Santa’s house, built by Gary Davis (Bricksforbrains), shows preparations for Christmas in full swing, with the elves preparing toys to be delivered to delighted children all over the world. Santa may live in a rustic-looking cabin, but in Gary’s world his whole set-up looks like it could teach amazon a few lessons.
The elves aren’t running around sorting packages by hand. That work is done by a Rube Goldberg-type contraption (or Heath Robinson, if you’re British) that sorts and packages them before delivering them to Santa’s sleigh. This operation is run by computer from ‘Mission control’ and Santa himself sits behind a desk communicating via his smart-phone. Gary is a big fan of Gerry Anderson’s work, including Thunderbirds, and I think it shows. Merry Christmas.
Jake Giddens (Fazoom’s kidlet) wrote a comic…and it is funny.
Happy Eagle Eating Day to all of our American readers.
Today at Brickfête in Toronto, LEGO is revealing the new holiday set for 2013, 10235 Winter Village Market. Due out in October, the set includes 9 minifigs and 1,261 parts, and will retail for $99.99 in the US, $129.99 in Canada, €89.99 in Germany, and 799.00 DKK in Denmark.
See the full set of official photos on Flickr.
10235 Winter Village Market
Ages 12+. 1,261 pieces.
Collect and create a fun festive scene with the Winter Village Market!
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK 79.99 £ – DK 799.00 DKK
Bring home the holiday spirit with the Winter Village Market, continuing the popular LEGO® Winter Village Series. Turn the handle and take a ride on the rocking horse as the carousel spins! Visit the carnival booth. Fill up on holiday and fair favorites including a pie, pretzel and croissant at the baker’s stand, chicken and sausage at the grill stand or sweet treats at the candy shop. Celebrate a holiday season full of traditions and building with the Winter Village Market! Includes 9 minifigures with accessories: 3 females, 2 males and 4 children.
- Includes 9 minifigures with accessories: 3 females, 2 males and 4 children
- Features functioning carousel and operator’s booth with moving bucket challenge, baker’s stand, grill stand, candy stand, 2 streetlamps, 3 trees, a bench and 3 tables
- Accessories include cups, teddy bear, a cat, scarf, purse and lots of food elements
- Carousel horses feature new ornamental headwear design
- Turn the handle to make the carousel rotate
- Take a ride on the carousel
- Watch the carousel horses really rock!
- Fill up on holiday treats at the bakery, grill and candy stands!
- Carousel and operator’s booth measure 7″ (19cm) high, 10″ (25cm) wide and 6″ (16cm) deep
- Booths measure over 3″ (9cm) high, 3″ (8cm) wide and 1″ (4cm) deep
- Combine with 10229 Winter Village Cottage for an even bigger winter scene!
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning October 2013
Here’s the designer video:
Happy Easter, folks. Here’s a cheery Easter Bunny for you, courtesy of flickr user Brickbucki. This is a great sculpture, though I can’t help but think the rabbit looks slightly crazed. But I guess that’s what comes from having to paint and hide millions of eggs.
I am in no way a religious person. I do, however, know a beautifully composed LEGO model when I see one and can respect the importance of this image’s symbolism to many of our readers.
John 3:16 by Brian Williams (BMW_Indy)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Today, while you are eating corn beef and drinking green beer, enjoy this little four-leaf-clover-look back at some great St. Paddy’s Day or Leprechaun themed creations!
Nathan Proudlove (Proudlove)
Okay Yaramanoglu (Oky – Space Ranger) & Peter Aoun (graznador2)
David Pagano wishes you a Merry Christmas with this fun animated gif.
For those who are working during this Holiday season, you are not alone. Tyler Clites’ (Legohaulic) Elves feel you pain. Merry Christmas!!!
Hillel Cooperman over at BrickPOP has built a lovely vignette of his family in their living room on Chanukah (which starts this evening at sunset).
Hillel says, “Some details include presents, our three cats, all five family members, the menorah, the lit shamash (the candle you light the other candles with), soufganiot (jelly donuts – a holiday tradition), and a lit fire (thank you light brick). Enjoy!”