Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas!

Christmas was nice this year. It wasn’t awesome for photographs though, I didn’t take very many. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to, it just didn’t happen.

I got the (then) soon to be retired LEGO Red Cargo Train last Christmas, but didn’t build it until this month. It’s under the tree, which looks good enough, though I want to make it quite different next year.

This year it caused a room for presents … none, pretty much, issue. I had presents stacked on the old piano, all over the bench, on that little table piled high, high, high.

Because of that, I was all over the place looking for packages to distribute. Gone was the standard hubby sitting by the tree handing things out. It was fun, though somewhat chaotic.

We went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D that night. There was no Christmas Day Opening movie we wanted to see as a family.

That was our 2nd viewing of the movie as a family. We saw it in BigD 3D 1st, Opening Day. It looked dull in the normal 3D showing Christmas night.

My husband and I saw it in HFR 3D two days before Christmas. That was FANTASTIC! The BigD 3D was really nice and great and all that, but HFR 3D blew that away.

I’m spoiled now.

So I’ve seen the latest Hobbit movie three times. I am anxious for the Blu-ray version!

Before Christmas we got The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Extended on Blu-ray at Best Buy. It doesn’t come with a non-3D disc, but it does come with a UV for the non-3D version. Lovely! We watched it from Vudu on PS4. We laughed so hard!

LoTR always makes sense around Christmas. It’s how the early 2000’s went, it’s a tradition, sort of, to watch more of that stuff in December, and it’s great to have The Hobbit added to it. I’m pretty addicted to it all. It’s more year round, it’s a Christmas feeling then, anytime during the year.

LEGO dominated gifts, an expected outcome.

LEGO is very popular in our house. It wasn’t always, but it’s something that has grown over the years. I got involved in 2011 personally. I have as much as my children do now, plus more (counting the Christmas sets which are mine, but for the whole family, if that makes sense.)

I didn’t like LEGO before all this. I liked the building idea, just wanted nothing to do with LEGO bricks all over the place. Ouch!

But somewhere, somehow, my boy got interested in Bionicles. The door was opened, just a crack, that became a Bionicle obsession, which bled into LEGO Star Wars which turned into a full blown LEGO habit for my children. My girl has only recently liked anything they offer. Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and some of the Kingdom stuff. My personal addiction happened before LoTR LEGO was around. Alien Conquest hooked me. My first LEGO set was a polybag of a Toy Story Alien. Then the Alien Conquest theme was unveiled and I had every set available by the end of August. Sadly, that was all they gave us. No second wave. 🙁

Since then I love the buildings, cars, helicopters, and I’ve amassed some great sets. Cinema, Haunted House, other Monster Hunter sets, Chima sets, the annual Christmas set, I got the first two the year the 3rd one came out and ever since, the same year they are released.

I love the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit LEGO sets. I have very little of it though since I also LOVE MARVEL. So I have lots of Marvel sets, and the Chima sets are current, so take up some of that. Isn’t LoTR and Hobbit better than Chima? Yes! But Chima stuff is just something I like and I can’t explain and I have to have it. Sigh.

Everyone was pleased with their Christmas gifts, LEGO and non-Lego gifts. Christmas is over and life goes on. 🙂

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