LEGO Santa Claus arrives in Cardiff Bay today

December has arrived, and for Cardiff Bay residents, so has a life-sized LEGO Santa Claus and sleigh model.

With the festive season in full swing, Cardiff Bay, UK, has added a distinctly LEGO aspect to the town’s Christmas decorations. The Santa and sleigh model, complete with eight LEGO reindeer – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen – is built from a half a million elements and took three months to put together.

The blocky Father Christmas and reindeer will remain on display until January 3 in Mermaid Quay’s Tacoma Square. There is a space next to Santa Claus for people to hop into the sleigh, perfect for festive photo opportunities.

The model has been built by Bright Bricks, the company that was part of the LEGO Certified Professional scheme until recently. Previously, the Great Brick Safari display has appeared in the same location.

For festive fun indoors, 75213 Star Wars Advent Calendar, 60201 City Advent Calendar and 41353 Friends Advent Calendar have already been released and are available to buy now. The main Christmas product this year is LEGO Creator Expert 10263 Winter Village Fire Station.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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