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    Dec 20, 2009, 6:36 PM - NLCV National Lapoon's Christmas Vacation German Pyramid Prop #1

    In the Eggnog scene, it opens up on a close up of the Christmas Windmill. Later in that same scene, Eddie touches it and it falls apart. I just love that shot and would love that windmill.

    How it works is there are four candles in each corner. The heat causes the fan to spin. There have been recalls in the past on such items due to them catching fire.

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    http://movieclips.com/watch/christma...ddie_and_snot/

    Does anyone know were I can find this same Windmill?

    Through searches I see it called Christmas Windmill or Carousel, and even German Pyramids.
    Last edited by seven; Dec 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM.
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    Dec 29, 2009, 9:28 AM - Re: Looking for National Lapoon's Christmas Vacation Windmill #2

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    Dec 29, 2009, 10:01 AM - Re: Looking for National Lapoon's Christmas Vacation Windmill #3

    here a couple more...scroll down a bit

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1
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    Dec 29, 2009, 10:06 AM - Re: Looking for National Lapoon's Christmas Vacation Windmill #4

    My neighbor had one of those when I was a kid. I used to knock the fan blades off the same way. It always seemed like as soon as you touched it, they'd all fall off.
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    Dec 30, 2009, 3:24 PM - Re: Looking for National Lapoon's Christmas Vacation Windmill #5

    I just noticed that he has four German Pyramids

    attached are some low res pics

    Anyone have some high Res screen grabs?
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    Dec 30, 2009, 3:27 PM - Re: Looking for National Lapoon's Christmas Vacation Windmill #6

    I found one that looks right for the second Pyramid, however, it's missing the pattern on the fan blades and I am not seeing the palm trees on the original
    http://www.christkindl-markt.com/lev...mid-p-631.html
    Last edited by seven; Dec 8, 2011 at 6:46 PM.

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