Posts Tagged ‘Santa’

Santa’s Workshop

December 4, 2013

Watford store xmas 2013

Gary Davis has created a fun Christmas display for his local LEGO store.

I love all the fun details like the Mission Control
Mission control

Santa and Mrs. Clause checking the naughty and nice lists (why isn’t it nice and naughty lists? :D )
Checking the lists

And the present distribution center
Santa's house1

Definitely feeling very Christmasy!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2012

Hi all. Sorry I’ve been off the grid for the past few days, but that’s what happens when you want to spend Christmas with your family and not think about all the things you do the rest of the year.

Well, since it is still Christmas day, at least here in California. I thought I’d share a few of the fun Christmas pictures I’ve been seeing recently before they all go back into storage for another year.

One that I some how missed was this awesome advent nativity calendar
Advent Calendar - Completed

Apparently we don’t know the whole story of Santa and his elves…
Workshop Escape

Here’s a fun little Christmas house
Christmas House

Something that is either a table center display or a festive UFO ;)
Festive Joy To You All !

And cuteness!
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from me to you! :D

Don’t have a chimney? Build one!

December 13, 2012

Okay, maybe we can’t do this in the real world, but in the LEGO world anything can be built from anything else. ;)

Twas The MOC Before Christmas

December 23, 2011

Tony Sava has created a wonderful MOC (My Own Creation) and poem for this Holiday.

Twas The MOC Before Christmas

When what on my wandering tracks should appear,
But a mini-scale coach, and eight tiny traindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than diesels his engines they came!
While they whistled, he shouted and called them by name:

“Now, Zephyr! now, Memphis! now, Empire and Bullet!
On, Comet! on, Chieftain! on, Daylight and Rocket!
To the end of the line! Slip the brake and highball!
Now chug away! chug away! chug away all!”

Clickits Kaleidoscope

December 10, 2011

Clikits kaleidoscope

Katie Walker never ceases to amaze! By using the mirrors from Clickits sets she created a working kaleidoscope! Truly a stunning achievement and a good lesson that even when a LEGO theme fails, there are still really cool things you can do with the parts. ;)

On a completely unrelated note, for those missing my annual Christmas Advent Calendar review, well I’m missing it too. :(

minifig holidays # 2: christmas Photo by minifig

The good / bad thing this year is that I am much, much busier with my business compared to previous years. Christmas is one of my busiest times, and it gets busier every year as I help Santa with Christmas gifts.

And unfortunately one of the things I’ve had to let go this year was my daily Advent Calendar story review. Normally I get it prepared in November, but even November was really busy for me. As you can probably tell from my less frequent blog posts, I’m getting busier all the way around. Not that I’m complaining mind you, I’m just sad that I can’t do twenty things all at once. :D

The 2010 City Advent Calendar Review — Day 24

December 24, 2010

Day 24

Oh I see, they weren’t wagons at all, but train cars for Santa’s flying train. He’s giving the reindeer a rest this year and bringing all his presents for all the good girls and boys as well as a smaller sack of coal for his journey this year. He’s headed to the elf workshop right now to get all the gifts before he starts his magical journey this Christmas Eve.

The 2010 Castle Advent Calendar Review — Day 24

December 24, 2010

Day 24

Its Christmas Eve and the feast was a success! The Royal Wizard Brick-o, the Great Magic Master himself, is performing a magic show as a Christmas treat right before Santa (aka the King) arrives with a bag of presents for everyone. :D

T’was the night before Christmas: FOL version

December 24, 2010

LEGO Snow Globe Photo Credit: Jameson Gagnepain

I found this wonderful twist on the traditional poem on the Flickr LEGO group. It was written by Sam Z aka TheBricks and was simply too cool not to share: :D

The Night Before Christmas: Fan of LEGO

T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the web,
no one was posting, not even a thread;
The MOCs were arranged in the display case with care,
In hopes that new sets would soon be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Duplo danced in their heads;
And Mamma with her dio, and I with my vig,
Had just settled down to build a thingamajig,
When out from the brick room, there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the floor to see what was the matter.
Away to the brick room I flew like a flash,
As the silence was broken by a second crash.
(I had just built this really cool set,
But hadn’t taken pictures yet),
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
Built by a little man, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick,
BUT HE TORE APART MY SETS TO BUILD IT!
THAT STUPID SANTA IS SUCH A NITWIT!
My mech! My spaceship! My scale Titantic!
My heart raced and I became frantic,
“Get of here, Santa.Get out of here now,
Or I swear that I’ll kill you some way…somehow!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount up to the sky,
So out of the room Santa did fly,
Leaving me to hold my scattered parts and cry,
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof,
As I gathered my ruined creations,
I saw one of Nick’s fabrications,
It was covered in cheese slopes and 1×2 grills
(I have to admit, this guy had skills),
Gears ran inside, with axels and pins,
So I grabbed the lever and gave it a spin,
It opened up with details inside,
And hundreds of NPU’s I spied,
(Like TLC rifles used in weird ways:
E.g. minifig headgear, and ties on railways),
It was covered in rare colors like Dk tan and old bley,
And trans bricks I didn’t even know were made,
Then I called Santa back to where I sat,
“Hey Santa” I said, “let’s chat.”
He was a good builder, and a kind looking elf,
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Made me realize I didn’t want him dead.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And rebuilt my sets with clicks and a smirk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He gave me some really cool stuff,
The Death Star alone was enough!
And I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Merry Brickmas, everyone!
-TheBricks, Dec. 2010

Thank you to Jameson for the photo and TheBricks for the poem.
Merry Brickmas to all and to all a good night! :)

The 2010 City Advent Calendar Review — Day 18

December 18, 2010

Day 18

Oh I see, the shower is for Santa. I guess it makes sense that the jolly old elf would want to get clean before getting into his sleigh and delivering all those presents down chimneys. And when its all done on Christmas day Santa likes to take a long soak in a hot tub. :)

LEGOLAND gets ready for the Holidays

November 21, 2009

Even though its not quite Thanksgiving yet, LEGOLAND California is already decked out for Christmas.

Master Model Builders trimmed the Christmas tree in front of the Capitol in Miniland USA this morning in preparation for LEGOLAND California’s Holly Jolly Holidays presented by Western Dental kicking off Nov. 30 following the annual tree lighting ceremony.

The Miniland Washington, D.C. Inauguration scene has been replaced by a LEGO® interactive marching band wearing green and white uniforms with festive red sashes. The animated band marches back and forth while playing “Jingle Bell Rock” and a familiar “ho-ho-ho” can be heard when Park guests push buttons cueing different sounds of the season. Holly wreaths have also been added to the eaves of the Capitol above a 20-inch-tall LEGO Christmas tree trimmed with more than 500 ornaments. Nearby, a line of minilanders wait to sit on a mini Santa’s lap while carolers sing on the Capitol steps. Other holiday models include children building snowmen, an elf workshop, a horse drawn carriage, toy soldiers and, of course, presents under the tree.

The entire theme park is being transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring vibrant holiday decorations including a new LEGO snowman complete with top hat and black coat tails that stands 5-feet tall, features 37,000 LEGO bricks and took nearly 200 hours to build. Children may also pose with a special life-size LEGO display of Santa, his sleigh and two reindeer. The 7-foot tall display features 51,100 bricks and provides a unique photo opportunity during the holidays.

LEGOLAND California’s Holly Jolly Holidays starts with a bang with its annual tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. featuring special guests Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott and a performance by one the hottest children’s entertainment groups, The Jumpitz™. Spelling and McDermott are currently in production for the fifth season of their popular and record-breaking reality series “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” scheduled to premiere in Spring, 2010 on Oxygen.

The world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree stands more than 30-feet-tall, is made of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO® bricks, adorned with more than 240 LEGO ornaments and surrounded by packages and LEGO friends the whole family can enjoy.

LEGOLAND California’s Holly Jolly Holidays runs through Dec. 31 and guests can enjoy festive entertainment every weekend including carolers, strolling musicians and nightly fireworks Dec. 26 through Dec. 30. From Dec. 3 through Dec. 24, a child will randomly be selected to help pull the switch that lights up the LEGO Christmas tree during a fun ceremony right before the Park closes each night.

Also, the sparkling musical “Let it Snow” returns with exciting songs, dancing and a holiday story to warm guest’s hearts. The musical holiday show features the Park’s signature song, “Season of Imagination” and runs every weekend from Nov. 27 through Dec. 13 and daily Dec. 19 through Dec. 25.

The holiday season concludes with the one-and-only Kids’ New Year’s Eve party in southern California on Dec. 31 with festivities beginning at 4 p.m. For more information on the LEGOLAND theme park, event schedules, hours and prices visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO.

Christmas was one of my most favorite times at LEGOLAND. I was the one that decorated and designed the scenes in Miniland at Christmas for 4 years. You can even see the candy canes I designed in the picture.

So, if you are in the area, stop by and check out LEGOLAND for their Holly Jolly Holidays celebration. :D


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