Day 15 of the 24 days of Lego Advent and we get a micro Snowspeeder
So Lego decided not to completely follow the previously established pattern of micro build – minifig, micro build – minifig. But yesterday’s moisture vaporator wasn’t exactly a micro build – and today’s is. It’s a snowspeeder. Maybe the pattern will continue tomorrow, and I’ll be rewarded with another minifig.
Cleverly constructed with 17 pieces, the lego snowspeeder micro build does the trick. This is a tough ship to build at this scale, and I really like the proportions and colors of this model.
There are three parts that I really like about this build – the first is the use of binoculars as jets. A clever design at this scale, and one that I will be using in my own MOCs in the future. Second is the dual cannons on either side. Finally are the 1×1 clear sloped tiles back to back that make the front and back of the canopy.
Now I have to wait 24 hours to see if the Lego group will provide me with a snowspeeder driver minifig for Christmas on day 16.
The only way to get this Lego Micro Snowspeeder is in the 2014 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
This is what the Official Lego website has to say about the 2014 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar:
Spend the festive period on icy planet Hoth with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar! Open up a door each December day to reveal a cool Star Wars themed gift, including minifigures starships, vehicles and more. Once you have all 24 gifts, unfold the playmat and act out hilarious Hoth-based scenes that everyone in the family will love to watch. This is the perfect holiday gift for LEGO Star Wars fans from any galaxy!
The Lego Advent Calendars follow a simple principle, there are 24 different mini sets each hidden behind a numbered door inside the Lego Box. You don’t open the box like a regular Lego Set, but instead, the lid is hinged, and the box opens up so that the back of the lid is a printed play-space, and then there are 24 different perforated doors.
Some people like to open each of the 24 sets all at once, but I prefer to open the first set on Dec 1, the 2nd on Dec, and so forth, all the way to Christmas Eve when I open the last one.