The Brick Tubers Network is a group of great LEGO AFOLs on YouTube, who love to share their passion for the brick. For Christmas, we decided to do a collab where we would all make a minifig Habitats along a Christmas theme. Here are mine:
I know it’s the wrong time of year for Advent, but I recently swapped a spare copy of the 2017 Christmas Build Up box for the 2016 version (set 40222), with a friend in the London AFOLs. Like last year’s set, this one came in an attractive box showing some of the builds in store.
There was an interesting pile of bits inside, with instructions how to make each of the 24 models.
Of course, some of the parts will be reused, so you can’t build all of them at once. So I decided to take photos of them as I was going along to show you what they looked like.
While not every model was immediately obvious what it was, I enjoyed each little build and have kept one or two intact for use in Micropolis – watch out for them in future!
It’s been years since I got any LEGO for Christmas, but this is the first Festive season since I emerged from my Dark Ages – and I was very lucky with what Santa brought me this year. It’s cheered me up since I’m feeling rather ill at the moment. I will enjoy building them and it should take my mind of my lurgy.
Pictured are three Architecture sets – New York Skyline (21028), US Capitol Building (21030) and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (21035). Plus Simple & Powered Machines (9686) and another copy of the Catwoman Catcycle Chase (70902), which came as a freebie from Amazon I believe. The machines set will hopefully be useful for building some GBC modules, along with all the Technic bits I have in the Bucket Wheel Excavator. The show I will be exhibiting at is in mid-January, so I need to pull my finger out and build something for it!
Clearly on Hoth there’s sometimes just too much snow for even the hardiest native to cope with. That’s when this Star Wars Snow Blower comes in handy. It’s even a bright red colour so you don’t lose it among all that snow!
Perhaps it was also used to clear the roads around the 24-in-1 build for today – a Christmas themed street lamp adorned with a couple of festive wreathes.