Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CITY Advent 2009: Day 23

CITY Advent: Day 23

7687 - 2009 City Advent - Day 23
Christmas Tree

Day three of the Lumberjack theme - and the next to the last day of the CITY Advent calendar. We can pretty much expect something Christmas-y tomorrow - LEGO has yet to fumble an Advent calendar THAT badly - so today's mini-set is really the last of the possibly-screwy CITY themed items.

But...not this year. This year we get a satisfying end to the lumberjack theme with a very nice brickbuilt Christmas tree. The build isn't very complex, but the use of 1x1 rounds as ornaments works well. Plus, the trans-neon-green wand as the star is an inspired touch.

In America these days there's an ongoing debate if Christmas trees are "better" if they're natural or artificial. LEGO neatly bridges that gap by giving us a plastic tree that, in the LEGO world, is as natural as it gets.

Looking back, 2007's Advents both ended with Christmas trees. That we're seeing a tree today just might mean big things for tomorrow's door.

(And what of 2008? Well, that CITY advent ended with a snowman and snowball throwing kid. Which, you might recall, kicked off this year's calendar. It's a little bit of cyclic nonsense that I wish I had noticed earlier in the month!)

Only one more door to go. It's almost like Christmas eve! Except it isn't. It's actually Christmas Eve Eve. Which sounds kind of redundant, so I won't bring it up.

3 comments:

David said...

I think tomorrow will be Santa Claus...

Ray-The-Sun said...

Hmm... So to make this fit in with the Serial Killer subtheme...

THE LUMBERJACK IS REALLY THE HOLIDAY SLASHER.

Geoffrey said...

It's that killer Christmas Tree from the 2005 Dr Who Christmas special. The rotating one that is featured in the Christmas Invasion:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Christmas_Invasion

I think the lumberjack is innocent, until proven guilty. ;)