Harry Potter Advent Calendar - Day 3

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The opening two days of the Harry Potter Advent Calendar have been marvellous. My expectations for day three are accordingly high and I hope the established standard will continue!

Let's unlock this door and find out. Alohomora...

Hogwarts is always richly decorated during the festive season and these miniature Christmas trees are accordingly appropriate. Their design is reasonably simple and vaguely resembles renditions from past Friends Advent Calendars, combining 2x2 cones with 1x1 slopes which are arranged around 1x1 bricks with studs on each side, forming the broad base of each tree.

View image at flickr

I like the combination of white and dark green which represents snow falling on the trees, although the division between those colours appears abrupt. The golden stars on top look perfect though and these models could easily become part of 75948 Hogwarts Clock Tower which already one contains one tree that is covered with snow.

Overall - 3.5 - Despite lacking any specific theming for the Wizarding World, these Christmas trees are nicely designed and match trees which appear at Hogwarts during the films.

12 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Definitely one of the weakest builds in the calendar in my opinion.

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By in United States,

There are three things I love to collect from Christmas-themed sets like the Advent calendars: miniature train toys, snowmen, and Christmas trees! I think these trees are great.

In my Winter Village layouts, I usually include a Christmas tree lot for selling trees. It's nice to have a wide variety of styles to include, reminiscent of the tree lot that Charlie Brown walks through in his Christmas special. These trees are a perfect addition.

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By in Sweden,

Nice! These look better than any christmas tree that has appeared in a lego city calendar.

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By in United Kingdom,

Uhhh, yeah, not very inspiring. Nice of them to include two, though.

The HP calendar has, so far, been dull.

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By in Hungary,

The don't look too treeish to me, the white is too plain or something. Rather candles than trees.

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By in United Kingdom,

Capt Rex is easily pleased ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the problem with these calendars is that they either have to create a scene (which means some of the individual builds are inevitably going to be dull) or come up with a lot of individual, disconnected models, which presents its own issues. There's not really an easy answer.

I for one am happy with the little trees, though.

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By in Canada,

Ugh, busted. HP was doing so well, too. But the score now shifts:

HP-2
SW-1

To be continued...

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By in Germany,

I like them. Can't have a gem every day now can you? Certainly better than 90% of what's in the Friends calendar and better than at least 50% of the City one.

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By in United States,

Wait... they are NOT Star Empire Rocket-Starfighters? *visible confusion*

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By in Norway,

Could those be supplied with another tree later on? that has more Christmas look?
The tree outside the box suggest so. That those are just "side" decoration.

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