Many Advent calendars take the form of a large rectangular card with 24 windows; one for each day of December leading up to and including Christmas Eve. Consecutive doors are opened every day leading up to Christmas, and reveal an image, a poem, a portion of a story (such as that of the Nativity of Jesus), a piece of chocolate or a small gift.
In the case of the LEGO Star Wars Advent each window has a small set or minifigure, often with a festive or wintery theme rather than one with any religious connections to make it more globally appealing. Many of the gifts are unique or have had subtle tweaks to differ them from variants released at general retail, and over the years repeated sets have become more detailed and accurate to their larger cousins.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 24th of December, 2016.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.