“Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with The LEGO Adventure Book. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world’s best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you’re brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!”
This volume 1 is about cars, castles, dinosaurs, and more! Every kid I know loves Legos, and my son especially has been using this building toy for several years now, sitting hours on end, day after day, creating various projects. He loves to try out new things, he is working on a couple of dinosaurs, form the book, right now!
“To help LEGO fans of all ages make the leap from following canned instructions to freestyle building, author Allan Bedford explains the essentials of design and construction in this four-color edition of The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide.
The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide explains fundamental building practices that apply to any model, no matter the size or complexity. The book’s tone is friendly, light-hearted, and geared toward helping builders of all ages get the most fun out of the popular pastime. Readers will find coverage of the nitty-gritty details of connecting bricks to create sturdy and attractive combinations as well as helpful advice for mastering those early stages of the creative process, from coming up with design ideas to translating them into a concrete blueprint for building. “This is the book I wish I had as a kid and as an adult returning to the hobby,” said Jacob McKee, former LEGO Community Development Manager. “It’s a great resource and is going to have a cherished place on my worktable.””
This book is more detailed in talking about Legos, another great reference book for your home builder to draw upon, to enhance his Lego building creativity!
As soon as my son saw these 2 books in his room it was like time stopped. I have blogged many times over the last few years about Legos and how we are all huge fans of the franchise in this house. Huge. I am embarrassed to say how many sets I have bought over the years, and how many more are in the closet for future holidays and birthdays! Except for something major like the Pirates of the Caribbean ship, most of the pieces get put in bins for future building down the road, the kind that doesn’t come with instructions, the kind that has to come from my son’s head, the kind that will be wonderfully enhanced by these Lego books!
And I always felt that if I wasn’t so captivated by the pictures of the SpongeBob building on the box, I could have gotten away with just buying the huge bins of Legos, no boxed sets necessary. After all, I am the type of parent who encourages his son to build whatever he wants to create, not just to follow instructions. Well, these books are the perfect hybrid – instructions to build a myriad of different interesting things, and money saved for the parents from not having to buy all those ridiculous $50 and up boxes of Hobbits, Vampires, and Star Wars vehicles that will all get deconstructed and end up in the bin anyway.
The links are above for these books from No Starch Press, these are great additions to your home library, to continually encourage your kids to build and be creative!
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