‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to decorate in accordance with the holidays. Like most things, making your own decorations are more meaningful than store bought ones. And if you are going to make your own decorations, why not build them with LEGO? In that regard, No Starch has published The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book by Chris McVeigh to help decorate the tree.
Chris McVeigh is a talented LEGO builder who often builds in what is known in micro scale. He can easily be called “LEGO famous,” as his work is widely known in the LEGO community – and other websites that cover LEGO builds – and he has self-published his own guides in the past online, which sets a high bar for the book, and it does not disappoint.
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is a collection of 15 ornaments designed by McVeigh, each with in depth visual instructions on how to make them. Beyond the introduction, there are no words in the book, with the exception of project titles, heading straight for the designs rather than any preamble as to what each design is and why.
The 15 designs tend to use unusual building techniques that one would not normally learn from building LEGO sets. From the layout of the bricks and plates to the choices of parts on the inside of the builds, it gives an insight on how to keep the creations tight and strong while still keeping a small shape. Even if someone isn’t necessarily looking to build ornaments, the techniques used in the book are an education on how to micro build.
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book comes highly recommended for anyone who wants to build their own Christmas ornaments or anyone who wants to learn to micro build. The ornaments are guaranteed to spread holiday cheer and be the talk of your holiday celebrations.