The folks over at No Starch Press has sent me a couple of their upcoming books for review. One of these books is called Medieval LEGO by Greyson Beights. The book contains 132 pages and retails for $14.95.
Castles and kings, battles and treaties, famine and plague, intrigue and invasion!
Medieval LEGO takes you through real English history in the middle ages with a unique twist, with every event illustrated by a tiny little LEGO scene. With contributions by medievalists and scholars, this book brings medieval history to life in a fun, kid-friendly way.
Inside, you’ll learn about events like the Battle of Hastings, the chartering of Oxford University, and the signing of the Magna Carta. You’ll witness the infamous Black Death, and the Great Famine, and you’ll read about famous historical figures like Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William the Conqueror.
Grab your broadsword and turn the page to join the adventure.
The first thing I noticed when I saw the book was that it reminded me of the little children’s storybooks. The small size of it immediately gave me some nostalgia of some of the same sized books when I was a kid but don’t let that fool you. Medieval LEGO is filled with a lot of historical content along with closeups of builds that give a small scene for the event.
The book is separated into three parts which encompasses several date ranges throughout the Middle Ages. Within each chapter are a number of important historical events that happened in … Continue
Our friends over at No Starch Press has sent us a press release featuring one of their new upcoming books, Medieval LEGO. The book has 132 pages filled with various medieval builds that you through 32 historical events from a number of LEGO builders. Written by Greyson Beights with contributions from medievalists and scholars, you can be sure that everything written should be historically accurate. You can now pre-order Medieval LEGO over at No Starch or on Amazon.
A History Book of Epic Proportions
San Francisco, CA (June 9, 2015) — Medieval history is undeniably awesome. Bloody battles, deposed kings, crusading knights, powerful matriarchs, and righteous warriors. But now—history is adorable too.
Through the improbable pairing of LEGO artists and world-renowned scholars, Medieval LEGO (No Starch Press, September 2015, $14.95) takes the reader on a miniature quest through medieval England. Fifteen-year-old author Greyson Beights brings together this unlikely team to depict the era of dire warfare, strategic marriage, endless intrigue, terrible famine, and deadly plague.
From the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Bosworth Field, each historical event is immortalized in a LEGO tableau and concisely explained by a world-class historian. Professor Ralph Griffiths chronicles the Wars of the Roses; Professor Stephen Knight discusses the folklore of Robin Hood; Professor Robert Bartlett describes the kidnapping and ransom of King Richard the Lionheart; and Dr. Anne Lawrence-Mathers muses on Matthew Paris, the monk who spoke his mind.
“Medieval LEGO is a must-have for all LEGO fans. But it’s perfect reading for anyone who wants