How to Build a LEGO Christmas Town

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How to Build a LEGO Christmas Town
Use white LEGO pieces to recreate snow on rooftops. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Use your imagination and build a LEGO Christmas town for the holiday season. With colourful LEGO bricks and accessories, you can create a town complete with people and holiday scenery. Start with a basic plan as a guide, but realise that half the fun of building a LEGO town is incorporating pieces of your own choosing. Create a customised design that reflects your imagination. Start by gathering red, green, white and yellow LEGOs, then let your ideas unfold throughout your Christmas town.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 6 green LEGO platforms
  • 1 white LEGO platform
  • 10 1-by-4 flat bricks
  • 500 1-by-4 LEGO rectangular bricks (opt for mostly red, green, white and yellow)
  • 6 LEGO doors
  • 10 yellow LEGO windows
  • 10 LEGO mini-figures
  • 25 small brown LEGO pieces in varying sizes
  • 20 white LEGO pieces in varying sizes
  • 30 small 1-by-1 transparent disks in various colours (typically used as headlights on LEGO vehicles)
  • 40 flat LEGO pieces varying in size (opt for mostly red, white and yellow)

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    Choose a flat surface such as a table or countertop on which to begin your LEGO village. Connect six LEGO platforms according to your taste. Fasten the flat LEGO bricks to no more than two platforms at a time to create a secure connection. Reserve the white platform for a Christmas tree backdrop you will build later. These platforms will serve as a base for the village. Make sure each platform is on a stable surface and connect them firmly to provide a strong foundation for the rest of the town.

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    Stack the 1-by-4 LEGO bricks, doors and windows to create the fronts and sides of individual buildings. Lay additional pieces along the tops of buildings to form rooftops. Layer the rooftops with white LEGOs to mimic snow. Make one building per platform, or place two buildings on a platform for a cosy village effect.

    Harness your creativity to design a close-knit village. For example, build a tall house and a short house side by side and place an additional house at an adjacent angle on a different platform. You may also opt to build houses in a circle or use blue LEGOs to build a pond in the centre of the village.

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    Bring your LEGO village to life by adding accessories. Place the LEGO mini-figures around the village as if they are performing everyday tasks. This will give your village a sense of liveliness and activity. Construct three to five animals such as ponies or dogs from the brown LEGOs. Stack four rectangular pieces together to form a body and attach smaller pieces for a head and four legs.

    Use additional white LEGO bricks on the platforms to create patches of snow and ice. Place 1-by-1 multicoloured discs in horizontal rows on each LEGO house to mimic Christmas lights. Choose transparent red and green disks to represent a festive Christmas spirit in your village.

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    Place the reserved white LEGO platform on a flat surface to build a two-dimensional mosaic Christmas tree with flat green bricks. Starting from the bottom of the platform, connect bricks in the shape of a Christmas tree. Narrow the pattern of bricks to taper the Christmas tree to a point. Incorporate green and red 1-by-1 disks throughout the space of the Christmas tree to represent lights. Lean the Christmas tree platform against a wall as a backdrop to represent the village square featuring a giant Christmas tree.

Tips and warnings

  • Use small LEGO pieces to create Christmas accessories such as wreaths and snowmen.
  • Display your finished village in a safe, traffic-free area such as a buffet table.

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