The LEGO Architect

Author: Tom Alphin
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276133
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime." —Finn MacLeod, Arch Daily " 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!

LEGO Architecture

Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 1465422862
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Architecture

An illustrated and annotated guide takes a look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series, exploring the creative process and how the artists translated iconic buildings into LEGO sets.

Beautiful LEGO

Author: Mike Doyle
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275082
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

A compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases an array of pieces ranging from lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.

A Million Little Bricks

Author: Sarah Herman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620878675
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that havenÕt been bestowed on LEGO toys, and itÕs not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO GroupÕs history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brandÕs creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasnÕt always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The companyÕs ever-increasing catalogof productsÑincluding the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMSÑare chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

The LEGO Build It Book Vol 1

Author: Nathanael Kuipers
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275419
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

With just one collection of LEGO bricks, you can build any of these 10 models—from the simple Go-Kart to the intricate Rescue Truck. Handy tips and advanced building techniques will inspire you to create your own amazing models for even more fun! –Off-Roader –Go-Kart –Muscle Car –Stroller –Multi-Purpose Truck –Historic Racer –Classic Car –Wheel Loader –Street Rod –Rescue Truck

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide

Author: Allan Bedford
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593270544
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents a guide to constructing toys, miniature buildings, and art projects with LEGOs, covering topics such as scale, bonding patterns, model designs, grids, mosaics, games, tools, and techniques.

The Architecture of Innovation The Economics of Creative Organizations

Author: Scott Mainwaring
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191645969
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The developed world is struggling with unsustainable promises and unappealing choices, and sustained economic growth represents one of the few ways out. And over the centuries, growth in advanced economies has been strongly linked to innovation.Despite the vast amounts written about innovation over the years, understanding of its drivers remains surprisingly limited. This book, by top Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner, seeks to remedy this shortfall. It highlights that while organizational economists have made strides in understanding what combinations of incentives and organization structure can encourage innovative breakthroughs, many of these insights have not yet received the attention they deserve in the real world,or been developed in ways that can easily be applied in real situations. The author focuses on two models for encouraging innovation, the corporate research laboratory and the start-up. Each model, while proven and successful, also faces significant challenges and ambiguities. A central argument isthat there remains considerable potential for hybrids between these two approaches.This book draws on important research in economics and reviews different approaches to innovation, combining this with a series of case examples to explore the challenges that face start up firms, large firms, and nations. It is essential reading for anybody faced with the challenge of innovation.

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.

LEGO and Philosophy

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119193975
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Philosophy

How profound is a little plastic building block? It turns out the answer is “very”! 22 chapters explore philosophy through the world of LEGO which encompasses the iconic brick itself as well as the animated televisions shows, feature films, a vibrant adult fan base with over a dozen yearly conventions, an educational robotics program, an award winning series of videogames, hundreds of books, magazines, and comics, a team-building workshop program for businesses and much, much more. Dives into the many philosophical ideas raised by LEGO bricks and the global multimedia phenomenon they have created Tackles metaphysical, logical, moral, and conceptual issues in a series of fascinating and stimulating essays Introduces key areas of philosophy through topics such as creativity and play, conformity and autonomy, consumption and culture, authenticity and identity, architecture, mathematics, intellectual property, business and environmental ethics Written by a global group of esteemed philosophers and LEGO fans A lively philosophical discussion of bricks, minifigures, and the LEGO world that will appeal to LEGO fans and armchair philosophers alike

Tiny LEGO Wonders

Author: Mattia Zamboni
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277352
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to build 40 miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO® pieces. Imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks—almost anything! In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you'll create miniscale models of real vehicles ​like: *A ​space shuttle ​*Jets, planes​, and helicopters *Flatbed trucks and cement mixers *France’s high-speed TGV train *F1 racecars *Muscle cars *Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!​ Let your creativity run wild!

The LEGO Trains Book

Author: Holger Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593278489
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs. Inside you'll find: -A historical tour of LEGO trains -Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss “Crocodile,” and a vintage passenger car -Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors -Advice on advanced building tech­niques like SNOT (studs not on top), micro­striping, creating textures, and making offset connections -Case studies of the design process -Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designs For ages 10+


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
ISBN: 1593273916
Release Date: 2011

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.