Chicago police officer builds amazing miniature Christmas Village

On tonight’s WGN News at Five, we’re talking with Chicago Police Department officer Ron Haislet. For the past ten years, he’s been working on a miniature Christmas Village he sets up in his home. The scene is nine feet wide and about six feet deep, full of operating Ferris Wheels, bumper cars, roller coasters, waterfalls, and more. We talked with him about why, and how, he does it.

On top of that, Ron is also a big fan of the rock band Rush, and he’s created a miniature Rush concert experience. The scene features a rotating drum set and dozens of working lights he can control to the music.

The video will be featured here after it airs. If you know somebody who’s up to something just as unique, let me know about it! You can email me at mleshock (at) tribune (dot) com, or send me a note on Facebook or Twitter.

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