Sunday, December 9, 2007

Advent Madness: Day 9


These little intro blurbs are getting more difficult to write. Today's percentage done is 9/24 or 37.5% complete.

Does that make you happy or sad? Discuss.


I've been drivin' all night, my hands are wet on the wheel.
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel.
My baby call said I need you here.
It's half past four and I'm shifting gears.

When she's lonely and the longing gets too much,
She sends a cable coming in from above.
Don't need no phone at all.
We got a thing that's called radar love
We got a wave in the air
Radar love
Golden Earring, Radar Love (1973)

Okay, so we have a (maybe) Pilot. And a luggage cart. And now...a radar tower? Maybe it's one of those tiny CITY airports that has like two planes and a runway overgrown with weeds. Somewhere far away from the BIG CITY, maybe in a small Alaskan tourist trap somewhere.

As mini-models go, it's not too bad. At least it has a turntable piece so the tower can rotate.


Up until now I had been able to at least guess what LEGO intended the Belville models to represent. Sure, I may not agree with their idea of "Chair" or "bed", but at least there was room for discussion.

And then...there was Door number 9. The only reason I was able to eventually puzzle it out is that the box art shows a similar design in use. Can you guess what it is?

Don't worry, I'll tell you. It's supposed to be a sled.

With a lamp on it.

I think.


Both doors are uninteresting. Both doors have the same number of parts. But at least I knew what the CITY door was supposed to be. Sorry, Belville. Better luck tomorrow.



jordan said...

City RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nick said...

Chris, you're missing something very important. The pole looks almost like a candy cane! That's like, the first Christmassy thing in this calendar.

Christopher Doyle said...


Good point. Luckily CITY carried the day anyway.

I'll be sure to mention the "candy striping" in a future review...