Friday, December 4, 2009

CITY Advent 2009: Day 4

CITY Advent: Day 4

7687 - 2009 City Advent - Day 4
Ice Skater

I'm not exactly sure how to call this one. It's day four, and past history tells us that LEGO is moving on to a new three-day sub-theme in the Advent. And, sure enough, we get a new mini-figure to kick things off.

The problem is that today's figure fits in so well with the previous doors that maybe we're looking at our first extended sub-theme. Ice Skating is certainly still a wintery activity...

I can't even complain about the part mix. This minifigure has a hard-to-find grinning face, easy to-reuse white torso and green legs, and an always-in-demand red bandanna. The ice skates are a fairly common part these days, but they're still a great bit of detailing.

I...I don't know what to say. I was all ready to gripe about how LEGO had already abandoned the holiday spirit just four days in...but obviously they found a way to keep hope alive.

Color me amazed.


For now.

6 comments:

Legowink said...

4 days in and the meters glowin green!
"Santa Clause is comin' to town"!

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Christopher Doyle said...

@Anon: I'm trying to keep the blog posts spoiler free.

Great escaper said...

Hmmm, last year you mentioned this would be the last year of City calenders, is Lego having a final hurrah of festive cheer? I expect by the 21st we will see our old friend the fireman though.

Al459163 said...

I think the skates would be better if they were grey or black.

They would probably be misinterpreted as a good pair of shoes though.

Flamero Burns said...

There are better ice skates. Lego could have made ice skates, they made diving fins...