Lego Advent: Day 19

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Bring on the produce.

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 19: Apple Guy

At the intersection between Granny Smith and Uncle Rico, we have this guy with a huge apple.

Rating

Fun ★★☆☆☆

I don’t know. I guess it’s fine.

Ease of Build ★★★★☆

This is easy to build, yet impossible to pose naturally. He can only hold the apple by its stem, which is an unusual way to hold an apple, and the weight of it is so extreme compared to his own mass that without odd contortions or holding it at his side like a jerrycan, he can barely stand up.

Comprehensibility ★★★☆☆

At first, I thought he was a Home Depot employee because of the orange apron. The leaf logo and companion fruit imply that he actually works in produce, or possibly in the genetic modification of fruit, given the enormity of the apple. I have no idea how to interpret the Snidely Whiplash ‘stache or the toupee, but whatever. You do you, grocer.

Extra Parts ☆☆☆☆☆

There are no extra parts with Apple Guy.

Overall ★★☆☆☆

This apple reminds me of the fruit in Japan. I used to stop by a fruit stand every morning, and always tried to say something in Japanese to the woman who worked there, to varying degrees of success. It was nothing fancy, but for the equivalent of about a dollar, I could get an apple that was perfect, and barely fit in my hand. It was a whole meal. Then my professor caught me eating it as I walked to class and acted like I was committing a crime. I guess you’re not supposed to eat while walking in Japan.

While I don’t fully understand the Apple Guy’s whole deal, I’d probably buy an apple from him.

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