Monday, December 1, 2008

Advent Madness: CITY Day 1

Advent Madness Day One

(Open the Doors Here)

Day 1 - Man with Turkey Leg

Here we go again...once more LEGO has decided to spotlight their CITY theme with an Advent Calendar. I can't say I was overly excited to plunk down the cash for it. (I was much more geeked about the non-US release of a Castle Themed Advent) 

Opening the first door I knew I'd find a mini-figure; would it have any holiday theme this year? 

Shockingly, it appears so! Despite the fact that my local shopping centers started putting up their Christmas decorations in late October, for me the Christmas season officially starts right after Thanksgiving.  And this little figure is still munching on leftovers. 

Sure, it's a thin tie to the holidays, but I've learned to take what I can get from these CITY advents. 

Anyway, the figure isn't anything special - a standard torso, face, hairpiece and somewhat-hard-to-find brown legs. The Turkey leg fits into the figure's hand, but don't jostle it too much or it'll pop out and shoot across the room. 

I guess that'd be an "action feature". 

Yeah, I'm reaching. It's only day one and already I'm burnt out on the CITY theme. Maybe things will be brighter tomorrow.

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Anonymous somesome said...

he can hold it like a gun
i mean the person can hold the turkey leg like a gun

December 1, 2008 1:18 AM  
Anonymous somesome said...

also i live in the uk and could not find a castle calendre!i call the man with the turkey leg from city day one bob

December 1, 2008 1:21 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Well, I live in the US and couldn't find a City calendar anywhere. As usual. Ended up ordering off Amazon (S@H was sold out) on Saturday. I guess a few days behind wouldn't hurt.

December 1, 2008 9:55 AM  
Blogger Ray-The-Sun said...

I couldn't get either =/ It was like they NEVER had any down here in the South West. I am REAL pissed about it.

December 1, 2008 9:55 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

I just noticed his pockets have holes in them.

December 1, 2008 1:13 PM  
Blogger 3rd Bob said...

The semi-interesting thing is that both the City and Castle minifigs for today have the same head.

So, for involved storytellers, the Castle fig could be an ancestor of the City fig.

December 1, 2008 6:06 PM  
Anonymous mat said...

why the hell did they give us a turkey leg for? i already av it in the indiana jones jungle duel set this is the most lamest fig in the whole calendar!!!!!!!!!!!

December 22, 2008 9:12 AM  
Anonymous mat said...

but he does look like oil in the 2005 calendar. ps this is my first lego calendar.
pss i liv in uk

December 22, 2008 9:15 AM  

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