With Christmas just around the corner (and its funny how that corner keeps getting earlier and earlier for retailers), it’s time to talk about presents…and Advent Calendars…and LEGOs…and Star Wars. In other words, it’s time to talk about the 2016 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Building Kit that is showing up in retail stores and will shortly be flying off of those shelves.
If you have Star Wars fans on your gift list, no matter what age they are, this themed Advent Calendar is one of the most sought after gifts of the season and has been since they were introduced.
LEGO makes an Advent Calendar?
Of course they do. Although originally produced with religious gifts; candy and toy-filled Advent Calendars have been around for a long time. Nearly twenty years ago, LEGO saw the opportunity to fill a desire for their toys with a centuries old holiday tradition. For those who don’t know, an Advent Calendar is a calendar counting down the days until Christmas. Each day has a small gift to whet your appetite for the main attraction.
LEGOs has a long history of making Advent Calendars, the first one came out in 1998, and the company started making the Star Wars version of it in 2011. LEGO Advent Calendars are known for their unique and holiday-themed figures. For example, each of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars has had a Star Wars personality dressed as Santa Claus. Darth Maul and Yoda have both done the honors in different years.
What’s in this set?
This year is a bit different. Without getting into a list of the figures in the set, there isn’t a Santa Claus dressed one. There is, however, a holiday-themed Chewbacca with white fur wearing a candy-cane colored bandolier and a Snow trooper in a sleigh. He has a beard and that may be the Santa figure.
The contents of the set include:
- 8 mini figures and a battle droid
- Vehicles including Bobba Fett’s Slave 1, a TIE Interceptor, T-16 Skyhopper, a Republic Cruiser, a Droid Gunship, a Jedi Interceptor, and more. One of the vehicles is the aforementioned Snow trooper mounted in a sleigh.
- Weapons for the mini figures
- And a foldout play mat
The manufacturer’s price is $39.99
Where can you get them?
The LEGO Advent Calendars are popular gifts for parents, kids and collectors. Since their debut in 2011, the Star Wars calendars have overshadowed the other LEGO Advent Calendars and with the bundle of goodies loaded into this one, this will be another year where if you don’t get one in the stores early, you are probably not going to get one at all.
Unless, of course, you buy one online. Amazon.com is your most practical and convenient source for one of the hottest Star Wars/LEGOs gifts of the season. Not only is it prime eligible (which means no shipping charges), you don’t have to wander all over town looking for one.
Anyone with a Star Wars fan or a LEGOs fan on their Christmas list, your gift hunting is over.