Lego obsessed Cambridgeshire couple build 8ft advent calendar made of 450,000 bricks - complete with Christmas Daleks!

Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS
Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS
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A Huntingdon Lego-obsessed family have built an incredible 8ft-tall Christmas advent calendar made of 450,000 bricks.

Mike Addis, 60, and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar, which nearly reaches the ceiling of their living room.

Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS

Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS

Each numbered windows opens onto a painstakingly constructed scene about the size of a shoe box.

In one section, tiny stockings hang by a roaring fire in a kitchen.

Incredible details include a miniature Lego version of Vermeer's famous painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, sitting above the mantelpiece.

Behind another door, Lego elves can be seen busily loading presents onto Santa's sleigh.

Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS

Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS

In another, a man is finishing off a collection of snowmen.

It is the biggest Lego sculpture the husband and wife have ever built in their family home in Huntingdon, over the last 26 years.

In the past, the couple have built a five-storey Victorian dollhouse, Christmas-themed Daleks, a polar bear, Olympic mascots, angels and a cathedral - costing them almost £50,000.

They continued their annual Christmas tradition after their three now grown-up children became "too embarrassed" to join in.

Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS

Mike Addis and wife Catherine Weightman built the immaculately detailed 24-window calendar. Photo: SWNS

Other scenes in the calendar include Christmas dinners, ginger bread houses, a snowman, soldiers, and Santa Claus himself.

This year they spent around £600 on new pieces - including specialist pieces to attach wall paintings in the calendar.

The couple have also for the first time this year raised £4,000 for environmental charities by running Lego competitions and making a giant 3D Lego map of the Great Fen nature reserve project.