Lego Advent: Day 12

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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.


Fun ★☆☆☆☆

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.

Comprehensibility ★★☆☆☆

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.

Overall ★☆☆☆☆

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!

"Prepare to fend off the bridge abutment."

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