Instead of braving the crowds and shopping today, we spent the day at home, working on our Lego Christmas Market. It was a far superior way to spend our day…all the fun of putting together a puzzle, but far easier to display and much more enjoyable to play with, and not a manic shopper in sight!
There were enough stalls that each child got to build one…if Chickadee had been big enough, there would have even been one for her! Since she’s not ready for Lego bricks, I helped her out. (Ryan and I also got to build the carousel.)
We also had the two holiday exclusive with purchase sets…they go perfectly with the Market!
This is going to make a nice Christmas decoration in our schoolroom!
Earlier this summer, I saw that for their Christmas set this year, Lego was going to be making a Christmas market. Now, I’ve never been to a Christmas market in Germany, but I have been to the one in Chicago, which I understand to be pretty authentic, and I loved every moment of it. I’ve also used the Christmas market as an example of a European Christmas tradition in school many years. Obviously, we needed to get it!
This week, I got an e-mail from Lego, letting me know that I could order it (early, even!). So, I did. That day. And, I was very impressed with how fast it got here. We’ll be putting this together in school in December, and it will become part of our school room Christmas decorations! What a nice early Christmas gift to our family!