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The best Christmas LEGO ornaments!

by admin on December 9, 2012

in Useful Resources

(Written by Chris of Yoda Archives)

Christmas is in the air and many of us have LEGO on our Christmas wish list or shopping lists.  But how about using LEGO to decorate our trees?  There are a few places you can find LEGO related ornaments and you can also make your own. (See links at the end of this post.)

Here I would like to show you some LEGO Christmas ornaments I found and I really like. Hallmark stores have a couple  of Star Wars themed LEGO Christmas ornaments; a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader. I have them both. You may remember that the Darth Vader LEGO Christmas ornament was also available last year. I asked a sales-associate about this and she said that Darth Vader is indeed the same as last year, but because it was so popular last season they are re-releasing it.

These LEGO Christmas ornaments from Hallmark are really impressive. They are large, solid pieces, and are the quality products you would expect from a joint Hallmark-LEGO-Lucasfilm project.  Both of the characters are attached to a 2×4 brick featuring the LEGO and Star Wars logos, and have a loop on top of their helmets for hanging.

Here is the 2012 LEGO Christmas ornament Stormtrooper next to the 2011 Darth Vader. The bottom of the brick is dated the year each ornament was released. The Stormie stands on a slightly larger brick. The info from Hallmark’s website is as follows: Guard each branch of your most villainous tree. With rifle in hand, this LEGO Stormtrooper Keepsake Ornament is ready for battle. 1.75″ x 3″ x 2″ and Prepare your Christmas craft for the dark side of the holiday with Darth Vader. Deflect enemy ray gun bolts as you duel your way onto the naughty list this Christmas. 2.25″ x 3.25″ x 1.25.

Here’s a scale shot with the LEGO Darth Vader ornament and regular Darth Vader minifig. The ornaments are bigger than regular LEGO minifigs. A collection of these guys would look really cool!

The LEGO Christmas Ornament Stormtrooper and Darth Vader are available now at Hallmark stores or online at Hallmark.com for $14.95 each. You can save if you read certain home magazines. My wife has subscriptions to Good Housekeeping and Ladies Home Journal. Both magazines’ December issue have a Hallmark Gold Crown coupon: Save $5 off a total store purchase of $10 or more.

If you don’t have a Hallmark store near you, there are other places also that carry these LEGO Christmas ornaments. Books a Million, and Kohl’s carry Hallmark ornaments in general. I have seen the LEGO ornaments at Books a Million, but have not been to Kohl’s this season.  

The LEGO store has its own LEGO Christmas ornaments. They are clear balls filled LEGO bricks and include a matching ribbon for hanging. Depending on the color the number of brick range between 30-40 per ornament. The red ornament contains red and transparent red bricks, the green ornaments includes green and transparent green bricks, and the gold ornaments contains gold, dark-tan and transparent yellow bricks. These LEGO ornaments are $7.99 each. BUY HERE

You can also make your own LEGO Christmas ornaments. We have featured two LEGO artists’ Christmas ornaments here before. The first one is Chris McVeigh. (See: How to Build Christmas LEGO Ornaments) You can download the instructions and parts list from Chris’ website and either use your current LEGO collection or order the parts from LEGO’s online Pick-A-Brick selection.

Peter Johnston is the other LEGO artist who has a really nice collection of LEGO Christmas ornaments. You can check out his ornaments here: Make Your Own LEGO Christmas Ornaments! 

There is also a very inspiring project from the Carlson family in Omaha, Nebraska, who makes and sells LEGO Christmas ornaments every year to raise money for homeless children. You can check out their website here: OrnamentsForCharity.com

As you can see there are plenty of options for decorating your tree with Christmas LEGO ornaments this year. So what do you think? Will you add some LEGO ornaments to your tree? Share below! 😉

You might also like to check out the following related posts:

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

TJ December 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

cool

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CD's Lego Blog December 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

They look awesome!

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Margot December 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

The Lego Holiday ornaments are available as Pick a Brick in stores. And the beauty of those is they come with a plate in the ball that allows you to put a minifigure in there.

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admin December 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Margot, thanks for sharing that! It is great to know! 😀

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Margot December 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I ordered 5 extra of the parts from Lego part replacement, they are not available through pick a brick. The part is called a parabola and they are .83 cents each.

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admin December 10, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Margot, that is actually an excellent way to decorate the whole tree with those ball! 😀

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Chris of Yoda Archives December 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I didn’t know about the plate in the ball. Another way to display mini-figs.

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Kristy Carlson December 11, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Thanks for mentioning the Ornaments 4 Charity project on your post. The correct website is http://www.ornaments4charity.com.

We appreciate the support!

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admin December 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Kristy, nice to have ya! I normally don’t type out the whole address as a permalink as it is ugly and long, however the code under it of course includes everything to take visitors to your website. So the link in fact is correct. Click on it yourself to try. 😉

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