Five LEGO® Christmas Projects with Instructions!  

Last year, we posted five Christmas projects to build, and we’re back with new ones for the Christmas season!  Honestly, I’m not a big fan of Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving, and we don’t start celebrating until the day after Thanksgiving here.  But, I decided to go ahead and post these because you may want to have time to order the pieces needed.

By the way, I have found Brick Link to be a great way to buy individual LEGO® bricks at a decent price.  LEGO® has their own Pick-a-Brick section on their website, but the thing about that is that those orders ship from Denmark.  It can take up to a month to get your order, as we have learned the hard way!  Brick Link is sort of like eBay for LEGO®.  There are hundreds of vendors selling new and used bricks.  We usually pay 6 cents to 40 cents per brick, depending on what it is.  Each vendor charges for shipping separately, so just keep that in mind when loading your cart… I look for sellers that have a high feedback number because they are more likely to have a large inventory of bricks and might have multiple bricks that we are looking for rather than making a bunch of tiny orders.

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Project #1:  Cube Ornament

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Bricks needed:

4 – 4 x 4 red plates

4 – 4 x 4 green plates

3 – 2 x 2 green plates

2 – 2 x 2 red plates

16 – 1 x 1 round plates

8 – bracket  1 x 2 – 1 x 2 inverted

1 – 2 x 2 tile, round 2 x 2 with lifting ring

6 wheels – 4 large and two small

Step 1:  Assemble the sides.

Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Step 2:  Use a green plate for the bottom of the ornament.  Add four brackets – one on each side.  For the top of the ornament, stack two red plates together.  Add four brackets under them as shown below.

Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Step 3:  Assemble!

Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Use ribbon or yard to hang your finished ornament!

Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Project #2:  Nativity

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

See more photos and instructions for the nativity set here:  LEGO Nativity Set

Project #3:  Candy Cane Express Train (ornament)

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build with Instructions

Bricks Needed:

RED:

2 – 4 x 4 red plates

1 – 2 x 2 red brick

5 – 2 x 1 red bricks

1 – 2 x 2 red round brick

1 – 2 x 1 red plate

2 – red slope 2 x 1 x 2/3 with four slots

2 – 1 x 1 red slope 30 OR one 2 x 1 red slope 30

1 – 2 x 2 red brick, modified with curved top

1 – red slope 45 2 x 1 triple, with inside bar

DARK GRAY:

2 – 4 x 4 dark gray plates

2 – 2 x 10 dark gray plates

1 – 2 x 1 dark gray brick

4 – dark gray technic bricks

LIGHT GRAY:

1 – bracket light gray 2 x 2 – 2 x1

1 – bracket light gray 4 x 1 – 2 x 1

1 – 2 x 2 light gray plate with axles

4 – gray pins (axles)

2 – light gray plate, 2 x 3 with round end and hole

WHITE:

1 – 2 x 1 white brick

1 – 2 x 2 white round brick

5 – 2 x 2 white bricks

1 – 2 x 2 white plate

2 – 1 x 1 white round plate

1 – 2 x 2 white round brick, dome top

2 – 2 x 1 clear bricks

BLACK:

1 – black tile, 2 x 2 round with lifting ring thick

Step 1:  Find these pieces for the base of the train.  The wheels are attached to an axle and a 2 x 1 technic brick (with one hole).  To begin the base, stack two 2 x 10 dark gray plates.  Or, use two 2 x 8’s and two 2 x 2’s like we did. 🙂

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Step 2:  From back to front, the base has a wheel, a 2 x 1 dark gray brick, another wheel, two 2 x 3’s (flat with curved ends) stacked with the small wheels underneath, and then the bracket in the front.

Then the photo shows the pieces used in the next steps.

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Step 3: Build the front of the train.
Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Step 4:  

Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Step 5:

Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Step 6:  Build the cab of the train.  I used 2 x 1 clear bricks for the windows, but real windows would also look good.

Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build

Step 7:  The bottom of the cab is a 4 x 4 dark gray plate with a 4 x 4 red plate right on top of it.

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Step 8:  The brick that makes this able to hang as an ornament is called (on BrickLink) a tile, round 2 x 2 with lifting ring thick.

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Project #4:  Rudolph

This Rudolph is my favorite!  I didn’t have time to do instructions for this one, but all of the pieces that I used in the head are visible, so it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out.

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

The nose is built with two 1 x 1 bricks with a stud on the front, then a 2 x 1 tile with one stud attached to those, then the red nose attached to that.

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Here’s a side view:

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Project #5:  Snowflake Ornament

Bricks Needed:

6 – 4 x 1 white plates

18 – 3 x 1 white plates

String or ribbon for hanging

Five LEGO Christmas Projects to Build

Be sure and check out our first LEGO® Christmas postFive LEGO Christmas Projects to Build!

Have fun building!

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Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build with Instructions

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  1. Nana Jul 2, 2016

    Wow what wonderful ideas, AND what wonderful generosity ! ! ! ! Thank you so much. I have grandsons and nephews with autism they will love these.

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