Friends Advent Calendar - Day 4

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One of the issues that has plagued other Friends advent calendars is the lack of a consistent theme, or at least a consistent theme over a few days. That shouldn't be a problem with having all ornaments this year. With yesterday's build of some festive bells, this calendar is starting to get into the holiday spirit. Let's see if we continue that holiday spirit with today's build.

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Oh, yes, we do! Here we have a fantastic representation of a classic Christmas scene. There's a hearth with a roaring fire represented by transparent orange and yellow 1x1 rounds over a 2x2 warm gold jumper plate. There's a stocking carefully hung, and an incredibly effective nutcracker standing guard that uses a minimum number of pieces.

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The hearth is built with medium stone grey and (curiously) medium lavender pieces. The ornament itself is hung by using a T-beam with 1x2 plate.

I think the use of medium lavender in the hearth is interesting, and rather puzzling, unless there's a mandate to include a purple colour of some kind in every build (yesterday's hanger comes to mind). Regardless, I think this is a terrific build. I don't give ranking for advent calendar builds, but if I did, this would just about be perfect.

 

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6 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

This build looks quite..., odd if you ask me, that "minifigure?" shouldn't stand that close to the fire if you ask me

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By in Austria,

I wish you'd just do one articel for all three calendars.

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By in Netherlands,

Decent effort given the constraints here, although I would have opted for an actual flame piece here. Nonetheless, I am still not convinced regarding the value of this calendar. The novelty of these builds is already waning....

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By in United States,

I can dig the simplicity of the stocking, and the nutcracker soldier is pretty spot-on at this scale in this medium, but the brown-purple-grey-and then black hook really slop up the fireplace build. How did the designers get what should have been the easiest part so wrong?

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By in Australia,

I wonder if there actually *is* a mandate about the colour usage.

"Hey, boss, here's the specs for the new Friends set. I didn't end up using any shade of purple..."
"You're fired. Security!"

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By in United States,

So many complaints! We adore building a new ornament for the tree every morning.

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