Monday, December 22, 2008

Advent Madness: CITY Day 22

Advent Madness Day Twenty Two
CITY
(Open the Doors Here)



Mountain Climber

As we enter the final days of the CITY Advent we see the welcome return of Winter-Themed figures. I'll admit it's a very Northern Hemisphere-Centric view, but, darn it, I expect to see some Snow and Ice as part of my Christmas Festivities.

Today's Mini-figure does seem decked out for cold weather - a nice knit hat, winter-y white backpack and warm sweater. And Ice Picks. Two of them.

None of the parts are particularly rare - even the white backpack has appeared in Star Wars and Mars Mission sets - but the combo is nicely assembled.

This should be a short-lived theme - one mini-model on the 23rd with a new "final theme" on the 24th. Are the ice picks a hint? Maybe we'll see an ice wall or something for him to climb. It'd be an interesting tie-in to the Sports theme. Well, whatever it is, I just hope it's something cool and different.

C'mon LEGO...we're all counting on you...

9 comments:

Ray-The-Sun said...

...*room goes silent*...
...*Eye starts twitching*...
...*Slowly goes insane*...

EVEN THE CITY ONE HAS COOL RARE PARTS AND IT WAS NEVER IN ANY STORE! WHHHHYYYYYYYY MUUUUUUSSTTTT I GET TORTURED LIKE THIIIIS!

Although,on a plus, I *know* that I'm getting Grand Prix (Speed racer) and ETX Alien-Infiltrator (Mars Mission). Anyone mind giving their opinion on whether I should've gotten Alien Infaltrator or Crystal Reaper?

Anonymous said...

Umm...I wuldent know Ray...

Hey chris:After this callender, and when you get time; Could you PLEASE do a story using the advent callender like you did for 2005+2006 sets?

Please?

Anonymous said...

Anon:

he is already doing the advent wars.

Christopher Doyle said...

@8:08 Anon:

I doubt I'll ever revisit the 2008 Calendars after I get through December, so that'd be a "no." As Geoffrey pointed out, I did do the Advent Wars which is sort of a story, and the Castle set has been appearing daily in Brick House.

I'll probably go back to a "Advent Parts only" story for 2009. Unless I get a better idea.

mat said...

talk about none matchin colours red green and blue so dont match

Anonymous said...

LOOK AT HIS BACK PACK, LEGS, AND SHIRT WITHOUT THE SLEVES!

Anonymous said...

"Shirt without sleeves"? What universe are you in, Anon, where people have dark blue arms?

Fedora Guy said...

I'm still trying to figure out what the three symbols on the chest of the ice climber are. I've decided that they're demon recognition sigils, and that his dual-wield icepicks are actually traditional demon-wrangling implements.

No?

Anonymous said...

Anon:

i mean if you look at the backpack, legs, and body WITHOUT look at the sleeves, It's Christmas colored.

Chris: if you look in the front of the city advent box, you will see a snowman there. That's holiday themed isn't it? Lets wait for it to come.