John and I got a very unique opportunity through InnovaLUG, to build a series of Nutcrackers based off of the promotional Nutcracker set to aid in The LEGO Group’s advertising of the promotion. You can see that video on their Facebook page here. They needed 18 unique outfits for Nutcrackers built within a few weeks, and we jumped at the chance to do some building for the LEGO group.
This arctic explorer wasn’t specifically based off of any minifigure, though it was influenced by the various Arctic figs LEGO has made before. The new macaroni tiles ended up working well for pockets, and while the pickax was challenging at first, a ski ended up working nicely for its blade.