Just like every year, we start our LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar review with a reminder that Advent, meaning “arriving” in Latin, began in the 5th century CE as a Roman practice of penitence and fasting. Over time it became a time given over to preparing and reflecting on the real meaning of Christmas.
It was in nineteenth-century Germany that the tradition of marking the days until Christmas with a small candy or gift began and the earliest Advent calendars started to appear.
Originally deemed the period between Saint Andrew’s Day at the end of November until Christmas Day, the introduction of a calendar formalized Advent, which originally began on the last Sunday of November, formalized the start date as December 1st, which is also the socially acceptable date to put Christmas decorations up.
When it comes to LEGO Star Wars, the Advent calendar subtheme was introduced at San Diego Comic Con in 2011 when LEGO lotteried off 1000 specially packaged and hand-numbered exclusives to promote the upcoming launch of the new subtheme.
Since then LEGO has produced one every year, and 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the popular subtheme.
75307 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
Give Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans a brilliant surprise every day in the run-up to Christmas with the 2021 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75307). Behind each of the 24 doors is a LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable vehicle, weapon or accessory, all inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2. There are 7 LEGO minifigures/figures/droids in this festive calendar: The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, both in festive outfits, plus a Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Tusken Raider, IG-11 and IT-O Interrogator Droid. Children will also love building and playing with mini builds such as The Razor Crest, TIE Fighter, Tusken ballista snow launcher, training targets and the Child’s hoverpram.
- Build excitement before Christmas with the 2021 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75307), featuring buildable Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 characters, vehicles, weapons and accessories.
- Features 7 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, including The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, in festive outfits, plus a Tusken Raider, IG-11 and IT-O Interrogator Droid.
- The 11 mini build vehicles include The Razor Crest, Riot Mar’s starfighter, Imperial Troop Transport, X-wing, TIE Fighter, Imperial Light Cruiser, Boba Fett’s starship and the Child’s hoverpram.
- Other mini builds include an E-web heavy blaster snow launcher, training targets, Tusken Raider’s weapon rack and snow launcher, Imperial weapon rack and Mandalorian weapon rack.
- This awesome 335-piece building toy makes the best Christmas present for kids aged 6 and up. The characters and mini builds can be used with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for extra creative fun.
- Between door-opening ceremonies and playtime adventures, this LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar makes a colourful, festive display piece in any room.
- There are LEGO® Star Wars™ sets to excite fans of all ages, whether they want to relive epic scenes, roleplay original stories or just build and display authentic construction models.
- LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure secure connections and robust builds – it’s been that way since 1958.
- LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable to meet 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 (22 out of 24 to be precise) that largely give away the contents.
While the annual LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar isn’t exactly a typical Advent calendar, this year’s is more atypical than normal, because – from year to year – LEGO has produced a mishmash of minifigures and mini builds from the length and breadth of the Star Wars universe, this year they have opted to only source from The Mandalorian live-action TV series.
Opening the front panel not only reveals a particularly pleasing piece of art that shows a snowy landscape and doubles up as both a diorama and a playmat, but exposes the 24 doors that are opened throughout Advent to uncover the entombed gift.
No different from any of the others, this year’s 75307 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.
Keep tuned for our daily updates as share the fun of this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.
Don’t forget to check out our final thoughts, and tell us what you think of this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. in the comment section below.
Have a holly jolly Christmas and in case you didn’t hear,
The third season of The Mandalorian is hitting Disney+ next year!
Fervent documentarian, effusive AFOL and founding partner, Jeremy manages the daily news content and set reviews.
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.