Have Yourself A Merry Lego Christmas

Ok, this isn’t a normal post for this blog, but I couldn’t resist. I mentioned in passing a few months back that I’d downloaded a free Lego CAD program, and I’ve been playing around with it ever since. It’s not quite as easy or fun as real bricks, but on the other hand you always have enough of almost whatever brick you need in whatever colour you need it.

At the start of Advent I had the idea to try and make Father Christmas in Lego, complete with sleigh and reindeer.

This quickly grew into a whole Christmas-themed diorama, with Santa and his reindeer, snow-covered mailboxes, Christmas trees, houses, carollers and a miniature Nativity scene.  The Nativity scene proved too difficult to make tiny enough to work at minifigure scale and still be recogniseable, but I built the rest.  Incidentally, that’s a chestnut roasting pan with the carollers.

And here is the whole thing, completed. I’m particularly pleased with the snow-covered fir trees, but it’s all rather nice, actually. Fun to build, too.

Have yourselves a merry Lego Christmas.

My Christmas diorama

My Christmas diorama

Closer view of the carollers

Closer view of the carollers

Detail of the snowmen and mailboxes

Detail of the snowmen and mailboxes

Father Christmas in his sleigh

Father Christmas in his sleigh

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