Whoa! A Lego Micro Imperial Shuttle!
Day 20 of the 2014 Star Wars Advent Calendar
There must be a lot more Imperial ships than Rebel ones, or maybe it is just that the Rebels steal more ships, either way, this has always been one of my favorites from the Star Wars Saga. Today we get a micro Lego Imperial Lambda Class Shuttle.
The Lambda Class Shuttle Also known as an Imperial Shuttle or Imperial Lambda as a tri wing craft usually used to move dignitaries. In fact, this very ship may have carried Darth Vader himself.
This micro scale model has one of my very favorite lego pieces, the light blue radiator grille, used as the propulsion system for this ship. More than just a blue clearie (a color invented in my childhood for the blue transparent color) this is both a unique color and a unique piece. In fact, I don’t know of any other sets that have this specific piece. It’s RARE!
Built with only 11 pieces, the wings and cockpit move, and there is a rounded 2×2 white button tile on the bottom so it never quite sits flat. One of my favorites of the micro builds so far.
The only way to get this micro Imperial Shuttle 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.