Day 3 of the 2014 Lego advent calendars houses some interesting stuff. See the review of the 3rd day of mini builds after the jump!
Friends Advent Calendar (41040)
Today's build for the Friends calendar was pretty lame. These are just accessories for Mia, I'm guessing. Just four elements were in the small packet, three to make up the small present and then the rubbery hand bag that is a first in this color. The only other place I have seen this element is in Grandma Visitor (8831) in the series 7 minifigures.
City Advent Calendar (60063)
Star Wars Advent Calendar (75056)
Though there aren't any really super rare elements in today's mini build, this little turret is packed full of cool stuff and looks awesome. I really dig the use of the slide handle element for the feet and the transparent parabolic element to make it look like the legs are actually holding this thing up.