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I have been working on my Christmas cards and realize how quickly Christmas is coming and how little time I have left to get my cards together. As I rip my hair out trying to find just the right photo and card template, I read about the LEGO Minifigure Family holiday cards. I have seen how Minifigures have taken on a life of their own, from various characters in playsets, to stop-animation movies on YouTube. So I took a break from the photo card stress, to turn my family into a LEGO Minifigure Family to share in a holiday card.
Making the Minifigure holiday card was so much fun! Who doesn't like to play with LEGOs? Putting together a card is pretty quick and there are so many great choices. You can choose to add each member of your family: adult, child, baby, cat or dog. When you create each family member, you give them a name, and then get to choose their skin color, facial expression, hat/hair, and outfit. The facial expressions are great and definitely capture any fun expression you might want. The outfits range from festive fun - elf, santa and gingerbread person, to everyday clothing. There were about 50 outfit choices, and you can choose both torso (top) and leg (pants) designs separately.
Once you have added each family member and customized them, you choose the background scene you want to use. There are so many choices! There are traditional holiday options like the North Pole, a Snowman design, or various home interior scenes. You can go tropical with palm trees and sand, or even inter-galactic! There truly is something fun for everyone! Once you choose your scene, you can then move your characters around the card to put each family member in a different spot. In my card, LO is making a sand castle, while Hubby is lounging in the shade of a palm tree (watch out for that crab!). Once you have finished your scene, you pick your message from a pre-set list of holiday messages, and can choose to download, email or share your card via social media.
This was really fun and is a great activity for kids, especially if you have a LEGO Advent calendar or someone who is a LEGO enthusiast. It certainly isn't limited to those who love LEGOs, it's just plain fun! I played around with the choices quite a bit, and tried out a number of selections. No choice is ever final. You can change your characters clothing after you have clicked the, “I'm done” button and you can go back and forth between each of the three steps. As part of the process you name your characters/family members to customize, but I love that in the sharing step, you can choose to show or hide your family names, on your card, just by clicking a toggle button. I chose to download my cards, but I also tried to email my card. I use web-based email and found that if you do not have a mail client program installed and in use on your computer, you cannot use the email option. If you use web-based email, you can easily download your card to your computer, as a JPG file, and attach in an email, or you can also create a direct link to your card. I was able to download my card a couple of times, with a few different choices (one with names and one without).
Visit the LEGO Minifigure Family website and make your own Minifigure holiday card!