The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar.
Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts.
For Day Twenty, Lego gave to me (well everyone who has the Calendar), IG-11, the Bounty Hunter Droid from the first season of ‘The Mandalorian’.
As a figure, the IG Mini-Figs all look great, the use of the Battle Droid body and the head built out of three pieces, one of which has the printed design of the IG’s ‘face’ looks really good.
However, I’m not a fan of how Lego hasn’t found a way of differentiating IG-11 from IG-88. This is the fourth IG Droid I’ve got (two from Advent Calendars and two from different sets) and they are all the same. Granted it’s a model of Droid, so they obviously do look the same, but it’s the subtle differences that make the difference. IG-11 has a pair of bandoliers in ‘Chapter One’ and later has Grogu in a bag on its torso in ‘Redemption’, and either of those pieces could have been added rather than just assuming the audience will know who’s who.
Given the fact that IG-11 doesn’t come with a weapon, and the upcoming weapons rack has a regular blaster as well as Mando’s Amben Phase Pulse Rifle, I do wonder if tomorrow we will get the Mando Mini-Fig, or at least the aforementioned weapons rack. Check back tomorrow to find out…
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