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Review: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future!

Creating mashups is an artform. Taking two existing pieces of art and combining them in new and unique ways to create a new piece of art that is unparalleled. When taking an artwork that is 400 years old and combining it with one that is 30 years old, the result is something as interesting as […]

Review: LEGO Micro Cities: Build Your Own Mini Metropolis!

I’ve reviewed quite a few books about how to build buildings, cities, and architecture, but many of them focus on building them at minifigure scale. While it’s great that the minifigures have places to inhabit, sometimes LEGO builders want to build at a smaller scale. For such cases, there is microscale building. LEGO Micro Cities: […]

Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2

In the midst of the heat of summer, thoughts of the holidays dance about as we seek ways to cool down. What better way to celebrate Christmas in July than by building ornaments out of LEGO with The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2?

Review: The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!

Buildings and neighborhoods are a prevalent LEGO builds, often shown in large displays together to create large cities in collaborative exhibits. When showing all the creations together, it’s important to give the buildings variety to make it feel less like carbon copy buildings and have more diversity, like a real city. To help create a more unique city, Brian and Jason Lyles, authors of The LEGO Neighborhood Book, are back with The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!

Review: The LEGO Architecture Idea Book

While many LEGO building books focus on overall projects, The LEGO Architecture Idea Book approaches building from another perspective. Rather than teaching how to build, it is more of a reference book. It shows the completed design techniques with a couple sentences written about how it is done. This is not a book for beginners as it skips all the how-tos and shows all the interesting ways you can build windows, siding, and frames.

Review: Giraffes on Horseback Salad

In 1937, noted surrealist Salvador Dalí visited the United States, and while he was here, he made sure to meet with some of the biggest stars of the period – the Marx Brothers. Dalí and Harpo Marx became fast friends, starting by painting each other and ultimately writing a film together that was never filmed.

Review: Geek Wisdom

In the book Geek Wisdom – The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, authors N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan, and Zaki Hasan and editor Stephen H. Segal take a look at quotes from across the realms of books, movies, television programs and video games and applied them to different philosophies that can be related to the different quotes. From Inigo Montoya to Jareth the Goblin King, they takes quotes attributed to the different characters and expound upon them.