#24DaysOfLego

In which I document in real time the opening of my first Lego Advent Calendar. I hadn't planned on creating a story, but once Nash appeared it seemed natural. I only wrote a chapter once I had opened the door for that day ... nothing was pre-planned. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas!

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  1. December 1!  Let the Christmas season begin. New tradition: #24DaysOfLego Advent calendar
    December 1! Let the Christmas season begin. New tradition: #24DaysOfLego Advent calendar
  2. #24daysoflego Day 1: Police officer w/ coffee mug. My mug shown for scale ;-)
    #24daysoflego Day 1: Police officer w/ coffee mug. My mug shown for scale ;-)
  3. #24DaysOfLego - Day 2. The police officer now has a fireplace to warm himself by.
    #24DaysOfLego - Day 2. The police officer now has a fireplace to warm himself by.
  4. #24daysoflego Day 3. The cop (calling him Thomas) now has a dog (calling him Nash). Most un Lego-like dog EVER.
    #24daysoflego Day 3. The cop (calling him Thomas) now has a dog (calling him Nash). Most un Lego-like dog EVER.
  5. #24daysoflego Day 4 - While Thomas and Nash enjoy their cocoa by the fire, outside a faceless snowman is unable to find any coal for his eyes. He's also lost his carrot nose but figures he can steal one from the grocery using this club he found.
    #24daysoflego Day 4 - While Thomas and Nash enjoy their cocoa by the fire, outside a faceless snowman is unable to find any coal for his eyes. He's also lost his carrot nose but figures he can steal one from the grocery using this club he found.
  6. #24daysoflego Day 5 - What Snowman didn't know was Thomas kept a stash of weapons behind the house, each a better option than a carrot.
    #24daysoflego Day 5 - What Snowman didn't know was Thomas kept a stash of weapons behind the house, each a better option than a carrot.
  7. #24daysoflego Day 6 - Coming down from the adrenalin high of robbing his 6th dollar store that day, Sluggo (yes, THAT Sluggo) spies a kindred scarfed spirit.
    #24daysoflego Day 6 - Coming down from the adrenalin high of robbing his 6th dollar store that day, Sluggo (yes, THAT Sluggo) spies a kindred scarfed spirit.
  8. #24daysoflego Day 7 - A table mysteriously appears (the way things do in Legoville). Thomas leaves his coffee on it and heads outside to clean and lubricate his handcuffs.
    #24daysoflego Day 7 - A table mysteriously appears (the way things do in Legoville). Thomas leaves his coffee on it and heads outside to clean and lubricate his handcuffs.
  9. #24daysoflego Day 8 - A meal appears as mysteriously as the table. Thomas pauses before leaving. A tear falls down his cheek as he remembers better times with dinners for two by the fire. "Snowflake," he whispers. "Snowflake"
    #24daysoflego Day 8 - A meal appears as mysteriously as the table. Thomas pauses before leaving. A tear falls down his cheek as he remembers better times with dinners for two by the fire. "Snowflake," he whispers. "Snowflake"
  10. #24daysoflego Day 9 - Grapes & pizza was always a favourite of theirs.  Thomas nibbled on a slice in silence until Nash nuzzled him; "Outside!  I need to pee!" Truly, man's best friend.
    #24daysoflego Day 9 - Grapes & pizza was always a favourite of theirs. Thomas nibbled on a slice in silence until Nash nuzzled him; "Outside! I need to pee!" Truly, man's best friend.
  11. #24daysoflego Day 10 - Outside, our heroes run into Fireman Fred. "I'm looking for a place to roast my hot dog." (Keep it PC folks. Kids are reading). "The weather outside is frightful" replies Thomas. "Come warm yourself by the fire." Nash looks hungry.
    #24daysoflego Day 10 - Outside, our heroes run into Fireman Fred. "I'm looking for a place to roast my hot dog." (Keep it PC folks. Kids are reading). "The weather outside is frightful" replies Thomas. "Come warm yourself by the fire." Nash looks hungry.
  12. #24daysoflego Day 11 - "Or, we could just use this grill here," said Fred neatly avoiding any further double entendres. Thomas smiles. Nash still looks hungry. The handcuffs remain unlubricated.
    #24daysoflego Day 11 - "Or, we could just use this grill here," said Fred neatly avoiding any further double entendres. Thomas smiles. Nash still looks hungry. The handcuffs remain unlubricated.
  13. #24daysoflego Day 22 - Filled with grilled weenie, Fred, Thomas & Nash gather around the new ChristasTree and sing an impromptu chorus of "Baby It's Cold Outside", completely unaware of the single pair of eyes watching them from afar.
    #24daysoflego Day 22 - Filled with grilled weenie, Fred, Thomas & Nash gather around the new ChristasTree and sing an impromptu chorus of "Baby It's Cold Outside", completely unaware of the single pair of eyes watching them from afar.
  14. Of course, it's really Day 12.  
  15. #24daysoflego Day 13 - Suddenly a thunderous roar breaks the silence and a white figure descends towards Snowman and Sluggo. Snowman cries "You heard my wish! Thank you Space Faerie!" Snowman grabs Space Faerie's glowing wand and the two rise skyward. Sluggo yells, "But dude, the carrot is in your HAND." Nash is still hungry. The handcuffs remain unlubricated.
    #24daysoflego Day 13 - Suddenly a thunderous roar breaks the silence and a white figure descends towards Snowman and Sluggo. Snowman cries "You heard my wish! Thank you Space Faerie!" Snowman grabs Space Faerie's glowing wand and the two rise skyward. Sluggo yells, "But dude, the carrot is in your HAND." Nash is still hungry. The handcuffs remain unlubricated.
  16. #24daysoflego Day14 - Thomas, Nash & Fred rush inside to find the traditional gifts left by Santa Faerie, not noticing that Sluggo is at the front door with a rusty pair of handcuffs. Nash has found dinner. In the distance a frosty voice is heard: "I can see! I can see!"
    #24daysoflego Day14 - Thomas, Nash & Fred rush inside to find the traditional gifts left by Santa Faerie, not noticing that Sluggo is at the front door with a rusty pair of handcuffs. Nash has found dinner. In the distance a frosty voice is heard: "I can see! I can see!"
  17. #24daysoflego Day 15 - Sluggo bursts through the front door at the precise moment Mechanic Mike surprises everyone from the back door. Fred is pleased to see brother Mike who has just returned from the F1 circuit. Thomas is pleased to see the handcuffs, Sluggo, and Mike's oil in the same room. Nash has decided to carry his food with him at all times.
    #24daysoflego Day 15 - Sluggo bursts through the front door at the precise moment Mechanic Mike surprises everyone from the back door. Fred is pleased to see brother Mike who has just returned from the F1 circuit. Thomas is pleased to see the handcuffs, Sluggo, and Mike's oil in the same room. Nash has decided to carry his food with him at all times.
  18. #24daysoflego Day 16 - "You never did look after your 'cuffs" Sluggo says to Thomas. Thomas grins. "Couldn't. They were always slapped on your wrists." Mike breaks the tension by doing his best Arthur Fiedler impression. It works and the two adversaries sit on Mike's tires and start oiling the cuffs. Fred goes back to his grill. Nash is tired from carrying his dish around.
    #24daysoflego Day 16 - "You never did look after your 'cuffs" Sluggo says to Thomas. Thomas grins. "Couldn't. They were always slapped on your wrists." Mike breaks the tension by doing his best Arthur Fiedler impression. It works and the two adversaries sit on Mike's tires and start oiling the cuffs. Fred goes back to his grill. Nash is tired from carrying his dish around.
  19. #24daysoflego Day 17 "All this handcuff love is fine," says Mike , "but you have a job to do Thomas and your car needs fixing." They all leap up to assist Mike, but instead spend 25 minutes admiring his freakish strength.
    #24daysoflego Day 17 "All this handcuff love is fine," says Mike , "but you have a job to do Thomas and your car needs fixing." They all leap up to assist Mike, but instead spend 25 minutes admiring his freakish strength.
  20. #24daysoflego Day 18 - And then this happened ...
  21. #24daysoflego Day 19 - "This is serious," says SFRCG (Space Faerie Remote Control Guy). Space Faerie is out of control and abducting snowmen at random. We've had to call out the Lego Air Force"
    #24daysoflego Day 19 - "This is serious," says SFRCG (Space Faerie Remote Control Guy). Space Faerie is out of control and abducting snowmen at random. We've had to call out the Lego Air Force"
  22. #24daysoflego Day 20 - "Maybe my little boat can join the search," a voice said in the distance. "SNOWFLAKE!" cried Thomas.  Gasps all 'round.
    #24daysoflego Day 20 - "Maybe my little boat can join the search," a voice said in the distance. "SNOWFLAKE!" cried Thomas. Gasps all 'round.
  23. #24daysoflego Day 21 - "What happened to you?" asked Sluggo. Snowflake recounts his adventures with Space Faerie at the North Pole and how SF put him on the first train home before flying off. "And, he gave me a wonderful gift too!" Mike starts humming Arthur Fiedler again. Thomas and Nash sit in stunned silence at what they see. #suspense
    #24daysoflego Day 21 - "What happened to you?" asked Sluggo. Snowflake recounts his adventures with Space Faerie at the North Pole and how SF put him on the first train home before flying off. "And, he gave me a wonderful gift too!" Mike starts humming Arthur Fiedler again. Thomas and Nash sit in stunned silence at what they see. #suspense
  24. #24daysoflego Day 22 - Everyone was amazed by what they saw (with apologies to Burl Ives).
  25. #24daysoflego Day 23 - Thomas & Sam (aka Snowflake) reminisce about days gone by, and faces lost. Seems Space Faerie has in a strange way done a great thing. As the group wanders down the street they come across a sleigh that seems to be waiting for someone. #BigSurpriseFinish
    #24daysoflego Day 23 - Thomas & Sam (aka Snowflake) reminisce about days gone by, and faces lost. Seems Space Faerie has in a strange way done a great thing. As the group wanders down the street they come across a sleigh that seems to be waiting for someone. #BigSurpriseFinish
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