Amazon currently has a lot of LEGO themed books on sale, some of which has some really good deals on them. Some of them also include exclusive minifigures with them as well so if you don’t have them yet, you get some good literature and minifigures to add to your collection.
LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History – $21.16/47% off
The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination – $13.79/45% off
The LEGO Book – New Edition – $14.73/41% off
LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Batman: Visual Dictionary – $14.90/32% off
LEGO DC Super Heroes Visual Dictionary – $15.39/30% off
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia – $13.99/26% off
LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book – $12.53/50%
LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary – New Edition – $11.83/46% off
LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded – $12.89/36% off
LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia – New Edition – $13.89/31% off
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A few days ago, I received an advanced copy of Warren Elsmore’s latest book for review, Brick Vehicles: Amazing Air, Land, and Sea Machines to Build from LEGO®. We’ve previously reviewed Warren’s other books including Brick City, Brick Wonders, and Brick Flicks. His latest book contains 256 pages fill with more than 400 full-color images and it retails for $18.99 but you can find it a little cheaper on Amazon.
Similiar to his other books, the cover for Brick Vehicles is a mix of a hardcover and a softcover where it is sturdy but is bendable. The front shows some of the builds that are featured inside the book and the back gives an overall synopsis of Brick Vehicles.
The book is organized into five chapters, the Introduction, “On the Road,” “Off the Rails,” “Making Waves,” and “Taking Flight.” The introduction is your basic beginning of the book where Warren talks about what the book is about. You also get some LEGO fundamentals that’s similiar to the other books. One thing to point out in teh online resources section, it still lists LEGO CUUSOO as a resource but as we all know, it’s been changed to LEGO Ideas. It’s probably just a small oversight.
For the other chapters in the book, they are divided into whatever type of vehicles that are featured. The first chapter focuses on vehicles that are mostly seen on the roads. The second chapter shows vehicles that operate mainly on rails whether it be trains or even roller … Continue
Every piece of art comes with a story and renowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has told his story behind his many creations in his latest book, The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO by No Starch Press.
The book consists of 248 fully-colored pages and retails for $29.95.
The dust jacket shows an image of one of Nathan Sawaya’s most recognizable creations, “Yellow.” The inside of the jacket gives a short overview of what A Life in LEGO is about.
Nathan Sawaya is renowned for his incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits—all made from LEGO bricks.
The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world’s most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.
Follow one man’s unique obsession and see the amazing places it has taken him.
The book is separated into a number of small chapters, more than 40 in total. These chapters focus on each of Nathan’s builds and he tells you what inspired the particular projects. For example, Nathan originally thought that Yellow represented death but after looking back, it is actually about opening yourself up to the world without being afraid of what it may bring.
Another story that I enjoyed in A Life in LEGO is the one about Dinosaur which was displayed at the Lancaster … Continue
Coming off his very successful book, Beautiful LEGO, Mike Doyle is back with a sequel, Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark. Mike Doyle is an internationally acclaimed artist and his work has been shown in many exhibits like Gallery1988 and the Columbus Museum of Art.
Published by No Starch Press, Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark is a fully-colored 340 page hardback and it retails for $39.95.
The image of the dust jacket is from Mike Doyle’s Sickening Sweet and the back has images of builds from various builders. The inside flap gives a description of what the book is about.
Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark showcases dark LEGO masterpieces from artists around the world. From realistic sculptures of creepy crawlers to impressionist works of shadowy nightmares, this collection will leave you marveling at every turn. But dark has its lighter side, too with sculptures of dark chocolate as well as plenty of black humor on display.
Gothic fantasies and sci-fi horrors come to life in scenes created entirely with the simple LEGO brick. Step into a world of pure imagination in Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark.
The book is separated into 37 short chapters in addition to the preface and the contributors section (index). The index gives you information about each builders’ usernames online for Flickr/MOCPages as well as a link to their profile so you can follow more of their work there. Four of the chapters are actually short interviews of some LEGO builders including Bart De Dobbelaer, Tim Goddard, Brian Kescenovitz, and Mihai Marius Mihu and they … Continue