Winter set news!

I know we have been absent for a (very) long time. I think sometimes everybody with an interest will have periods of time where the interest is a lot less, but I’m slowly crawling out of the hole. My sister got married a couple of weeks ago, and my mini model of the church where she got married, was at display. I made it two years ago, and it has been at her apartment since, but for a couple of days it was shown to all the guests, and it gave me the kick I needed to get going again.

So today I was reading up on all the news, and read about the new winter set. It is going to be a reboot of the 2009 Winter Toy Store.

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They 2015 Winter set.

I read many complaint, and you would think that an innovative company like LEGO could come up with something new. But in my opinion, it’s great!
They have changed just a few small things, so overall its the same set. I know this is frustrating for collectors, but hey, aren’t we all use to reboots of LEGO sets…

It gives all the people who didn’t bought it the first time, an opportunity to get it, and at a much lower price, than the one you can get on Bricklink. They are right now up to 70 dollars more expensive, for a new mint condition set. It can sometimes be incomprehensible how much a single set of LEGO can be sold for, on Bricklink. I have been close to buying the toy store on Bricklink several times, but at 1000 DKK (150USD/120€) it’s just to much.

I didn’t get the set in 2009, and I’m very much looking forward to buying it, and setting it up this christmas. But sure if this happens again next year, I will join the chorus of complainers (except that I also didn’t get the bakery, so next next year!)

Confessions of an AFOL

I have a confession to make. It’s quite embarrassing. And annoying.
Every year (since 2012), Laura and I exchange three kinds of gifts in December: stocking gifts for every day of the month, gifts for Christmas Eve (which is the big event in Denmark, not Christmas morning) and the LEGO City advent calender. This year should have been no different.
Laura gave me my calender in October, I think, and I kept thinking, well Christmas is not any time soon. So I did not go out and buy one for her. Suddenly, December was upon us and I still hadn’t bought it. I couldn’t let Laura down, so I gave her the one she bought for me. Which I haven’t told her until now.
I was busy the first week of December, so I was fine without the calender. But yesterday I realized what I’m missing out on, so I went out looking for it in the shops nearby. It was – of course – sold out. But!
One place had the 2011 calender at the okay price of 180 DKK (24€ or 30$). So now I have a calender!

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Christmas LEGO on Pinterest

This just to remind you of our Pinterest board ‘LEGO Christmas’ where we have collected pictures of absolutely brilliant Christmas-related MOCs.

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For instance check out this fun cabin trip, a MOC by Jameson42:

Hot tub_Jameson42And this ornament pinned from clevertoys:

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And finally for my fellow lovers of all things related to the German language, the fondue hut by Simon Schweyer:

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Happy LEGO Holidays!

Dear readers,

December is coming! And LEGO is celebrating it (and Thanksgiving earlier…) with a service, where you can create postcards for friends and family with minifigure versions of yourself.

I tried it out so here’s our postcard for you with us and our pets. The cat is mine and the dog Laura’s. Happy Holidays!

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‘Tis the season to build LEGO!

Look what arrived today!

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I am so looking forward to building it and having it on display as a part of the Christmas decoration this year.
But why – oh, WHY! – did I, in a weak moment on August 13th agree with Laura on making a pact about not building this year’s set until the 20th of December?! Stupid little me. It seemed fun in August…