Thursday, October 30, 2014

LEGO Day Of The Dead

The Day Of The Dead is a Mexican holiday with pre-hispanic origins to remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration takes place on November 2, and was declared by UNESCO as Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. VERSION EN ESPAƑOL

Day Of The Dead!

This Lego model incorporates many characteristics of this fiesta like flowers, sugar skulls, altar, tissue paper decorations and Catrina & Catrin.

The Altar table was made with a thick flat plate with bricks as supports. For the tissue paper decorations multicolor 1x2 bricks were used. The rear part was built almost with 2x4 red bricks. On top of the bricks a big window and some vegetation to give "freshness" to the model.


For skull building, round plates of different sizes were used, also some pointy bricks to make teeth. Finishing with marigolds for the eyes.


Red and Yellow flowered rug in front of the altar.

Catrina & Catrin

Catrina & Catrin minifigs were built mixing stuff like mariachi hat, Old Wild West like torsos and skull heads.

To build the set around 180 steps are needed. As relevant characteristics seen in the altar: sugar skulls, candles, and cross.