Product Review: The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1 (Family Fun!)
Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More!
LEGOS. Even that name invokes some intense childhood feelings of joy and creation. Who knew that the LEGOS of my youth would spawn into this unstoppable machine of levels of insanity of builds. I’ve seen the huge LEGOS creations and have been amazed at the constructions that exist. Castles, replicas and even houses designed from LEGOS seems a little out of hand, but we still want more. Did you know the that LEGO Group even hires set designers to create ridiculously outrageous models to display at events like ComicCon and all over the world? Well, think about if one of those designers created a book about LEGO builds. Is the suspense too much? Well, not to worry, you can now purchase The LEGO Adventure Book by Megan Rothrock who is a LEGO Master and former designer for LEGO. To say this book is nothing less than amazing would be a lie. It is outright fantastic. This book is filled with amazing pictures with step-by-step instructions of 25 LEGO models and nearly 200 example models from the best LEGO builders in the world. Learn how to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and a whole lot more. I am not quite sure how you get to be such a LEGO genius, but I was hoping to find out. What I did discover is that I am perfectly happy being a mediocre LEGO builder and will continue to gawk at the amazing creations they come up with for our kids and *ahem* adults. After all, it’s the destination and not the journey that makes life so great which is why people keep coming back for more LEGO designs. Learn from a Master herself and, as written in Chapter 5, the Sky is the Limit! So, spark that imagination in yourself and your kids and keep on building.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Building the Idea Lab
Chapter 2: A LEGO Town
Chapter 3: Hot Rods and Cool Rides
Chapter 4: From Below!
Chapter 5: The Sky’s the Limit
Chapter 6: The Turtle Factory
Chapter 7: Starfighters
Chapter 8: Mighty Mecha
Chapter 9: Medieval Village
Chapter 10: Triassic Park
Chapter 11: Making New Friends
Chapter 12: Full Steam Ahead
Chapter 13: Steampunk
Chapter 14: A LEGO Legend
Check out the other NEW Lego Books from No Starch Press:
- The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide – Where world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, Sariel, offers unique insight into making LEGO creations that move (with wheels, gears, pulleys, etc.).
- The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition – An updated, colorful version of the best-selling original that teaches the correct way to build sturdy walls (overlap the bricks!), how to create a basic sphere, the art of scaling LEGO creations, and even how to build LEGO masterpieces like a NASA space shuttle.
About No Starch Press: ‘The Finest in Geek Entertainment’ This San Francisco, CA Company takes geekery to a whole new level. Founded in 1994 by William Pollock, a publisher who has over 20 years experience in the industry! You may recognize some of their best selling books like ‘Steal This Computer’ or ‘Book, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation’. Geeks everywhere Unite!