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Building a LEGO Christmas tree, ninja style!

by admin on January 20, 2014

in Featured Creations

I found this nice little LEGO vignette from Nannan (one of my favorite LEGO builders) the other day. The idea is very creative, and there are also some very useful LEGO building techniques to check out, especially the construction of the Christmas tree. So let’s take a look! 🙂

LEGO Christmas Ninja Style by Nannan

Here you can see Lloyd, Jay and Kai, three of the ninjas from LEGO Ninjago, dreaming about what they would like for Christmas. In the meantime, Sensei Wu, dressed as Santa, places some present under the tree (including a baby golden dragon for Lloyd – very cute). Now see the video below where Nannan shares some of the interesting building techniques.

I found the construction of the LEGO Christmas tree very impressive. It is not easy to build realistic LEGO trees in the first place (we have addressed the subject previously – see links at the end of this post), and building such a cute tree in such a small scale requires some serious design skills. Also, I like that the tree is very sturdy and won’t fall apart easily, plus it doesn’t require a whole lot of parts. This is a tree-design that you could use not just for Christmas trees, but also for other trees in your LEGO creations. If you need some LEGO tree elements you can find them at the Pick-A-Brick section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO Trees & Leaves at Pick-A-Brick

What do you think? How do you like this LEGO vignette by Nannan? And what about the building techniques used? Are you planning to try them out? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

And you might also like to check out the following related posts:

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Jonathan January 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Cool! As a Ninjago fan I immediately noticed the ninja’s hair. It’s different from their hair in the show. Not a huge concern, as I know the hair until recently was not available, but I still noticed. I’m really glad LEGO® decided to make the ninja’s hairs. We needed that. Also, first comment!

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Fikko3107 January 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Did…He STAMPed the white Imagine bubbles? I nearly choked on toothpaste in surprise…

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admin January 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Yep, he surely did! BTW, it is not something I have ever seen him do, but it is a clever application. 🙂

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Ninjoey January 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

WHY? Why would anyone do a horrible crime like that?AGGGGHHH?
~Ninjoey

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LegoUniverse Bob January 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM

i cant watch the video. its just a black screen maybe later it will work? 🙂

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admin January 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Bob, maybe you have YouTube blocked? The video works just fine.

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LegoUniverse Bob January 20, 2014 at 11:04 AM

sorry its actually just my computer i cant watch any video but i will be able to later

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LegoUniverse Bob January 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM

now i can watch videos 🙂 sorry for wasting time and space

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ninja of stealth January 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

cool way to build I Christmas tree! and its not hard to build! I’m going to have to build a tree like that around Christmas! and its also cool that its ninjago, then again, ninjago makes everything cool. 🙄

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Will January 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM

This MOC is currently in a contest on Toys’N’Bricks.
http://toysnbricks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=9807

Nannan’s MOC is near the end.

I also have a MOC in this contest. I’m blackpyre with the Claw Machine. So if you’re not done with the holidays and want to see some more check them out.

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 20, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Hah! the beds are genius!

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Håkan January 20, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Futons! They look kinda Friends-ish, actually…

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Bohrok Tru January 20, 2014 at 1:34 PM

whats that gold-ish dragonegglookingthing that snata is holding? wherecanIget it? 0.0

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Håkan January 20, 2014 at 1:47 PM

If you’re 18+ with a Bricklink account, (or you know a friend with one) you could order one for 1-2 $ plus shipping.

http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?colorID=65&itemID=941

This piece has only appeared in one Agents set from 2009.

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=8967-1

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Bohrok Tru January 20, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Shweet, tyvm dude!

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Håkan January 20, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Sorry. It seems I was wrong, it was only a similar piece. Look below.

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Bohrok Tru January 20, 2014 at 5:58 PM

oktyagain

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

……..need……gold….dino…..:P

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ninja of stealth January 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM

I have one of those dragons in the fire temple but they are dark green! so there is a place where you can get it bohrok.

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BLProductions January 20, 2014 at 2:16 PM

You can only get it from 1 set: The Ninjago Temple of light from 2013. Great set.

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Håkan January 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM
BLProductions January 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Yes. That’s what Brickset.com has anyway.

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ninja of stealth January 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM

oh yeah, there too. 🙂

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NinjaMelissa January 20, 2014 at 6:29 PM

I love it! But where’s Cole and Zane? I noticed the hoods and freaked out, I can’t wait for the new season!!!!!

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

yes I saw that too…

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 21, 2014 at 9:42 AM

ISNT WEDNESDAY NINJAGO DAY????? well for me it’s Thursday cause I don’t have a TV. but who cares 😛 I CANT WAIT!!

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ninja of stealth January 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM

its on the 29 jay, so its in (counting today.) nine more days! but for you it ten more days since you have to watch it on Thursday. tada! :mrgreen:

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 21, 2014 at 1:04 PM

oh…dangit….I forgot it’s the 21st..silly me… 😛

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ninja of stealth January 22, 2014 at 12:02 PM

only…seven…more……..days………almost…there…whew, this is taking forever! 😐

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