Three updates covering twelve days have passed, and so too the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now we will have our look-see at the next few items to pop out of the LEGO Star Wars 2017 Advent Calendar (75184). This is our fourth segment of reveals, but so as to really hurry things along, this update puts the spotlight on six days, 13 to 18.
Day 13: First Order Snowspeeder – alternatively called the Light Infantry Utility Vehicle. You’d be forgiven for not recognizing it if you’d only seen the films on cinemas; it was on a deleted scene from The Force Awakens. Watch the digital versions or play Star Wars Battlefront II to see it in action. The FO Snowspeeder also has a LEGO model (75216). This micro-version can fit a minifigure, but just barely.
Day 14: First Order Snow-trooper – Briefly seen in The Force Awakens stationed at the First Order “homeworld” of Starkiller Base. Fairly basic Stormtrooper minifig setup (helm, Clone trooper face); he has no weapons either because the Snowspeeder (day before) is already armed.
Day 15: First Order Snow-blower – Just in case you forget that it’s Christmas, here’s a First Order-issue snow-blower for Snow-troopers to use in clearing paths throughout the snowy terrain of Starkiller Base. Give it to the Day 14 trooper if he’s not on the snow-speeder.
Day 16: Director Krennic’s T-3c Imperial Shuttle – from the Sequel Trilogy we go back in time to Rogue One. The Imperial “upside-down Y” shuttles were sleek enough, but Director Krennic’s black number (with folding wing action) is really intimidating. No room for minifigs.
Day 17: Imperial Officer – Apparently Officer minifigures from the Galactic Empire era (Episodes IV-VI) are not that common, so this is a welcome addition to minifig collectors. He even has a blaster.
Day 18: Y-Wing Bomber – We tend to recall the Y-Wings as the Rebel star-fighters that tried (and failed) to bomb the heck of the original Death Star in the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. Unsuccessful they may have been, but nobody can knock the aerospace design of the Y-Wing. It’s even got a LEGO set of its own, numbered 75172.
With these, we have only one update left to complete the 24 Days of Advent as interpreted by the LEGO Star Wars 2017 Advent Calendar (75184). Please bear with us for one last update on Christmas Eve itself; until then.
Before we sign off, we would like to express our gratitude to Brickset for sharing the following images.