Day 20? Maybe it’s time to start shopping.
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 20: Marshmallow Toaster
Your standard marshmallow toaster.
A little weird, but I can go 4-stars for fire.
Ease of Build ★★★★☆
I didn’t know what the white things on sticks were at first, and they have a wide latitude of placement. It was initially a little difficult to find the ideal position given that their purpose is ambiguous.
I initially thought that this was some sort of shrine, like an eternal flame at a monument or tomb. That’s obviously pretty grim, and too much like the Pastry Alter from the 7th. I then thought it was a campfire with marshmallows on sticks. This is likely what it’s supposed to be, although it’s rare in nature for logs to have marshmallow stick holders. I want this to be some sort of tabletop campfire playset. It makes so much more sense: the stick holders, the oddly perpendicular logs, the out-of-scale marshmallows, the central nozzle of flame. Nothing says s’mores like Sterno.
Extra Parts ★★★★★
I can get down with a stylized campfire, but if we’re going to play make-believe here, it will always be an indoor open-flame marshmallow toaster to me.