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The ‘Waiting to Enact Our FIRE Plans’ Lego Christmas music video

After the incredible response to last year’s “12 Days of FI Christmas” Lego music video, I couldn’t pass up the chance to put out a new holiday ditty.

For 2018, a whole new cast of 20 (!!!!) Lego-fied personal finance bloggers takes to the screen in “Waiting to Enact Our FIRE Plans,” a send-up of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.”

The talented My Sons Father created and photographed most of the Lego characters again this year, and Joel from FI180 wrote an amazing musical arrangement and sang those silky smooth vocals. I wrote the lyrics and storyline and put the video together.

If you enjoy this year’s video, let me know in the comments or on Twitter. And be sure to visit my awesome co-collaborators, too!

Visit the real personal finance personalities at their websites (in order of appearance)

Fritz Gilbert – The Retirement Manifesto
Amy Blacklock – Life Zemplified
Mr. and Mrs. Groovy – Freedom Is Groovy
Chad Carson – Coach Carson
Scott Trench – Bigger Pockets
Joe Saul-Sehy and O.G. – Stacking Benjamins
Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa – ChooseFI
Jim – Route to Retire
Mr. SSC – Slowly Sipping Coffee
Adam Fortuna – Minafi
Paula Pant – Afford Anything
Suze Orman – Suze Orman
Tanja Hester and Mark Bunge – Our Next Life
Steve and Courtney Adcock – Think Save Retire and A Streamin’ Life
Mr. and Mrs. WOW – Waffles on Wednesday

Also, special thanks to Claudia at Two Cup House for letting me hijack her FinCon flamingo photo even though she isn’t in the video.


  1. mrWow

    Well done!! Very very well done!!!

    Ha! Thanks for including us!!

  2. Fritz @ TheRetirementManifesto

    Wow, from last place to first place, in one year! I’m honored to kickoff the 2018 Christmas Show!! One question – can I add “MC” to my resume now? Oh wait, I don’t need a resume anymore, I’m retired!! Thanks for the laughs, actually had me LOL watching this one. You guys are awesome, thanks for treating the entire community to your annual tradition.

    • I Dream of FIRE

      You’re always number one in our hearts, Fritz. Now you’re working on the retirement resume, so include whatever you want!

  3. Michelle

    Hilarious! An all-star cast in miniature. Just shows the productive things that can get done when you鈥檝e retired early. 馃槈

    • I Dream of FIRE

      Definitely productive with a small P, but a lot of fun for sure.

  4. Mr. Groovy

    Awesome! So happy to be a part of it. Thank you.
    Regards from down on the farm/ranch.

  5. Physician on FIRE

    Great job once again!

    I had to watch twice. Once to read the captions and again to hear Joel’s lyrics. Best wishes to all who will be enacting their FIRE plans in 2019, a list that includes me.


    • I Dream of FIRE

      This one was hard because I had to pack a lot into a short time for each verse. Joel did a killer job on the music and vocals. Thanks for watching!

  6. Jim @ Route To Retire

    This is fantastic, Scott! Glad I made the cut this year! And nice job, My Sons Father and Joel!

    I love the Paula/Suze part the best – thanks for the Wednesday laugh at work!!

    — Jim

  7. Adam @ Minafi

    I laughed out loud at the Suze part. Nice decision to have her section on the boat too haha.

    Thanks for including me! Had to listen a few times to catch everything.

    • I Dream of FIRE

      My Son’s Father had the idea to add real backgrounds this year. I was pumped when I found images of her actual boat.

  8. { in路deed路a路bly }

    What a fun video, great job!

    Anything involving Lego is cool. You guys should set up a side hustle making custom mini figures for conventions and corporate retreat!

    • I Dream of FIRE

      What a cool idea. Can’t say I ever thought of that one! Thanks for watching.

  9. Jennifer

    Ha ha ha! Awesome. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

  10. Deanna

    Last year鈥檚 was great and you just might have topped it this year. Haha! Well done. This is now a tradition, you know?!

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