We’re into straight-up Rorschach tests now.
Santa has visited early this year, and has brought a Lego Advent calendar. There are 24 little numbered doors, each containing a dime bag of Legos. There’s a new toy or doodad to build every day, which, in turn, builds anticipation for Christmas.
I will build these and attempt to discern what they are.
December 12: Winter Portent
The featureless snowman stands blind watch over a rucksack of ice skate blades. An icy wind blows across the shard of glass on the ground. The children are nowhere to be found.
This scene or sculpture or whatever it is makes me wildly uncomfortable.
Ease of Build ★★★☆☆
It doesn’t matter. The bleakness of this diorama is a study in post-modern nihilism.
I think I understand this too much. I do not understand why it’s in a Lego set.
Extra Parts ★☆☆☆☆
This comes with one additional ice skate. A solitary ice skate, telling its own morose story.
Nah, just kidding! This is super fun! There’s no way that a snowman without a face will stoke the fires of my nightmares! Everyone has fond memories of putting their sack o’ skates on the stump and having a grand old time by a piece of plate glass! This is definitely not as if Friedrich Nietzsche commissioned Constantin Brâncuși to sculpt him a nativity scene; it’s Jack-Frost-nipping-at-your-nose-style wholesome goodness!