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Lego Advent Calendar 2011 – Star Wars!

OK, it’s not a coupon…sometimes blogging “just the deals” gets boring for me, so I decided to post on something fun today! I Just bought this Lego Advent Calendar (2011) Star Wars version as a neat little giftie/surprised for Mr. Wonderful. I have a habit of starting my holiday shopping early, and of course since I’ll have to have this at the beginning of December instead of by the 25th, this is one of my first purchases. Of course, once I got to reading about this online, I realized I was wise to buy early; apparently stuff like this sells out fast to hardcore collectors! If you have a Lego or Star Wars nut in your life, I’d recommend nabbing one of these for them ASAP; even LEGO.com has a limit of five per customer. Of course, they can be had for the same price, but with free shipping via Amazon!

Mr. Wonderful is a huge geek. Lucky for me, despite his geekery, he doesn’t read this blog. ;) That geekiness shows itself regularly in the form of making me suffer through any and all of the Star Wars films. I admit, I enjoyed most of them the first time I saw them, but he could probably watch them every weekend and never get tired. I think it’s a guy thing. Anyway, he also loves Legos, and collectible figurines, and lots of other geeky guy-things, so I figured this would be a perfect gift for him!

I got it home, and, being the nosy person I am, I had to open up one of the “doors” (the way it’s constructed, the box it comes in IS the advent calendar, so it has perforated doors for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas) and see what was inside. Inside I found a plastic-wrapped bunch of lego pieces…I had no idea he’d actually have to build these things himself! I guess that shows how much I know about Legos…

Anyway, rather than mess up his fun, I put the little plastic baggie back in behind the door, & closed it up flush with the rest of them. As an aside, I don’t know if this is normal for Lego, but the Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar has its doors all out of order. In other words, day 1 is around the bottom left of the box, day 2 is smack dab in the middle…basically you have to hunt around for each day. Any other advent calendars I’ve had (or made myself) have been arranged with day 1 at the top left and so on. I guess that’s part of the excitement…discovering where your day’s toy is hidden!

Since I still wanted to see what lay behind door number 1 (and 2, and 3…), I found some pictures to share with you! I especially love the little Lego Christmas Tree, and the Yoda all dressed up in a Santa suit! Check out the back view of Yoda, loaded down with packages…too cool!

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