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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: The LEGO Zoo

At one point or another, everyone takes their LEGO bricks and attempts to build an animal or two. Stacking bricks to create legs and a body to create a rudimentary animal is the beginning steps to a bigger world, but what happens when a builder wants to move to the next level? That’s where The LEGO Zoo by Jody Padulano comes in.

Review: Ultimate LEGO Star Wars

Ever since I was little, my favorite movie has been Star Wars. When LEGO started releasing Star Wars sets almost 20 years ago, it was the first LEGO sets I had bought since I was a kid. It was a way to relive some of my childhood by building ships from my favorite movie. Now, DK Publishing has released Ultimate LEGO Star Wars compiling all the creations released by the LEGO Group.

Review: The LEGO® Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie

When The LEGO Movie came out in 2014, one of the lead characters (that stole the show for some) was Batman. A snarky, ego driven Dark Knight was full of fun and humor while still true to the spirit of the 75 year old character. Now, years later, Batman gets his own movie that not only continues the charming cad from The LEGO Movie, but celebrates the history of every iteration of the character.

Review: The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide

Most people think for LEGO as the bricks that started the plastic building company, but there is a second type of LEGO building referred to as technic, which uses beams and pins to construct the builder’s creations. The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide teaches prospective builders how to make use of the technic pieces to create more technical builds.

Review: The LEGO Animation Book

For many years people have utilized LEGO parts to create their own stop motion animated films, more commonly referred to as brickfilms. Two notable members of the brickfilm community are David Pagano and David Pickett, and together they wrote The LEGO Animation Book to share their knowledge with those who want to start creating their own.

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.