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Make: LEGO Ornaments

Make: LEGO Ornaments

My three sons are diehard Lego enthusiasts. They may be prone to argue over who's the greatest and who's right, but they can all agree on one thing: Lego is God's gift to humankind.

My middle son recently did a research project on the Lego company and learned that one must never add an "s" to the sacred word: one Lego, ten thousand Lego. When he catches a family member making the Legos error, he flashes a huge grin and slowly enunciates: Lego. Makes sense, since they're actually bricks, and Lego is the name of the company. Now I'm wondering if I'm supposed to be writing LEGO in all capitals?

Grammar aside, I wanted to find a Christmas way to optimize on this beautiful moment of synchronicity, with all three children passionate about the same hobby. Today it hit me: decorate our tree with Lego Christmas ornaments! If you know me at all, you know I'm not referencing buying them—no way José. We have an enormous drawer of loose bricks and my kids love coming up with their own creations.

First I did a quick keyword search on my library's website [Lego + Christmas + ornament] and discovered there's a new book just published on this very topic: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book by Chris McVeigh. You can imagine my glee! Unfortunately, it's so new that it isn't yet available at my library, so I popped over to Amazon where they're selling it for $13. Frugal Fanny that I am, I paused before engaging 1-click ordering and did an internet search.

Guess what?! The author has a blog with free LEGO Christmas ornament design templates. Badda bing, badda boom. My kids are going to be thrilled! And the book title answered my grammar geek question: all caps. Happy LEGO building to you and yours.

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