We’re Lego-freaks and we’re not afraid to admit it! We love Legos, we spend whole days creating, recreating and making stories using Legos. So when I found the idea of making your own advent calendar using Legos I knew I’d prepare a similar one.
For each day I prepared a photo of what’s to build and the bricks needed. To store the pieces I used paper bags from Ikea I had left from last year’s calendars and put all the bags in a basket. The calendar is for both N & S.
I have to admit my imagination fails me when it comes to creating something from a complete scratch. Luckily we live in the world of Google and Pinterest, so there’s plenty of ideas online to get inspiration from. You can also reuse some of the parts of original Lego advent calendars (if you have any) or other seasonal products. At first I thought of buying some additional bricks but finally, I decided to challenge myself and use only the bricks we’ve already had at home.
Depending on child’s age and bricks’ availability we can prepare more or less advanced models. It might be good to prepare also building instructions along with the photo but I didn’t have time to do it. Maybe next time.
Here is what Little Rascals will build this year:
1. white reindeer (inspiration – Lego 10070)
2. Santa’s hat (inspiration)
3. small gifts + trains (inspiration – Lego 40058)
4. simple Christmas tree
5. gray chimney with stockings
6. Santa Claus (inspiration – Lego 40001)
19. candle (inspiration)
20. three wise men (inspiration – Lego 10682)
21. small gingerbread house (inspiration)
22. angel (inspiration – Lego 10080)
23. toy train (inspiration – Lego 40034)
24. Nativity scene (inspiration)
Most of the bags are already opened and this is how our Christmas Lego corner looks like. Little Rascals love their advent calendar, I’m sure we’ll come back to this idea again. As I thought they do need some help with more advanced models. We still have the toy train and Nativity scene to build but we won’t be home for next few days, that’s why I’ve already taken a “group photo”.