You know Wicket and Teebo and Logray and Chirpa,
Paploo and Weechee and Princess Kneesa.
But do you recall the most festive Ewok of all?
No? You don’t recall Bright Tree Village’s famous snowy white Christmas Ewok, dressed in holiday green? Her nose might not be red, but the Christmas tree on her holiday sweater sure is. And soaring over the forest moon in yesterday’s hang-glider, this Ewok is ready to defend Bright Tree Village against Grinches, Goraxes and anything in between.
And with the arrival of our holiday Ewok, we officially come to the end of another excellent Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar. I appreciated this year’s focus on Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi, which of course, is commemorating its 40th anniversary. And while we had a lot of fun reliving the Clone Wars, I really liked how many sets highlighted vehicles and characters first introduced in next year’s 25th-anniversary film, Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace: Mando’s reimagined N-1 Starfighter, the holiday Pit Droid, and the STAP, just to name a few.
There are some clear favorites among this year’s 24 mini builds. The reason I get these sets at all is for all the fun holiday twists on Star Wars classics, so obviously, I’m a big fan of ugly sweater Palpatine, the reindeer Gonk Droid, the holiday Pit Droid, and today’s festive Ewok. I’m also glad to add two rarer minifigures to my collection: Omega from Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Princess Leia dressed and ready for the Battle of Endor.
But I think my favorite build of the bunch is the STAP: It’s a classic, underrated vehicle that brings us right back to the very beginning of the Star Wars/LEGO collaboration. And, it’s to-scale, meaning our poor little B-1 Battle Droid can ride that thing right into the new year.
As we close out this year’s calendar, you might be wondering: Eric, are you excited for next year’s? Are you already dreaming about what sorts of builds will be found within? You bet I am.