Intro: Knex'mas Tree
This is my Knex'mas tree. I made this tree for Christmas. I made three of them actually. I made the one outside first. It is about 8 to 9 feet tall and it has solar powered lights on it. I made a second one for inside and built a coaster around it. It is about 6 feet tall with the star on it. I made a third tree that was 2 feet 8 1/2 inches tall and out of micro knex. The one outside only fell down four times from wind and rain (we don't get snow).
Step 1: Tree Building Components
The Knex'mas tree consists of four components. It first needs a base to hold it steady. Then it needs a trunk which is the middle of the tree. If you plan to put it outside make sure you use the stirdiest kind of building tower which uses a blue and purple 3d connector sideways. That way forces are pulling on something it can not easily pull instead of it being very easy to pull, like a purple 3d connector. Next you need the leaves which look like how you draw a simple Christmas tree. Finally you need the star and ornaments.
Step 2: Connecting Everything
This step shows you how to connect all the things together.
Step 3: Solar Lights
I got 6 boxes of solar powered lights at Rite Aid for $15 each. They charge during the day and light at night. They have sets with multi-colored LEDs or white LEDs. Each box comes with a stake, an extension for the stake, a clip, a solar panel, and a string of LEDs. The LEDs fit into the 1/4 inch holes in knex connectors. I would recommend putting the solar panels outside, they will work better.