Thursday, December 17, 2015

8 Fun & Creative LEGO Christmas Ornament Instructions

We all know LEGO bricks are wonderful toys all year round. However, the possibilities do not stop there. With Christmas coming up in less than two weeks, it is time to remember the festive possibilities for your LEGO creations. To get started this holiday season, consider making your own tree d├ęcor with these LEGO Christmas ornament instructions. A great last-minute activity to with your family to build even more excitement for the holidays!
  1. LEGO balls. These tutorials from Frugal Fun 4 Boys are simple and kid-friendly. While the post outlines several DIY LEGO Christmas decorations, such as a candy cane and a baby Jesus, the most interesting designs are the LEGO balls. After purchasing clear plastic ball ornaments from a local store, you just have to fill them up with red and green 1x2 bricks for an easy and festive decorating solution.

    Image from FrugalFun4Boys.com
  2. Sphere of Christmas. A Golden Afternoon takes the ball ornament idea a step further. By buying empty plastic snow globes at the store, these ornaments allow for a more intricate holiday LEGO scene. Simply put fake snow on the bottom and arrange your favorite holiday LEGOs on top. Trees, mini figures, and other accessories work particularly well, ensuring a unique holiday ornament for your tree this year.

    Image from AGoldenAfternoon.com
  3. Death Star. Darth Vader's epic space station may not seem like the ideal Christmas accessory, but this LEGO ornament is simply too cute to pass up. This surprisingly easy tutorial is provided by Chris McVeigh, or, as he is commonly known online, Power Pig. The Death Star ornament is especially fun, and the tutorial offers a handy step-by-step process that is easy to use.

    Image from PowerPig.ca
  4. Question Block. Another great design from Chris McVeigh is the question block. This clever design borrows from Super Mario Brothers, allowing everyone to make their own stylized question block to hang on the tree. Not only does this ornament look great, but it is also designed to open at the top, which means more fun goodies can be hidden inside. Like all of McVeigh's tutorials, standard LEGO bricks are used, and the tutorial is easy enough for builders of all ages to follow.

    Image from ChrisMcVeigh.com
  5. TARDIS. Doctor Who fans will quickly recognize this ornament. Chris McVeigh's police box is a fun addition to any holiday decor. The design relies on a variety of LEGO bricks that most builders already have, but if you want to add the iconic police box sign, then you will have to print your own sticker or purchase one online. With or without the sticker, the TARDIS will bring holiday cheer no matter what time period you live in.

    Image from PowerPig.ca

  6. Arcade Machine. This fun arcade machine is perfect for video game aficionados and LEGO innovators alike. With a detailed tutorial from Chris McVeigh, it is easy to create this machine out of pieces you probably already have lying around. The colors can be individualized to reflect your favorite game, and no additional materials are needed.

    Image fromChrisMcVeigh.com
  7. Reindeer. If you are looking forward to Santa's visit, prepare by making his reindeer for yourself. Fungineering has made an adorable reindeer tutorial using only LEGO bricks. The easy design makes this a perfect craft for the family, and it is easy to swap out the nose brick for a red piece and create Rudolph. The instructions must be downloaded and used with LEGO Digital Designer software, which is free.

    Image from Fungineering.co.uk

  8. Angel. Fungineering has another great ornament with this angel tutorial. The pattern is complete with a halo and wings, making this Christmas angel a peaceful choice for your Christmas decor. Once you have your free copy of LEGO Digital Designer software, the instructions can be downloaded and put to good use today.

    Image from Fungineering.co.uk
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