LEGO Christmas Parade - in April!
Updated: Apr 5
Okay, so it’s only early April. Christmas is a long way off. Nevertheless, I ran across this video in my files and so, here ya go.
For those not aware, LEGO has a large collection of “Winter Village” sets, so you can create little vignettes of a bakery, a toy shop, a post office, and other buildings, decorated for the Christmas. I own several of these sets, so one year, I built the whole collection and created a Christmas parade to display when all the family came over to celebrate the holiday. My daughter made the actual video, and I thought you might like to see it.
Along the way, you’ll notice the police on their horses at the front (and dispensing some horse turds), then a marching band (LEGO did not have this band as a set, I had to create it myself, including the instruments), stilt walkers, a briefcase drill team, Shriners on their mini-motorbikes, celebrities from the Harry Potter movies including Snape with “Fluffy” the three-headed dog on a leash, some beauty queens, a firetruck (because what’s a parade without a fire truck?), and Santa on his sleigh (followed by a street cleaner). In the background, the toy store, bakery, post office, Christmas shops, a balloon vendor, a merry-go-round, the community tree being decorated, an ice skating rink, a place to buy trees, and a house with lots of snow on the roof. At the very end of the video, we see Santa’s workshop, with the real Santa peering down at the parade and his impersonator getting all the attention. Lots of mini-figures watching the parade, too. Click on the link below (be aware it has a musical accompaniment).
I got into building LEGO over ten years ago, after coming across some of my son’s old sets. He didn’t want them anymore. His loss, my gain. The video only lasts two minutes – hope you enjoy it!
PS Since this video was made, a few years ago, LEGO has also created new Winter Village sets. I do have most of them.
By Carolyn Steele Agosta
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