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Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to decorate in accordance with the holidays. Like most things, making your own decorations are more meaningful than store bought ones. And if you are going to make your own decorations, why not build them with LEGO? In that regard, No Starch has published The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book by Chris McVeigh to help decorate the tree.

Review: 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks

Most LEGO books on the market either show you creations people have made or are books of instructions to build specific creations. 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks is different than most of those books by being a book of ideas of things to build without specific directions of how to build, just giving ideas.

Review: Tiny LEGO Wonders

The small parts that LEGO introduced over the last several years has allowed for intricate builds on a much smaller scale. While The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling showed off some really impressive builds, it sparked the imagination without actually teaching how to make them. Tiny LEGO Wonders shows microscale like the scale modeling book, but also teaches how to make them.

Review: The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

For decades, the LEGO Group made plastic blocks that fit together to form buildings, cars, and other creations. With time, they started to introduce smaller parts that allowed for more intricate builds on a smaller scale. As such, it opens LEGO builders to build real world objects at scale and exhibit them in The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling by Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman.

Review: Beautiful LEGO Wild!

LEGO has come a far way from the toys when I was a child. Smaller and more unique pieces have allowed for more intricate designs that come closer to the real world than ever before. While nature makes use of these intricacies, LEGO could not until the introduction of these pieces, which makes the creations in Beautiful LEGO Wild! by Mike Doyle possible.

Review: The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

The inevitable zombie apocalypse will be upon us sooner than we think. Many of us think about what weapons we’ll use to battle them when it happens, and sometimes think about where we might hold up to defend ourselves from them, but what happens after that? How will we communicate with other survivors? Where will we get electricity? Luckily Simon Monk thought about these things and put them in The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse for us to have at the ready when the time comes.

Review: The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 3

I previously reviewed The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 1 and Volume 2. Both were excellent resources for building and learning how to build original creations with LEGO, so when I was offered The LEGO Adventure Book Volume 3, I had to check it out and see more of Megan Rothrock’s excellent work.

Review: The LEGO Architect

Walk around any major city and you’ll see people looking up at the buildings and admiring the architecture that surrounds them. Buildings of all shapes and sizes capture the imagination of those that look up at them. LEGO has even put out an architecture line to capture many of these famous buildings in their tiny plastic bricks, so it made sense for No Starch books to put out The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin.

Review: Medieval LEGO by Greyson Beights

The medieval period of English history is often romanticized. There have been a myriad of movies of the period and people attend renaissance festivals in attempts to reenact the period, and people often build castles out of LEGO, so a book combining the two makes perfect sense. Medieval LEGO by Greyson Beights from No Starch Press brings it all together to be a simple history book illustrated by LEGO creations.

Review: Ultimate Star Wars

The internet has taken what was initially a play on words and turned May the Fourth into a day of celebration called Star Wars Day. It has gone beyond the initial holiday and it has further been coopted to be adopted by consumer culture. To participate in yesterday’s “holiday,” DK Publishing released a comprehensive encyclopedia of all things within the Star Wars universe entitled Ultimate Star Wars.