The Imperial 74-Z Speeder Bike
Day 19 of the 2014 Star Wars Advent Calendar
It took me a minute to figure out this one – Was it a little known land speeder that I missed in the original Star Wars Movie? Was it a custom bike from the planet Hoth? Then I remembered, this is the Imperial Speeder Bike that was used to patrol the forests of Endor, and a couple of them were stolen by Luke and Leah.
But this isn’t just any imperial speeder. This one is a special model, converted to hold presents. In addition to the rear firing gun, to deter any would be bandits, this Speeder bike has a special aftermarket goodie bag designed to hold Christmas Presents. In fact, there is one inside right now! A little red box with a white bow!
Built with 19 pieces (including the gift), this set has the most pieces of any of the micro builds so far in the series. A great Micro Lego model, this is designed for a minifigure to stand on it (but there isn’t a handlebar), or you can just zoom him around with the other micro sets from this year’s Lego Advent Calendar.
The only way to get this Imperial Speeder Bike 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.