75245 Star Wars Advent Calendar Review

As per usual, with all four of the 2019 Advent Calendars, I’ll be updating this post daily. Each day will have an image of the day’s build, a quick comment, with a final overall review at the end of the month. If you want to keep up to date with the post, use the link to the right of the page – it’ll be there for the duration of December. I won’t be posting any pics on social media, so it won’t get spoilt by me!

Theme: Seasonal; Star Wars
No: 75245
Release Year: 2019
Cost: AUD $49.95
Pieces: 280 (with nine minifigures)

It’s such a shame that there are still so many spoilers on the box! This happens every single year – I can count 12 – that’s half the box spoiled already! LEGO Advent Calendar designers, we went through this last year – give us a chance to be surprised. It’s the whole point!

Star Wars Advent Calendar
Star Wars Advent Calendar

The display stand is very different this year – one simple planet. It’s Ahch-To, where Rey goes to find Luke Skywalker. I like it.

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Day 1: First Order Star Destroyer

Star Wars Day 1

We’re off to a good start, with the First Order Star Destroyer. These have the flatter bridges, compared to the Imperial Star Destroyer. Obviously there’s a limit to the triangularity (is that a word?) of the vessel, but I reckon the designers have done well. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Day 2: Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle

Star Wars Day 2

Another beauty, and a new entrant! Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle is pretty mean looking, but it misses a few targets for me. The wings aren’t really long enough, and it looks strange with the dark bluish grey accents. It’s just a little off. I knew exactly what it was, but it’s just not quite there. That’s what we get when working at this scale!

Day 3: First Order Stormtrooper

Star Wars day 3

We’re sticking with the First Order theme of the calendar so far, with a First Order Stormtrooper, the cannon fodder of the Star Wars universe. He looks great, as usual and comes with a blaster. I wonder if we’ll get a blaster rack in this set?

Day 4: FWMB-10 Repeating Blaster

For a weapon only build (if you can call it that), I don’t actually mind this! This is the FWMB-10 Repeating Blaster. It’s got double hand grips at the back, thanks to a rollerskate, and it’s a big unit. It also has a white blaster, which has only been seen once before, back in 2018, with 75217 Imperial Conveyex Transport. Not bad. I mean, it could be better, but it could also be worse…

Day 5: Black One

We’ve come back strong with Black One, Poe Dameron’s X-Wing. Wow, this is a cracker of a build! Loads of parts, and it looks phenomenal! An instantly recognisable ship, and a seriously detailed little build. I love the little white BB-8 as well! Man this was a good one.

Day 6: Resistance Troop Transporter

Star Wars Day 6

Today’s build took me a while to figure out. It’s a weird little Resistance Troop Transporter. We’ve seen these before in LEGO, with 75140. It doesn’t translate as well with this scale, but I think they’ve done okay.

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