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LEGO Santa’s workshop on Christmas Eve

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. 🙂

LEGO Santa's Workshop by Gary Davis

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! 😀

LEGO Santa's Workshop Opening Mail

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.

LEGO Santa's Workshop Details

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!)

LEGO Santa's Workshop Mission Control

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.

LEGO Santa's Sled

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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{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Lloydguy December 21, 2013, 10:35 AM

    First Comment! I love the smart phone 🙂 🙂 I wonder if he has the naughty or nice finger scanner?

  • Cambot310 December 21, 2013, 11:27 AM

    I like how he used Lego Ninjago Serpentine Staffs on Santa’s sleigh.

  • Connie Etter December 21, 2013, 12:15 PM

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a master!

  • Fikko3107 December 21, 2013, 1:51 PM

    I thought the name Gary Davis sounded familiar, but where..?

    Wait, was he that guy who makes all those stunning Thunderbirds MOCs?

  • lego ff December 21, 2013, 3:46 PM

    AWSOME ! 😯

  • Bohrok Tru December 21, 2013, 7:19 PM


    • ninja of stealth December 23, 2013, 12:37 PM

      (the third) AWESOME! 🙄

  • overlord1113 December 22, 2013, 9:47 AM

    He should put that on Cuusoo!

  • Lorca Strand December 22, 2013, 1:07 PM

    I like large and intricately-built minifigure scale MOCs. You don’t see this level of accuracy very often, in my opinion.

  • Lynn Levick November 29, 2022, 10:28 AM

    where do you buy the “Santa workshop on xmas eve”

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