A couple who is a big fan of Lego created Alpine ski scene for a Christmas display in their home.
They spent six weeks creating the festive Lego display and the result is just amazing.
Mike Addis, 61, who is a retired school teacher and his wife Catherine Weightman, 56, constructed a festive Lego scene to mark the arrival of the holidays.
Mike said: “The is definitely the biggest project so far, we’ve never had one both tall and wide. It’s a mixture of a Swiss mountain resort, a German Christmas market, and Father Christmas’ workshop.”
“It’s not necessarily the most complex one we’ve made but it’s definitely the biggest. It takes up half the living room, which is the limit of the room really because of the settee.”
“We take out other bits of furniture to make space, but the settee we can’t move because it’s a constant piece and so that dictates how big we can go.”
“Each time you look at it you notice something new. My favorite bit I think is the church – it worked really well. The town center is also a firm favorite. It’s hard to say exactly how many hours a day we’ve spent on it because some days I’ll spend eight or ten hours, while other days I won’t touch it at all.”
“I’d say on average around four hours per day is fair.”
Mike has previously created a life-size 8ft tall polar bear, Durham Cathedral, a gingerbread house, choir boys, Father Christmas and even their own home.
He continued: “The models are enjoyable but also take a lot of patience and can be quite frustrating sometimes. On one occasion during this build I tripped and smashed one the supports so we had to start that all over again.
“But the beauty of Lego is that it it can be rebuilt, even if it can be annoying at times.”
Mike said that he and his wife don’t use instructions and free-build their work.
He said: “We like to figure it out ourselves. Normally we would build from the bottom up but this time we had to do it the other way round and start building from the back forwards. Even the structure behind, which is hidden, was free-built.”
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