Friends Advent Calendar - Day 7

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We're now a week into our advent calendar! There's been an interesting blend of ornaments, and a very nice holiday theme so far. Not too many issues with inconsistency this year, thank goodness. I've also noticed that there seems to be a purple piece of some kind included with each of the builds - let's see if that continues as we finish our first week of December.

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The purple theme certainly continues! Today's ornament is a camera, built almost exclusively with medium lavender and white pieces. Black and transparent pieces provide the necessary details of the lens, flash, and shutter button. A 1x2 medium lilac clamp provides the means for the camera to be hung from the tree.

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This camera very much reminded me of the lifesize camera included in 41346 Friendship Box. The camera was used to represent Emma in that set, and I think the camera is intended to represent Emma here. Medium lilac is used in a lot of Emma's sets, and the picture of the today's door includes a paintbrush, which reflects Emma's artistic interests.

 

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By in United States,

Another nice build—probably my favorite from the calendar so far. I’m really digging the flash.

I’m still really happy that we didn’t purchase this calendar though. The ornaments are nice, but I’d never hang them on our main tree, so I’d have to buy another (We already have several others.), find a place to put it, and dodge nasty glares from my wife because we have another tree to set up and store and dodge in our already cluttered home... the ornaments are nifty, but not worth it.

I’m glad I can live through the calendar along side you, MeganL. Thanks!

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By in United States,

Emma is probably one of the LEGO Friends I relate to the most and whose sets I'm most interested in due to her interest in fine arts. This is a very suitable model for her! I'm really glad that even with the shift away from mini-doll scale builds, the Friends advent calendar models still feel very authentic to the LEGO Friends world and characters.

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By in Netherlands,

Nice colours in there, but this calendar remains a massive dud to me. This model hangs at an awkward angle and has seemingly nothing to do with Christmas in any way, shape, or form.

Sure, not everything in the City and Star Wars calendars does either, but those builds aren't supposed to go in a Christmas tree.

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By in United States,

Golem25, the majority of the ornaments on my main tree have nothing to do with Christmas. The reason we ended up with multiple trees is because I’m a Hallmark snob when it comes to ornaments. Every year since birth, I’ve been given a Hallmark ornament. When I was old enough I was able to pick my own ornament. Several are holiday-y straight up: angels, reindeer, the Twelve Days of Christmas. Several are holiday mixed with pop culture: Disney’s Christmas Carol, Winnie the Pooh with sleds and trees and such. Most are just pop culture: Cinderella Castle, anniversary ornaments celebrating Disney movies, Precious Moments Disney characters, Rey from Star Wars, Daniel the Tiger. My children and wife (who didn’t have this tradition growing up) pick their own ornaments now, so our Christmas tree tells the story of our family because we pick things that are important to us and have meaning to us. Displayed near the Nativity, our decorated tree connects our family story to that of the holiday celebration. It’s a lovely representation of the holiday giving the holiday personal meaning instead of just holiday symbols that have become so generic that they have lost their true meanings.

Where Andrea’s guitar and Emma’s camera may not be overt holiday decorations, I can easily picture Andrea entertaining her family (if we ever meet them, LEGO...) and Friends with holiday carols and Emma taking pictures of holiday parties. Adding your own personality to tree decorating makes the tree have that extra special meaning that we should be looking for to share with others over the holidays.

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By in United States,

Golem25's holiday joy this year comes from eagerly waiting every morning to post another complaint on Megan's lovely reviews haha.

Nice build! My kid is running around pretending it's a spaceship as I write this.

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By in Australia,

My parents came home from an overseas trip, once, with several new ornaments for our family Christmas tree. They were fairy-tale themed. One of them was a little vignette of Hansel and Gretel.

Because nothing Christmas like cannibalism, witchcraft and a gory homicide?

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