Do you have a Lego lover in the family? Legos are one of my favorite building toys for inspiring creativity and imagination. The colorful bricks have been providing an outlet for young children who push the walls of limitation and create something only they could dream up. The unique element of this source of ingenuity is a connection to orderliness. The framework must be set firmly in place to give way to the creation. To find new ways to understand orderliness so to push the walls of limitation further your child will want to read these three books.
The Unofficial Lego Builder’s Guide, by Allan Bedford:
What exactly is a slope? What’s the difference between a tile and a plate? Why is it bad to simply stack bricks in columns to make a wall? The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide is here to answer your questions.
The book focuses on building models and gives instructions which will lead to building your own creations. The book covers the best way to connect bricks as well as calculations on using scale. It also contains the Brickopedia, a visual guide to nearly 300 of the most useful and reusable elements of the LEGO system, with historical notes, common uses, part numbers, and the year each piece first appeared in a LEGO set.
The Unofficial Lego Technic Builder’s Guide, by Pawet “Sariel” Kmiet:
The LEGO Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move.
The book is takes you to where you never thought Legos could go. You will learn to make bricks connect strong enough to withstand major stress. Learn go build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems. This fully illustrated book will give you the ability to make remote controlled vehicles. Build amazing Legos!
The Lego Adventure Book, by Megan Rothrock:
Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with The LEGO Adventure Book. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world’s best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you’re brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!
The book that will cause ooo’s and ahhhh’s with not only the kids but the parents. It is a must with any Lego set you purchase this Christmas. You and your children will enjoy seeing 200 models and 25 brick by brick instructions. Watch your child become a Lego expert! Perhaps the family can build something together!