Thursday, December 11, 2008

Advent Madness: CITY Day 11

Advent Madness Day Eleven
(Open the Doors Here)

Ninja Tarts with Extra Tartlet

The Cunning Ninja-Cook from Day Ten has prepared some deliciously deadly treats. Sure, they may look like nothing more than four red 1x1 dots on a tan disc - but they're really a killing-cuisine, a tart-of-death! Toss one of these at your foe and watch them crumble like a cookie!

At least, that's how I'm choosing to see today's items. It sure sounds like more fun than "a table with two pies and an extra red dot."

In previous CITY Advents, the Chef was cooking up some distinctly non-holiday Pizzas. It's nice to see LEGO at least making a token effort to fit this sub-theme into the larger Christmas mold - even if you have to guess exactly what it is the Chef is making.

My suggestion? Next year when the Chef-Theme rolls around again, have him making cookies. Put a sticker on a 2x2 tile if you have to, but give him some easily identifiable themed items. It probably won't happen, though. My guess is next year we'll see him baking the french-bread piece that's been around for years.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lego was cheap, they should have put in 2 little pizzas.

December 11, 2008 8:29 AM  
Blogger Christopher Doyle said...


Actually having five pieces (base, four dots) per pie is a bit more generous than a single 2x2 round tile....

...and besides, the 2005 Advent-Chef did come with a Pizza. So I'd rather see something slightly new than a full-on repeat...

December 11, 2008 8:33 AM  
OpenID dionysus1999 said...

I think the chef is actually Sweeney Todd, and those are Mrs. Lovett's meat pies.

December 11, 2008 10:05 AM  
Blogger Andy Boal said...

They look like pizzas to me...

December 11, 2008 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Ellipsis said...

those "french bread" things are called cresants.

Word verification is prospin reminds me of pro spin like the way a ninja spins a pizza or tart.

December 11, 2008 5:25 PM  
Blogger shanksi said...

Like where you're going with this but check out our blog where something vaguely similar is going on.

December 11, 2008 6:55 PM  
Blogger Christopher Doyle said...


Actually, I wasn't talking about the croissants - I meant this part:
...clearly a loaf of French Bread.

December 11, 2008 7:07 PM  
Blogger konstfuck & squidrobot said...

"those "french bread" things are called cresants."

Nope, not right either. They are in fact called croissants.

December 12, 2008 5:27 AM  
Blogger konstfuck & squidrobot said...

Ah, you meant a baguette.

Damn, i feel like my old french teacher today.

December 12, 2008 5:28 AM  

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