General Carlist Rieekan of Hoth, a great Star Wars Minifigure
Day 18 of the 24 days of Lego Advent 2014
I’ll be honest, I love minifigures. I can’t always figure out what they are supposed to represent, but they are like kids to me. I love each one equally. Today, for Lego Advent, (and the 2nd night of Chanukkah), we get a Rebel Commander. General Carlist Rieekan, an Alderaanian general .
This is an older guy, you can tell by his grey hair. But he is still in shape. His mind is sharp, and he keeps fit, as you can see from the photo of him doing pushups below. He is wearing a brown jacket and pants, his hands are white, and the printed detail is both on the front and back of his body. Over his right shirt pocket is a red checkerboard flight patch.
This guy has been seen before. His face is the same as Professor Snape, he must share a barber with the waiter, computer programmer, and even Obi Wan Kenobi, as his hair is the same as those minifigures.
But he is a rare minifigure, only appearing in one set before, the 2013 release 75014 Battle of Hoth, which oyu can still find on Amazon.com
The only way to get this Lego Rebel Commander Minifigure 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.