REVIEW: Advent calendar 14 December 2021

The advent calendar has been taking us on a journey through the first movie. Currently, we are stuck underground, with no Christmas in sight. Will today’s model change this? Here’s what we got…

The vault we got to yesterday – not surprisingly – didn’t hold anything related to Christmas. But December is an expensive month, so maybe what was in there will help.

14 December model

Today’s model is the pile of gold stored in the Potter family’s vault 687. The plastic bag behind door number 14 held a decent 18 pieces, one of which is a spare. The 2×6 bracket piece is interesting – and the 1×2 two gold bars useful too, but the rest I have in excessive amounts already.

In today’s build, you basically stack the bars in one side and the coins in the middle.

The bracket piece allows it to connect up firmly with yesterday’s vault door.

As Hagrid said (he would be a perfect minifigure to include in this calendar), Harry’s parents didn’t leave him with nothing.

It would have been nice with something else than gold. A few silver and copper pieces would have added some diversity – and a reminder than wizards had other coins than the golden galleons.

“The gold ones are Galleons. Seventeen silver Sickles to a Galleon and twenty-nine Knuts to a Sickle, it’s easy enough.”



Well, we did strike gold today – literally, but I somehow feel it could have been done better. Surely, 18 bricks are quite a few, but mostly pearl gold 1×1 round plates, which I have heaps of already.

It does however link nicely with yesterday’s model, but that is only enough to give it an average score of three out of five House points.

What will tomorrow bring? Will we make it back to the surface (maybe we should ask the Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon for a ride)? And where are we heading next? Check back tomorrow to see on the Advent calendar review page.

Till then, Build the Magic!

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