A Lego-obsessed family have built an incredible eight-foot-tall Christmas advent calendar made of 450,000 multi-coloured bricks for the festive season.
The towering 24-window calendar built by Mike Addis, 60, and wife Catherine Weightman, 55, from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, is carefully crafted with the finest of details and nearly reaches the ceiling of the couple’s living room.
Mr Addis estimates he and his wife spent around five hours a day and a total of 235 hours to complete the festive masterpiece.
Mike Addis, 60, and wife Catherine Weightman, 55, from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, built an incredible eight foot tall Christmas advent calendar for the festive season
The couple spent 235 hours carefully constructing the towering calendar in their home and used 450,000 multi-coloured bricks to complete the spectacle
Behind each numbered window of the gigantic advent calendar lies a carefully thought out Christmas themed scene made from Lego
A closer look at the unique calendar displays numbered windows, each of which reveal a painstakingly constructed and carefully thought out scene about the size of a shoe box.
In one section a roast goose lies on a table while in another tiny stockings hang by a roaring fire in a kitchen.
Incredible details also include a miniature Lego version of Vermeer’s famous painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, sitting above the mantelpiece.
Behind each door of the two-metre high advent calendar lies a painstakingly constructed scene about the size of a shoe box
This is not the first time the couple have created a Christmas masterpiece. For the past 25 years the pair have been building Lego constructions for Christmas
Behind one window beautifully crafted snowmen can be seen in front of white backdrop while behind another window tall trees can be seen in a snowy climate
Behind another door, Lego elves can be seen busily loading presents onto Santa’s sleigh while in another the three wise men appear with their offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
A look behind window four shows a Lego Christmas pudding and mince pies while another scene shows a painting of Saint Nicholas above the fireplace.
The spectacle is the biggest Lego sculpture the husband and wife have ever built in their family home 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.
A sneak peak behind window three reveals the three wise men with their offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh. In the past, the couple have built a five-storey Victorian dollhouse, Christmas-themed Daleks, a polar bear, Olympic mascots, angels and a cathedral
A look behind window four shows a Lego Christmas pudding and mince pies as Santa Claus stands to the right of the room with his much trusted elf
Behind door number six is a carefully constructed dining table and armchair while a painting of Saint Nicholas also sits above the fireplace
A look behind door number seven reveals a gigantic roast goose and a large bottle of wine. At the back of the room is a delicately crafted wine glass that appears to have the beverage inside it
In a fitting tribute to the nativity, behind door number eight of Mr Addis and Mrs Weightman’s Lego masterpiece is a carefully constructed angel and shepherd
Behind door number nine are snowy white trees and a fox. Other scenes inside the calendar also display a ginger bread house, soldiers, and Santa Claus himself
In an effort to keep their art alive, the couple continued their annual Christmas tradition even after their three now grown-up children became ‘too embarrassed’ to join in.
Other scenes inside the calendar include Christmas dinners, ginger bread houses, a snowman, soldiers, and Santa Claus himself.
The couple have also for the first time this year raised £4,000 for environmental charities by running Lego competitions and making a giant 3D Lego map of the Great Fen nature reserve project.
A Lego scene of nature reserve Wicken Fen appears behind door 14 on the Advent Calendar. The couple continued their annual Christmas tradition after their three now grown-up children became ‘too embarrassed’ to join in
Behind door number 19 are Lego reindeers in the snow. The couple for the first time this year have also raised £4,000 for environmental charities by running Lego competitions and making a giant 3D Lego map of the Great Fen nature reserve project
Behind door number 23 lies a gingerbread house with colours of green, yellow, purple, red and blue to bring in the festive cheer