I'm actually kicking myself because of the Winter Village contest--I've registered too late, so I can't enter it. But at least I can display what I could have made. Earlier this year, I decided to build my daughter her own Advent Calendar out of our spare bricks (plus some I tracked down on Bricklink) rather than spend the $40 for a new one. So I've made 24 little sets to make our own little Christmas village. I guess the general theme is "Collectable Minifigures"--I've included the Lumberjack, Grandma Visitor, Wind-Up Robot, Sleepyhead, and of course, the new Santa. There will be two buildings, a mailbox, a small mail truck, and I threw in Police Buggy 30013 to fill in two more days. The Christmas horse and sleigh is dressing only--it wasn't intended to go in the calendar, but I don't have a Winter village, so....
I'd show off the whole thing now, but most of the parts are in 23 little bags which my daughter will open daily. She opened one today, so I'll show that--along with the construction paper base I made. It's a sled and tree--the idea being it's from a Christmas tree lot, so someone can buy it and have it pushed to their car. The tree can actually sit in the sled pretty well and not fall out.
I'll post more of these as my daughter opens them during Advent. Hope you like my idea!
Edit: adjusted pictures to 800 x 600 ratio.
Edited by ResIpsaLoquitur, 06 December 2012 - 12:40 AM.