Build a LEGO Christmas tree and challenge the kids to see what unique Christmas trees they can get! Here’s what I made for inspiration.
The Christmas season is almost upon us. How can you celebrate without solving the LEGO Winter Challenge? LEGO Christmas Trees are easy to get started with, and kids will love to immerse themselves in the spirit of their favorite toys.
As with all LEGO STEM challenges, the beauty of LEGO challenges is that there is no correct answer! Kids can use their imagination and creativity to build their own LEGO structures.
The difficulty of the LEGO tree will depend on your child’s age and understanding of how to manipulate LEGO bricks. If you have multiple children, invite them to complete tasks together and see what you can achieve!
If you want to make a home holiday memorable for your kids this year, why not add some simple Christmas crafts to your schedule? Making Christmas crafts with your kids is a great way to have fun with each other over the holidays!
You can create memories and spend time with your kids while being creative. This cute little LEGO Christmas tree for kids is a fun activity that gives kids a chance to practice their STEM skills.
Both kids love Christmas, so I’m always looking for fun holiday activities to do together. And because my kids are so addicted to Lego, there are tons of bricks they can make. I made a cute Christmas tree to hang with Lego bricks this year!
Make a LEGO Christmas Tree
Here I will show you unlimited LEGO Christmas tree variants that my team and I invented. The first is more straightforward and suitable for preschoolers, and the second is ideal for younger students. All you need is a LEGO brick for any design.
If you don’t have enough bricks at home, LEGO Classic bricks have all you need. A LEGO base plate is optional, but it’s always handy to have one handy for the job, like a LEGO maze or a LEGO Plinko board.
DIY LEGO Christmas Tree: Design 1
First, select all the green LEGO blocks you have. Even if you don’t have many green blocks, you can still say that they are made of wood and covered with colorful ornaments.
Then we start by making the longest part of the crown. Then keep pushing the “leaf” of the tree until you reach the top of the tree. Each section must be smaller than the previous section to complete the beautiful triangular shape.
Finally, add a few brown blocks to the tree trunk, and you’re done!
But what about a tree without decoration? We took out a smaller 2×1 LEGO brick and replaced it with a red piece to make the LEGO Christmas tree look beautifully decorated on a branch. It’s the time of the year!
DIY LEGO Christmas Tree: Design 2
All the LEGO blocks were attached to the base plate in the first version. This time we will create a standing tree where the only purpose of the base plate is to support the tree. You can use a smaller container if you wish.
Please start with the trunk for this tree and place two blocks on a plate and stack them vertically. Like any other tree, you want to make the longest part of the crown at the top of the tree trunk.
Then, keep building up the green LEGO blocks until you reach the top of the crown. On the first try, we thought the wood was a bit chunky. It was not too wide and not too high.
So we solved this problem by placing blocks between each layer we built earlier. This solved the problem and made the tree look like a tall isosceles triangle that looks like a Christmas tree.
You can add some colorful “decoration” to the tree by removing the blocks as we did before, but we’ve decided to leave the tree alone. Instead, I put small pompons on top of it for decoration.
I hope you and your child had a lot of fun coming up with a LEGO Christmas tree!
How to Make a LEGO Christmas Tree
To build your own LEGO Christmas tree, you’ll need LEGO bricks of different colors and sizes. Build this adorable Christmas tree at home with the following LEGOs:
- Two 2X2 brown bricks
- One 2X4 brown brick
- Five 2X2 green bricks
- Three 2×3 green bricks
- Four 2×4 green bricks
- Five 1×2 green bricks
- Two 1×4 green bricks
- One 1×1 yellow brick
- One 2×2 green jumper plate
- 13 round 1×1 plates, various colors
Now, collect the bricks and start building your kids’ Christmas tree!
How to make Santa out of an ice cream stick
The first step in building a LEGO Christmas tree is to make the trunk. To make a trunk, stack two brown 2×2 blocks on top of each other and then place one brown 2×4 block on top of it.
Then make the Christmas tree base with one green two × two brick in the center of the brown blocks and one green two × four brick on each side.
Then we’ll rotate some blocks vertically to give our LEGO trees a 3D effect so we can decorate them later. To do this, place one 2×4 brick in the center and add 1 “x 4” brick on each side. Place the 1×4 bricks sideways with both ends sticking out. Complete this row with one 1×2 brick at each end.
Then add two rows of bricks. The lines should total 2×6, so you can use any set of bricks to make that size. I used four 2×3 bricks for my LEGO Christmas tree.
The following line will be another 3D line. Take a 2×4 brick and place it sideways on a tree with both ends facing down. Then place one × two bricks on each side.
You can place 2 two × two bricks on top of this row or use 1 two × four bricks to make this row.
Next, create the top of the tree. Start by placing one 2×2 brick in the center of the row. Then place a one × one plate on top of the square piece. Add a star to the top of the LEGO tree by placing one × one yellow brick at the top of the tree.
Then make the top of the tree. Start by placing one 2×2 brick in the center of the row. Then place a one × one plate on top of the square piece. Add a star to the top of the LEGO tree by placing yellow one × one bricks on top of the tree.
LEGO crafts with Christmas tree decorations
Now that your Lego tree is decorated, you can quickly turn it into a tree decoration! Make a loop with tape and hot glue the video to the back of the board. When the glue dries, you can stick it to the wood!
I love this Christmas tree craft for kids because you can customize the instructions to fit the Lego bricks you have at home. Follow this tutorial to build your own Christmas tree by combining bricks to create structures.
Trunk: two 2×2 topped with 2×4
- Row 1: 2×10
- Row 2: 2×8
- Rows 3 and 4: 2×6
- Rows 5 and 6: 2×4
- Row 7: 2×2
- Top: 1×1
The design is as expected. Start at the bottom and work up. Behind the red base is a straightforward mechanism that makes the little train spin under the tree. This is also made possible by the door structure on both sides. Trees are attached to them to secure the structure, and the trunk is a gray platform, and thus the train can rotate freely.
As you go up, the process of making a branch is almost the same. Only some plates are different to simulate the tapering of the tree as it reaches the top. You will have to build 6 of these units, and stopping when you get to the next level will be a great relief.
However, I liked how the branches were placed at a 45-degree angle, each level up. It is a straightforward process that is very effective. Reaching four golden squares in quarters will create the top of the tree and the parts you need to grab to rotate the floor.
The last few green plates are connected to the trunk (they are the only ones related), and the LEGO Christmas tree ends with a piece of green cone and a large transparent yellow star.
The assembly rotates the base when you twist the top of the tree, but the tree is strong enough to hold it in place. That said, you don’t have to worry about the design going out of reach because you like the only playable features.
Despite its relatively simple construction, this LEGO Christmas tree looks great. It’s hard to convey an organic look with a LEGO base plate, but the designers have done a fantastic job, and it’s perfect.
This is probably one of the most beautiful LEGO Christmas trees ever made. Well, at least as far as I know. Please share the best option in the comments below if you know the best option.
It is adorned with Technic ball joints, multicolored gems, and swirling silver pieces commonly used as cakes and ice cream decorations. Simple but effective. There’s nothing shiny here, but it would be tricky to replicate on LEGO.
One More Thing
This set is not just a Christmas tree. Another small offer over the sleeve is three colorful gifts made of bricks. Their construction is surprisingly simple but looks perfect. It shows that you don’t need an overly elaborate design to look fantastic and realistic.