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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.
Kristi “McWii” didn’t have any snow yet so she built herself a snowman.
I love what she did for the mouth! Between that and the tilted hat, this brings a little holly to my jolly — okay, I know that was corny.
Its starting to feel like Christmas and I’m starting to see a lot of fun Holiday models.
So who made the snowman you might ask? Timmy of course! With the help of his toy sword Timmy constructed his snowman, carving the arms and head out of the snow. Apparently he isn’t that cold, as he is only wearing a hoodie and a baseball cap against the low temperatures. He’s not even wearing gloves, unless his gloves are the same color as his skin.
What better to start the first of December than by building a snowman? As you can see there is plenty of snow to build a thousand snowmen and maybe a village for them to live in. Naturally this snowman has the proper hat and even a carrot for a nose. Some of the other snowmen are making fun of him however, because he doesn’t have the proper broom. Its a little too small and it has bristles. But this snowman will hold it proud and straight all through the long winter nights.
I’ve been creating jewelry of some sort for over twenty years. About as long as I’ve been doing LEGO as a matter of fact.
But up until recently I hadn’t delved into expanding my expertise into the LEGO jewelry. At the insistence of my family members I decided I’d give it a try.
One of the best craft selling sites is Etsy.com. There you can find anything and everything from jewelry and quilts to notebooks and handmade soap. There are quite a lot of LEGO jewelry making people out there and a lot of people looking for LEGO jewelry.
So if you are looking for something unique and different this year like LEGO Micro Snowman earrings or a LEGO Wreath Pin to add as a stocking stuffer under your Christmas tree, check out my Etsy shop Folded Fancy Creations.
Want to get into the Holiday spirit? Here’s a little Micro build to do just that. I created this model exclusively for the BrickJournal Magazine. With Christmas just around the corner, the instructions are now available for download at Brickjournal.com
For such a tiny model I packed it full of fun techniques, building secrets and sugary goodness.
Build and enjoy! (Just make sure not to eat it.)
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.