December 1st has finally arrived, which means for many that the winter holiday celebrations can truly begin. For us, it means that it’s finally time to dive into unpacking the LEGO 2019 Advent Calendar. This year, we’ll be taking a look at the Star Wars and City kits as we have in the past, but this year also brings a new set in the form of a Harry Potter calendar. With 24 different builds to assemble for each set, it’ll be exciting to see what’s included this time around. Head below to see what today’s builds have stacked up to.
LEGO 2019 Advent Calendars Day 15
Star Wars – Battle Droid
As a perfect followup to yesterday’s Droid Tank miniature, Day 15 of the LEGO 2019 Star Wars Advent Calendar has left us with a classic Battle Droid. These Clone Wars era characters have been a staple in the Prequel LEGO kits for almost the entirety of the theme’s existence. And even though it’s one of the most common figures from a galaxy far, far away, today’s inclusion is still pretty great; especially considering it doesn’t count as a minifigure.
Harry Potter – Witch Snowman
Today’s Harry Potter creation continues the theme of not technically being a minifigure, but still being a notable build nonetheless. Here we’ve assembled an eight-piece snowman complete with an orange scarf and a witch hat. There are two stick arms and a non-printed face. It would have been great to see a Hogwarts’ take on the classic charcoal eyes and carrot nose, but even in its current form, this build is pretty fantastic.
City – Snowmobile
On the City front, we’ve assembled a minifigure-scale snowmobile out of 18 bricks. The build itself is pretty simplistic, but does have some interesting parts usage to thank for really nailing the overall look. The ski elements used for the front are a great touch. As far as the non-minifigure builds go, this is definitely one of the best City creations so far in my book.
Be sure to check back in tomorrow to see what each of the LEGO 2019 Advent Calendars have in store for us.
Star Wars – Tank Droid
After a few days of chilling in the Original Trilogy, LEGO is now heading back to the Clone Wars with our first build from the Prequels. Today we’ve assembled a miniature recreation of the Tank Droid. This 17-piece build brings the unique vehicle into the micro scale and comes complete with dark tan highlights that really make this creation appealing.
It’s been quite some time since LEGO has included the Droid Tank in any of its kits, so today’s Advent Calendar build is surely appreciated. The Clone Wars have been all-around under-represented lately, so I love that we’ve gotten this novel little build.
Harry Potter – Hermione Granger
Following up the past few days of Hogwarts-themed decor, we’re now getting another minifigure. Today’s unboxing brings us Hermione straight out of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This exclusive minifigure continues the theme of the main characters from the series of being only available in these Advent Calendars, so it’s nice to see yet another compelling figure included.
City – Side table with a cookie
Day 14 of 2019’s LEGO Advent Calendars is capped off with a little side table with a cookie build. While there isn’t much here to really write home about, this eight-piece model does pack the festive flair that’s to be expected. It fits in nicely with the City theming that we’ve seen so far, so there really isn’t much to complain about. The candle technique is pretty interesting, though.
Star Wars – Mouse Droid
Continuing with the Death Star theme that we’ve seen over the past two days, the Original Trilogy emphasis returns with a six-piece Mouse Droid build for Day 13. Today’s model may be on the simpler side, but the miniature robot is a staple of the Empire and a solid LEGO build at that, too. We’ve seen this same design plenty of times in the past, but it fits in quite nicely with the Death Star Gunner from yesterday, so no complaints.
Harry Potter – Ravenclaw House Banner
Now that we’re halfway though the LEGO 2019 Advent Calendar, we’re now getting the third banner of the Hogwarts’ houses. Today’s build assembles the Ravenclaw variant, complete with the silver and blue colors you’d expect. Much like the past two versions of this build, you’re getting eight bricks here to assemble the Ravenclaw House Banner.
City – Grandma Minifigure
Day 13 of the City calendar brings us yet another minifigure, this time of a lovely Grandma. Alongside the perfect hairpiece, she comes with a cozy-looking sweater. We’ve only seen this printing appear in two kits before this, so today’s calendar inclusion is actually a pretty uncommon one.
Star Wars – Death Star Gunner
As a nice follow up to yesterday’s Death Star Turret miniature, today we’re getting a Death Star Gunner minifigure. Compared to the all white troopers which are extremely common in the LEGO Star Wars world, the Death Star Gunner is a far more rare figure. While there have been plenty of opportunities to bring one home in the past, this is still a great addition to pretty much any minifig collection. At the very least, I’m certainly excited that today’s LEGO 2019 Advent Calendar gift stacks up to this slick black trooper.
Harry Potter – Pastries
Much like we saw with the turkey following the first Great Hall Table build, yesterday’s second appearance of this piece of furniture is also being tailed by some festive foods. Day 12 of the Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendar brings an assortment of pastries as well as two drinking chalices and a dish. There’s nothing to really build here per say, but it still helps round out the Hogwarts celebration with some desserts.
City – Rocking Chair
Today’s build assembles two pieces of furniture to place within a home in your City setup. With six pieces divided amongst the two creations, you’ll get a rocking chair and a lamp. Things are pretty basic here, as both designs are a little uninspired. Aside from the wood chopping block, this may be the most lack-luster build yet.
Star Wars – Death Star Turret
Finally! After 11 days we’re finally moving away from the Sequel Trilogy and into the era from the original three films. Today’s build looks to recreate one of the Death Star’s many laser turrets as seen in various trench run scenes. Comprised of 18 primarily grey bricks, this miniature build manages to nail the design.
It might not be as eye-catching as the micro Resistance X-Wing, but this is as solid of a build as they come.
Harry Potter – Great Hall Table with Candle
Nearly identical to what we saw on Day 7, today’s Harry Potter creation assembles yet another Great Hall table. This time though, there’s a candle included. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still pretty much a repeat. It still fits the overall theme of packing Hogwarts with festive flair, so it’s not that big of a let down to see yet another table.
City – Curling set
On the City side of things today, we’re getting a set of Curling accessories so that your minifigures can enjoy the Olympic sport for themselves. There are 13 pieces leveraged here in total, with 12 assembling two red and two blue curling stones. This pairs pretty nicely with the minifig we got back on Day 3, so it’s great to see this theming come full circle.
Star Wars – Quadjumper
For the tenth day in a row, LEGO is continuing its Star Wars focus on the Sequel Trilogy with a build straight out of The Force Awakens. Today builders will be able to piece together the Quadjumper, a miniature starship comprised of 20 bricks. It rocks a unique grey and dark orange bricks, a transparent cockpit piece, and to stay true to its name, four defining rocket boosters.
We’ve seen the Quadjumper assembled out of LEGO bricks in the past, but this is the smallest incarnation so far. The build is all around pretty interesting and is definitely one of the more eye-catching creations so far.
Harry Potter – Ron Weasley
Today’s creation brings us the third minifigure from the Harry Potter calendar. Making an appearance this time is Ron Weasley, who comes decked out in a similar holiday-ready sweater to Harry from day 1. Here he has a big R printed on the torso. It’s the first time we’ve seen this design hit the brick-built world, so minifigure collections will certainly enjoy today’s exclusive build.
City – Photographer
For the City theme today, LEGO has gifted Advent Calendar openers a photographer minifigure. She sports an orange scarf, green beanie, and of course, her camera. There’s nothing exclusive here, but this is still a great figure nonetheless.
Star Wars – Old Luke Skywalker
Following yesterday’s Ahch-To build, today we’re getting a minifigure of the island’s most famous resident. No, not a Porg. Today’s Advent Calendar creation assembles an old Luke Skywalker minifigure. He comes complete with the a scruffy beard, long hair, and a walking cane.
With this figure only having appeared in one set before, this is a great addition to anyone’s minifigure collection. That’s even more so the case if you miss the Ahch-To island kit like I did from two years ago.
Harry Potter – Slytherin House Banners
Similarly to what we saw on day 5, today we’re getting a house banner for Slytherin. It has the same build as the Gryffindor version, but swaps in silver and green flags. There’s nothing really here to reiterate over the previous model included in the Advent Calendar, but it looks like the other two house banners should arrive over the new couple of days. So Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff fans should be on the lookout.
City – Snowman
While not technically a minifigure, today’s build is certainly as exciting as one. It assembles a snowman out of eight bricks, complete with a red scarf, stick arms, and large top hat. There’s unfortunately no printed face on the snowman like we’ve seen on past builds. But it’s still great a addition to this year’s calendar and one of the best builds so far.
Star Wars – Ahch-To
As the first build into week two of this year’s LEGO Advent Calendars, we’re getting yet another Sequel Trilogy creation. This time the theming flows perfectly from yesterday’s Chewbacca figure and brings Ahch-To from The Last Jedi into brick-built form.
While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the island debut in the LEGO world, it is certainly the smallest. This creation packs 10 bricks and actually does a pretty solid job at recreating the setting in an immediately recognizable way. Sadly, no miniature Porg are included here though.
Harry Potter – Christmas Turkey
Building off of yesterday’s Great Hall Table creation, today the LEGO Advent Calendar for the Wizarding World has included some festive foods to place on said table. Here we’re getting an assortment of five different bricks headlined by a LEGO turkey for Harry and the gang to feast on. The turkey piece itself isn’t all too common, so as boring of a build as this may seem, it’s still a neat brick for many to add to their collection.
City – Wrapped Presents
Today LEGO is getting a little meta for its City calendar creation with a triage of wrapped presents. Nine bricks in total assemble the three different gifts, which do a fine job at representing presents out of so few pieces. One unique aspect about all three is that they use a flower petal piece for the bow, and it looks great.
Star Wars – Chewbacca
To close out the first full week of builds, LEGO is delivering the mighty Chewbacca today as a minifigure. Sharing the same design as previous releases of the famous Wookie, like found in the new Millennium Falcon, there’s nothing about the printing here.
That doesn’t mean Chewbacca’s Advent Calendar debut this year doesn’t shake things up though. Continuing the Sequel Trilogy theming, Chewie comes with a miniature fire and holds a roasted Porg leg, like what happens in The Last Jedi.
Harry Potter – Great Hall Table
Following yesterday’s appearance of a second minifigure in the Harry Potter Advent Calendar, LEGO has returned to assembling accessories. Today’s build brings a Great Hall table, which is comprised of 13 pieces alongside two drinking chalices. It’s in minifigure-scale, so there’s really no complaints here, as a solid Hogwarts-theme build is a nice way to close out the week.
City – Boy with Propellor Hat
Much like the Star Wars variant, the City set is dropping its second minifigure of the Calendar so far. Here it stacks up to a boy with propellor hat holding a cookie. While not an exclusive, this is surely a must-have for any City builder. Even if you have one in your collection already, I’m sure throwing another boy into the mix is just what your brick-built town could use.
Star Wars – Resistance Troop Transport
Six days in and we’re still on the Sequel Trilogy theming for the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. No complaints here though, as today’s model continues the existing roster of notable creations with a new miniature Resistance Troop Transport. Making its first LEGO appearance alongside the first wave of The Force Awakens kits, this is still one of the first times we’ve seen the vehicle officially recreated out of bricks.
Comprised of 16 bricks, this model leverages some pretty interesting techniques to pull off the lesser-known starship’s design. It might not be as awesome as yesterday’s X-Wing, but this build still shines nonetheless.
Harry Potter – Professor McGonagall
After some less than stellar builds over the past five days, LEGO has finally assembling a noteworthy Professor McGonagall minifigure for day six. While this is the same version that was included with last year’s Hogwarts Great Hall kit, that doesn’t take away from the professor’s inclusion in the Advent Calendar. I’m sure a lot of Harry Potter fans didn’t end up adding that set to their collection, so this is a nice build for LEGO to dish out this year.
City – Christmas Tree
While we’ve gotten quite a few festive trees from the Harry Potter kit, today’s City builds assembles this calendar’s first Christmas Tree. It’s a fairly basic 18-piece build, but does use a LEGO Sai weapon as the tree’s star, which is pretty ingenious.
Star Wars – Black One Resistance X-Wing
While yesterday might not have had the most exciting build, LEGO is certainly making up for it with today’s miniature creation. Enter Poe Dameron’s X-Wing, a 22-piece model that absolutely nails the source material in order to bring the Resistance starfighter into LEGO form in a new way.
We’ve seen the Black One X-Wing before in minifigure-scale, but this is one of the smallest incarnations the Sequel Trilogy ship has been assembled.
Harry Potter – Gryffindor House Banner
Today’s Harry Potter build continues the theming we’ve seen over the past two days of assembling decorations. But where this model differs is that it is actually related to the Wizarding World. This creation brings the Gryffindor House Banner into brick-built form and is comprised of eight different elements. The signature red and gold colors are on display and it fits with the Great Hall decorative aesthetic so far, so no complaints today!
City – Fire Wood with Axe
Lastly for day 5 of the calendars, we’re getting a fire wood chopping block with axe. This build is about as basic as they come, but that’s entirely fine. It may have less parts than yesterday’s model, but it’s still a nice little creation for adding to your festive City layout.
Star Wars – Blaster Rifle Turret
Following the past three days of pretty noteworthy builds, we’ve hit our first lackluster creation in the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. It happens every year, and after all, not every miniature kit can be a home run. Today we’re getting a Blaster Rifle Turret, which brings the FWMB-10 repeating blaster into brick-built form. Despite it being a pretty basic model with only six elements, this is notable for one reason. The white blaster used here is one of the first times that this color variant has been included in a set. So while it might not be as eye-catching as Kylo Ren’s Shuttle, it definitely has some appeal, at least for collectors.
Harry Potter – Christmas Tree
Continuing yesterday’s holiday decor focus, we’re getting yet another Christmas tree build today. This 34-part build assembles a much larger piece of festive foliage, complete with a star on top. Much like the builds that preceded, there’s not much here that fits into the Harry Potter theming, though it’s a pretty solid build otherwise.
City – Snow Fort
Fittingly for the winter season, today’s City Calendar build assembles a minifigure-scale snow fort. There’s not too much about this 11-piece ensemble that’s worth writing home about. It does have some transparent light blue bricks which aren’t all too common. But otherwise, you’re looking at a pretty mediocre creation today.
Star Wars – First Order Stormtrooper
As the very first minifigure from the 2019 Star Wars Advent Calendar, we’re getting a now-classic First Order Stormtrooper. Any fan of LEGO’s most popular theme will surely have one or two of these in their collection already, but it’s still a great addition this time around. There’s the usual printing and nothing exclusive for the calendar, but it fits the Sequel Trilogy theming present thus far perfectly.
Harry Potter – Miniature Christmas Trees
Today’s build takes a step back from the Hogwarts-centric action we’ve seen so far in December for a more general holiday build. Here you’ll assemble two minute Christmas trees out of 18 total pieces. Each one stands about the same height as a minifigure, making them nice little decorations to fill your brick-built Harry Potter recreations with.
City – Curling Sweeper
Day three of the City calendar introduces the set’s very first minifigure, a Curling Sweeper. This character rocks a light blue ensemble comprised of a winter jacket and a hood element. Complemented by a broom, he certainly fits the winter season aesthetic. There’s nothing exclusive here on this release, but it’s still a nice inclusion nonetheless.
Star Wars – Kylo Ren’s Shuttle
For the second day of this year’s Advent Calendar, the Sequel Trilogy theming continues with yet another miniature creation. Following yesterday’s Star Destroyer build nicely, today we’re getting a second First Order vehicle. This time, the fearsome Kylo Ren’s personal transport.
This ten-piece creation really nails the look of the Sith Lord’s shuttle and even manages to pack in the folding wing functionality found on the minifigure-scale version.
Harry Potter – Hogwarts Express
As yet another fitting way to begin the Harry Potter Advent Calendar journey, today LEGO is assembling a miniature recreation of the Hogwarts Express. This build is on the simpler side, despite encompassing 21 pieces. You can definitely tell that it’s supposed to be the famed Hogwarts Express, but if it were from the City calendar you’d really have no way of telling the difference. Hopefully tomorrow brings something a little more distinct from the Wizarding World.
City – Snowball Catapult
Lastly for round two of this year’s LEGO Advent Calendars, the City set has a snowball catapult to build. This functioning creation stacks up to eight bricks and allows you to launch white LEGO pieces through the air. It actually works pretty well considering how few pieces are involved here, which is always noteworthy.
Star Wars – First Order Star Destroyer
Much of the Star Wars spotlight this year has been on the Sequel Trilogy, which makes it quite fitting that LEGO is kicking off the 2019 advent calendar with a miniature First Order Star Destroyer. The 14-piece build recreates the monolithic spacecraft about as well as you can at this scale, leveraging a two-tone color scheme to pull off the overall shape and design.
Harry Potter – Harry Potter Minifigure
The very first Harry Potter advent calendar starts things off this year with a minifigure of the titular character. Day one starts off extremely strong, bringing Harry Potter himself into the mix with his H sweater from the first movie. This is an exclusive figure with all-new printing on the torso. Harry even comes with a wand, too.
City – Snow Plow Tracker
On the City side of things, today’s creation assembles a minifigure-scale snow plow out of 16 bricks. Even though its on the more basic end of brick-built vehicles, this model interestingly uses four gear pieces in order to pull off the snow tire look. On the front, there’s a plow you can adjust the angle on and even a steering wheel for your seated figure to control.
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