Advent 2023 Day 13

Dots & Okoye

We’re now into the second half of Advent. My how time flies. Today we get some dots (I like to call them “cookies”) from Friends and a Okoye minifigure from Marvel.

Friends gives us a little box of dots, or as I prefer to call them, cookies. Remember the Detective Office designer video? Love the story about the illegal cookie business. In honor of that I call all 1×1 round tiles “cookies.”

Dots and a Box (LEGO Friends Advent 2023 Day 13)

Here’s the box with all the dots in it. Except, of course, for the extra parts… of which there are many.

Dots in a Box (LEGO Friends Advent 2023 Day 13)

Meanwhile our Marvel model is the minifigure Okoye from Black Panther.

Okoye (LEGO Marvel Advent 2023 Day 13)

Here is a close up view of her so you can see the printing on the face and torso.

Okoye, Front (LEGO Marvel Advent 2023 Day 13)

And here’s a rear view showing the torso printing.

Okoye, Rear (LEGO Marvel Advent 2023 Day 13)

My MOC for today is an alebrije, similar to the Día de los Muertos 2022 models I built last year.

Alebrije MOC (LEGO Advent 2023 Day 13)

Here’s a rear view of the creature.

Alebrije MOC, Rear (LEGO Advent 2023 Day 13)

And here it is upside down so you can rub its belly.

Alebrije MOC, Underside (LEGO Advent 2023 Day 13)

This year I purchased and am building just two of the available five calendars LEGO has released: Friends and Marvel. If you want to build the others, here are some links to them on Amazon: City, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. (But please don’t support Harry Potter, due to the transphobic politics of J. K. Rowling.)