If your kids were terrified of sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall, wait until they see this year’s LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar. “Get Christmas off to a galactic start” and “Feel the Force” with a countdown to Christmas calendar. Every day your kids can poke a window and pull out one of the 24 Star Wars-themed LEGO toys including droids, destroyers, General Grievous’ Starfighters and mini-figures like Gungan Soliders and Darth Maul who wears a red suit and white-lined cape but looks more like Satan than Santa. He comes with a shovel to “help shovel up the remains” of downed super-battle droids.
Parents who bought last year’s LEGO Star Wars calendar are up in arms this year because the cost rose $10 to $49.99. Consolation: George Lucas says he’s going to put the bulk of his $4.05 billion from the recent sale of Lucasfilm to Disney into a foundation that focuses on educational issues.