Christmas At Hogwarts

Christmas may be over, but the surprises and wonderful presents keep coming. I opened my Flickr (sorta like a present) to find this inside this morning. Builder Legopard has built a perfect representation of Christmas at everyone’s favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry, and it’s as charming and wonderful as it is in the movies. Everywhere you look it’s packed with details, check out the bookmark on the mantle, or the melted wax on the candle next to it, just so much to love.

A Visit from Saint Nicholas

Bert Van Raemdonck captures Saint Nicholas delivering hope at Christmas time. Saint Nicholas was a bishop in what is modern day Turkey he lived from 270-343 AD and much of what we know of him focuses on his generosity.  A brief bio of what we know can be found here. The miter (a bishops pointy hat) is excellent captured using the classic roof piece 3049 , as is the crozier (a bishops staff of office, which often resembles a highly stylized shepherds crook) using the gold plant piece. 

The Gingerbread Express

The holidays means a lot of things to a lot of people, and a great many traditions. One in our house is a mild obsession with gingerbread. I’ve made no less than four batches of gingerbread men this season, I just ate one while my tea was steeping this morning in fact, and the bag is taunting me as I type this. We’ve built houses in the past, but never anything even remotely as whimsical and wonderful as this train by builder Tim Lydy. It’s adorable, and looks delicious.

Christmas Cookies

While we are up to our 5th batch of cookies this year, we haven’t made any of this style (but the gingerbread men have been so yummy) but there’s still a couple days before Christmas so who knows what might happen. And while they might be tasty, I seriously doubt they’ll be as cute as these cookies from builder buildings blockd, which are as adorable as they are filled with Christmas spirit.

Veronica Winter

Builder vitreolum gave no indication of who this is in the description, so it’s up to me. Meet Veronica Winter, Santa’s personal assistant and aspiring pin up girl. While Santa isn’t terribly supportive if her aspirations, she is the best assistant he’s ever had. Before she came along mail was occasionally lost, milk and cookies might not be readily available and “the list” was never quite up to date. But as much as Veronica loves her job all she really wants is to be pictured on the nose art of the sleigh, something I never new was needed, but I have to agree that would be pretty awesome. Her attempts to prove her worthiness tend to just embarrass Santa, who has given her more coveralls than anyone needs. And Mrs Claus is at her wits end to say the least. When things calm down after Tuesday she’s gonna “have a little talk” with Veronica.