LEGO lovers, this one's for you!
A few weeks ago, I reviewed a fun book I picked up at BEA entitled I LEGO N.Y. by Chrisoph Niemann. Not long after the review went up, I got a phone call from a good friend who was insulted that I hadn't told her about the Niemann book before the review went up on my blog. They are HUGE Lego fans over there, as we are here! That phone call got me thinking of ALL the great LEGO books out there.
So, I thought, why not do a LEGO post? Here it is, starting with my inspiration!
(Abrams Image, March 2010, Board Book)
I LEGO N.Y. is an imaginative look at life in New York City constructed entirely out of LEGOs.
(Wiley, May 3, 2010, Hardcover)
An adult LEGO fan's dual quest: to build with bricks and build a family.
There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down?
(Henry Holt, September 2009, Hardcover - ages 4-10)
Whether you’d like to build an SUV, an excavator, a tanker truck, or a race car, this hands-on book will show you how. You can create street scenes such as a construction site, a fire rescue, or even a family on moving day. Children of all ages will let their imaginations run wild as they learn that there are no limits to what can be created with LEGO. And instructions are included for several of the models!
*My boys each have their own copies of this book and love it!
(DK Publishing, October 2009, Hardcover)
Does this book need any explanation? Nope. I didn't think so either.
(DK Adult, November 2009, Hardcover)
Reveal, explore, and celebrate the fascinating LEGO® story in The LEGO® Book. From its beginnings in a carpenter's workshop and the development of the first plastic brick, to the group's current position as an international brand, a timeline highlights key moments in LEGO® history.
The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide by ALlan Bedford
(No Starch Press, July 2005, Paperback)
In this book, you'll learn:
The best ways to connect bricks and creative uses for those patterns
Tricks for calculating and using scale (it's not as hard as you think)
The step-by-step plans to create a train station on the scale of LEGO people (a.k.a. "minifigs")
How to build spheres, jumbo-sized LEGO bricks, micro-scaled models, and a mini space shuttle
Tips for sorting and storing all of your LEGO pieces
(Conway, September 2010, Hardcover)
Who would be crazy enough to build a full-sized, fully furnished two-story house-complete with washing machine, shower, and toilet-entirely out of LEGOs? Answer: James May and his team of helpers. The story of May's amazing house is told in James May's LEGO House, a book that, like the house it describes, is wall-to-wall fun. Marvel at the dedicated teamwork required to construct the house, chuckle at accessories like a LEGO mouse and cat, and laugh out loud at May's comical struggle with getting a good night's sleep on a LEGO bed.
I just have one question about this book - does anyone ever walk around LEGO house barefoot??
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