Product DescriptionWhat'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!
- No Starch Press
Top ReviewsA serious "technical" book for Lego builders
by Mrs Schwartz (5 out of 5 stars)
July 19, 2018
My 7 year old first checked this book it at the library. He loved it, so we bought him a copy. There book is more like a real text book. It gets into theory and practical aspects of working with bricks. It's also like a reference book, with the Bricopedia and has multiple case studies by way of some specific builds. Oh, the publisher has made the model instructions available on their website (at least as of June 2018, they were still available). Technical book. Not like the current trend of Lego picture books. Great for learning to be creative with using the bricks you have available for making MOCs.
Putting order in the thousands of Lego bricks
by Jerome C. Boyer (5 out of 5 stars)
July 14, 2015
Being new to Lego building, this books feels like a well of wisdom. Well organized, written like an engineering manual, setting up the Lego RULES - where three plates are the same high as a block, amongst many valuable details.
Like all the manuals, you will benefit from reading it cover to cover; then when building from scratch or from a Lego Kit, keep handy to understand how the model you work on is being assembled and designed.
... has kept up on current building techniques but a good read and reference for kids who are into L
by A. V. Parcero (3 out of 5 stars)
March 22, 2017
Not for an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) who has kept up on current building techniques but a good read and reference for kids who are into LEGOs. Much of the information in the book can be found online at various sources but this pulls the information together well and is straightforward in it's layout and instructions
Great book for the kid who likes to design his own LEGO creations
by A. Lauer (5 out of 5 stars)
March 10, 2015
Terrific book for the LEGO enthusiast and it's very thorough. We purchased this for our son about 6 months before we started buying the Lego Builder's Academy series, and the result was quite a few of the tips in that series were a bit redundant for him.
by Grandmom in Arizona (5 out of 5 stars)
July 24, 2019
Great Illustrations, good writing ability when talking about techniques. Must have for Lego builders.
Excellent resource foe the young lego advocate
by ann c. maclean (5 out of 5 stars)
January 15, 2014
Gave this to my two grand sons, 6 and 10. The book offered many structural directions that provides the foundation for creating a more stable structure. Even more important it gives the young builder the tools to create their own designs. My youngest grandson made a three dimensional sign, with writing. Of course, I think he is a genius....thank you Lego.
Good creative kick
by 3rdCoastCC (4 out of 5 stars)
December 19, 2017
A little technical for kids, but a very useful book to kick the creative urge up in kids with a bunch of assorted legos.
by Derek T. (4 out of 5 stars)
June 7, 2013
Great instructions for basic Lego building and to further Lego building skills. Definitely a book for anyone who enjoys Lego building and/or wants to start Lego building. I would highly recommend it for kids, but parents, you may need to read it with them since some terms and words might be out of their educational range.
Great Lego Book!
by RT (4 out of 5 stars)
February 8, 2013
My ten year old really enjoys this book and pulls it out from time to time. My one complaint is it does not pull the young reader in easy nor well. I highly suggest future editions include a new Chapter One that starts out a little more interesting and exciting and then jump in to the existing Chapter One!
by Irene Michel (5 out of 5 stars)
February 4, 2017
My husband loves it and he and my son are having a blast building!
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