The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer
by Chris McVeigh
September 2016, 220 pp.
Full Color

Featured in Family Circle Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Mental Floss, and Kotaku,

“No Starch Press is thrilling readers with The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book. This book is a journey through 15 elegant and quirky ornaments ranging from snowflakes and wrapped presents to cameras and old-school computers.”

“A lot of care has gone into the photography, the instructions and the overall presentation of the book. The end result is simply gorgeous.”

Look Inside!

This Christmas, LEGO is moving from under the tree to on the tree! With The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book as your guide, you’ll make classic globe and barrel ornaments, all out of LEGO, as well as original gingerbread houses, a charming wreath, arcade cabinets, and many more.

Packed with step-by-step instructions for 15 charming builds, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is the perfect family activity this holiday season.

Author Bio 

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

Table of contents 


Chapter 1: Poinsettia
Chapter 2: Snowflake
Chapter 3: Wreath
Chapter 4: Present
Chapter 5: Christmas Tree
Chapter 6: Gingerbread House
Chapter 7: Barrel
Chapter 8: Ball
Chapter 9: Bow
Chapter 10: Frill
Chapter 11: Lantern
Chapter 12: Arcade
Chapter 13: Computer
Chapter 14: Camera
Chapter 15: Burger

View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF)


“Chris has a real flair for making amazing tiny versions of awesome things, and these 15 creations can teach builders of all skill levels a thing or two.”

Check out an interview with Chris McVeigh on Brickset!

Watch Beyond the Brick's video review!

“The kids are home all day and need entertaining. The tree is up and needs decorating. Why not kill two birds with one stone?”
Red Tricycle

Watch The Bricks Family build the snowflake design in their video review!

“Perfect for anyone looking to put a LEGO touch to their tree this year.”
Seasons of Grace

“Like Christmas cookies from grandma, Chris delivers a bounty of holiday cheer with these wonderful and irresistible models, all wrapped up like a present under the tree. All of them would look great on any tree, and you can bet you'll find several on my tree this year. I give it five out of five Nerdlys.”

“The engineering that goes into many of Chris’ builds is really impressive, as you flip through the book and view many of the instructional steps, they can seems a little daunting, however once you see just how the various builds are brought together and have the finished article in front of you, it’s easy to admire the inventiveness of Chris’ style.”
Bricks Fans

“The book is a testament to Chris’ varied building styles and skills and we can’t recommend it highly enough as a LEGO Christmas present...With those final, fun models included too, the book makes for excellent building all year round and is bound to inspire everyone with its clever techniques and classy style.”
Bricks Culture

“The book is beautifully bound in a hard cover and looks like a perfect holiday present.”
Hispabrick Magazine

Check out an interview with Chris McVeigh in Issue #26 of Blocks Magazine!

Featured on Long Island Weekly,Imagination Soup, Erie Times-News and San Diego Family Magazine

The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is a great way for LEGO aficionados of all ages to get ready for the holiday season!”
—Midwest Book Review

“Overall, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is a very nicely put together book by Chris and it will surely be a welcomed addition to your library.”
The Brick Fan

“The instructions couldn’t be more clear, with each page visually showing each step of the process...I love how they are an easy craft for the holidays with something I already have around the house!”
Hello Happy

“Beautiful and tastefully presented photography.”
The Brick Blogger

“I especially appreciate that the book lists every single LEGO piece you will need for each individual build. That way I know if we have the right pieces needed to get the final design and sometimes we swap out for similar pieces. This book is especially great for families like mine that have more LEGO than we know what to do with yet we still want to build more.”
Outnumbered 3 to 1

“This is the perfect holiday book to purchase for yourself or as a gift for your favorite LEGO fan. Its smaller size makes it an excellent stocking stuffer. That is rare in the world of oversized and tome-like LEGO books.”
Stephen Combs

“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!”
The Parenting Patch

“The book is a perfect compliment to your LEGO collection and a great gift for all ages.”
Tennessee Valley LEGO Club