You may think you love Christmas, but do you love it enough to make a giant advent calendar out of nearly half a million LEGO bricks? Mercer Morrison has the details:
Mike Addis, 60, and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar, which nearly reaches the ceiling of their living room.
Each numbered windows opens onto a painstakingly constructed scene about the size of a shoe box.
In one section, tiny stockings hang by a roaring fire in a kitchen.
Incredible details include a miniature Lego version of Vermeer’s famous painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, sitting above the mantelpiece.
Behind another door, Lego elves can be seen busily loading presents onto Santa’s sleigh.
In another, a man is finishing off a collection of snowmen.
It is the biggest Lego sculpture the husband and wife have ever built in their family home in Huntingdon, over the last 26 years.
In the past, the couple have built a five-storey Victorian dollhouse, Christmas-themed Daleks, a polar bear, Olympic mascots, angels and a cathedral – costing them almost £50,000. They continued their annual Christmas tradition after their three now grown-up children became “too embarrassed” to join in.