What better way to spend time with the LEGO lovers in your family this season, than with The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book that shows you step-by-step instructions for covering your tree with LEGO creations. No Starch Press has a whole series of LEGO books to offer, including this one, about all different kinds of LEGO topics. I like all of the ones I have seen so far. This one is my fave at the moment (because, well, 'tis the season!).
On the inside of this hardcover book you will find step-by-step photo and/or written instructions that will walk you through what you need to do to make the ornaments they have created to put on a tree of your own. Some of these would be great gift tags too...especially if what is on the inside of the gift is one of these LEGO books or a LEGO building kit.
I like that they have gone all out in this book to cover so many of the seasonsal favorite. The gingerbread house you see above? Classic.
The snowflake is classic too.
There are some others that are not-so-classic, but are still downright fun to look at and I assume (and will find out soon) to make. This would be a great way to get kids to 'make' gifts this year too, for their friends and loved ones too.
You know if the back of the book says NO STARCH PRESS you're purchasing high quality work both in and outside of your book! These books are no exception. If you're buying books this year (and really, who doesn't??) No Starch Press is an excellent place to shop!
Another book that No Starch Press sells that I found interesting is the LEGO Animation Book. This is a bit more advanced, which makes it perfect for the diehard LEGO fan who is looking to expand how they are using their building pieces.
With step-by-step written instructions and illustrations to show you what they mean, this book can keep you and your kids occupied for a very long time.
In addition to the manual instructions, the book also offeres tips and ideas that will work for keeping your computer spreadsheets in line. Just another of the ways the thoughtful write-ups in here work to support your animated creations.
I know my son is Mr. LEGO at the moment, and has been for a few years. Learning to take his love of the sport (hey, it is a sport...have you seen the things people make with these buidling bricks??) to a whole new level will be fun to see.
Last year I wrote about the LEGO Architect Book and we still love it just as much today as we did last year when it was new. It is just a wonderful book to have on the coffee table, and definitely one that inspires creativity.