No Starch Press continues to crank out books geared towards LEGO fans and the next one I have for review is The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin. This book contains 192 pages and retails for $24.95 and it gives you a history lesson about the different architecture styles throughout the world.
Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!
The LEGO Architect is separated in to different chapters by type of architecture such as Neoclassica, Modernism, Postmodern, etc. Within each chapter, Tom talks about some of the history for that architecture type with examples of real-life buildings that incorporate it.
Of course this is a LEGO book so Tom also shows off different MOCs that uses the style. To take it a step further, Tom also gives you building instructions with a parts list of each type of architecture he talks about in the book.
At the end of the book, there are some tips and ideas of how to build your own buildings from various builders including Adam Reed Tucker who’s known for being involved with the LEGO Architecture theme.
Overall if you’re starting to get into creating buildings and structures, then The LEGO Architect is a good reference guide to help you start building. The instructions given are very helpful to give … Continue
Our friends over at No Starch Press has sent out a press release regarding a new book that you may be interested about called The LEGO Architect. The book is written by Tom Alphin and you’ve probably seen his work before in the LEGO community. Check out the press release below or head over to No Starch Press to pre-order the book that includes a coupon code for 30% off. You can also pre-order the book on Amazon.
The LEGO Architect
Explore the world of architecture through LEGO
San Francisco, CA (July 14, 2015) — It’s one of life’s certainties: when you give curious kids LEGO bricks, they’ll build little LEGO houses.
But talented LEGO artists from around the world have taken the art of house building to new heights, and the results are sensational. The LEGO Architect (No Starch Press, $24.95, 192 pp., September 2015), a new coffee-table book from San Francisco-based No Starch Press, showcases art deco skyscrapers, neoclassical federal buildings, postmodern office complexes, and sleek modern homes—all built with thousands of plastic LEGO bricks by a community of remarkably patient and visionary artists.
According to Tom Alphin, author of The LEGO Architect, “The official LEGO Architecture sets are bestsellers because they allow people to experience architecture hands-on, by recreating famous buildings. My book runs with this idea, but with the broader goal of exploring many influential architectural styles.”
In The LEGO Architect, readers learn about the history of seven unique architectural styles and follow step-by-step instructions to build twelve LEGO models.