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Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have: 50 New Robots, Dragons, Race Cars, Planes, Wild Animals and Other Exciting Projects to Build Imaginative Worlds Paperback – Illustrated, October 11, 2016
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“I love handing this book to the kids and watching them create new things! Well done!”
―Rachel Miller, co-author of 101 Kids Activities and The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments, and creator of One Crazy House and Quirky Momma
“This book is a must-have for all LEGO fanatics!”
―Asia Citro, author of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, The Curious Kid’s Science Book and A Little Bit of Dirt
“When it comes to whimsical, one-of-a-kind LEGO creations, Sarah’s imagination and talent blow me away. From fun and playful to practical and functional, the easy-to-follow projects in this book will delight children of all ages.”
―Jackie Currie, creator of Happy Hooligans
"Parents and kids alike will not want to put down this amazing book full of creative ideas to use with the LEGO bricks they already have!"
―Dayna Abraham, author of Sensory Processing 101 and creator of Lemon Lime Adventures
"I cannot think of anyone more qualified to write a book about LEGO than Sarah and her houseful of master builders! Sarah is the genius behind some of the most creative LEGO projects I have ever seen. "
―Jenae Jacobson, creator of I Can Teach My Child
If you have a LEGO lover, this LEGO book is a must-have! Sarah is an expert builder and demonstrates her original creations with incredible detail and clear pictures.
―Becky Spence, creator of This Reading Mama
About the Author
- Grade Level : 2 - 3
- Item Weight : 1.38 pounds
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1624142818
- ISBN-13 : 978-1624142819
- Product Dimensions : 8.05 x 0.66 x 9.04 inches
- Publisher : Page Street Publishing; Illustrated Edition (October 11, 2016)
- Reading level : 6 - 12 years
- Language: : English
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We host a weekly play date with young Lego lovers. Ages 4-7.
Over the years, they have developed stamina and focus when they set their minds to a task. The boys can improvise when necessary or ask for help. But this book is unclear, even to an adult. The instructions are NOT step by step and Some of the photos aren’t clear enough to know what to do next.
This book implies that most of the creations can be built with brick you already own, but as most other reviewers have mentioned.MANY if not most of the builds require specialty pieces.
Our boys have made a catapult, a modified version of one of the robots pictured, but MOST of the things pictured require bricks that are NOT just lying around most people’s homes.
Very very disappointed. We wanted to love this.
This would be a great gift idea.
Wrap up this book with a box of legos for a gift and you can't go wrong.
My Grandson who's 3 will sit and build for hours with his Grandpa. The challenge for us is finding more things to build, other than the directions booklets that come with the lego kits.
We bought a couple of boxes of the lego pieces for him to create, but did not have any building ideas or directions.
This book has nice color photos of the finished product as well as the directions.
You sometimes will not get a step by step, piece by piece photo instruction, but you can clearly see and determine what piece you need.
One the first day of making things from this book, my Grandson was figuring out how to build a rocketship and dinosaur all by himself. Pretty impressive.
Glad I read the reviews of some of the other books as well as this book and decided to buy this one.
192 pages with great ideas and color photos.
I purchased this item full price and my opinions are my own. I was not compensated in anyway for my thoughts.
I rely on product reviews just like others to help make my purchase decisions so I try each product very carefully before reviewing and always do my best to leave honest opinions and provide as much facts as possible based solely on my experience.
The instructions themselves are realistic photos (not 3D renders like traditional Lego-included instructions in the sets) and what's nice is that they list out a description of the parts. If you categorize your legos or buy from places like Bricklink, this will be invaluable, but for the rest of us the kids can use it organize a few pieces ahead of time. **Note that the text requires reading skills, so check to make sure the recipient of this book can read the descriptions of the parts.
Here's the table of contents with a few of my favorite sets from each:
=>Robot Lab--Sorvo the Scuttlebot and Simon, a 3-wheeler, are both neat
=>The world of knights and dragons -- Creative green dragon (uses a lot of Technic parts)
=>Cars, trucks and things that fly! -- The fighter jet and mini jets are my favs, but really this whole chapter is great.
=>It's a great day and Lego town -- Not my favorite chapter, you may like it better
=>Make it work! Lego contraptions--rubber-band powered car! How cool is that? The M&M dispenser is also a great idea.
=>Wild animals -- Cute and colorful, every one . . .
=>Build and play! Lego games -- Ninja Quest Board Game, need I say more? The standard chess/checkers and a brain teaser are all here.
=>Lego all year--Lego creations for Spring/Summer/Fall and Winter, even Santa. This book would make a perfect Christmas gift when you don't know which sets your recipient already owns.
Thanks for reading!
What we like about this book:
It includes a description of the different brick types at the beginning of the book in a way that an 8 year old can understand.
It includes different categories of ideas from simple little cars to houses, castles, robots, and even vehicles that move using rubber bands.
It also includes a list of required bricks for each item and some general building directions, but not step-by-step instructions, so my son can use the directions and pictures as a guide, but can customize in his own way.
My son has other Lego inspiration books that have lots of cool pictures to spur the imagination, but don't include parts lists. This has been an issue for him because he loves the ideas and tries to build them, but can't always figure out which special pieces really make the idea come together.
This book gives him the list of parts and gets him on his way with some basic pictures.
Last night he built a TV with a gaming console on the shelf below it and a couch with a man holding a remote. This morning before school he built a little go kart and started finding the bricks to build the veterinarian's building.
We have thousands of Legos and will be looking for other books like this one.