Richard Taylor's LEGO® Christmas Models

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For the last forty years or so, I have built a LEGO® Christmas card for my family. I always try to think up a new idea with a Christmas or winter theme. It's getting harder now not to repeat myself, but so far I have been successful. Here are some of the models I've built over the years.

 

 

In 2013 we renovated our back room to install a gas fireplace. It makes this room especially cozy in at Christmas.



 

My sister, Liz, has a Mini Cooper and made a special request for a Lego version for her visit this Christmas. Daughter, Kate, also has a passion for Mini Coopers and I've given her many model versions over the years, but never a Lego one. So here they are for Liz and Kate. The smallest Mini is made of nanoblocks.


The real meaning of Christmas.


My version of the video.



 
 

We were feeling a bit grouchy in 2010, so the Grinch stealing Christmas seemed appropriate.


 

For 2009, I realized I'd never made the three kings a focus of my Lego Christmas models, so here they are. There was a star over the oasis with twinkling red lights similar to the 2007 parol.


 

In 2008, the most important thing was that we were HOME for Christmas.


 

In 2007, it was the parols that really caught my eye. They are a lovely Filipino tradition, and the modern versions are fantastic with multicoloured lights flashing on and off in amazing patterns. So here is my Lego version on the left compared with the more usual version on the right. Click on the Lego one to see the movie.


2006 was our first Christmas in the Philippines. I was impressed with the mall decorations and tried to make something similar. The Canadian Embassy admin staff and the students at Manila Science High School really liked my Lego models. So Santa made quite a tour before coming back to our house. Click on the picture to see Santa dance!


Our family Christmas present in 2005 was actually a New Year trip to the beaches of Grand Bahama Island.


University students going home for Christmas


Santa's sleigh (Rudolph's legs were motorized)


The shopping mall Santa with elf photographer


The twelve days of Christmas


The Night Before Christmas


A church organ and choir


Skating on a pond (there were moving magnets under the "ice" and magnets on the skaters' feet)
When I was a teenager, we lived in Brockville, Ont. Brockville had a famous clown by the name of Con Darling. He dressed in rags, carried an umbrella full of holes and pushed a rickety old toy baby buggy with a live chicken inside. Con Darling was in every parade in Brockville, and even travelled to other cities to represent Brockville in their parades. I still remember going to see the Grey Cup parade in Toronto just after learning that we were going to move to Brockville. There was Con Darling with a banner attached to his baby buggy, proudly bearing the name of Brockville. My brother and I wondered what we were getting into!

Con Darling died a few years ago, but Brockville hasn't forgotten him. You can see his statue down at Blockhouse Island on the waterfront. I haven't forgotten him either. Here's a LEGO® model of how he looked in Brockville's annual Santa Claus parade.


The whole parade


Santa's Workshop


Santa heading for the chimney


Carollers


Combination of LEGO® and Playmobil dolls


Marionettes dancing in a store window


Christmas Dinner


One Christmas while I was away in Papua New Guinea, my brother filled in for me and built a LEGO® model of the house I was living in, based on photos I had sent home.


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