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I would like to say a huge thank you to my Secret Santa for all the effort that you have put in to my gift.
Firstly I would like to apologise as it turns out the first instruction was too difficult for me to follow. :(
Otherwise I would have found this and had some building fun. Oh well, I'll know for next time. Anyhow, it was an intriguing start....
After that I thought I would empty the box just in case there were any more surprises.
As everything seemed pretty straight forward it was on with the opening.
Started small with a Halloween minifig from my list of things to get...
Closely followed by another.....
Then we got onto the sealed stuff with a couple of polybags that I didn't have...
And then second I still haven't as this one was promptly stolen by the wife to go with the Christmas decorations... easy come, easy go. :)
By this point I was really happy with what I received but then things took a different approach.
Which after a short while became this.....
What's that, I hear you say..... not entirely sure so moved on to the next parcel...
From the description I had a rough idea about the build of this one....
Which turned out to be correct but it was missing a pilot....
Which was quickly rectified in the next parcel.
Put them all together and I ended up with this....
My very own custom version of the rocket ship ride arcade machine. :D
And my rather clever Santa had even designed a set card for the custom build.
I don't have any idea who my Santa was but whoever you are, give yourself a pat on the back and spend the rest of the holiday season with the satisfaction that you have made an old man happy.
You are a star. Thank you.
Thanks Secret Santa! Some pretty cool stuff! :)
Thanks Santa, A fine selection from my wants list, with bonus chocolate as well!
Also, loved the commentary in the cards, they made me laugh!
And happily my gift seems to have been well received, so success all round!
Thanks to @snowhitie and the other organisers, and Merry Christmas everybody!
Dear SS, a little late, but just got home from a wonderful week with all my family in the USA (last timer was 2008), and what was on my doorstep coming home from the airport feeling a little sad - whoooweee, your gift!
It just blew away my blues :-)
Upon closer inspection I found numerous SW & TBM Polybags, a LEGOLAND Duplo brick from Dubai(!!), two very sweet October Toys R Us sets from 2014 :-))))), and a little something to build?? And a marzipan Santa watching over all of it (and super wrapping paper)
Got me so excited I had to calm my nerves with a glass of beer!
Thanks so much Secret Santa!
As well as to all of you Bricksetters that made this possible - big Christmasy hug!
MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone, good health to all and your loved ones, and loads of LEGO fun!
And opening the contents revealed these:
Thanks to my Secret Santa! I missed out on KKTB when it was available, always nice to add more Mech Dragon polys to my collection, and I finally have a complete GOTG2 set collection witht he addition of Ravager Attack! Again, thankyou Secret Santa! :oD
Also, Santa brought my 2 year old #10746 Mia's Farm, so the #41087 Bunny & Babies that you gave me is the perfect addition to the farm! Thank you so much again!
Happy holidays all!
Thank you secret Santa! I opened these a couple days ago but it's been a busy few days! Love the little mermaid set! Really wanted that Ursula so very happy! Thank you!
Happy Christmas everyone and thank you again to the organisers! I love that a group of (almost) complete strangers can do this and share the Christmas spirit! :-)
I think I may need more Sinister Six minifigs now...
Sorry I didn't post this sooner, it's been a busy last couple days. Thank you very much secret Santa! I've been spoiled again this year! When I opened it I was speechless by the generosity of my secret Santa! Thank you again!
I opened the smaller presents to discover these 4 nice polybags, a series 17 CMF, and a hotdog-man key ring... after all, I am renowned for liking anything to do with Lego sausages :D
But what could the slightly-squishy larger present be???
I genuinely had no idea what to expect, but oh my, what a banger!
A pre-built festive sausage themed MOC!
Even the snowman found a good excuse to use a sausage.
Awesome! I had a good chuckle to myself, so thanks Secret Santa, I love it :)
A few bits fell off in transit, but there was a handy printed photo to act as a reference - although I've just noticed from the top photo that I might have put the right-hand side sausage end into the wrong place on the building!
I look forward to this post being noticed by a representative of The LEGO Group so that this MOC may be put into mass production as next year's Christmas vignette set. With no fewer than 6 regular-sized sausage parts, it would become the most sausagey set in existence, and so it would be bound to be a hit with collectors.
Thanks, Secret Santa!
Special call out to @snowhitie and the others for organising the fun!! Same time next year, perhaps?!
Happy New Year to everyone!
Edit: hmmm... not sure why it's not displaying the photo like everyone else's... hopefully the attached is accessible.
In the UK there's one parcel that arrived a bit late (even though it was posted a day earlier than royal mail limits) and one is still on the way since the recipient has her mail forwarded so it will take a bit longer.
Many thanks to @Snowhitie for putting it all together.
Better late than never ;)
Thanks a lot, Secret Santa!
Please contact me so I can fix the "S" and so that I can thank you personally! :)
My secret Santa absolutely spoiled me! I got FOUR brickheadz (which nearly completed my collection without duplicates), chocolate and they were thoughtful enough to include a Santa polybag and the parts necessary to convert him to an ornament, which I promptly did.
Thank you so much!
Brickset Secret Santa ROCKS!
Unfortunately my secret santee hasn' posted but I hope they liked their gift! Looking forward to joining in again next year!
Really reminiscent of the old 80's sets so well fun. Thanks again.