Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 18: 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO 60063)

It may be getting harder and harder to come up with a new way of saying "let's open up today's Advent Calendar cubby" but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying the process.  In fact, I would say this December has been 10x more fun than usual since I know I have a LEGO build (albeit small) each day to look forward to!

With that preamble out of the way, let's take a look at Day 18 in the 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar.  Today, we are treated to our sixth minifigure of the Advent Calendar - and our second police officer.  I guess with all the crime in LEGO City it makes sense to have more than one officer on duty for the holidays...

Today's police officer comes with the standard City mug plus a pair of handcuffs.  You also get a second set of handcuffs as spare parts for today.

Other than the face, today's officer is exactly the same as the previous cop figure which is a bit too bad.  That said, I do like the police hat a lot (and the print on the torso is also very nice) so no real complaints from me.

Now where will that robber hide?!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 17: 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO 60063)

It's hard to believe that it's December 17 already...  That means we are down to our final week of the 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar!  It's been a fun ride so far - and I have to admit that I love knowing I get some new little LEGO thing to build each day...I'm just like a five year old kid, what can I say?!

Speaking of kids, today's mini build is a little sled designed to be carted behind the policeman's snowmobile from yesterday.

The sled is perfect for holding one of the kids plus a pair of ice skates in the little yellow storage bin.  I think I would have preferred the storage bin to match better (maybe have it dark blue) but I guess the yellow makes it stand out more.

I will admit that all the colors from the various Advent Calendar builds make for a rather appealing LEGO City when they are all together in spot!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 16: 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO 60063)

Today is my younger brother's birthday so I'd be remiss if I didn't start off the post with a big 'ol "Happy Birthday" to the guy who bought me my 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar!  Perhaps the LEGO Company knew it was my brother's birthday because today's build is one of the larger builds in quite some time.

That's 12 pieces waiting to be assembled into a brand new snowmobile for our intrepid singing cop who's always on duty in LEGO City.

While I do appreciate getting more pieces for a single build, it should be noted that you stick a pair of 1x4 plates side by side...and LEGO could easily have given us a pair of 2x4 white plates instead.  In fact, having the larger 2x4 plates would have made the entire snowmobile a bit more sturdy.

I do like the police lights on the side...but isn't the steering wheel just a bit too big for the scale of the build?!

I think the robber chose the wrong sled, what about you?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 15: 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO 60063)

Today's plastic bag looked different than others - and upon pulling it out of the cubby it was easy to see why.

Instead of a mini build, today we simply got a dog, a food dish, and a bone (along with an extra bone).  No muss, no fuss today I guess.

It's really just as well as I'm still sick.  I doubt I could have even followed directions to a complicated build with all the medication in me right now...
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day 14: 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO 60063)

Today's 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar post is delayed because I've been terribly sick all day.  In fact, I believe I've been fully awake for less than 60 minutes for the entirety of the day!  All that said, I decided I would still open up today's calendar door in between naps and taking medication...

Our build today consists of only seven pieces - and only four different pieces at that.  The build is a simple, yet effective, sled for our young City dwellers (or maybe for the robber to use in making a quick escape down the hill)?

I did find it a bit strange that LEGO didn't simply give us a 2x4 red plate rather than a pair of 1x4 red plates.  I guess they wanted to up the overall piece count slightly?

The LEGO City scene didn't really change from yesterday as I didn't have the energy...instead I simply plopped the sled in the middle and called it a day. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day 13: 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO 60063)

Today's build for our 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar is proof that LEGO City must have a higher crime rate than Detroit and Chicago combined.  That's right, today we get a thief.

The thief comes with nice torso printing (though why are all thieves in LEGO City still in their jail uniforms)?  He also comes with a flashlight, a backpack, and a red jewel that he's already stolen (presumably from the shop for which we have a single window earlier in the Advent Calendar).  

I really like the backpack piece - and the thief comes with enough extras too including pieces to make a second flashlight, a second red jewel, and a second beanie.  Maybe he hopes to introduce the young boy who is mailing letters to Santa to a life a crime instead?

Can you find our criminal in our growing LEGO City?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 12: 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO 60063)

As of today, we are now halfway through the 2014 LEGO City Advent Calendar!  It's hard to believe that Christmas is only two weeks off...but I guess I should believe it since today was the final day of final exams (and I have all my finals graded and grades posted already)!

Let's keep the good times rollin' with today's minibuild.  Today's plastic bag contained 14 different pieces but they were almost all really, really tiny!  The build itself had two parts - first a remote control (using the classic walkie-talkie plus a control stick and a trans blue light piece).  Next, a remote control duck (?)...  I think the duck is a nod to the old pull-along ducks that LEGO used to create back in the day...though I don't believe any of those were remote controlled!

Today's bag of parts contained four extra pieces including a black cheese slope, a 1x1 red round stud, a control stick, and a trans blue "light" piece.

As for the LEGO City, I guess the idea is that the remote control duck can drive along the iced over pond where the girl is ice skating.  Now if only I could get the young boy to finally mail his letters so that there is someone to play with the duck!