The LEGO Architect

Author: Tom Alphin
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276133
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Architecture

"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime." —Finn MacLeod, Arch Daily "Stunning...be the Corbusier of LEGO." —Wall Street Journal "For many budding architects the first step on the road to blueprints and T-squares is a trip to the toy store. The models are sure to motivate future architects—or future LEGO artists—to get building." —Architectural Digest Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

The LEGO Architect

Author: Tom Alphin
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277062
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

The LEGO Architecture Idea Book

Author: Alice Finch
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593278217
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Architecture

"Presents ideas for using a wide variety of LEGO elements to create architectural features like columns, doors, windows, and walls. Includes helpful photographs that show you how to achieve the look, adapt it to your build, and make it your own"--

LEGO Neighborhood Book

Author: Brian Lyles
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275716
Release Date: 2014-09-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you’ll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood! Inside you’ll find: * Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings * Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models * Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more * A gallery of the authors’ designs For ages 10+

Beautiful LEGO

Author: Mike Doyle
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275440
Release Date: 2013-10-13
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures. You’ll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces.

Extreme Bricks

Author: Sarah Herman
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782433859
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Art

From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Hogwarts, to a fully functioning harpsichord and James May's LEGO house, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they're re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form or building life-size superheroes, some LEGO fans are taking their passion for plastic to the extreme. Sarah Herman has brought together some of the world's most ambitious builders in a fact-filled showcase of truly mind-blowing models for this exciting illustrated book that will delight all AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO).

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Allan Bedford
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274801
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to:–Construct models that won't fall apart –Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed –Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale –Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces –Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures –Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and more Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models—from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!

Brick City

Author: Warren Elsmore
Publisher: Crows Nest
ISBN: 1743314671
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Architectural models

From New York's Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower, Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab hotel to London's St Pancras station, this is a glorious, full colour celebration of the world's most distinctive buildings and urban icons, recreated in LEGO bricks. Brick City is a celebration of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using LEGO bricks. While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy,' to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs' or Adult Fans of LEGO have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you find at a local store. LEGO models created by adult fans though, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available; skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark. Sometimes creating a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoking the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces. In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St. Pancras, and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders. In this book, Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 12 global cities and their iconic structures. Each city is examined and recreated in LEGO form. Comprising amazing artwork, exploratory photographs, and detailed breakdowns, Brick City looks at the essence of what makes an urban landscape recognisable.

The Art of the Brick

Author: Nathan Sawaya
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275884
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world’s most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.

Art of LEGO Design

Author: Jordan Schwartz
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275532
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The most impressive LEGO models often take careful planning (and lots of pieces), but with some inspiration, a little imagination, and a number of tried-and-true techniques, you too can turn bricks into a masterpiece. In The Art of LEGO® Design, author Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination—like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas. You’ll discover some of the inventive techniques that LEGO artists use to: * Create lifelike creatures from unusual elements like inside-out tires and minifigure capes * Design sleek cars without showing a single stud * Add ambience to dioramas with light bricks or LEDs * Craft eye-catching textures to create cobblestone roads and brick walls * Build sturdy, detailed, posable mechs and other figures * Add depth with forced perspective and interesting silhouettes Interviews with the talented builders behind many of the book’s models reveal their thoughts on the design process and what inspires them most. Even if you’ve been building with LEGO since you could crawl, you’ll find new inspiration in The Art of LEGO® Design.

LEGO and Philosophy

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119193975
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre: Philosophy

LEGO and Creativity -- LEGO, Ethics, and Rules -- LEGO and Identity -- LEGO, Consumption, and Culture -- LEGO, Metaphysics, and Math

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Pawel Sariel Kmiec
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593278151
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This thoroughly updated second edition of the best-selling Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide is filled with tips for building strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the LEGO Technic system. World-renowned builder Pawe? "Sariel" Kmiec covers the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from the concepts that underlie simple machines, like gears and linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building instructions and 4 completely new chapters on wheels, the RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission—all with the help of Technic pieces. You’ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale. Learn how to: –Build sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress –Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings –Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems –Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs –Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look –Build remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic? New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!

Lego

Author: Joachim Klang
Publisher: Heel Verlag
ISBN: 3868526587
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Games

Provides step-by-step instructions for building a city from Lego bricks.

The Cult of LEGO

Author: John Baichtal
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593273916
Release Date: 2011
Genre: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

The authors take readers on a story-packed adventure through the history of LEGO, from its humble beginnings in a small Danish village to its ascent to the summit of the toy world. They learn hundreds of obscure LEGO facts as they're surrounded by countless fantastically complex and challenging models built by some of the most famous adult LEGO builders.