Lego Advent: Day 20

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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.


Fun ★★★★☆

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.

Comprehensibility ★★★☆☆

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 ★★★★★


Overall ★★★★☆

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.

"Prepare to fend off the bridge abutment."