For more than half a century, LEGO constructions have been inspiring young architects and that trend just keeps building and building. This deluxe slip-cased leather bound hardcover celebrates that continuing achievement with a fascinating illustrated look inside the intricate creations and recreations of LEGO design and building teams. With the aid of DK's signature style, LEGO Architecture shows how iconic buildings are chosen as subjects and how they are translated into spectacular LEGO sets. A gift book with legs into the holidays; editor's recommendation.
LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guideby Philip Wilkinson
Created in close collaboration with The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Architecture visionary, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide takes a deep look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series. Beautifully illustrated and annotated, this visual guide allows you to explore the LEGO team's creative process in building and understand how LEGO artists translated such iconic buildings into these buildable LEGO sets.
Stunning images and in-depth exploration of the real buildings like the Guggenheim™ or the Empire State Building, on which the LEGO Architecture series is based, provide you with a comprehensive look at the creation of these intricate sets. Learn why the LEGO team chose certain pieces and what particular challenges they faced. Read about the inspiration behind the creative processes and what designing and building techniques were used on various sets.
Featuring profiles of the LEGO artists and builders who created the series and packaged in a sleek protective slipcase, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide is the ultimate illustrated tour of the LEGO Architecture series in all its micro-scale detail.
"Lego enthusiasts will welcome this remarkable chronological accounting," and the Journal gives the following "VERDICT: Perfect for Lego fans and a great way to transition inquisitive young minds from toys to books." — Library Journal
"[I]t is a celebration of the LEGO models as much as it is a celebration of the original buildings." — A Daily Dose of Architecture
"A fascinating look into the world's iconic buildings and structures… and the LEGO sets that celebrate them." — GeekDad
Lego enthusiasts will welcome this remarkable chronological accounting by Wilkinson (Great Design) of the entire "Lego Architecture" series of buildable sets. In all there are 22 models, starting with the first set, of Willis Tower in Chicago, released in 2008, through Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 2014. Ten pages are devoted to each kit, including model details, an exploded view of the construction, information about the original building (featuring a brief profile of the architect), and plenty of full-color photographs. The production values of this entertaining guide are as sleek and stylish as the collection it covers. The author does a fine job of capturing the inspiration, creativity, and passion of the model designers while unpacking some of the process and diligent effort required to produce these lovely replicas, which evoke the vision and grandeur of these familiar architectural treasures but are not designed to exact scale. With new models on the horizon—presumably for at least as long as their popularity continues—it seems a matter of time before a companion volume is published. What's next in the series? Seattle Public Library? Transamerica Pyramid? What fun! VERDICT Perfect for Lego fans and a great way to transition inquisitive young minds from toys to books.—Dan McClure, Pacific Northwest Coll. of Art Lib., Portland, OR
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I have all the lego architecture series buildings. This was a great compliment to that. Loads of information and photographs.
A really beautiful book. It's extremely high quality with wonderful pictures of the LEGO Architecture sets and the buildings that inspired them.
I paid for two day delivery and did not receive it for 7 day after the fact. What kind of crap is that when it's so close to christmas.
My nephew loves all things LEGO, so I sent this to him for his birthday. He loves it, and now he's added a few of the architecture sets to his Christmas list. He's 13--better that than video games!