Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you how to build a set of fun holiday items with Lego, all of which can be ordered direct from Lego.com via Lego Digital Designer. The first object we’ll tackle is an ornament for your tree—a build that was inspired by the spherical vehicles created by the incredibly talented T.Oeschsner. (Please click through to see his work!)
As this is complex build, I have taken the unusual step of providing a set of instructions along with the model file. I’ve also provided a second file with alternate builds, which will hopefully jumpstart your own creativity. And remember, you’ll need the Lego Digital Designer 4.0 to open the lxf files.
As you can see in the picture below, you can easily vary the color and design of the ornament; all you need to do is choose the paint tool and recolor the bricks as you like. You’re limited only by the colors available through Lego Digital Designer; unless, of course, you own a few buckets of Lego. Two pieces are hard to find in certain colors—1x2 jumper plates and the 2x2 corner plates are not available in green, lime green or orange—but you can still come up with some great designs.