Well here we are… Christmas Eve. Have you been naughty or nice?
A post a day is certainly challenging!
Today we pull apart our snowman, and our sleigh to build the Jolly Man in the Red Suit.
I have nothing to say about this other than this is a terrific ‘mini- miniland’ build. The detail of his beard and the arms, as well as the buttons on his ? Belt. ??coat?
And so many presents!
I have enjoyed the Christmas Build Up as an alternative to the standard advent calendar. I like pulling the models apart and building a new one. I hope you have enjoyed the ride!
We at Rambling Brick Headquarters would like to wish our readers a Merry Christmas, happy holidays or seasons greetings as you so choose.
We will take a few days off, and probably be active on instagram over this time.
Enjoy your break if you have one.
It’s the day before Christmas Eve. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere (or indeed on Cradle Mountain in Tasmania), and it is cold and snowing, why not build a snowman. Built around a SNOT Core, the head is rotated forty five degrees to the body and has two coal eyes and a carrot nose (well, an orange cone anyway!)
After a successful introduction in 2016, the Skyline Series of LEGO® Architecture sets return. Three sets are being released in 2017: London 21034 – previewed at the Leicester Square flagship store opening ; Chicago 21033 and Sydney 21032.
The Sydney Skyline is the first of the Architecture sets to represent a city in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact the Southern Hemisphere has been generally under represented in the LEGO® Architecture range: Of the 32 buildings released to date, only one has been from the Southern Hemisphere: 21012 Sydney Opera House.
Now there is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is a building that is representative of Australia, with nothing quite like it anywhere in the world. Indeed a picture of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is generally all that is required to be in a picture to then be defined as Australia. Especially if there is a kangaroo or koala in shot. Continue reading
Now, I am not particularly ornithologically inclined. So while I can recognise today’s build as a couple of birds, I am hard pressed to pick the actual species. Each bird is made of eight pieces, making today’s build amongst the simplest that we have seen in this particular series. With two days to go, and only one more model revealed on the box art, I am left wondering what is in store. It’s beginning to feel a bit exciting.
With around 27 pieces, there is no doubt as to what this represents.
Noone to pull it you say? What about yesterday’s dragon… minus an eye because we needed the light bright green plate for the present?
Great use of SNOT bricks, red cheese and green plates, to say nothing of the cone and mixel eyes, means that this character is just about perfect.
This build does many things right in many different ways. I give it 5 out of 5 arbitrary praise units.