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The Christmas cracker was first created in the 1840s by a London confectioner, inspired by French bon-bons. They are a part of Christmas dinner celebrations in many British Commonwealth countries. It is estimated that in the UK alone roughly 145 million crackers are popped each year, the vast majority at the beginning of Christmas dinner. Originally containing sweets and a note, they quickly evolved to contain folded paper hats, small novelties, and a joke. But the joke will be on you if you try to pull this LEGO model apart.

This build was created by AuckLUG member Matthew Tennent. Matthew is a resident train builder and loves building large railway scenes.

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