Have you ever wondered how Santa manages all the work this time of the year? There is mail to open from all over the world from children (and grown-ups who still believe in Santa), there are wish-lists to fulfill, packages to prepare, presents to deliver and so much more. Well, wonder no more, because LEGO fan Gary Davis created a LEGO display for his local LEGO store where you can see how Santa’s whole operation runs. 🙂
First of all, Santa doesn’t have to do all the work alone; he has lots of elves to help, as well as Mrs. Claus, and of course the reindeers. Once you look at all the details of Santa’s workshop, you will see how efficient the whole operation is to deliver al the presents in just one night! 😀
First of all Mr. And Mrs. Claus opens up all the mail in the little office on the top floor. And since some people send in their wish-lists by email he has to check his smart-phone as well to keep up with all the requests. I’m also guessing that he uses his smart-phone to check if you were naughty or nice, and if you really deserve those presents. 🙄
The approved wish-lists then get handed to the elves who get all the presents ready. Guitars, bicycles, teddy bears and more are lined up so the elves can pick them out easily. Very special requests get made on-demand right there in the Toy Workshop.
Then the presents get wrapped in festive Christmas colors and labeled with the name of the recipient. The conveyor-belt then puts the packages through a mysterious machine that shrinks and bags all of the presents. A very thoughtful step indeed, otherwise Santa would have a hard time carrying so many big boxes on his one sled. There are some frighteningly big gears and lots of controls on this machine, so yeah, Santa’s technology is very advanced… and mysterious! I’m not sure how he un-shrinks the presents though, but I guess that’s another one of his secrets…
Once the presents are shrunk and bagged they simply get dropped from the conveyor-belt into the waiting sled until it is filled up with all the goodies. In the meantime some elves tend to the reindeers, making sure they are well fed for the long trip. And also the sled needs to be maintained so it won’t break down on its way to your chimney and the chimneys of millions of other eager recipients. (By that way, that is a fantastic LEGO sled! Just look at the details and clever building techniques!)
There is also a Mission Control center on the top floor where a very smart elf makes sure that everything is running smoothly. There is so much to take care of, so having top-of-the-line technology is very important.
There are so many details in this fun LEGO Christmas display I would mind looking at (and playing in) it for hours! If you are lucky enough to live in the UK, you can see it in person at the Watford LEGO Store.
So what do you think? How do you like Santa’s workshop? Which details do you like the best? Have you ever built a special Christmas LEGO diorama for playing or displaying? Feel free to share in the comment section below! Happy holidays! 😉
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