Who wouldn’t like to add some unique flair to their Christmas tree by decorating it with a handmade a LEGO ornament? Your own children can even make these ornaments using LEGO Bricks from their own toy box!
No need to limit yourself to trimming the tree, though – how about hanging a custom ornament above the fireplace or hiding the parts kit as a stocking stuffer for a special someone? We’ve even seen folks hang these from the chandelier over their holiday dinner!
I don’t know how it is in your house, but around here our tree simply isn’t “done” until it’s been trimmed with colorful LEGO baubles!
We’ve made three of these white adornments for our tree so far. How do they look?
We went with white since it pairs so nicely with this blue LEGO part. What other colors would you have tried out?
Building these LEGO Christmas ornaments as a family can be more fun than actually decorating your tree; it is an amazing family activity.
If you want to have a go at building this stylish LEGO Christmas ornament yourself, you can download our high quality instructions for free, right here. If you don’t think you have the parts in your collection to make this Lego ornament, you can buy all of the parts and pieces you need to build a white ornament in this style here as well. The parts kit listing will also provide you with a free download of the instructions when you complete your check out!
Playing tabletop board games is a great way to connect with friends and family offline. Creating things with LEGO Bricks is a great way for children (and adults!) to flex their creative muscles, and keep them engaged with out screens. Today, we are going to help you combine these fun family friendly activities by providing you with the instructions and a parts list for building a tumbling dice tower.
As you probably already know, sometimes the playing board can get crowded, or it takes up all of the table and there’s nowhere to roll your dice. Or maybe your mischievous buddy has mastered that simple wrist technique to get the roll he wants, and maybe you don’t want him to have such an advantage.
A dice tower is a common way of solving these problems for table top gamers. A dice tower keeps the dice on the table while also making each roll totally random. This DIY instructions post will show you how to make your very own dice tumbler with less than 200 basic LEGO bricks. Well mostly basic. Our lego tower is super sturdy and compact, which helps it survive the odd drop or two off the gaming table. Also, its shaped like a medieval castle and has a wicked awesome skull on the front. You know what’s cool? This is cool!
To build this tower, you will need the LEGO bricks listed in the parts table below.
PALISADE BRICK 1X2
BRICK CORNER 1X2X2
BRICK 1X4 WITHOUT PINS
TECHNIC BRICK 1X4, Ø4,9
ROOF TILE 1X2 INV.
ROOF TILE 2X2/45°
ROOF TILE 2X2/45 INV.
ROOF TILE CORN. INVERT.2X2/45°
ROOF TILE 2X3/25° INV.
BRICK 1X6 W/INSIDE BOW
FLAT TILE 1X2
FLAT TILE 1X4
FLAT TILE 2X2
CORNER PLATE 1X2X2
SKULL 1X3 1/2 X 3 W. SNAP
You’ll notice we didn’t include a color in our list of parts. We wouldn’t want to limit your artistic vision by asking you to stick to the dark bluish grey color scheme presented in the instructions. We sure didn’t when we built ours!
To download the instructions, add the item to your cart, and check out. We do not collect any payment information on this free item. There are 193 parts that you will need to find – are you up to the challenge?
So, get started – build a medieval castle themed dice tower for you next RPG or board game night!
Who wants to learn how to build a LEGO lamp? Well, a LEGO Minifigure Lamp, that is!
Disclaimer: Please use common sense when constructing your LEGO Lamp. Consider using glue for a sturdy finished lamp that will withstand day to day use. Brickablocks.com is not responsible for the accuracy of recommendations included in this listing, as they are based on previous experience and generalized lamp characteristics – meant to be used as suggestions.
This week, we thought we would share a great little project you can do on your own if you find yourself stuck with out any LEGO sets to build. All you need is a simple lamp kit from the hardware store, a LEGO minifigure storage head, a screw driver, and a drill!
We’ll walk you through all of the steps, and show you where you can find all of the parts you will need to build your own LEGO LAMP. Sorry – LEGO Minifigure Lamp!
Here is the simple lamp kit we will be using to build our LAMP:
For the base of our LEGO lamp, we went with the small classic yellow LEGO minifigure head for the lamp body. This is a minifigure storage head, in case you are not familiar with the product.
The lamp assembly kits are available at most any hardware store, and I have even seen them at Wal-Mart. You can also find them at Amazon, of course. They start at about $11 online, but I have seen them as low as $7 at the hardware store.
Ok, once you have everything you need, it is time to get started! First, you’ll need to mark your LEGO Storage head so you can accurately drill access points for the lamp stem, and electric cord.
For this next part, get a grown up to help. Drill through each mark with a 1/4 inch drill bit. When drilling the access point for your lamp stem, drill at an angle to create a large enough hole for the stem bolt.
Ok, now you should have your storage head in two parts, with access points drilled in each:
Next, take the bottom piece of your storage head and run the electric cord through the hole as shown.
Pull it all the way through…
Next, you’ll build the lamp stem using the through bolt and top to your LEGO storage head.
Grab the bolt, the top to your storage head, the washers and nuts, and the lower half of your socket as shown in this image:
Connect your socket bottom to the bolt and tighten it, then screw on one nut, followed by a washer, and rubber gasket if your kit included one.
Press this assembly through the top of your LEGO storage head access hole:
Flip this assembly over and thread a washer onto the bolt, then another nut and tighten the assembly so that the storage head top is sandwiched between a washer on top and bottom.
Now thread the electric cord through the bolt from below:
And pull it all the way through the lower half of the lamp socket:
Connect the cord to the positive and negative terminals on the lamp socket. Be sure to follow the instructions included with your kit, and have a grown up assist!
Then set the socket into the socket holder:
Finally, complete the assembly by clicking the socket top in place:
In the end, you’ll have a simple desk or table lamp for your LEGO Room or bedroom. Pick up a lamp shade that suits the personality of your LEGO head!