Extreme Bricks: Spectacular, Record-Breaking, and Astounding LEGO Projects from around the World

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From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge to the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they’re re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form, building life-size superheroes, breaking world records with skyscraping towers, or firmly adjusting their thinking caps to program plastic robots, some LEGO fans are taking their passion for plastic ...

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Overview

From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge to the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they’re re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form, building life-size superheroes, breaking world records with skyscraping towers, or firmly adjusting their thinking caps to program plastic robots, some LEGO fans are taking their passion for plastic to the extreme. 

Sarah Herman, the author of A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon, has brought together some of the world’s most ambitious builders in a fact-filled showcase of truly mind-blowing models for this exciting illustrated book. Extreme Bricks chronicles the first attempts at large-scale models embarked on by the LEGO Group as well as the early work of LEGOLAND artists and builders and contemporary LEGO Certified Professionals who build big for a living. It charts the rise of AFOLS (adult fans of LEGO) and their increasingly spectacular models and gargantuan collections. Packed with two hundred color photographs to shock and surprise, the book also explores the popular building competitions and includes a closer look at the shockingly smart LEGO MINDSTORMS robots that can do everything from solving a Rubik’s Cube to building their own LEGO models. 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781626362123
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/25/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 182,287
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Herman is a British writer, editor, and LEGO lover. She has written for Total Film, Star Wars Insider, and the official magazines for TV shows including Lost, Heroes, and Torchwood. She is the author of A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon and other books including The Classic Guide to Famous Assassinations and Does Anything Eat S**t? She resides in London, United Kingdom, where she works as an editor for The Lab Magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Llllllleeeeegggooosss

    Its awesome and it gave me ideas to make with my legos

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Please read

    I love legos

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2014

    Hey secret here

    Rply if u want to know just put hey daniel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2014

    "$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"

    9+10=21 77-88= -11 12345678910+12345678910=????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Firework

    Yay!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    PTS

    Thabks' worth of reading! Go sweet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Moone

    :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    LEGO The Five Golden Brick Temples: Chapter 4

    When Toxio regained consciousness, she felt sharp pain in the place where she was hit by the kn<_>ife. She looked up, and saw a male Hypnobrai Warrior st<_>itching her wound.<br>"Um, hello," Toxio hissed. She wanted to make a sarcastic remark about not using an an<_>thestic ((Epicness: I had no idea how to spell that.)) before trying to st<_>itch the scar, but a strange feeling kept her from doing so.<br>"Hey," he hissed back, not taking off his eyes from his work. Toxio looked around. The Cragsters were also awake, and Flain was too. Berry Jelly was speaking to three shiny, metallic silver Mixels which Toxio never met, while Sanya and a light gray pegasi stallion with a white mane/tail and a tornado for a Cutie Mark were looking at Toxio and the Hypnobrai with interest for some reason. She recognized Firework, Tora (who she knew from another fanfic by another author), and Tillia. There was also a winged white wolf pup.<br>"What'sss your name?" Toxio asked, looking at him ((Hypnobrai have an extra layer over their eyes when they aren't hypnotizing anyone, so there's no fear of Toxio being hypnotized)).<br>"Ssswiral, AKA the medic of the Hypnobrai. You probably know Firework, Tora, and Tillia. Thossse sssilver Mixelsss are the Gearworkersss, Sssawblade, Welda, and Teknic. And that pegasssusss isss my bessst friend, Tornado Ssspin."<br>"And the pup?"<br>"No idea. I'm done now," Swiral hissed.<br>"Thanksss." She got up and walked up to the pup.<br>Patting the puppy's head, she said, "You're ssso cute!" The pup suddenly ran to the Temple.<br>"Hey, where are you going?" Toxio ran after the wolf pup.<p>***<p>As she ran into the Temple, Toxio saw a mosiac of a large, Rayquaza-like (with no markings, ear-like horns, fin-like things, red mouth-lining, and slightly larger arms) dragon. One half of it was white, with a completely blue eye, a blue aura, and a feathered wing. The other half was black, with a completely red eye, a red aura, and a de<_>monic wing.<br>"That'sss an intersssting looking picture." Toxio picked up the wolf pup, and walked out with it.<p>***<p>She approached Sanya and Tornado Spin.<br>"You love him, don't you?" Sanya said.<br>"Who?"<br>"Swiral," Tornado responded.<br>"I don't love Ssswiral! I hardly know him!" Toxio exclaimed.<br>"Yeah, right. I'm gonna use a document on my phone to tell where the Golden Brick Temple is," commented Sanya. She tapped on her phone. A blast of light suddenly knocked it out of her hands, and the puppy jumped out of Toxio's arms.<br>"Hey! What was th- Ho<_>ly Overlord. Is it...typing on my phone?" Sure enough, the wolf pup was using its wet nose to tap on the screen.<br>"Everypony and everyone! Check this out! This puppy knows how to type!" By the time everypony/one was there to check it out, it has already typed an entire sentence.<p>The sentence said, "my name is photolupin and i am a girl"<p>((Toxio: Photolupin?<br>Epicness: "Photo" is Latin or something for light. "Lupin" means wolf.<br>Toxio: Oh.<br>Flain: (Walks in drinking a Pepsi) What did I miss?<br>Toxio: Nothing.<br>Epicness: I'm gonna post the Gearworkers' bios at res 2. I actually recycled Sawblade from a (failed) Mixels/Fossil Fighters crossover. Welda and Teknic were supposed to have been kidnapped by a mysterious cloaked Mixel, while Sawblade was a robot dragon who used to be a Mixel but had his heart and mind forced into an invention, which was the robot dragon. Yeah. Anyway, see ya next chapter!))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Candy

    Great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Not a Great e-book

    Photos too small for a tablet. Bought so I could see the builds, and you cannot enlarge the photos at a decent quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    An amazing book!

    This book has so many wonderful and astounding projects! My favorite one is... all of them! Well worth the $!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Alex

    Me stupid

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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