DK’s newest book called 365 Things To Do With LEGO Bricks has just been released and I’ve received a copy a few weeks ago but now just have time to review it. Unlike other DK LEGO books where they focus on a particular theme, this book takes a look at different ways you can use LEGO bricks.
When you first pick up the book, you’ll notice the red activity selector and timer on the bottom right. When you press the question mark, you get a random number from 1 to 365 which represents the corresponding activity in the book. The yellow countdown button lets you set the time in 30 second intrements. The blue button is the stopwatch to time your activities. The green button is the start/stop button for the stopwatch. One thing to note is that the timer cannot be removed but it is inserted in a gatefold cover so you can have it available while reading through the book.
The first few pages gives you all the activities which are broken down into various categories. Futher along, there’s a spread asking what you feel like doing and it gives examples of some of the activities that are available in the book. If this is the very first time you’ve picked up a LEGO brick, there’s a couple of pages to give you some basic terminology of the bricks.
There are a ton of activites that are suggested in the book ranging from simple ones like mixing up your minifigures to create an unique one to something more complex like making a build with two faces. Combine it with the included timer, you can bump up the difficulty of a particular activity.
Towards the end of the book, you also get some short bios of some of the build contributers for 365 Things To Do With LEGO Bricks including, in no particular order, Barney Main, Rod Gillies, Alice Finch, Joshua Berry, Kevin Hall, Jason Briscoe, Drew Maughan, Naomi Farr, and Stuart Crawshaw.
Like with many of other DK books, you get lots of details for the activities as well as clear images to get the point across. With the addition of the timer, I think you will get some added value on top of the activities and it gives some challenge to the building. Although there are one player games suggested, they can easily be modified to have multiple players.
365 Things To Do With LEGO Bricks is now available for purchase at a suggested price of $24.99. If you’ve made it this far into the review, there’s something special for you guys. DK has offered to give away 10 special “LEGO 365” kits which includes LEGO bricks and a special project excerpt. The only restriction this giveaway has is that it is only available for US residents only. To enter, just use the Gleam widget below. I will be contacting the winners to get the shipping addresses and DK will directly ship to you.
Thank you to DK for sending in this book for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.