Homemade Lego Advent Calendar 2015: Day 9 - Tulip

The story behind the Homemade Lego Advent Calendar: We opted not to buy the Dude a Lego Advent Calendar for the past few 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.

For something a little different today, I decided to build a flower. Here's what I ended up with something straight out of Super Mario Bros:

Potted Tulip (credit: spydergrrl)
Here's another angle:

Potted Tulip (credit: spydergrrl)
(You're welcome for the earworm ;)

The entire piece stands about 5" high. And it's crazy top-heavy so each time I've tried to move it, it's come crashing to the ground and I've had to rebuild it. Par for the course, really.

This was a tricky build that required a good deal of hacking. I tried to find the pieces to build a rose, initially, but the instruction sets I found online required a lot of pieces that I didn't have. Which is a little shocking because, let's face it, we have a lot to choose from:

The mess that is the playroom in December (Credit: spydergrrl)
The pile is about 6 feet wide. In terms of scale, that Minecraft cube is 8 inches on each side. And that's one of those Ikea bookcases with 4 cubbies. So, yeah, one would think we'd have pretty much everything in there. 

When the month started, all the Lego was in that giant bin but as I needed to sort through to find pieces, it eventually got spread out further and further across the floor. I think the hardest part is sifting through all of it to find, say, a 1 piece. In a particular colour. Yeah, that can pretty much suck up 15 minutes right there. Any question why these builds range from 30 minutes to 2 hours? Thankfully, it's only a nightly task for one month of the year, otherwise I might actually go crazy. And we'd never see the carpet in the playroom. :)

See you tomorrow!

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