The Christmas build up keeps building up: day 15 (bonus content)

‘So let you light so shine before men…’

So there is our cryptic clue, which Facebook may have spoiled for you. But there are many more examples of today’s build from recent year’s sets!

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Day 5 Christmas build up

This year, I have noticed a number of blogs aiming to make their advent posts spoiler free.

While I have not done this until now, I can see the virtue in this, given that in Australia we are so far ahead of the rest of the world. Eight in the morning here is still six o’clock last night on the west coast of the USA, so I shall aim to minimise spoilers until you jump past the break.

So today, I shall give you this cryptic clue:

Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel.

It’s not that cryptic, but might help you guess the nature of today’s micro scale marvel

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Moving Along with the Christmas Build Up

FullSizeRender 37.jpgDuring the holidays, people like to move around to catch up with their friends and family.  They may use boats (day 1); airplanes (day 7); Trains (day 16) or some form of road based vehicular transport, which is how I interpret today’s build.

Using round 1×1 plats as wheels, a transparent cheese slope and plate for the windows, you know you are really moving with this one!

 

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Building Up While Scaling Down

This is the third green and black steam train produced by the LEGO Group as part of a set over the last few years. Each has a different scale:

The first is  Emerald Express(31015), a creator three in one set from 2014. With six wheels and a green and red, almost Christmas like colour scheme, you may be forgiven for thinking it was intended to be a prototype for the holiday train.  One of the alternative builds is for a carriage in similar livery.

Our next train to consider is the Holiday train from 2016. This minifigure scale train is  transporting a Christmas tree that spins as the train moves.

Based on the color scheme, I presume that our micro build of the day is a micro scale version of the Emerald Express. Rather than a coal filled tender however, it appears to be transporting a couple of Christmas trees. Once again reminding us of the Holiday train.

This is a fantastic micro representation of a couple of trains presented in other scales in recent years. It’s simplicity is refreshing and you exactly what is supposed to be… which, after some of the brick built animals, is a little refreshing.

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Building Up a Solid Concept in Creature Construction

Today we have another brick built creature. I am going to make the call, and declare it a cat …or a brushtail possum. But I don’t think it really matters. If there is one thing that the Christmas buildup 40222 has reminded me, it is that there is a need to use your imagination  when building with bricks. Lego city and minifigure scale is all very well when you have your creatures, pets and animals predefined with an independent mold, but to put things together from scratch, and to interpret what others have built takes a little imagination. Through the creatures that we have brick built with this set, we have seen a number of different techniques for building animal faces, years, posture, legs and tails.  I love the way that the eyes position here makes you think the cat(possum?) has a great big grin on its face!

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