Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's a Lego Christmas!

Our home is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Oh how I love this time of year.  And this Christmas, with an almost 5 year old boy in the house, it would not be complete without a few Lego decorations.  If you have boys, you likely know what I mean.  While we are just beginning the Lego craze I have to say I LOVE these classic blocks.  No batteries, just simple creativity and hours of entertainment.



A few weeks ago we received our Lego Club Jr. Magazine.  If you have kids I highly recommend signing up for this FREE 2-year Lego Club subscription. Kids love getting mail with their name on it and it has some fun, simple projects for the kids.

Sept - Oct 2011 junior

In the back of each issue they share one or two simple, step-by-step projects you and your kids can make using Legos they likely have on hand.  Sometimes we have to improvise with color or sizes but generally speaking we are able to make these projects, or something very close to it.


In this months magazine they had a Santa.  It is so much fun.  My son and I had a great time finding the Legos and putting it all together.  Santa proudly sits on our mantel.

Well, after we made Santa we were excited to make a few other Lego creations to join Santa.  I headed over to the Lego website where they share the directions to A LOT of other Lego projects.  The Lego website rocks because they include the building instructions to all the Lego sets they have sold over the years.  These online instructions come in handy when the originals get torn, lost or otherwise destroyed - trust me on this!  The Lego Club section is awesome too.  In the building section they always have 3 or 4 simple projects, similar to those shared in the magazine.  I love these quick, simple projects.

So, to add to our holiday Lego creations, I simply did a search by keyword on this page.  I searched for "snowman" and "Christmas tree".


For the snowman we used the Extended Line: LEGO Snowman: B1 40003.  We made a few slight modifications based on the Legos we had but I love how it turned out.



Our Lego Christmas tree is VERY loosely based on the Extended Line: LEGO X-Mas Tree: B1 40002.

This is NOT a sponsored post and I am by no means being compensated for this post (although if Lego and or their marketing agency wants contact me we would LOVE to continue to write more gushing posts about the wonders that are LEGO creations).   Call Me!!!  Really!!!!

Shared on:  Somewhat Simple, House of Hepworths, Sugar and Dots, Sweet Peas and Bumblebees, The CSI Project


11 comments:

  1. Great post! We have a LEGO lover in our home too! I need to put him to work on Christmas LEGO decorations!

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  2. We love Legos too, I hope they call you. :)

    Love these Christmas themed projects, I will show them to my son and encourage him to try them!

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  3. oh my goodness...I am going to share this with my 25 year old brother, he will LOVE this!! p.s. I hope lego contacts you

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  4. We need to dig out our Lego magazines and make some of those ... my little guy would love them.

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  5. Cute! I have 3 boys obsessed with legos. I'll have to show them these so they can try their own. So fun.

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  6. These are so cute! Love this idea!

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  7. I too am the proud parent of a LEGO maniac and I totally agree that there is nothing better for the imaginative little boy (which of course I have to remind myself whenever I step on a wayward LEGO with bare feet:))...Thanks for posting this I'll have to show it to my son and get him into the Christmas LEGO spirit!

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  8. we are HUGE Lego fans in our house too! My oldest, 5, is finally really into them this year and he'd LOVE to make some of these awesome Christmas creations! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

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  9. Cute!! But LEGOs aren't just for boys anymore... my 8 and 10 year old girls LOVE them! We will be trying these!!!

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  10. I always loved Lego. Now my husband has got me a load from a car boot. Am I too old to build things at 60.

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  11. My grandson LOVES Lego, it's the only thing he had on his wish list for Santa to bring him!

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