Saturday, December 6, 2008

Advent Madness: CITY Day 6

Advent Madness Day Six
CITY
(Open the Doors Here)



Ice Cream Cart? Maybe? With extra wheels, glass, and red tile.

If yesterday's sub-theme door left you with an Ice-Cream headache, get ready for a double dose behind today's door.

I'm guessing this is an Ice Cream cart. It has wheels. The picture shows the glass of ice cream sitting on it. There's a handle of sorts for a figure to push it around.

The mysterious red and blue brick combo offer no hints. The smooth "this ice cream is going to slide right off" surface of the cart remains enigmatic. The extra pieces sit an mock us quietly.

I don't like today's door. Can you tell?


Still, tomorrow should be a new theme - maybe this one will have mini-models that actually look like something.

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Edited to Add:

As several readers have pointed out to me, I missed an obvious connection - the items from Day 5 and Day 6 combine to form a somewhat more realistic ice-cream cart.


Well, What do you know!

That LEGO decided to stretch this out over two days seems...sad. There aren't *that* many parts involved in the final model...and the Calendar itself wasn't exactly cheap.

And, just because I'm feeling snarky, there's a problem with the playability of the model, too:


Oooh! I see ice cream!


Too bad there's no way at all I could reach it!

Anyway, thanks for those of you who wrote and commented about the combination step. I'll be on the lookout for this sort of thing for the rest of the calendar.

13 comments:

Whaleyland said...

I don't have the set, but I think the Ice cream chest from Day 5 goes on top of this ice cream cart (Day 6). It looks like it links together quite well. I am not sure where the ice cream glasses go at that point, but I am certain Day 5 goes on top of Day 6.

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Anonymous said...

The spare glass can be used for the other ice cream.

No more mess!
(Although lego could of put it with the girl)

Ian said...

Maybe it's just me...but couldn't you turn the crate on its side so it opens like a regular freezer door? That should make it playable and still functional. After all, unless your freezer is like mine, stuff doesn't fall out of it the moment you open it!

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NixMom said...

I don't care much for the ice cream cart either. Do you know where to find the transparent blue pieces used that are used on the box of the advent calendear for the ice in the display on the bottom right of the box. I can't find on lego.com. Do they come as part of another set? Thanks.

Great escaper said...

It looks more like a hot dog stand than an ice cream cart, dear oh dear, what is city going to pull next? Bank manager minifig?

Fang Q said...

"Bank manager minifig?"

I laughed out loud.

Christopher Doyle said...

NixMom:

I've done some checking, and it doesn't look like LEGO has released those 1x1 or 1x2 tiles (or plates) in light trans-blue yet in a set.

There are plenty of larger trans-light-blue options, should you want to give it a go with some of them:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&colorPart=15