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The LEGO Ideas Book Hardcover – September 19, 2011


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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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A 2012 IRA & CBC Children's Choices selection.

About the Author

Daniel Lipkowitz is a LEGO(R) Group Senior Writer and story developer. He writes for LEGO Master Builder Academy and LEGO Club Magazine, creates characters and storylines for new LEGO themes, and writes scripts for animated LEGO movies and videos. He is also the author of DK's bestselling The LEGO Book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 15 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 10
  • Lexile Measure: 990L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1ST edition (September 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756686067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756686062
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (699 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

There are many great ideas in this Lego building book.
K. Callejas
In those books, there were lots of photos of LEGO creations, and instructions that showed how to build some of the models in the book.
Christopher Meyer
My six year old grandson loves this book we gave him for Christmas.
Framma L

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454 of 467 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Meyer on September 21, 2011
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As a child of the 80's, I remember fondly the old LEGO Idea books. In those books, there were lots of photos of LEGO creations, and instructions that showed how to build some of the models in the book. I remember the Lego Idea Book 6000 the best, that's the one that follows Bill and Mary as they build a house, explore a city, travel to space, and then back in time to a medieval castle. When I saw the title of this book, the obvious connection was to those old books, so how does it compare?

The one thing that's missing is the instructions - this is not an instruction manual. Also, unlike Sean Kenney's smaller books (Cool City, Cool Cars and Trucks, and Cool Robots), this is a big book - nearly 200 pages! Like Sean's books, this book is filled with photos of LEGO creations. Like Sean's books, the intent of the book is to give you ideas on how to build things. You'll find that a lot of ideas can be crammed into 200 pages.

The book is broken up into sections, essentially these are: vehicles, buildings, spaceships & robots, castles, pirates & adventure, and real world creations. This last section is very interesting, showing you things such as picture frames and pencil holders made out of LEGO. As you can see, like the old LEGO Idea book, this book hits on many of LEGO's core themes.
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243 of 259 people found the following review helpful By thepolarbearclan on September 18, 2011
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This book is compiled from models by 6 Lego builders, each tackling certain themes - planes, trains & automobiles; town & country; out of this work; in days of old; a world of adventure; and make and keep. A list of Lego elements used is shown with each of these 6 sections. Followed by the models. The last part of each section is "meet the builder" which is Q&A with the builder with questions like, "How old were you when you started using Lego?", "What are some of your top Lego tips?", etc.

Kids love to look and gawk at the models in this book. The models range from very simple, such as furniture and rickshaw, to the complicated houses and hot air balloon. The creative level of these builders is amazing and the models inspirational. However, don't try to build (most of) these models yourself unless you have been collecting various Lego elements through the years. There are different views of the models -- usually 2 of the following: front view, rear view, side view, top view. Many of the "unique" or special elements are not found in Lego's Pick A Brick store. The ones that can be found in the Pick A Brick store are sometimes listed under different names in the book. This is why this book only gets 3 stars from me.

Things I would like to see in the 2nd edition of this book:
1. An index at the end of the book. -- a listing of various models, such as Biplane, Microplane and Triplane, instead of just Airplane in the table of contents page.
2. Lego element ID used. -- this would help in Pick A Brick store.
3. Using more standard parts instead of the specialized elements. -- even better if the builders can build using certain tubs and sets, or recommend the sets to buy to get most of the specialized elements.
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171 of 190 people found the following review helpful By Alex Huang on October 16, 2011
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We bought this book for our 8 year old son's birthday and he loves it. In contrast to other reviewer's negative comments that the book lacks detailed instruction, this is the feature our son likes best. In his words, "you can use your brain and think about it."
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98 of 116 people found the following review helpful By M.C. on April 10, 2012
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We thought this book would be great since my 5 year old is just getting into Legos. Opened it up and realized that every project in this book looks like it requires non-standard, specialty Lego kit pieces- and lots of them. I didn't see any projects in this book that you could build using standard Lego pieces. Returned the book the next day.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pushpin on May 29, 2012
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While I truly enjoy this book I feel that the title caption of The LEGO Ideas Book should be Unlock your Imagination (and your Wallet). The book provides tremendous inspiration for LEGO creations and is simply a joy to just flip through and explore what others have managed to achieved with beloved LEGO bricks. However, what it also may inspire is the need to accumulate more LEGO pieces.

This book is not an instruction manual. While it provides pictures and is pretty lengthy at 200 pages, the book does not give step by step detail of the models. The models are intended for inspiration. Tips are provided but I feel that the books is intended to give LEGO fans with a penchant for using their own imagination rather than instruction guides as a start-off point. You will get tons of ideas as each page is filled with ideas but you will largely have to use your own creativity to fill in the blanks.

The scale and types of creations and inspirations are very diverse. There are minifigure scale bridges and houses, microscale creations, mosiacs, space, castle, city, board games, etc. There is something for everyone.

If you or your child own a basic bucket of LEGO and want more ideas of what to do with that bucket of bricks, this book is probably not for you. As mentioned in other reviews, a lot of the inspirational creations use unique and hard-to-acquire pieces that usually aren't present in a basic bucket. Even with more of the simplistic creations, there are a fair amount of wedges/slopes that usually aren't provided in a substantial quantity in starter LEGO buckets. I've been collecting LEGO on and off since I was a child. I am now an adult and can't shake off the LEGO monkey off my back.
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