 and the attachment on Day 6. Also the way you built the gift here isn't accurate to the instructions, at all. Yeah I¨'m a correction police unfortunately.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm going to have to blame my wife and daughter for not building it correctly: they built the models a couple of weeks ago.

I've corrected it and replaced the photo and I'll double-check them before posting in future!

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By in Australia,

I liked the Technic gears as the wheels, but yeah, I thought it was a little underwhelming, for Day 1. I was really expecing a minifig. Or at least, a 2x4 plate to make the plough a bit wider.

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By in Switzerland,

I was positively surprised when I opened that first calendar window, a well-filled mini bag with a very decent amount of pieces and cool small build

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By in Australia,

Aww! Bring back the photo of the alternative build!

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By in United Kingdom,

Sorry for more corrections, but I think you mean "parts pack" not "parts back" :)

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By in Hungary,

Plow :)

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By in United States,

Honestly, I don't get why they are using Technic gears, as opposed to small wheels on a 2x2 axle. Looks pretty awkward as a result. And a 2x4 snapped to the "plough/plow" at the front would easily remedy the width issue.

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By in United States,

"toilet roll flingers"?

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By in Australia,

Not the best way to kick off the City calendar. The Technic gears are an odd choice.

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By in Sweden,

"Toilet roll flingers" had me lol, so true =D

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By in Finland,

I checked other advent countdowns from previous years out of curiosity and noticed you've been calling snow catapults toilet paper flingers for 8 years, really funny to see you keep up this running joke

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By in United States,

City advent doesn't get a number rating? Then how will I know which calendar won!?

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By in United States,

Yikes, there go the wife and child, not just under the bus, but under the snowplough! It may be a necessarily chilly theme, but that's just cold! Hahaha =D I hope they're too busy tracking down and wrapping Huwbot's Clickits gifts to read the comments...

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By in United States,

Wait, I want to see the 'wrong' build now haha... can't just leave the suspense! I mean the point to to be creative and make it your own... ;)

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