I LEGO N.Y.

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Overview

I LEGO N.Y. is an imaginative look at life in New York City constructed entirely out of LEGOs. Designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann was inspired to create a series of miniature New York vignettes out of his sons' toys after a few cold and dark winter days in Berlin. The former New Yorker then posted photographs of his creations along with his handwritten captions on his New York Times blog. Resident and honorary New Yorkers around the world responded enthusiastically to the clever and minimalist ...

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Overview

I LEGO N.Y. is an imaginative look at life in New York City constructed entirely out of LEGOs. Designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann was inspired to create a series of miniature New York vignettes out of his sons' toys after a few cold and dark winter days in Berlin. The former New Yorker then posted photographs of his creations along with his handwritten captions on his New York Times blog. Resident and honorary New Yorkers around the world responded enthusiastically to the clever and minimalist inventions, which captured both the iconic (the Empire State Building) and the mundane (man standing on a subway platform) in fewer LEGO pieces than one might think possible. This book includes all of the original images, plus thirteen new creations. The resulting collection is delightful in its simplicity and moving in its ability to cature the spirit of life in New York in so few strokes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810984905
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 468,510
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Christoph Niemann is an award-winning illustrator and children’s book author. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Wired, and The New York Times. He has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club, and American Illustration. He is the author of two children’s books, The Pet Dragon and The Police Cloud.

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

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    I can't believe a tree died for this.

    No one would willingly buy this book. If you are thinking of buying this book as a gift, the person will give you false gratitude for purchasing it for them and then wonder why they still keep in touch with you.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Great book for New Yorkers

    I bought this gift for a friend who is moving out of New York City to another career. It is a small book but it really captures what it's like to live in the city. With every page you turn, you smile in recognition.

    I heartily recommend it as a great going-away-from-New-York present, or just as a small addition to a New Yorker's coffee table.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2010

    Your Face Will Hurt

    Christopher Niemann translates NYC into Legos. The results will make you smile and laugh so much that your face will hurt.

    This book is a must for New Yorkers and those who love the city.

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