Looking for a way to add a touch of nature to your Lego creations? Try building a custom Lego tree. This fun and creative project allows you to recreate the beauty of the natural world in Lego form. Whether you’re an experienced Lego builder or just starting out with custom builds, building your own Lego tree can be a rewarding and imaginative endeavor. So long as you know how to do it, that is. Thanks to the official LEGO YouTube channel, you can build your own Lego tree in just a handful of simple steps.
How to Build a Lego Tree: Pieces Required
|One green 12×6 plate
|Two brown 1×2 bricks
|one brown 2×2 brick
|Three green 2×2 bricks
|Eight green 1×2 bricks
|Four brown 2×3 bricks
|Nine green 2×4 bricks
|Two green 2×6 bricks
|Eight green 2×2 slope bricks
|Four green 2×2 inverted slope bricks
|Four brown 2×2 inverted slope bricks
|Four flower pieces, any color (optional)
How to Build a Lego Tree: Tips and Tricks
Even something as simple as a Lego tree can feel intimidating when you’ve never done a custom build before. Dubbed “MOCs” by the LEGO Group — a.k.a. My Own Creations — these one-of-a-kind constructs aren’t part of any one set. As it turns out, building a Lego tree is a great place to start experimenting with MOCs.
When it comes to building a custom Lego tree, some key hints from knowledgeable experts can help make the process easier and all the more enjoyable. By paying attention to the simple tips and tricks listed below, you’ll be well on your way to constructing your very own custom Lego masterpiece. Before long, you could be looking at a forest of Lego trees.
- Model construction set for 16 + year olds
- Treehouse with 3 Cabins
- Tree with interchangeable leaves
- Four Minifigures and a bird figure
Tip 1: Subscribe to the Official LEGO YouTube Channel
If you enjoy this Lego tree tutorial, consider subscribing to the official LEGO YouTube channel. This how-to comes straight from the LEGO Group’s channel, and it’s far from the only video of its kind on the channel. Scrolling through the channel’s uploads, you’ll see plenty of other fun and creative builds to follow along with. Subscribe to never miss a LEGO upload.
Tip 2: Get Creative With Colors
As you saw in the video above, the custom Lego tree consists of several different shades of green and brown. You can choose to use all solid colors, or you can choose to mirror the colors selected by the LEGO Group. Either way, don’t feel like you need to restrict your color palette. Go wild with your choices for an even more abstract build! Who says your tree can’t be, say, purple and black?
Tip 3: Add More Flowers
This custom build is called custom for a reason. You don’t have to follow every step as you see in the video. For instance, you don’t have to put four flower pieces around the trunk of the tree as shown. If you’d like, you could add even more foliage than what you see in the video! Try building a whole garden underneath the tree for an even more beautiful build.
Trick 1: Build and Repeat
If you think this Lego tree build is easy, try doing it again and again. Up for the challenge? If you have the necessary parts, go wild and build a whole Lego forest! Ditch the 12×6 plate and embrace an even bigger plate for your new Lego forest. Then, experiment with taller and shorter tree trunks or bigger and smaller crowns for added detail.
Trick 2: Set a Stage
It’s one thing to construct a natural scene around your Lego tree, but it’s something else entirely to place your Lego tree into an existing set. Try it out! Your custom Lego tree build can add some nice detail to sets you’ve already built. For example, insert a tree into a Lego city. You can even set the stage with several trees if it pleases you. They’ll add a pleasant touch of nature to any set.
Trick 3: Add Your Own Spin
Missing some pieces or finding yourself with ones you think might suit the build better? Feel free to get creative and add your own spin to the Lego tree. Perhaps you could customize the crown with some textured pieces. Or maybe you could mix things up with the trunk and throw in some extra branches jutting out from the sides. It’s your build, so make it your own!
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