Friends Advent Calendar - Day 2

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Yesterday we got off to a fine start of the calendar with a brick built heart for Heartlake City. What ornament will we find behind the second door to join the heart on the tree?

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It's a guitar (presumably for Andrea)! I really like the effective use of parts for this model, particularly the mini grey/black antenna, the earth blue radiator grille pieces and reddish violet plate w/bow. They all come together to make a nice little build. A medium stone grey lamp holder allows the guitar to be hung.

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This isn't a very Christmassy ornament. However, Andrea is the musically inclined Friend, and flame yellowish orange is Andrea's theme colour; featured in many of her sets. Here we have a musical instrument in flame yellowish orange - I think this is the decoration that's meant to represent Andrea.

The guitar is a nice build, and so is the heart, but I'm really hoping for more ornaments to represent the season in the coming days.

 

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13 comments on this article

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By in Ireland,

I thought the instructions for today were rather confusing. Perhaps a lot of pieces dont work for the advent calander format?

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By in Sweden,

I gotta admit this guitar looks pretty awesomne

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By in United Kingdom,

The new UCS Falcon was no problem. This however, caused some confusion on how it was supposed to built, and the white plates sticking out by the bottom of the neck made me question whether I had built it correctly.
I'm also hoping for a more Christmassy ornament soon...

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By in United States,

Yesterday’s heart with the spring of green instantly reminded me of mistletoe, so I easily related it to Christmas.

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By in United States,

I was going to comment on the instructions not being clear, too.
By the way, is anyone else's box upside down? When I unfold the flap, like I do with the City and Star Wars calendar, the numbered compartments are upside-down.

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By in Ireland,

Mines upside down too xP

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By in United States,

What? Musical instruments are a huge part of the christmas holiday - trumpets, drums, stringed instruments come to mind.

This is most likely a balalaika, a three stringed instrument with a triangular wooden body.

It's also interesting that window 2 happens to have a musical note printed on it.

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By in Sweden,

Last years’ Friends calendars have been unimpressive, almost insulting. This year’s approach with ornaments and rich builds is very refreshing!

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By in United States,

The white plates threw me off, too. I ended up swapping out the second 2x3 for a 1x3 and a 1x1 so it doesn't stick out. Much better imo.

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By in United States,

@OhioBricker: This year’s Friends calendar is designed so the box goes flat on the ground and the flap opens upward, rather than the other way around like previous calendars. Presumably because these models are intended as decorations or ornaments, and not as a play scene that benefits from a playmat like previous calendars.

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By in Australia,

this musical note design element on the outside of the window is also frequently associated with Andrea in a lot of the friends artwork as well...

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By in United States,

@those who found the instructions confusing - I admit it took me a little while how to figure out to put the guitar together. I'll make sure and mention that for any other days.

@gasdoc - I noticed that too - I thought it was a coincidence, but perhaps not. Something to watch for on the other days.

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By in United States,

I was confused by the build too. I didn't see the white plate sticking out in the picture.

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