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Cool City
     

Cool City

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by Sean Kenney
 

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Attention young brick builders: Sean Kenney is back with original city creations of all sizes, colors, and features. Build a skyscraper, a brownstone, or how about a mini metropolis! Complete with select model instructions for more than six creations, insider tips, and landscape designs for new LEGO fans as well as diehard enthusiasts. And as a bonus—a

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Attention young brick builders: Sean Kenney is back with original city creations of all sizes, colors, and features. Build a skyscraper, a brownstone, or how about a mini metropolis! Complete with select model instructions for more than six creations, insider tips, and landscape designs for new LEGO fans as well as diehard enthusiasts. And as a bonus—a sticker sheet to decorate your new city models.

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“Students will likely be fascinated with the details…” —School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Sara Lorimer
You have a lot of LEGO bricks, and you have already built the kits they came in, and you are looking for inspiration on what to build next. This book, by full-time professional Lego artist Sean Kenney, is an idea book for children and adults alike, especially those who have a hard time understanding that you can rip apart the spaceship you built following the directions and use the pieces to build something even more awesome. This book—along with Kenney's Cool Cars and Trucks and Cool Robots—gives ideas for building city scenes, with tips for making subway stations, rows of townhouses, a deli, and a four-story apartment building with a working elevator. The text is written in simple language that will be good for young children who are just starting out with LEGO bricks, or even the very young builders who are still at the Duplo stage. The suggested models range from about an eight-years-old's ability up. Includes a sheet of 50 city-themed stickers for attaching to bricks (e.g. one that looks like a Chinese restaurant's neon sign; street signs; subway signs). Reviewer: Sara Lorimer
School Library Journal
Gr 1–5—A professional LEGO® builder, Kenney has created an entire city complete with a model Chrysler Building. While the structures are detailed and impressive, the directions for re-creating them are limited, and there are no supply lists. Students will likely be fascinated with the details, but the text is simplistic and the number of LEGOs needed to create even one building is staggering. An extra purchase where the author's other books are popular or the LEGO fad is still in full swing.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805087628
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
519,615
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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“Students will likely be fascinated with the details…” —School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Sean Kenney, author of Cool Robots and Cool Cars and Trucks, likes to prove you can build anything with LEGO bricks. He makes sculptures and models out of LEGO at his studio in New York City, and his work has inspired kids to create great things themselves. He is recognized as one of the premier LEGO brick builders in the world.

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Cool City 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the tips on the city. My lego city looks better than before
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on people write real reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a cool book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totaly random comments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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