Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 2

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Day one yielded an intimidating Resurgent-class Star Destroyer and I wonder whether the Sequel Trilogy focus will continue today. I hope so given the breadth of potential source material.

Read on and find out what emerges next...

Kylo Ren's elegant Upsilon-class Command Shuttle is among my favourite vehicles from the Sequel Trilogy and this design looks nice. The folding wings have been integrated neatly and I love the trans-red 1x1 plate which forms the cockpit viewport. Ideally, the black tile covering the fuselage would have included some texture but this smooth component provides important rigidity to the shuttle.

View image at flickr

The most notable detail only becomes visible from behind where the engine nacelles are represented by a black roller skate element. This technique is quite effective and the dark bluish grey 1x2 rounded plate underneath looks reasonable too. However, the dark bluish grey hinges on the outer surfaces of the wings would have appeared more attractive in black so I recommend replacing them.

View image at flickr

Overall - 4.0 - Despite some odd colour choices, this is an excellent model of the Upsilon-class Shuttle and the engine design is particularly ingenious.

18 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Yikes

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By in United States,

Those roller coater parts are mighty useful.

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By in United States,

The roller skate piece just fits!

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By in United States,

Did I miss day 1 get posted? Love these little reviews!

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By in Sweden,

Looks alright. Not great, not terrible

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By in United Kingdom,

I really like this one. Exactly the kind of microscale ship I look for from the SW calendar

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By in United States,

This one's great. I love the skates--in fact, first time I owned them. I agree that the hinges should have been black.

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By in United Kingdom,

So far not as great as the 2016 Star Wars Advent which I also own, though I'm waiting for the figures and some of the interesting builds that will come in the next 22 days.

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By in Canada,

Harry Potter- 2
SW- 0

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By in Ireland,

A clever design well executed I must say. What are the odds that day 3 will bring yet another First Order build?

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By in United Kingdom,

This fell apart repeatedly while being swooshed by a three-year-old, but he enjoyed playing with it enough for it to be put back together each time. Yesterday's model survived swooshing with no disassembly.

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By in Netherlands,

Nicely made

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By in United States,

That's pretty cool.

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By in Australia,

Cool little model.

I have a suggestion. Do you think you could add a link to the previous day's article at the start of each of these? It would make it easier to compare the models and the scores.

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By in United States,

"So far not as great as the 2016 Star Wars Advent which I also own, though I'm waiting for the figures and some of the interesting builds that will come in the next 22 days." -- Minifig290

I found this comment hilarious, given that we're only on Day 2.

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By in Germany,

Better than 75104 in several ways XD

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