Day sixteen in the Christmas countdown!

After a busy day on the Santa train, the kids were tired but happy to open the 16th flap of their advent calendars…

Ornament calendar

Back to fitting pieces together, for day sixteen the press out advent calendar provided a blue gift box above an image of Merrit the Elf carrying many gifts to Santa’s sleigh.

Elf carrying tall pile of gifts

Lego City

A simple little cupcake trolley was behind flap 16 in the Lego City Advent Calendar.

Lego cake trolley

Lego Friends

Hanging on the tree, this Lego Friends ornament is quiet cute, but it was one of the hardest Lego constructions we’ve come across. It looked like one circular piece was attached to multiple hinges and the other circular piece was floating above it – there was no obvious way to attach it. Eventually, we realised that the white space it was floating above was actually a white Lego cylinder! From that point, assembling the cupcake was easy!

Lego cupcake Christmas ornament

Christmas book

There was an old bloke who swallowed a present will amuse us tonight as we continue our “Christmas book a night” advent activity!

Lego advent day 16

So, moving onto day sixteen of the Christmas count down!

The Lego city advent calendar opened onto a policeman tonight, much to my son’s delight – “that’s part of my police set in the calendar!”

Lego police man in a plastic bag (unmade)

This is how the Lego is presented most days…

“And yours is part of your café theme – you’re getting quite a big café together now!” he told his sister after she found a sweets display stand in her Lego Friends calendar. It is basically a small table with a multi-layered cake and a lollipop on it.

Lego cake and lollipop stall

Special treats – cakes, lollipops!

And I must say that it finally registered to me tonight that the ‘ice-cream stall’ was actually a cake stall – the little ice-creams are actually cupcakes! And if you add that stall with the oven, mugs and tonight’s display, it is adding up to a little café which makes perfect sense for skiers and skaters!

If you missed what the calendars gave us yesterday, you can catch up on day fifteen. Read the introduction to our Lego advent reviews for the whole picture.