Finally a LEGO Advent Calendar for Christmas that will keep the kids busy! I have always wanted to get my act together and do a LEGO Christmas countdown with my son.  However, I always remember a hair too late and then scrap the idea. This year I am on top of it, and I am keeping it inexpensive with Christmas mini-builds using our own bricks and this printable LEGO Christmas calendar. This is a fabulous frugal Advent Calendar idea that everyone will enjoy!

LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR FOR KIDS

LEGO COUNTDOWN CALENDAR 

The bricks needed for each build are included right on the challenge card included in the printable pack.

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Whether your kids make it the way it is shown or come up with a new holiday LEGO design, is up to them. The fun is in the challenge, and I am excited to see what my son will build with his LEGO Advent Calendar!

Included in the printable brick advent pack is a fun countdown map. Why not build it out of LEGO to get started! Use a baseplate and basic bricks.

Come up with a design that includes a mini-figure that you can move each day. Get creative! You can do the projects in order, or cross off each project as they do them,

DIY LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR

YOU WILL NEED:

Get started with our FREE printable challenge calendar below.

  • Printable LEGO Advent Calendar project cards (Purchase the pack here)
  • Small paper bags, gift bags, or stockings, etc to hold LEGO bricks for the projects each day.
  • Labels, gift tags, paper cut-outs, and clothespins to seal the bags (optional)
  • LEGO!

WHAT IF I HAVE MULTIPLE KIDS?

If you have multiple kids, here are a few suggestions to keep the cost low.

Tip #1: You don’t have to buy a specific set if you have plenty of bricks. Simply use the daily card as inspiration for the build. I bet, depending on how long they want to spend on the challenge, your kiddos can come up with an impressive alternative.

TIP #2: Alternate the daily challenge. If you prefer to buy the mentioned sets but don’t want to buy 2 per kiddo, have them alternate the daily challenge and have the other kiddo(s) pick a prompt from the LEGO Christmas Challenge Calendar to build from that same set of pieces (though it may need to get take apart) or from their own collection.

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Easy prep with our DIY LEGO Advent Calendar Pack!

brick advent pack with printable challenge cards available to purchase

HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR 

STEP 1. CREATE YOUR SETUP

How do you want to present the cards? Here are a few options…

  • You can add one card a day to a mini stocking.
  • You can hide the card for the day on the Christmas tree.
  • You can grab small, numbered gift bags and tuck a card inside and place in a large basket.
  • Note: If you plan to purchase the Classic LEGO set recommended for the project as your starting point, you might want to grab a storage container as well.

STEP 2.  FILL THE BAGS

The best part of our LEGO countdown calendar is that you can make LEGO building ideas using the LEGO bricks you already have, or you can grab the set listed in the supplies list of you need more bricks. I have a list of suggestions to get you started and will show you the different designs we came up with.

I want this to be as fun and independent (as possible) for kiddos to do each day. The LEGO designs are simple and manageable. Older kids can make their LEGO Christmas builds as complicated and intricate as they wish as well as add more pieces!

Tips for filling your LEGO advent calendar bags:

  • Prep. Add the exact bricks for very simple LEGO building ideas such as the ones you will see here like a candy cane, Santa hat, tree, Christmas candle, or snowman.
  • Cards. Use the printable cards I created to see the projects completed and the bricks used to make them. They also include suggestions or changes to add to the day’s challenge too!
  • Christmas Sets. You could also supplement with a few new Christmas LEGO sets. A larger LEGO Christmas set will have small elements kids can build and place out as a Christmas scene. This is more expensive. However, you will have plenty of supplies for years to come. I will put some suggestions at the end of this article.
  • Older Kids. For older kids, adding bricks ahead of time may not be necessary.  Instead just have them use the printable building cards or refer to the pictures below.
  • Work Together. Leave a LEGO note for a building challenge that you and your young child will do together. This will save you prep work beforehand but make sure you follow up on your offer!

Grab this LEGO challenge calendar to help spark creativity!

—>>>  FREE LEGO Challenge Calendar

LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR IDEAS

— > If you want a full set of done-for-you cards and more fun Christmas theme Brick challenges, you will want to snag the quick Brick Christmas Advent Calendar Pack!

I am by no means a master LEGO builder. These simple ideas will get you thinking and creating! See what you can do with the pictures below.

1. SANTA’S ELF

Santa’s Elf is a great day-one project to get this advent calendar rolling!

A lego elf for the LEGO Advent Calendar.

2. CHRISTMAS BELL

Ring in the Christmas season with a Lego Christmas bell!

A Christmas bell made out of legos.

3. CHRISTMAS WREATH

This simple Christmas wreath is such a classic piece of Christmas decor!

A Christmas wreath made out of Legos.

4. MRS. CLAUS

Santa gets all his help and support from Mrs. Claus, so we had to include her in this Lego Christmas countdown!

A Lego Mrs. Claus for the LEGO Advent Calendar.

5. GINGERBREAD MAN

This classic Christmas cookie makes an adorable Lego creation!

A lego gingerbread man.

6. FIREPLACE

Crackling fires to roast chestnuts and hang stockings near are the perfect addition to this calendar!

A lego fireplace.

7. SANTA’S REINDEER

This adorable reindeer is a great addition to this Christmas character lineup!

A cute Lego reindeer project.

8. POLAR BEAR

Every winter wonderland has a resident polar bear!

A lego polar bear for the LEGO Advent Calendar.

9. SANTA CLAUS

The bringer of presents himself had to be included!

Santa Claus made out of legos.

10. PENGUIN

This cute penguin is ready for Christmas!

A penguin made out of legos.

11. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Christmas presents come in all shapes and sizes, so these are always fun to build!

Three different presents made out of Legos.

12. NUTCRACKER

This Christmas icon is so much fun to build with Legos!

A Lego nut cracker.

13. CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Get creative with the colors on this fun Lego Christmas ornament!

Two round ornaments made out of Legos.

14. THE GRINCH

This Christmas thief is an iconic Christmas character we all know and love!

The Grinch made out of Legos.

15. GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Making a gingerbread house is a tradition in our house, but making one with Legos is fun too!

A gingerbread house made out of Legos.

16. CHRISTMAS TREE

There are so many ways you can make a Lego Christmas tree, but this way used up some Legos we hadn’t used yet!

A Christmas tree made out of legos.

17. CANDY CANE

This simple candy cane build is such a classic part of Christmas!

A lego candy cane for the LEGO Advent Calendar.

18. CHRISTMAS CANDLE

Add a bit f peace to your Lego Advent Calendar with this Christmas candle!

A lego Christmas candle.

19. CHRISTMAS STAR

Make a star from the Christmas story!

A lego star from the LEGO Advent Calendar.

20. SNOWMAN

Make your own winter wonderland snowman!

A snowman made out of legos.

21. WINTER SLED

Sing Jingle Bells while you make this cute little winter sled!

A sled made out of legos.

22. CHRISTMAS TRAIN

Make a classic Christmas train to add to your Lego Christmas ideas!

A toy train made out of legos.

23. SANTA’S HAT

Santa just isn’t himself without his hat!

Santa's hat made out of Legos.

24. CHRISTMAS STOCKING

Finish up your Lego Christmas Advent calendar with an iconic Christmas stocking!

A Christmas stocking made out of legos.

How can you get creative with the bricks you already have in your collection. Here’s how we store all our bricks!

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I know you and your kids will have a blast with this fun hands-on Lego Advent Calendar this year! Reuse it, again and again, each year too!

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12 Comments

  1. This is great! I am going to use it this year to make an advent calendar for my son… much better than buying the expensive Lego one! Thanks!!

  2. So glad to hear it! Plus it gives him something more to do or build then the purchased calendar provides!

  3. Hi,

    The link to printable only takes you to a lego science page. Are you providing printable instructions, or only photos of the finished project? At the top it says scroll down for the printable version – not finding it.

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