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Sunday, December 26, 2010

How did you spend the day after Christmas????

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It started snowing here on Christmas Eve and by morning we had about 6" on the ground. No dreaming of a white Christmas for us! Believe it or not, we actually had to wake Indy up at 8am! What kid sleeps in on Christmas? He had a great time and got loads and loads of gifts. Lego's, Lego's and more Lego's! Since we had lots of people coming over (including young children) we didn't let him open any of the big sets, which was pure torture. He woke up at 7:15 this morning (I think something is wrong with him) and after taking the dogs out, we got to work. He and I put together Lego castle that was 423 pieces. It took about an hour. After that we really got down to business. He asked Santa for the Lego Medieval Village and the big guy delivered. This thing is 1601 pieces!  Normal Lego sets come in numbered bags and you put together the bags in order.  Not so, this set.  There were about 12 bags of random pieces that needed to be sorted by color.  It took me, Indy and my mom (Gigi) a little over an hour just to sort!  I had used my 3 tiered server for Christmas and it came in handy for sorting Lego pieces (I'm really getting my money out of it).  James Bond and my step-dad (Papa) came back from the store and Indy, James Bond and I set to building.  Four and half HOURS later we were finished (and I never want to see a Lego again).  I have to say this is a really, really cool set with great details.  Have a look:

The whole shebang!

Blacksmith and stables

The Inn and market

Outdoor restaurant and town tree (notice the frog and duck)

Close up of the market-there's even a price chart

There's even a rooster!

And a chicken!

The inside of the Blacksmith and stables.  The stove on the second floor actually opens and has fire in it.

The waterwheel actually moves the hammer up and down!

Inside of the Inn.There's even a beer barrel.  Can't have an inn without a beer barrel!

Check out the fireplace with fire!

He got 4 more sets that have to be put together.  They'll have to wait another for another day though.  Sigh.


sexylegsandbody said...

Those are brilliant, great pics.

Christmas here we will never see snow, not that we see snow any other time of the year, we never even see frost. It never goes lower than about 4 degrees C. But we do have wind like you cannot believe.

Thanks for sharing, our Christmas was very quiet, but excellent.

Best wishes for 2011.
Ps, you and my wife will be able to talk for hours about shoes, I had to modify her cupboard to accommodate her shoe collection.

Sarah said...

That's such a fun set! I foresee a lot of Legos in our future as well...

Satakieli said...

Oh my goodness! That surely beats any lego set i had as a kid!

I helped Mikey build with his Tinker Toys and his wooden marble track, nothing quite so elaborate. I can imagine the lego sets getting more complicated as they get older though!

AmyLK said...

That's awesome! I'd rather have legos than knex though

French said...

I'm so happy to see Lego still popular; these sets are amazing, and it's fun to do with the big people too.

family of 4 on the move! said...

LOL I can totally see you putting legos together!! We had such a good time at your house and I can't thank you enough for having us! We definitely have to do that again sometime. I am craving some pug love and it's all your fault! :)

These Are The Days said...

Oh gees, that's the mother boys must see it. :) I've been bad at reading blogs/commenting lately! My parents were here almost the entire month of December so the day after Christmas I packed them up and took them to the airport, then sat down and relaxed for the rest of the day with a great read 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush. Loved it. Hope all is well, looking forward to having more time in January to finally read my favorite blogs.

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