Day 7? Right this way…

Day Seven: Keyboards

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Well! Looks like LEGO is giving us a “Rock Band Christmas”.  Combined with the drum set on day five we’re 2/5ths of the way there. I know I’m setting myself up for disapointment thinking there might be some brick-built guitars further down the Advent Stream…but I can dream, can’t I?   So far this CITY Advent has been making up all new rules as it goes along; stranger things have happened.

Today’s mini set manages to remain recognizable while using only ten bricks. The use of grill tiles to create the illusion of keys isn’t a particularly new technique, but it’s still one of the best.  It might have looked better with grills all along the keyboard area (instead of using 1×2 plates) but that would have required  re-design to have the top of the keyboard case attach to something.

Maybe that’ll be a design improvement for next year…

As an aside, I’m just glad LEGO didn’t go the Belville route and give us some sort of pink-colored accessory or teddybear for yesterday’s girl mini-figure. Gender-neutral toys is a much classier way to go.

That’s the first full week of CITY Advent revealed…and I have to say I’ve been pretty happy with the calendar so far.  What do you guys think? Has LEGO managed to save the CITY theme?