Homemade Lego Advent Calendar 2014: Day 7

The story behind the Homemade Lego Advent Calendar: We opted not to buy the Dude a Lego Advent Calendar for the past couple of years. The Dude was quite amenable, countering with: "Ok, then you have to build me something every day until Christmas." Challenge  accepted! This is the series of daily posts, cataloguing my builds.

Today's build turned out to be a little bit of a surprise for both me and the Dude. I found a pic of a minimalist build online which I thought looked like a lot of fun. I had to hack the design a bit to suit the pieces I was able to gather from within our Lego collection, but I think it turned out pretty well overall:

Minimalist Frankenstein (side view)

Minimalist Frankenstein (front view)
There's something so simple about this iconic figure that it translates perfectly well to minimalism, don't you think?

However, in a moment truly representing the differences in our generations, the Dude was unsure at first what the figure actual was. I mean, growing up on bad film effects and makeup, I thought the neck bolts would immediately give it away but it turns out that the more recent film representations of Frankenstein have been extremely detailed makeup or CGI focusing on a more disfigured and grotesque representation of Frankenstein. Once I told him who it was, he recognized the design more from cartoon versions of Frankenstein than film. It was an interesting moment, to say the least. (Well, on my part, anyway.)

That's part of the fun with all these builds; I never know what kind of discussion it's going to foster.

I was also surprised to discover that the inspiration for my design was actually an actual Lego set used for in-store builds back in October of this year. (Toy stores will often host free Lego days where the kids build something small that is related to the season, in this case, Hallowe'en.) So it's quite possible that some of you actually have the official version of this build in your own Lego sets. I had no idea!

See you tomorrow!

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