The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

** Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Feature **

Every year, families deck their trees with strings of popcorn, popsicle sticks, and gingerbread—but why not use LEGO?

This holiday season, LEGO fans can build lasting memories by making their own DIY ornaments with the help of The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book. This new release from No Starch Press promises to liven up the holidays with its collection of hands-on projects that the whole family can build and enjoy for years to come.

The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

Title: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book
Publisher: No Starch Press
Author: Chris McVeigh
ISBN: 978-1-59327-766-6

With colorful graphics and detailed instructions, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is the perfect gift for do-it-yourselfers and crafters. The 15 designs in the book include holiday classics like a wreath, snowflake, poinsettia, Christmas tree, and gingerbread house; fun stuff like a computer, arcade machine, and cheeseburger; and even simple geometric designs like a bow, barrel, and lantern. As author Chris McVeigh explains, “Whether you’re looking for a traditionally-shaped ornament or want to add something fun and quirky to your tree, there’s something for everyone in this book!”

The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

Each chapter opens with a project overview that features the finished ornament and then walks readers through detailed, step-by-step building instructions. And because not every reader has a massive LEGO collection, the book shows alternate color options, so readers can put their own unique twist on each ornament.

My Thoughts: My husband grew up playing with LEGO as a child and now that we’re grandparents…he’s playing with them all over again. Matter of fact, last month when we were out at the Flea Market, he purchased a huge box and 2 large bags full of LEGO’s for the kids. What’s great about them is that it allows children and adults to get creative! They can build all kinds of fun toys, buildings, vehicles and all sorts of other things.

With all of that said, who knew you could use them to decorate your Christmas tree? How cool is it to make homemade ornaments using the LEGO pieces? I mean seriously? That’s so cool! Thanks to this book, my husband and the grandchildren have been busy building some super cool ornaments and they plan on decorating one of my smaller holiday trees with their creations once we put up our tree after Thanksgiving.

This book lays out each ornament design in a super easy-to-read format and gives you all types of tips & tricks to build them. Some of the designs are on the easy side and others are truly for advanced builders or for children with some adult help. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the older children and totally build these designs all on their own…but 5-8 year old’s might need a little bit of help.

Now that hubby has this book, he wants to search out some additional books that feature cool LEGO designs. Yup, this book as totally got his LEGO addiction running into high gear once again! You can currently find it for purchase online and at some book stores across the nation. Hubby is giving the book 10 stars out of 10 stars on his rating scale and highly recommends it to all LEGO fans every where!

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Comments

  1. ellen beck says:

    These are very clever ornaments! Legos are such a fun way to get young and old ‘playing; together. These would be fun for rainy day projects and they would have a purpose. It is nice your hubby is going to be doing them with the Grandkids- just dont step on one!

  2. This is such a neat book. Seems like it gives some really neat, creative ideas

  3. What fun, Alysia would love to do this. Yes, our big builder is a 7 year old girl.

  4. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I think it would be a lot of fun to make your own Christmas ornaments from Lego and this book gives you so many different options.

  5. Julie Wood says:

    The legos for the Christmas tree are amazing and fun to put together with the kids and put on the tree. I need to get a few of these ornaments! So cool.

  6. Tamra Phelps says:

    Lol, I think I might want that cheeseburger ornament. Seriously, these are really cute.

  7. I’ve never played with Legos but grew up with Lincoln Logs, handed down from my uncles. The new wooden building blocks they’ve come out with aren’t as pretty or bright as the Lego blocks but I prefer them over the plastic. I do think that visiting Legoland would be cool though. Another blogger from San Diego posts her trips to Legoland with her boys and it looks like a hoot.

  8. I am always amazed at what people can make with legos. I love to look at the pictures that camera ornament is pretty impressive. I haven’t touched legos in a million years but I still think they are fun and great for children to express their creativity.

  9. How fun! And how nice that your husband has a cool craft project to do with the grandkids. I’ve never played with Legos (gasp!), but I love the idea of using them to make ornaments.