How To: Build Star Wars Christmas Tree Ornaments Out of LEGOs

Build Star Wars Christmas Tree Ornaments Out of LEGOs

LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next decade, and Chris McVeigh, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is sure to be studied for his LEGO mastery.

He goes by the pseudonym of Powerpig and has been churning out LEGO builds and photography for some time now, favoring Star Wars models. These marvelous creations should inspire all of you Star Wars fans to dive into the spiderwebbed crevices of your attics and basements to wipe the dust off of your old LEGO collection.

Once you resurrect your childhood building blocks, you can jump right into LEGO construction, thanks to McVeigh's thoughtful instructions on his blog. My favorite of his LEGO creations—a Death Star Christmas tree ornament—is the perfect DIY tree garnish for the LEGO lover. The Death Star has been featured in Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Force Awakens, and Rogue One, while the Death Star II appears in Return of the Jedi.

Most parts can be found in LEGO Stores, or via Lego's Pick a Brick service.

LEGO Death Star Ornament

LEGO Millennium Falcon Ornament

LEGO TIE Fighter Ornament

LEGO Slave I Ornament

LEGO Sant Sleigh

LEGO Christmas Tree


  • Check out McVeigh's Holiday and Archive section on his blog to see all of the Christmas tree bulb designs available (there are lots of them).

Other Cool Star Wars-Related LEGO Builds

The Death of Robat
Space Invaders
Easy Rider

If you want to see other cool LEGO models and instructions, check out McVeigh's blog for more LEGO builds, as well as his Flickr Photostream (Powerpig) for more inspirational photos.

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Photos by Chris McVeigh

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1 Comment

Unless you already have several of these lego pieces, you aren't going to be able to make these Star Wars ornaments. I've gone through Pick a Brick and on each one I wasn't able to find at least 1-2 pieces. Some I found you substitute with a different color if the piece wasn't going to be visible.

It stinks I won't be able to make these since I was hoping to give them to my nephew.

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