I have finally finished my entry for the diorama category in Yuri Fassio's, Santa's little helper contest. I really wanted to build an entry for the diorama category but there were a couple things keeping me away from it. The first was a seriously small collection of roof slopes. I ended up buying the 4996 beach house to build the roof. The second reason was that i didn't have a santa or any elves. So, i made my own santa and used random minifig parts for the elves. In the end, i think it turned out fairly well.
About this creation
I got my pick a brick order! i now have an official beard for santa! So, you can ignore all the pictures of santa with the cotton beard.
Here is jolly old saint nick. The beard you see here is now replaced with a real lego one.
Here are santa's... reindeer. You have to use your imagination here.
And here is santa's sleigh. Every year the elf sleigh crew has to do a thorough circle check on the sleigh to make sure there are no loose screws or rust holes from all that road salt santa picks up delivering presents.
This is the north pole... obviously.
Here is where the elves test all of the toboggans. If they survive this rough slope they'll survive anything!
Here is the workshop's plain and boring clock tower. Looks like it's almost time for a hot chocolate break.
And here is the interior of the workshop. This is just one of the toy building stations.
Here is an elf putting the finishing touches on a lucky little boy's new Harley.
And here are some more elves doing what elves do best.
And finally a birds eye view of the entire diorama.
A message to whoever judges this... Do NOT mark him down for the beard thing. That was pretty ingenious if I do say so myself (and I just did). Jason, you got my workshop beat by a long shot! Of course, mine was first a moc to be donated to charity so my parts usage wasn't what it could have been, but STILL! Even if I put full effort into a build, I think you would have stomped mine. This is great and best of luck to you in the contest! ~ Chris.
Excellent details! I really enjoy the fact that you didn't let not having all of the pieces stop you from giving it a shot! But I'm glad that you'll be getting the beard to avoid any frowning from the judges!
Quoting Yuri Fassio
Wow. I don't know how to say this... this is an incredible build, far beyond my skills... but I need to warn you: judges have a tendency to be "purists" and that non-LEGO beard could cost you.
Right after I posted this I decided to order the beard off of pick a brick. Hopefully I get it before the deadline.