Meaning “coming” in Latin, the season of Advent – which traditionally starts on the Sunday closest to Saint Andrew’s Day – is a period in the Christian calendar that spans the four Sundays before Christmas and is the time given over to preparing and reflecting on the real meaning of Christmas.
Because the closest Sunday can fall between November 27 and December 3 inclusive, the Advent calendar usually begins on December 1 which is also the first day that a Christmas tree can be decorated – check out Rebelscum’s Guide to LEGO Star Wars Keepsake Ornaments for ideas on how to give your Yuletide tree a LEGO Star Wars garnish – according to tradition/superstition.
Typically, these 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.
Though these have only been around in LEGO form since 2011, Advent calendars aren’t new to Star Wars fans, having initially arrived in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Following their first release, LEGO have introduced a total of nine calendars to collectors and fans.
In the case of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, 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 these LEGO gifts are unique or have had subtle tweaks to differ them from the originals released at general retail. LEGO also adds a fold-out cardboard flap that has a play/display surface on it.
Whatever your motive for enjoying this time of the year is, the Advent calendar has, for many children around the world, become ubiquitous with the long wait for presents and this year’s version – 75245 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar – is no different!
Let any fan wake up to a galactic treat each day in December with the 75245 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2019. Behind each door is a buildable Star Wars character, starship, vehicle or other building toy collectible, plus 2 exclusive Christmas-themed LEGO figures. When you’ve opened all the doors, there’s even a foldout playmat with a colorful Ahch-To Island scene that lets kids play out epic Star Wars adventures. This kids’ advent calendar makes a great Star Wars gift and is a fun way to get them excited about the holidays.
- Open a door every day to reveal 24 LEGO Star Wars building toys to construct.
- This LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2019 features 6 minifigures and 4 droid LEGO figures.
- Includes 13 mini collectibles: a First Order Star Destroyer, Kylo Ren’s Shuttle, Stormtrooper blaster, Poe’s X-wing, Resistance Troop Transporter, Ahch-To Island, Quadjumper, Death Star Cannon, Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, MTT, escape pod, Hoth cannon and a Twin-Pod Cloud Car.
- Also includes a First Order Stormtrooper, Chewbacca, exclusive Luke Skywalker with Ahch-To Island outfit, Death Star Gunner, Rebel Trooper and a Cloud Car Pilot, plus Mouse Droid, Battle Droid and Mynock LEGO figures.
- Kids’ advent calendar also includes festive-themed porg and Gonk Droid LEGO figures.
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This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 30th of November, 2019.
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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.