As the LEGO Group launch this year’s Build To Give campaign, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at Chris McVeigh’s second Christmas themed book, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Vol. 2. In the follow up to the first volume published in 2016, the latest Christmas Ornaments book features 16 new buildable festive trinkets to construct. Each featuring step-by-step build instructions and elements list. Grab some bricks, crack open the mince pies and join us as we take a closer look at another of the LEGO focused book from No Starch Press.
Building instructions for 16 clever Christmas ornaments that can be built from standard LEGO parts that fans are likely to have in their collection. These small and uncomplicated ornaments are quick to build and a joy to display.
Readers can build 16 classic Christmas designs including a gingerbread house, Santa, reindeer, a snowman, a wreath, a poinsettia, and traditional shapes like baubles and modern geometric swirls. With easy-to-follow instructions and stunning full color photography, The LEGO Christmas Ornament Book, Volume 2 will help you spread some holiday cheer with LEGO in no time!
- Book Title: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Vol. 2
- Publisher: No Starch Press
- Pages: 220
- RRP: £16.99
- ISBN: 9781593279400
- Availability: Online
Chris McVeigh is a quite prolific builder in the LEGO community. Not only has he created numerous series of MOCs such as Brick Sketches and various LEGO recreations of electrical devices. Chris has also turned his build skills into creating various festive tree decorations. Many of which were collated together for the 2016 book LEGO Christmas Ornaments. Two years on and a follow-up has just hit the bookshelves.
The second book features 16 new decorations to build, from traditional trinkets to some of Chris’ most famous MOCs transformed into mini decorations. What I really like about Chris’ creations are the fact he provides element numbers for all the bricks needed and his instructions are on par with those produced by the LEGO Group. This combination makes the book easy to follow and even easier to source the required elements from Bricklink or LEGO Bricks & Pieces service. Even if you can’t find the correct prices, the instructions are so well presented, you can easily create the basic innages of a decorations and add you own twist the outside.
As mentioned above LEGO have decided to continue their Build To Give Christmas campaign, and The Christmas Ornaments Book Vol. 2 is a great source of inspiration to get involved and help this less fortunate this year. This book is also the perfect companion to help you and your LEGO loving family build a new Christmas tradition. With your LEGO creations adorning your Christmas Trees for many years to come.
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Vol. 2 is published by No Starch Press and is available from November 6th in the UK, order your copy today from Amazon.