LEGO Awesome Ideas

LEGO Awesome Ideas

LEGO® Awesome Ideas is an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination. Beautifully clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built up while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models.

Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed world and ultimately showcases a dynamic diorama of the complete build, showing readers that they too can build up an entire LEGO world from scratch — model by model, brick by brick.

With creative model ideas and visual tips and techniques, LEGO Awesome Ideas will inspire anyone, from beginners to accomplished builders.

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Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.

Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 1060 (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: DK Children (September 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1465437886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1465437884
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
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4 comments

  1. I have an 8 year old boy, therefore I have a plethora of Legos in my house. While he used to build and then never touch again, recently he has become more adventurous and wants to build the set then take it apart and see what else he can do.

    We have the Lego Idea Book and a few other hardback, beautiful Lego books around the house that have been well loved and well used. This new LEGO Awesome Ideas book is full of EVEN MORE fantastic ideas. It is split into five categories: Outer Space, Modern Metropolis, The Wild West, Fantasy Land and The Real World. You can even learn how to build a LEGO world from scratch using the themed worlds section.

    A great gift for any Lego enthusiast, it is packed with projects, although there is a need to have a well rounded Lego collection in order to make many of the items. Not a problem for us, but might be for someone just starting on their Lego journey. The photos are lovely, the sections well put together and the instructions are easy to understand, at least they are for my son.

  2. We have a couple of the character Lego books which features all the Lego figures available. This is our first Lego idea book. My boys were thrilled with the book since they love Legos.

    We have a few sets of random Legos and then we have a few sets that are the character/playset kind that come as a set to build exactly like shown.

    I like that the book gives ideas as what to build so you can build things other than just what the sets show when you buy them. But here comes the good and bad for us. The building ideas are great with but detailed and specific pieces. The book even tells you what sets or kinds of sets to get the projects from. The problem is that my boys want to build the ideas they see in the book but don’t have the right Lego pieces. The Lego ideas aren’t just the run of the mill projects using straight brick pieces. Don’t get me wrong, I love the projects and that they aren’t average or boring but if you don’t already have a lot of the Lego sets, you won’t have the pieces to build them. I do really like that if you do already have a Lego set, this gives you projects that you can build in addition to how the set came.

    This is definitely one of those, your mileage may vary. I realize that lots of families have every Lego set on the market but we don’t have very many so that limits us on which projects we can build. It does also have simple builds too. It states that it’s for beginners to accomplished builders and that is true. It’s also recommended for children ages 7 to 10, some of these projects would definitely be on the older side of that if not even older. I would say 8 – 12 ages. I think younger children would have trouble doing some of the builds because the instructions are not step-by-step but ideas in general.

  3. Growing up Tinker Toys, as I remember, was the toy of choice for several years – remaining a favorite from one generation to the next. Years ago Legos assumed the same status and will probably remain on top for some time into the future.

    I am amazed that young children today, ages 7-8 and older, will spend hours building things with Legos when they are too wound up to engage in other activities. Yes, it is creative play and lots of fun but Legos also seems to have a calming effect when a child is concentrating hard on what he/she needs to do next and what part they need to continue making their project.

    A wonderful book has just been written by Daniel Lipkowitz, entitled “Lego Awesome Ideas: What Will You Build?”, that would be a perfect gift for any child with a Lego set(s). The first thing that grabs my attention is the 3-D cover displaying items made with Legos.

    I also am impressed that the author not only displays photos of parts but also supplies names for each piece. After starting out with a helpful page on “What every building needs to know,” Lipkowitz then supplies broad categories of which each has several individual projects. The categories include outer space, modern metropolis, the Wild West, fantasy land, and the real world.

    If I were a child and had the patience and concentration skills of a Legos fan, some of the projects I would love to attempt include a forklift robot, tables and chairs gallery, the farmer’s field, cavalry fort, a jailhouse, the old mind, a waterfall, tree house, a castle tower, a cell phone, a gingerbread man, and a popsicle.

    I know lots of children who would love this book, which really makes it tough to decide with whom to share the many neat ideas it contains.

  4. Almost every single Lego book I have purchased in the past has basically been a catalog of their kits. This is ACTUALLY an IDEA book. At first I was a little disappointed that there were no step by step instructions, but then I thought through that. First, it would take a lot more pages, and would either miss a golden price point because the book was too expensive, or there wouldn’t be as many ideas. I also like that it sparks creativity, instead of the step by step instructions. The more I got into the book, the more I liked it. It seems that Lego sets these days are built once, and put away. I loved the Legos in my past that inspired us to create from our own minds. This adds to that.

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