Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 2

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 2

6299 - 2009 Pirate Advent Calendar - Day 2
Table, Map, and Lantern

I'm usually pretty harsh on LEGO's CITY themed advent for not adhering to a holiday over-theme. I recognize that it's is a bit of a double standard not to hold the other calendar up to the same ideal. After all, there might be a way to make Pirates festive.
(Hrm. That might make a good contest idea for next year....)

Still, I do expect a decent amount of quality out of the Pirates Calendar. Luckily day 1's minifigure was pretty nice, and day two has some nice supporting pieces.

Sure, there's not much to today's assortment - the table is three simple bricks, the lantern another five. Heck, even the map is something we've seen a lot of. (It's been around since the Indiana Jones "Last Crusade" sets.) But combined they make a nice jumping off point for a Pirate-based adventure to last through the month of December. First we got a Pirate Captain, and now we have a map to help him on his way.

Will the following days continue to suggest a narrative? Only time will tell.


Ben said...

personally i like that lamp...

Ray-The-Sun said...
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Christopher Doyle said...

@Ray: No spoilers, please. (Even cleverly stated spoilers.)