Sixteen different decorative builds are included in this new volume of The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book
Author: Chris McVeigh Publisher: No Starch Press RRP: £16.99 Available: Now
As any LEGO fan knows, Christmas is a time for building. That connection probably began in childhood when those wrapped boxes tended to rattle in a satisfying way, because LEGO brick were contained within. In the last decade, the LEGO Group has realised how much fans associate the brick with the holiday season, and release a range of festive sets each year. Decorating the house with LEGO decorations has become a Christmas tradition, and The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2 seeks to continue that.
Like The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book released last year, this hardback book is the perfect size to build from. It contains sixteen different sets of instructions, some of which are “2D” builds such as Santa Claus, a reindeer and Mrs Snow. There is also a selection of baubles in a variety of styles and colours, with a few non-Christmas decorations too.
The Gingerbread House and Confetti Tree are both excellent, as is Santa and all of the other ornaments in that style. Each of the baubles is distinct and could be recreated with a different mix of colours, allowing for plenty of variety. The 90s PC, Crane Game and French Fries are a little odd, but only 3 out of 16 builds being non-festive is not worth grumbling about – and each of the models is perfectly executed.
All of the instructions are clear, meaning anyone can recreate the decorations found within these pages – what is more, given how appealing they all look, anyone would want to recreate them.
This book was provided for review by No Starch Press.