Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's almost that time of the year again..

And it looks like we already have someone ready to step up and take Santa's place.

Oh..crap. I'm not sure how he pulled it off, but Stunt Zombie has taken over Christmas this year. If I didn't know any better, I'd say he just told Santa Claus to sit back an relax this year. But since I've known the Stunt Zombie a long, long time, I'm pretty sure Santa didn't have a choice in the matter. Speaking of Santa, I haven't seen him around lately.  Also, who's the half naked bearded man in the background there? Nobody? Oh, okay.

While I've got Lego on my mind, guess what I got for my birthday this year...

Aww man..Chelsea knows I'm not going to be able to resist doing the Advent Calendar on here this year. I must admit, the town version interested me more than the Star Wars version this year. We've got a crook making off with some presents, a drunk Santa about to fall off of the roof, and a snowman that looks like he's ready to beat somebody with a very large carrot. There's also an astronaut blasting off so he can put the star on top of the Christmas tree. It seems to be a bit of overkill, but hey, it's Christmas.

Under the flap, there's an amazing city scene. This is the main reason I loved the Lego catalogs. They didn't just have a picture of the set against a white background. No, they would create a scene that included all the sets within one theme. They weren't quite this big though. This scene is almost of the "Where's Waldo" scale. I'm ignorant of what sets are out there now, so I couldn't even begin to tell you which sets were included in this picture. I can tell you that Legoland is a happening place. Here's a list of just a few of the things I spotted in the scene above;

-No less than 3 police pursuits.
-One brave (stupid) wind surfer
-A lonely duck
-Shark infested waters
-Firemen trying to save an abandoned burning building
-4 British guys loading a cannon (?)

That's just what I picked out from a cursory examination. I'm sure there's stuff in there that I missed. The other side of the flap provides a place for you to place the models after you've opened their doors and put them together.

It looks like a tiny little house next to a pond and a...race track? I didn't notice the starting line until I started typing out the previous sentence. I also just picked out the four tires acting as a barrier on the turn. Maybe all the roads in Legoland are laid out this way. It would save on them on having to actually build a motorsports complex. It should be an interesting advent, I just wish I didn't have to wait another two weeks to start opening up these flaps.

I have one last Lego related thing, and then I promise no more until December. I've been searching for a mount for my IPod Touch, and I came across this one from Joby on Amazon. If you don't feel like clicking on the link, here's what it looks like:

It's nice and simple, and it looks like it would work. Well, since I'm flat broke and Christmas is coming, I felt like it was in bad form to buy it for myself. I figured I would try my hand at making something similar instead. Here's what I ended up with:

It's not quite as adjustable as the Joby, but it should work for my purposes. I guess we'll find out when I make another video, which should be within the next few days. You can look forward to alcoholic beverages, gingerbread flavored treats, and whatever random Christmas goodies I can scrape together over the next couple of weeks.


  1. Thought about getting one of those Lego Calendars for my wife this year.

    1. They can be quite fun, but they're a bit expensive for what they are.


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