The fall and winter holidays are perfect for LEGO fans to get creative. This could be as simple as building the official LEGO holiday sets we talked about before (see links at the end of this post), or adding holiday decorations to your current LEGO sets. And of course you can also design your own LEGO holiday projects. And because LEGO is so colorful, building gingerbread houses is a particularly fun pastime. Below I will show you some LEGO gingerbread houses I really like. They might give you some inspiration. 🙂
One of my favorite LEGO gingerbread houses is the one by flickr member Parks and Wrecked Creations. It is built to be compatible with the LEGO Modular Buildings, and fits perfectly in between them. Notice the simple, but very effective roof design, using 2×2 round tiles in a rainbow of colors to imitate candy. There are many other sweet details as well. You can see more pictures here: LEGO GINGERBREAD HOUSE STREET
This LEGO gingerbread house was built by LEGO fan Koen. It uses a different roof technique, imitating candy and frosting on a gingerbread roof. And the use of those small white rope pieces with studs at the end to create a curvy frosting design is very impressive. You can see more pictures here: LEGO HOME SWEET HOME BY KOEN
LEGO fan Evie used a lot of transparent pieces to imitate hard candy on this LEGO gingerbread house. Looks really yummy, isn’t it? This was Evie’s very first custom LEGO building, and she did an amazing job. You can see more pictures here: LEGO GINGERBREAD HOUSE BY EVIE
Here is yet another approach to building a gingerbread house by LEGO fan registeredotter. Just throw a bunch of chocolate and candy on a frosted roof. You can’t go wrong with so much sweetness! You can see more pictures here: LEGO GINGERBREAD HOUSE BY REGISTEREDOTTER (UPDATE: this user deleted their account.)
This LEGO gingerbread house by LEGO fan tsunami007 is very similar to the official #100229 LEGO Winter Village Cottage, but with a different color-scheme, and of course lots of candy. It is a good example of using an official LEGO set to start out, and have it decorated for the holidays. You can see more pictures here: LEGO GINGERBREAD HOUSE BY TSUNAMI007
And of course LEGO gingerbread houses don’t have to be big. You can also build little ones and even use them as decorations on your Christmas tree. Chris McVeigh has a lot of ideas for small and very sweet LEGO decorations, and he even makes the instructions available. You can read more about them here: Make Your Own LEGO Christmas Decorations!
LEGO is also releasing a small gingerbread house this year that will be available during Brick Friday at the end of November, with any purchase of $99 or more. It is a great little set to get some special LEGO elements that resemble candy and other sweets. And of course don’t forget about the other holiday sets, like the #10249 LEGO Creator Winter Toy Shop, and last year’s #10245 LEGO Santa’s Workshop, which is available again. Also, you may consider the LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Friends Advent Calendars, as they are a really fun way to count down to Christmas. You can find them all under the seasonal section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So as you can see, there are plenty of ideas for building your own LEGO gingerbread house. I hope these examples gave you some inspiration to build your own! What do you think? Are you planning to build a LEGO gingerbread house this holiday season? Which one of the examples here do you like the most? Are there any others ones that you really like and I haven’t mentioned here? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
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