- Age Range: 10 and up
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (September 24, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593276133
- ISBN-13: 978-1593276133
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The LEGO Architect 1st Edition
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About the Author
Tom Alphin is a User Experience Program Manager at Microsoft and a passionate LEGO fan.
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I am a huge fan of the “You view it and you do it” genre of LEGO books and Tom Alphin’s The LEGO Architect book is a winner. Alphin introduces you to a particular style and description of architecture, then offers instructions so you can build an example yourself.
Unlike other building books that require a room-full of specialized bricks in a myriad of colors, Alphin sticks to small-scale models using only white bricks. These monochrome creations still look great while forcing you to focus on their defining attributes.
The LEGO Architect begins with an overview of neoclassical architecture and invites you to build a tiny domed building. Next you move on to prairie and art deco styles, modern and brutalist works, then wrap up with post-modern and high tech architecture. There’s a small model you can build that illustrates each style, yet it is pretty interesting to just look at the building instructions.
Alphin wraps up the book by profiling a few LEGO building experts while remaining true to the architectural theme. You will learn about scale, form, detail, color and the various types of bricks you can use to create your own architectural masterpieces.
To those reviewers complaining about the models requiring the architecture LEGO set and the book being useless without it, I would like to re-read the prologue where the author explicitly states the all white models were used for clarity, but any colors will work and he encourages creativity continually throughout the book. Besides, not having the exact right piece is a cornerstone of the LEGO experience! If you don't have a slope piece, use your imagination and engineer something similar with what you do have... that's the Magic of LEGO and this book encapsulates it well.
That said, I LOVE this book! Tom did a great job of assembling together a wealth of information about 7 architectural styles of the modern era. It's not so much as to be an overwhelming read - the whole book reads in about an hour or so. The picture quality is great, both for the LEGO models and the real architectural subjects.
At the end of every chapter is a set of instructions for building your own small-scale building of that architectural style. The instructions are done quite professionally, to the point that they are indistinguishable from official LEGO instructions. Each of these sample builds is done all in white to keep the focus on architectural shapes instead of coloration.
Definitely a must-have for anyone who loves small scale modeling with LEGO; especially if you too have the LEGO Architecture Studio!