Is Santa Luke’s Father or Did Darth Vader take over the North Pole?
Day 24 of the 2014 Star Wars Advent Calendar
Well, it’s been a fun ride. 24 days of Star Wars Lego, and the final one, today, is a Darth Vader minifigure dressed up as Santa Claus. This is definitely a custom minifig, one I’ve never seen before in any set. Modeled after the standard Lego Darth Vader, he has a red cape, and a printed red jacket/vest. Plus he is carrying a bag of toys for all the good stormtroopers in the Empire.
I was expecting a Santa Claus Darth Vader Lego Minifigure from day 1. But I knew that since I didn’t get one right away, he was probably going to be the final one, and I wasn’t disappointed. When the perforated day 24 door was opened, there he was! Plus I knew since thee were two light sabers (one red one) in yesterday’s reveal, good things were in store for today.
Sure, you can make a lot of jokes about Darth Vader at the annual Empire Christmas Party, or make light of how he goes down the chimney, but for me, this is a great minifig. One that will come out every Christmas, and make an appearance in my city. Perhaps he will even be seen one day going down the Simpson’s Chimney, or manning the Fairgound mixer controls.
Be sure to see my final post about the 2014 Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar. I show more photos, and give other insights that weren’t part of the daily 24 blog posts I did during the month of December.
The only way to get the Star Wars Darth Vader Santa Claus 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.