The Ultimate Lego Book

Product Description
This book presents LEGO sculptures and buildings from around the world, from life-sized dinosaurs to a time machine, to Einstein’s head, five metres tall. In it, you can watch some of the world’s most incredible buildings being built, step by step: the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and others. They have all been photographed in progress,the modellers interviewed and photographs and key facts from LEGO archives have been used. The bo… More >>

The Ultimate Lego Book

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  1. I have searched a very long time for a such a book. My 10 year old has been into Legos for years, but loves to read about anything he’s interested in as well. This book contains a timeline of Lego products that will surprise you, as well as Lego creations that are simply amazing. My son and I liked the book because it is very informative.It shows how Lego sculptures are created from start to finish, even including how many pieces each design took. The pages are all full color and is set up a style similar to the newer picture encyclopedias, which my son liked because they placed information all over the page.Overall, this is a great investment, the book is really well constructed, it is full of information, and it will get looked at over and over. I would recommend it for any child with more than a passing interest in Legos, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed all the information in the book, so adults would really enjoy it too. I found this to be a no regret purchase.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. The best thing about the book was the company I ordered it from… honest and reliable. What more can you ask for when buying on line, sight unseen? I would take a chance on ordering anything else from them.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Here is another of those wonderful Dorling Kindersley titles that you can open at any page and be amazed. I can’t really add much more than the Editorial Synopsis above regarding the contents, except to say that this is a beautifully produced book with well thought out editorial content, large photos (mostly as cutouts with a grey drop shadow that makes them float on the page) with excellent captions. Some of the models are quite amazing, frequently using hundreds of thousands of bricks and used in the Lego theme parks.

    There are some lovely touches throughout the pages, ten to twenty-three has a company time-line showing how Lego originated and as the years go by keeping up with new developments in technology so that now the little bricks come with chips. Pages thirty-two to thirty-seven explain how bricks are made and to illustrate this an assembly line of Lego was constructed and photographed.

    Buyers of this book should know that it is not a how-to manual though, there are a few pages of things to make, including (pages seventy-one and two) a beautiful moving skeleton that looks like it has less than fifty pieces. As the basic Lego unit is an oblong brick, curves have always been a problem and model makers who join the company have to learn how to make round things out of straight things. I noticed that one area still defies a credible solution: lettering! Any letters have to be made of straight lines and with capitals like A and R they end up looking the same.

    I think, for the price, this is a wonderful book that any Lego user will enjoy.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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