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‘The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer’ Book Review

'The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer' Book Review

I love construction toys including LEGOs because building requires creativity and ingenuity. When I was a child, I love playing with LEGOs with my brother. I also love Christmastime. When recently offered the chance to review The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library. Combining my love of Christmas with LEGOs, the 220-page hardback book currently costs $16.52 on Amazon with a retail price of $19.95.

Author/Illustrator

Chris McVeigh is a LEGO builder, author, and photographer whose work has appeared in publications including Esquire. He designs LEGO creations and sells the kits to make his constructions online.

Synopsis

As author Chris McVeigh writes in the introduction of The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer, Christmas and LEGO were always very special to him as a child. The same is true for so many individuals and families. With The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book as a guide, you can move LEGO from under the tree to on the tree this holiday season. Create classic globe and barrel ornaments as well as gingerbread houses, Santa, and more, all out of LEGO. Packed with step-by-step instructions for fifteen charming builds, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is the perfect family activity any holiday season.

Cover of 'The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer'

Evaluation

My toddler and kindergartener currently own only Mega Bloks, but a little elf has informed me that DUPLOs and LEGOs will make an appearance under the Christmas tree this December. I have been excitedly awaiting for my kids to get old enough for smaller building bricks. Both enjoy building with blocks and boxes, and both loved playing at LEGOLAND this year. I am super excited to share the fabulous builds presented in The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer.

First, I love the smaller size of the square book. The pages also lay open fairly well, so you do not have to fight with keeping the book open while trying to make your LEGO creations. The instructions for each build are also incredibly easy to follow. Each craft begins with an illustrated list of the LEGO pieces you will need. The step-by-step visual instructions are quite easy to follow. I also love the suggestions for alternate color schemes at the ends of some of the builds. My favorite idea is the Christmas tree, and I love the suggestion for making a brown and white tree that matches the adorable gingerbread house build!

End Pages of 'The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer' Inside Pages of 'The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer' 1

Inside Pages of 'The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer' 2 Inside Pages of 'The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer' 3

Final Verdict

If you a fan of LEGOs and the Christmas season, I definitely recommend checking out The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh. The 220-page hardback book helps you move LEGO from under the tree to on the tree with step-by-step instructions for fifteen charming builds. The sturdy little book stays open while you work on your creations, and the instructions are easy to follow. Add a little creativity to your holiday fun with The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book!

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‘The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer’ Book Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer’ © 2016 Heather Johnson
End Pages of ‘The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer’ © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer’ 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer’ 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer’ 3 © 2016 Heather Johnson

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