Christmas design round-up

With Christmas drawing ever-closer (only 24 shopping days left…) we round up some of our favourite festive designs from this season.

Lego Christmas tree

The Lego Tree at St Pancras

Made from 600 000 Lego bricks and standing 12.2m-high, the giant Lego Christmas tree is currently dominating the main arcade at London’s St Pancras Station.

The tree has been designed by Duncan Titmarsh of Bright Bricks, who is apparently the UK’s only certified Lego professional, meaning Lego has recognised him as a professional partner.

Adding the decorations to the tree

The 1200 Lego baubles hanging off the branches have been created by children from Edith Neville Primary School in Camden and Copenhagen Primary School in Islington.

Design Museum Christmas tree

A miniature version of the tree

While the St Pancras tree is claimed to be the world’s tallest tree made from Lego, over at the Design Museum they’re preparing to erect what could be the world’s tallest cardboard tree (apparently an application has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records).

Set to stand at a relatively modest 6m high and made from 3600 individually cut and handmade pieces, the tree, designed by Giles Miller, is set to hang in the museum’s public auditorium.

The tree will be adorned by woodland animals, including foxes, birds and squirrels, designed by illustrator Daniel Heath.

Three different varieties of tree

It’s going up tomorrow, and Miller has also a range of smaller cardboard Christmas trees (pictured), to be sold at the Design Museum shop.

Royal College of Art Christmas card

The RCA’s 2011 Christmas card

And continuing the tree theme, the Royal College of Art’s Christmas Card features an image of a Christmas tree produced by the RCA’s RapidformRCA facility using bonded A4 paper sheets.

Designed by RCA alumni Kellenberger-White, the cards have been cut using a computer-controlled knife.

The cards cost £1.50 each or £10 for eight and can be ordered from the RCA Shop at

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  • Jenny November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful photos – I remember seeing that tree on the way home one day in St Pancras. Do you know if copyright for these pics is available? Would like to use for some cards i’m making on but don’t want to cause any trouble with copyright etc.

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