City Advent Calendar: Day 6

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The opening days of the 2018 LEGO City Advent Calendar have been slightly disappointing in my opinion. I enjoyed the miniature Space Shuttle from day one but many of the subsequent gifts have been rather dull.

Nevertheless, my expectations remain high for day six.

Many different snowmen have appeared in LEGO Advent Calendars but there has yet to be a definitive version in my opinion. This example is unusual, although its incorporation of a minifigure torso reminds me of 60024 City Advent Calendar from 2013. Personally, I prefer models with twigs for arms but there are snowmen with arms made from snow in reality so this design is equally effective.

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The snowman wears a black top hat and a red scarf, both of which feel very traditional. A red version of the scarf introduced for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie range would have been preferable here, although I think the present element looks good too. A mug filled with coffee, or cocoa, is also included and its contents need not be imagined as a reddish brown 1x1 round plate fits onto the cup, as demonstrated above.

Overall - 3.0 - Today's snowman certainly feels seasonal but I think alternative designs have been more attractive.

 

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23 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

It's dissapointing how unoriginal the design is, it's just a copy and paste of the snowman from 60024 but with a different tool and "legs?", oh well at least the coffee is decent

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By in Australia,

So, the quest for a decent Lego snowman continues unabated ...

I'm undecided on the gravity-defying lump of coffee, as well.

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By in Netherlands,

A printed face would have saved this, or bumped it up to excellent. I quit like it as it is, really; good parts.

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By in Sweden,

Would've been nice if they'd included the new skirt piece in white for this one.

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By in United States,

Coffee? I assumed it was hot cocoa (hot chocolate).

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By in United Kingdom,

Whatever it is, he better not drink it for fear of melting.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks more like the husky from day 4 left a "present" in the mug.

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By in United Kingdom,

SPOILER ALERT

Shame they didn't use the printed snowman head from this year's SW advent calendar.

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By in United States,

Let's face it: we need a CMF snowman.

For years, we had to live with the noble effort of "pirate" Santa who wore a bandanna and wizard beard over a red torso. 2012's CMF Santa was a game-changer with molded hat and proper printing, and he's now been a staple in every Advent Calendar since.

I'd love some kind of molded round head with a carrot nose, coal eyes, and a stud top that allows a top hat and other options. I'm not sure what would work for a base.

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By in United Kingdom,

I use the Ghost rider head for my snowman

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By in United States,

If the intent was to make this fellow look like he was melting because he’s drinking a hot cocoa, well done.

The 1x1 piece on the top of the cup certainly makes the cup look like a successful LEGO lidded-travel mug to me.

But, I have to give the Friends calendar the snowman “win” over this one for this year though.

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By in United States,

A year or two ago there was an article comparing the different attempts Lego has made over the years of making snowmen. Does anyone know where to find it?

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By in Finland,

How is a snowman supposed to hold a hot cup of chocolate? He melts!

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By in United States,

Where's his flower bulls-eye target? Yesterdays Friends calendar had one! Lol, I actually like this little guy, although agree about the arms; there's no way the snow would stay attached for the arms and especially hands (to support a full cup of hot coco to boot!?). Gravity defying Snowman indeed.

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By in United States,

@ericjohn Thank you! Of course it was linked yesterday with the Friends "snowman" and of course I didn't get a chance to look at the advent calendars yesterday as it was one of my winter concerts at work.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hmm - the image of the instructions for the tubby snowman at the end of The Frosty Review seems to have broken.
Huw?

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By in Germany,

That's two thirds of a white monofig right there!

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By in Germany,

I came on here and looked at what it was today as I was not going to open mine until late. I saw the snowman and thought it looked alright. Then I started putting together 10263 and that snowman blew this one out of the water. After that I put this together and I ended up liking it. I think that the use of the bottom part is kind of a nice way to do it.

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By in United States,

We must have a dozen different LEGO snowmen from over the years and they are each cute in their own way, but the white torso/arms/hands are so much more versatile for general use post-holidays than twig arms. Like a present within a present!

(I also love the vintage-style scarf/kerchief. :)

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By in United States,

The brown stud doesn't exactly "fit onto the cup" and falls off a lot. I wish Lego would let the cup element hold a stud like wine glasses/goblets. It would be a miraculous improvement, not only allowing a liquid in the cup but many new building possibilities.

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By in United States,

lol. my son wanted to know why the snowman had a couple "turds" with him.

Just one small boy's impression. lol.

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