Last year I created a Harry Potter advent calendar for my wife
, and it was a big hit with her. This year my 8-year-old gymnast daughter asked for a gymnastics one for herself, so I spent much of the year gradually assembling a bunch of stuff.
It was a big surprise when TLG released 41372 Stephanie's Gymnastics Show
, but luckily that set didn't really negate anything I was working on, though I did decide to ditch my trampoline design since the official set included a rather fun one. We of course bought a copy and our daughter thought it was fantastic. However, that set isn't specific to artistic gymnastics, the discipline she is involved in, and the one we all know from television.
There's an amazing
minifig-POV review of that set here
- seriously, check it out!
I thought it was really commendable that TLG included rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics in the set, but for our purposes I figured I should hit all the usual gym equipment and artistic apparatus, and with as much authenticity as I could muster.
I'm a bit behind posting here as I had some login issues, but Huw has resolved that for me and now I can show you what I've been up to! (Ongoing Flickr album here
Day 1: Base & Floor springs for floor exercise
Day 2: Floor exercise surface
Day 3: Parallette
Day 4: Folding practice beam
Day 5: Stall bar
Day 6: Lockers
Day 7: Accessories
Day 8: Vault Table
Day 9: Springboard
This will be a 20-day calendar due to a holiday trip, but it's chock-full of fun stuff. Hope you all enjoy it!