Bricks Of Christmas Past – Day 4

A Look at LEGO® Christmas Sets From Past to Present

Welcome back to the 12 Bricks of Christmas Past! This is my countdown of traditional Christmas subjects done over the years in LEGO® form. Seasonal LEGO® sets are always a huge hit over the holidays. So for the next 12 days – the traditional Christmas amount – I’m going to look at a particular subject and see the offerings past to present. There’s some fun stuff to explore so check back each day 😉 Click below for previous articles and read on for today’s topic!

DAY 4: X-WINGS!

Yes, you read that correctly! For Today’s Bricks of Christmas Past I’m taking a slightly different approach to my list with a more unique topic. Star Wars isn’t exactly a Christmas staple. Although if we get technical, the Sequel Trilogy (yawn) released just before Christmas for each flick. AND the Star Wars Advent Calendar is now a fave LEGO® gift for the holidays. If you’re a big Star Wars and LEGO® fan, then you’ll love the last item on our list. Read on friends!

Star Wars Advent Calendar / Seasonal / 2011 / #7958 / 23 pcs

The very first Star Wars Advent Calendar arrived in 2011 (10 years strong!) along with our first adorable micro-scale X-Wing. It’s a no-brainer to include an X-Wing in a first Advent Calendar. Had they not, there would have been riots. The design is great and instantly recognizable Luke Skywalker’s trusty craft.

Star Wars Advent Calendar / Seasonal / 2019 / #75245 / 22 pcs

The next Advent Calendar X-Wing came 8 years later with Poe Dameron’s black and orange Resistance X-Wing. The 1×1 tile being white to represent BB-8 is super fun. Happy to see that LEGO did switch it up and not repeat the exact same design.

Star Wars Advent Calendars / Seasonal / 2020-21 / #75279, #75307 / 26 pcs

The X-Wing returns in 2020 and 2021 making that 3 years in a row. In this case the design gets a few extra pieces and some colour changes. The 1×1 tile also changes from white to blue, for, I dunno, fun??

Christmas X-Wing / Employee Gift / 2019 / #4002019 / 1038 pcs

Our final item is a special treat for a select few. Each holiday season, the LEGO Group gifts its employees an exclusive set. Of late these sets commemorate a specific theme, topic or anniversary. For 2019, a Christmas themed X-Wing celebrated the 20th anniversary of the LEGO® Star Wars theme. This is a great set with tons of cute seasonal details – I mean those candy cane laser canons? Fantastic. The exclusive Santa Yoda is also hilarious btw. Fan Media sites and Ambassadors have also been lucky enough to receive these sought-after employee gifts. Tom is one such lucky recipient and you can read his review here.

These are the sets you’re looking for

And that’s day 4 of Bricks of Christmas Past is done and done. I hope you enjoyed today’s slightly off-topic topic. Please visit every day at this time to check out the newest topic and article. Do you mix your fave films or properties with the holidays? Is there at least one X-Wing on your tree? Please comment below and on our social channels to let us know. And as always, May the bricks be with you, always. 🧱

-Frank

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