12 December - Pedro Requejo Novoa, El Soldadito de plomo (The Tin Soldier)
Behind the 12th door of our Advent calendar you can find a sculpture by Pedro Requejo Nova. The artist is famous for his bronze figures, which can be found all over Europe. El Soldadito de plomo, shows a scene from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale Der standhafte Zinnsoldat (The Steadfast Tin Soldier). The sculpture was produced in celebration of Andersen's 200th birthday and is located at the village square of Villalbilla (Madrid).