Battle of the Licensed Advent Calendars- Day 3

After the opening two days of the month, we’re all notched at 1 apiece. The story so far has been the minifigs winning their respective days, as is to be expected. Today’s matchup features the first non-minifig, micro-build vs micro-build matchup of the season. Let’s see how it plays out:

Harry Potter- Day 3

Matt: After ceding yesterday’s point to SW, I’m looking for a strong bounce back from HP today. Behind door 3 is another micro-build and second of the season, this time in the form of the Durmstrang ship. Another hallmark of Year 4, this is the magical mode of transportation that the Durmstrang boys school uses to travel to Hogwarts for the Triwizard Tournament. The build itself is reminiscent of its on-screen variant, and also evokes memories of set 4768 The Durmstrang Ship (2006). Great use of the 1×1 brick with scrolls (in brown no less) and the overall color scheme works here. I’d be lying if I said this was some great iconic vehicle from the HP franchise, but it does play a role in the story and film. Overall, a much better entry than Day 2 and I think HP fans will enjoy today’s build. Worth noting that while Day 1’s entry teased us with an impending Yule Ball scene, both Day 2 and 3 have strayed from that theme. Perhaps the Durmstrang ship is inching us closer to the Yule Ball. We shall follow this on Day 4.

Star Wars- Day 3

Steve: Day 3 brings us build vs. build – Star Wars puts up the Lars Homestead on Tatooine in microscale. It’s a solid entry, does a good job of evoking the real scene in just a few pieces like a good microscale should. The colours are bland, but hey, it’s supposed to be a boring desert planet. Overall, a solid if uninspiring build. in comparison, the HP Durmstrang Ship in microscale looked slightly more interesting to me. I think HP has another narrow-margin win.


Today’s first microbuild battle of the season goes to HP with , with a slightly more interesting and involved microbuild. With today’s result, the score is now:

HP- 2

SW- 1

To be continued…

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