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The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More! Hardcover – 9 Nov 2012
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About the Author
Megan Rothrock is a former set designer for the LEGO Group whose models have been displayed at ComicCon and at LEGO events across Europe. Rothrock enjoys meeting builders at LEGO fan events and hopes that her book will inspire the LEGO builders of tomorrow. Originally from California, she currently lives in Denmark where she works as a freelance toy designer.
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The LEGO Adventure book, written by Megan Rothrock and published by No Starch Press has been highly anticipated since first announced a few months ago.
It's a hardback book and printed on high quality paper. Its 200 pages are full colour throughout.
The premise behind the book is that a minifig representation of the author (Megs) builds a home base and transportation (in chapter 1), along with a companion (a small robot) then travels around the world visiting MOCs and their builder's minifig representations, which are mostly shown in a photo-strip like presentation. It is therefore an unconventional approach and not exactly what I was expecting, but it does seem to work and prevents the book from becoming a dry read.
Each of the remaining 13 chapters of the book feature a particular builder and a selection of their MOCs. They usually focus on one theme, for example Mecha by Mark Stafford (Nabii), Friends by Katie Walker (Eilonwy77) and my favourite chapter of the book (because I love brick-built animals), `Triassic park' (dinosaurs) by Mike Psiaki.
Within each chapter there is usually some photo-strip interaction between Megs, the MOC builder and their models, lavish photos of their MOCs for building inspiration and also instructions for building one or more of the models, or to illustrate specific techniques (such as, in the case of Eilonwy77, her excellent cheese slope mosaics). The instructions are presented as photographs and are generally well done and most would be easy to follow.
This is a fun book to flip through. You will want to build the models and the techniques illustrated will provide inspiration for your own models.Read more ›
It is an inspiring combination of many different themes and building styles. It is great for ideas, techniques, overview pictures and detailed instructions.
The pictures are really nice quality and it is a pleasingly sturdy book. The models are at a range of levels from quite simple to extremely complex.
I'd recommend this for fans of LEGO of all ages.
Sturdy printing makes it 8 year old resistant too
Minifigs and speech bubbles, combined with building instructions.
Though all the models are part of the story, they were designed not by
one, but by 14(!) different Lego enthusiasts. And that's what makes
the book fresh and valuable: because every chapter is so different and individual,
you get an exceptional insight into the richness and diversity of Lego.
My compliments to the author for bringing all these cool designers together!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Breathes new life into your kids legos! My kids were as enthusiastic about the book as they would have been with a new lego kit.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Fan
lovely easy to follow instructions, gives you some ideas where to start.Published on 7 July 2014 by Mrs S M Sanders
Lovely book bought for my nephew. I cannot wait to see what creations he produces.
I love reading and I love Lego and this combines the two. Read more
Although this book has more content and is more informative I still think this is aimed at the younger reader.Published on 1 Aug. 2013 by E. Thompson
The book is very interesting and useful, with good projects to build. I especially like the train. It has instructions which are very easy to followPublished on 14 July 2013 by Baronburf