Addis Family Simply Cannot 'Lego' This Christmas Tradition!


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Many families have fun traditions during this time of the year. Some decorate the tree together, while others bake cookies. For the Addis family, it involves building giant Lego structures, a ritual that began 18 years ago when their first son Tom was born.

Over the years, the family who lives in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, have built a giant Santa Claus, an angel, a church, a group of choir boys and even, a Victorian postbox. However this year, the family which now includes 15-year old Holly and 13-year old Christopher has deviated from their Christmas theme and instead, created a Dalek - an extra terrestrial mutant from the British science fiction television series, Dr. Who. To make it appear a little less ominous they did add a Santa hat to their version,

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While the structure was not in keeping with their usual Christmas theme, the amount of effort it took to build was the same - Over seven weeks of painstaking Lego stacking. And, while Mike and Catherine did the bulk of the construction, spending more than 100 hours each, their three kids did their bit too - adding a couple of rows to the structure each evening, as part of their chores.

Mike and Catherine, who add to their collection by buying Lego bricks by the kilo (2.2 lbs) from eBay each year, estimate that their collection of over half a million Lego bricks is worth over $15,000USD.

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Besides being a fun family project, the Lego model also provides the perfect background for the family's Christmas picture every year and, a great memory for future years.

That's because come January 6th, the Addis family and some their friends will have a have a stacking party where they will knock the Dalek over, painstakingly take apart the bricks and store them into neat piles, until next year!


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  • savage for lifeThursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:14 am
    • savage for lifeThursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:14 am
      oh my gosh how did they do that ! that must took them alot of legos, and money!🙏
      • daisythesavage
        daisythesavageFriday, December 29, 2017 at 10:48 am
        U guys should look at this article California Home Transforms Into Winter Wonderland For The Holidays
        • daisythesavage
          daisythesavageFriday, December 29, 2017 at 10:46 am
          If u guys r amazed by that then u should look at the article “California Home Transforms Into Winter Wonderland For The Holidays”
          • Blue Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:36 am
            Wow. I'm amazed.
            • Cool girlSunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm
              cool! wish i could do that!
              • unicorn Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm
                • catss
                  catssFriday, November 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm
                  sooooooooooooooo coool
                  • gggFriday, November 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm
                    so cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • fine ladyTuesday, September 5, 2017 at 5:10 am
                      that will take too long