Unlike those killjoy LEGO reviewers who published their door-by-door account of each what’s behind each door in this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar back in August, we at The Holo-Brick Archives have held off until the true season of Advent has begun.
Like all our other LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar reviews, we start out with a reminder that Advent originally hailed from Germany, where in the nineteenth-century the tradition of marking the days until Christmas with a small candy or gift began. Since then it has spread across the world – and the galaxy!
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. If you’re about to set up your tree, why not check out the #buildtogive LEGO charity campaign that will help underprivileged children receive the gift of LEGO this Christmas.
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 now produced a total of eleven LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars for collectors and fans.
75279 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
Kids can wake up to a gift every day in the run-up to Christmas with the 2020 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75279) holiday building set. Behind each of the 24 doors is a Star Wars LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable starship, vehicle or location. Also, look out for a code to unlock Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game content. Quick builds, unlimited creative fun There are 6 LEGO minifigures and 6 LEGO figures to discover, such as Darth Vader with Christmas sweater decoration and D-O with a festive hat, plus a foldout playmat with an image of the Millennium Falcon with Christmas lights to inspire creative play. The 12 mini builds in this holiday calendar include Anakin’s Podracer, a Republic Cruiser and Darth Vader’s Castle.
Since 1999, the LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars building toys are hugely popular, with fun Christmas gift ideas for kids and fans of all ages.
- Build Christmas joy with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75279), featuring buildable characters, vehicles and locations behind each door. There is also a code to unlock Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game content.
- Includes 6 LEGO® minifigures and 6 LEGO figures, such as Poe Dameron and Darth Vader with Christmas sweater decorations and Tauntaun with a red nose, plus a foldout playmat with a Millennium Falcon image for role play.
- There are also 12 mini build toys including the Millennium Falcon, an A-wing, TIE Fighter, X-wing, Droid Control Ship, Anakin’s Podracer and Darth Vader’s Castle to spark kids’ imaginations in the run-up to Christmas.
- This 311-piece advent calendar building set makes a fun Christmas holiday gift for kids aged 7 and up, and the characters and construction models can be used with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for even more creative play.
- Between door-opening ceremonies and playtime adventures, the 2020 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar makes an eye-catching, festive display piece in any room.
- The collectibles found in this LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar construction playset are built with LEGO bricks and powered by children’s creativity – no batteries required – so their galactic adventures never stop!
- Is your youngster a LEGO® newbie? Don’t worry. There is a drawing showing the bricks for each mini build in this Star Wars™ Xmas Advent calendar to guide them, so they can build with the confidence of a true Jedi!
- LEGO® Star Wars™ building toys are awesome for kids (and adult fans) to recreate scenes from the saga, dream up original stories or just build and display the awesome construction models.
- No need to use the Force to connect or pull apart LEGO® bricks! Ever since 1958, they have met the highest industry standards to ensure that they fit together perfectly and with ease.
- LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable so you can be sure that this Xmas Advent calendar meets the highest safety and quality standards on planet Earth – and in galaxies far, far away!
Test your construction skills and recreate memories of epic Star Wars™ scenes as you build the Scout Trooper Helmet (75305). A complex LEGO® Star Wars building set offering a fun, creative way to unwind, every contour and detail of the helmet is beautifully recreated with LEGO bricks. This Star Wars collectible has a display stand with a nameplate to complete an eye-catching centerpiece for the home or office. And look out for the other new-for-May-2021 LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet: Darth Vader Helmet (75304). Part of an exciting collection of LEGO Star Wars building sets for adults, this premium-quality set makes a perfect gift for yourself, a Star Wars fan, experienced LEGO builder or any adult who enjoys a hands-on, DIY challenge.
- Take time out and challenge your building skills to create a wonderfully detailed LEGO® brick interpretation of a Star Wars™ Scout Trooper Helmet (75305).
- The distinctive look of a Scout Trooper’s helmet is recreated in LEGO® style, inspiring memories of Star Wars™ saga scenes, and the stand with a nameplate completes a cool display piece.
- This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ build-to-display helmet models – check out the new-for-May-2021 Darth Vader Helmet (75304).
- Offering a challenging building experience, this 471-piece set makes a super birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for any Star Wars™ fan, experienced LEGO® builder or hobbyist.
- Measuring over 7 in. (18 cm) high, 4.5 in. (11 cm) wide and 4.5 in. (12 cm) deep, this buildable model doesn’t take up much space, but it is sure to catch the eye of every passerby.
- Buying this impressive set for a Star Wars™ memorabilia collector who is a LEGO® beginner? No worries. It comes with step-by-step instructions so they can take on the complex build with confidence.
- Collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ sets designed for adults like you who love Star Wars and enjoy the fun of a hands-on, creative project in your spare time.
- LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure that they are compatible for a simple, secure connection every time.
- LEGO® components are tested in almost every way imaginable to make sure that they satisfy rigorous global safety standards.
Normally a traditional advent calendar would feature Christian depictions (like manger scenes or Saint Nicholas) or winter landscapes, leaving the surprise reveal to be discovered as each door is opened, but in the world of LEGO – where box graphics sells products – the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is covered in spoilers (21 out of 24 to be precise) that largely give away the contents.
Opening the front panel not only reveals a particularly pleasing piece of art that shows the Millennium Falcon in a snow-covered Kashyyyk landscape that acts as both a diorama and a playmat. With the right banners and text this would make a perfect box front, saving the mystery of what starships, vehicles, micro-locations and minifigures are hidden inside.
No different to any of the others, this year’s 75279 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar has 24 (a number that isn’t set to change) small doors; one for each day of December leading up to and including Christmas Eve. Traditionally the appropriately numbered door – starting with number one on December 1st, etc – is opened each day leading up to Christmas to reveal a small LEGO Star Wars gift.
What do you think of this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
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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.