lego christmas tree

Build a Lego Christmas Tree Decoration | Photos and Instructions Included!

Boys, girls, young, old, most everyone can enjoy the plastic building blocks that are Lego.  While it might be a bit unnatural to speak so highly of plastic toys, they’ve become so well loved in our little natural family, it would be almost criminal of me to look at them that way at this point!  So, instead we just enjoy them for what they are – an exploration in creativity, engineering skills, math, following instructions – and plain old FUN!!!

Generally you can find the three boys, their dad, and I building projects like cars, “bases”, ships, and things like this.  This Christmas though, we all decided we’d make a Lego Christmas Tree decoration.

It’s easy enough, but, it did take a bit of planning and a lot of digging for just the right pieces.  In the end – we all thought our Lego Christmas Tree turned out pretty cool –  if I might share my totally biased opinion!  So cool in fact, I thought some other natural kids and their families out there might like to know how we did it.

 

Lego Christmas Tree Decoration Building Instructions

Basically, you just need a configuration of green that works within the pieces you have.  What’s shown on the list of bricks shown below is what we used to make our tree so you can get an idea of what you need to find.  From here, get creative and make it your own custom Lego Christmas Tree decoration!

Pieces List

Here’s a list of bricks needed to build your own Lego Christmas Tree decoration with (or for!) the natural kids in your life.
The Base
  • 2 x 8 stud bricks in red
  • 1 x 10 stud brick in red

The Trunk

  • 4 x 4 stud bricks in brown (or one brick that stands that high if you have it)

The Tree

  • 2 x 16 stud flat bricks in dark green
  • 6 x 12 stud flat bricks in dark green
  • 3 x 8 stud flat bricks in dark green
  • 2 x 4 stud flat bricks in dark green
  • 5 x 8 stud bricks light green
  • 1 x 6 stud brick light green
  • 8 x 4 stud brick light green
  • 3 x 2 stud brick light green
  • 4 x yellow cones
  • miscellaneous studs and cones to make lights/ornaments

What to Do

First, assemble your base.

lego christmas tree instructions step one - the base

Next build your trunk and place it in the center of the base.

lego christmas tree instructions step two the trunk

Now, Place your two 16 stud flat dark green pieces end to end, with each brick having two studs a piece on the trunk to anchor it.  Be careful, it’s not strong at first, but, it’ll get there!  As you can see we started adding our ornaments and lights as well – but only on the last 4 studs on either end of the dark green flat pieces.

lego christmas tree instructions step three the first branch

Next, take two 4 stud bricks, one 8 stud brick, one 6 stud brick and, one 2 stud brick all in light green place them on top of the dark green bottom you just made leaving four studs open on either side of each 12 stud brick for the ornaments and lights.

lego christmas tree instructions step four another branch

Take two of your flat 12 stud dark green bricks, along with one 4 stud dark green brick and lay on top of the light green bricks you just put down.  Each 12 stud brick will over hang the light green layer by two studs.  The 4 stud dark green flat brick will then go in the middle.

lego christmas tree instrucitons step five more branches

From here, continue like this in rows of dark green flat bricks and light green bricks always leaving 4 studs on each side of the dark green pieces when applying the light green bricks, while overhanging the light green with the dark green bricks by 2 studs on either side. This will help make your reduce your evenly until you get to the four flat dark green brick for the top.

lego christmas tree instructions step six the top

Now add the four yellow cones for the star (or other idea for a star!) and the ornaments if you haven’t already.

lego christmas tree instructions step 7

 You’ve now got a lovely Lego Christmas Tree decoration to add to all your others, or, this can make a very fun gift.  Just write out the instructions and brick list and give as a homemade kit.    And, don’t forget to put your own spin on the tree.  You can make these smaller, larger, and anywhere in between and as always, with Legos, the best designs are the ones you make yourself!

lego christmas tree decoration on shelf

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