The Rambling Brick’s Advent-ure #14

I found this set on display in  friend’s living room: it’s a great little way to display your love of LEGO at Christmas time.

As we continue our Advent-ure today ( exploring Christmas holiday related sets, as it is the 20th Anniversary of the first LEGO Advent Calendar), I thought we might look at a couple of small vignette sets related to the theme. 40106 Toy Workshop was released as a gift with purchase in 2014. With two elf minifigures and a small, 8×8 stud workshop, with a few microscale builds as toys as well, it is a great example of what can be achieved with a low part count.How great is the detail in the vice, as well as the microscale train engine!

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The Rambling Brick’s Advent-ure #13

Following on from yesterday’s Christmas Ornaments, I thought I would survey the other sets that used the 2×1 printed white ‘Santa Head’ element.  This print is not listed in the LEGO inventories on Brickset, and results in all of these sets appearing to be slightly incomplete in that database.

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The Rambling Brick’s Advent-ure #12

We finally got around to decorating our Christmas tree last night. As we unpacked our decorations we found these great baubles, Holiday Ornaments 852744 from 2009. Released as a set of three, we have several different renditions of Santa Claus: one wielding a sack, another with a present, and finally one on skis! I think we found them when we visited the USA around that time.  Based around a printed white brick for Santa’s head, each of these models is subtly different. As a group, they provide an interesting look in our tree.

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The Build Up is Almost Over

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.

Yes: it’s Santa Claus.

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.
Play well.