Hiya everyone! Master Model Builder Rob here again, and I’m getting ready for Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights here at LEGOLAND® California Resort. This time, we’re going to learn how to build a special candy cane, just in time for the holiday season!

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I start by building on a base plate, so I can press my pieces down hard enough to make my models strong. (It also helps me not step on my half-finished LEGO creations!)

Candy canes start with a white 2×2 plate, and then I use 1×2 plates and bricks to build up a little on each side.

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Once I’ve started the base, I make the body of the candy cane by stacking red and white 1×2 bricks alternating on each side.

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The middle of the candy cane is finished when I put some more 1×2 plates, then a red 2×2 plate on top like this.

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Just like I alternated with the red and white bricks below, now I’m using 1×2 hinges in alternating patterns to continue building up. I’ll also use 1×1 “cheese wedge” slope bricks on the side opposite the hinge bricks.

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By adding a few more layers of hinges and cheese wedge slopes, along with some 2×2 plates in white and red, the candy cane is starting to take shape! When I feel like I have enough bricks on to make a curve, I’ll bend the top downwards. Don’t forget, the very tip of the candy cane needs four red cheese wedge slopes!

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My favorite part of building Holiday decorations is actually decorating with them. I found a home for my candy cane right here in Fun Town  with all the other amazing holiday models!

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Enjoy your candy cane and stay tuned for more exciting step-by-step builds. Happy Holidays!

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