Introduction: How to Make a Star of Bethlehem Christmas Tree Topper Out of K'nex.

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It’s that time of year again. The snow is starting to fall, the temperature is getting colder, and it’s time for us to put up our Christmas trees.
Why not use this homemade Star of Bethlehem Christmas tree topper for your tree??

Let me know what you think. It only takes a few seconds.
Also don't forget to SUBSCRIBE.

Step 1: Part List

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This is all knex parts, so here is a list of the pieces it uses.
Also you need to use these colors for it to look like a star.

White 8 slot connectors: 24
Blue 7 slot connectors: 2
Purple 4 slot connectors: 2
Red 3 slot connectors: 2
Orange 2 slot acute angle connectors: 16
Black y connectors: 4
Gray 1 slot connectors: 16

Yellow 5 inch rods: 40
White 1 inch rods: 16
Green 3/4 inch rods: 4

Now let's start building.

Step 2: Step 1

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First off build eight of these. It's a white connector and two white rods.

Step 3: Step 2

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Go and gather up these eight yellow rods. You'll need them later.

Step 4: Step 3

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First build these parts. Don't forget the two black Y connectors on one of the pieces.

Step 5: Step 4

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Go and build all four of these. Again don't forget the two black hands.

Step 6: Step 5

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Now connect the pieces you made in the last two steps. Make sure the parts with the y connectors are next to each other. Then add the eight parts you made in step two.

Step 7: Step 6

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Build these pieces. There isn't really anything hard about these.

Step 8: Step 7

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Connect the parts from the last step. Then add the eight yellow rods you got in step three.

Step 9: Step 8

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Build this little guy. Then add the one side of the star to it.

Step 10: Step 9

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Add the other side of the star to the little guy. Then clip up the gray clips like so.

Step 11: You're Done.

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You're done.

Now just slide it over your tree like so. The top of the tree slides through the hole in the middle of the star. If you want, you can add lights inside, but I like it without them.

Please don't forget to:


NatNoBrains (author)2010-12-21

Do you want to enter this is my K'Nex Christmas Contest?

kunaisrule2345 (author)2010-01-03

do you go to chruch?

You mean church?

razzlekunai (author)2010-11-27

Very neat idea. Just built this for the Christmas tree set up today, and it looks great.

Shadowman39 (author)2009-12-18

I built it! I couldn't get it straight on the big tree :-P.

erikos kostarikos (author)2009-12-17

Nothing more to say but awesome =]

Randomguy65 (author)2009-12-09

I was thinking about knex ornaments but this is out side the box  iam going to subscibe NOW!!

Jayefuu (author)2009-12-06

This actually looks pretty good :D Any chance of a pic of the tree with it on from further back?

Vynash (author)2009-12-05


Kiteman (author)2009-12-04

I like the idea - now decorate the rest of the tree.

Baubles, "tinsel" (or at least zig-zag chains), the works.  Come on.  I'm waiting.

(Folds arms and taps foot.)

Um... our tree is decorated. I just didn't post a picture of it.

That's just excuses - do the job properly youngling!

>folds arms and waits<


knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-12-03

i wish i had x-mas even though im christan anywho 5*

Thanks, man.

yeh i wish i had x-mas

Hey, I do Christmas, and I'm atheist - go on, spoil yourself, splash a bit of joyful religion around.

yeh but my mom hates x-mas and when my parents were first marred she wanted a real tree train running aroung it and a hole bunch of other mumbo jumbo and now she hates everthing even my and my dad

Ouch, families...

Sorry, dude. 

That's sad man.

and she wonders why i hate her.....

KnexFreek (author)2009-12-04

cool idea, its a first so.... % stars!!

 (look at % on your keyboard)

Thanks man.

Oblivitus (author)2009-12-04

Cool, but it seems like it could be made stronger.

Yes, I had it more filled in before, but it didn't look as good. Odd enough

All right, I just try to critique when I make a comment.

Yeah, that's fine. Oh yeah, you need to send viccie the results of your judging.

Kiteman (author)Oblivitus2009-12-04

It's strong enough for the job - if it was much bigger it would be heavy enough to bend many trees.

I_am_Canadian (author)2009-12-04

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them,

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

~ Linus - Charlie Brown Christmas

Just felt like that needed saying :-)

Good job on the star! Neat idea - I wouldn't have thought of it!

Ha Ha. Thanks.

~KGB~ (author)2009-12-04


travw (author)2009-12-03

I don't do christmas, but nonetheless, nice job.

Hiyadudez (author)travw2009-12-04


Or are you christian?

Killer~SafeCracker (author)travw2009-12-03


silentassasin21 (author)2009-12-04

(Reading previous comments) Wow thats sad that you guys dont celebrate Christmas.

Serial-Cricket (author)2009-12-04

Very, very nice. 5*

Thanks, man.

Seleziona (author)2009-12-04

cool, but i already have a tree topper that glows blue :)

Yeah, you can add lights inside this. But I like the regular look better.

yeah, it does look nice :)

Mr. Muggle (author)2009-12-03

good idea!

:-) thank you.

Shadowman39 (author)2009-12-04

Cool! I'll have to build this sometime. :-)


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