Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Keith's Birthday Advent Calendar

Another year, another birthday and Keith is now 29.  Last year I gave Keith the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (7958) at the beginning of February. I was thrilled when I saw that Lego released another advent this year (LEGO 2012 Star Wars Advent Calendar 9509) but quickly discovered that the set contained mostly items from movies 1-3. The original trilogy pieces were Hoth troopers... which was both a good thing and a bad thing. Since Keith has been collecting the Hoth series, I decided that it would be fun to create a custom Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar myself (and with a lot of help on Ebay.)

On Ebay I found some specialty figures from older sets.  Thanks to the Thanksgiving Death Star Adventure, Keith already owned minifigures of most of the main characters.  

Jacob got into the advent action by contributing some items from his own collection.  Endor Luke and some troopers and bikes.  

I realized that I had so much stuff that it was hard to divide this into a 20 day advent, but I had a lot of fun trying.  My favorite day was day 19, where there was a Death Star Orb filled with 13 storm troopers.

I hope that I haven't set a precedence that I will make a custom advent every year, especially since we have run out of room to display these so some will need to live in a box in the closet.  

Happy Birthday, Keith!