Merry Christmas, From Chiron Beta Prime

IMG_2543.jpgThis year has been a little crazy for the Andersons Appletons.
You may recall we had some trouble last year.
The robot council had us banished to an asteroid.
That hasn’t undermined our holiday cheer…

I actually had the idea for this build last Christmas but waited till this year to assemble it. Inspired by Shamelessly adapted from Jonathan Coulton’s “Chrion Beta Prime,” the build features the minifigures that my wife and I created a couple years ago at a nearby LEGO store last to represent our family, as well as a couple robots with glowing red eyes.

Although I’m pleased with the final product, it isn’t quite what was originally envisioned. Designing the Chiron Beta Prime scene to both fit on a bookshelf and include enough sufficient elements to do the song justice resulted in a layout that doesn’t entirely look like its taking place in a cave on an asteroid. However, the build, in my opinion, does the song justice. The only shame is that it couldn’t be part of the primary Christmas display. Having said that, I can certainly envision revisiting this idea at some point in the future, making it larger and more elaborate.

But, until that day comes, “Merry Christmas, from Chiron Beta Prime. Where we’re working in a mine…

About Matthew Appleton

A dad and loving husband who is also an easily distracted sf&f junkie, LEGO enthusiast, Phillies fan, and writer wannabe who really has too many other responsibilities to be working on his many different on-going projects.
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