Advent 2021–Day One

We have been waiting for this year’s Advent Lego project for a long time!

Almost two years ago now, I purchased a set that everyone in the family dreamed of building, but no one person could afford…the Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon. The plan was to build it last Advent, in advance of the big trip to Orlando, and especially Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney, that we were supposed to take this summer.

Of course, COVID-19 happened, and we quickly realized that we would need to postpone our trip to (God willing) summer 2022. So I offered the children the option of building the Falcon anyway, or building another set I had on hand and saving the Star Wars set for the Advent before our vacation as planned. They chose the latter, and so the GINORMOUS box for this set became a fixture in our den while we (kind of) patiently waited to build it. Seriously…it could play the part of an end table it’s so huge!

Today Turkey got started on the build. He took care of bag one of seventeen. I know seventeen bags doesn’t sound like enough for 27 days of Advent, but this set has over 7,500 pieces, making it one of the largest Lego sets created, so one bag is more than enough for one day…we’ll be splitting many of the upcoming bags in half, and that will still be plenty of building for a day! He took care of the base of the frame, and looking at it right now, you wouldn’t necessarily have any idea what the completed set will even be! Also, check out the enormous, spiral-bound instruction book…that’s definitely something new!

I’m very excited about this set, because of what it represents: a dream that had to be postponed that will hopefully be all the sweeter for the wait!

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