Day 17 of the 24 days of Lego Advent brings us another weapon,
a rebel heavy machine gun
OK, I’m not 100% sure this is a rebel heavy machine gun. It could also be the imperial HMG (heavy machine gun) that the snow troopers tried to quickly set up to shoot at the escaping millennium falcon (that would have been a great micro set).
This canon, if it was a rebel one wouldn’t have been powerful enough to penetrate the AT-AtT’s armor either, so I’m not 100% sure what it is. I can tell you that it uses the same 1×1 round stud firing mechanism that was found in the Day 7 build.
This canon was definitely on Hoth, because of the white snow at the base. The reason I think it is a rebel canon is because of the more rounded elements at the base, which was more common to their design than the evil imperial gun builders.
In addition to the larger brick firing canon, there is a small side arm stored on the side of the build for closer in combat.
16 pieces make up this build. Now we have 3 large guns as part of the Lego advent calendar – so this is more than just a few tossed in for good measure, but a trend.
The only way to get this Lego Hoth Canon 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.