The penultimate day.
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 23: Sleigh
This is a sleigh. It’s pretty festive.
This is pretty fun. I think maybe I just like vehicles the best? This one has some kind of hitch that will let you attach it to things, such as the Gift Horse. I also like that the runners are made out of the antennas/laser guns that were on the bow of all of my Lego spaceships as a kid.
Ease of Build ★★★☆☆
It’s a little fiddly. In many of these, across the whole month, there are sections where two skinny things are used where one wide thing would be so much more stable and not require manual alignment. Such is the case here, with the brown sub-floor of the sleigh. I guess it’s to give more of a sense of constructing something, but when I had a whole bin of Legos as a kid, I would have considered this a hack.
I understand what this is, which is refreshing. I don’t know exactly why the hitch looks like the arm on the Space Shuttle, but it’s too late in the season to question it. I do feel compelled to mention that the arm on the Space Shuttle is Canadian, which Canadians revere as one of Canada’s greatest achievements.
Extra Parts ★★☆☆☆
This comes with one spare claw for the Canadian-inspired space hitch.
This is pretty cool. It can be towed by the Space Tractor or Gift Horse, or even the Rocking Horse for some reason. It probably makes the most sense to be towed by the Gift Horse, so that he can haul his own gift.