Sunday, September 27, 2015

New Book Release: The Lego Architect!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



This is a new release (September, 2015) from No Starch Press.

Love LEGOs but you're all grown up? Author Tom Alphin has got you covered with this book that takes LEGO building to a whole new level.  This is the kind of book you put on your coffee table and everyone who has a seat anywhere near it will reach over and pick it up. It's irresistible in charm, and full of great ideas for the builder extraordinaire.


This book takes you on a journey through the history of architecture in a very cool, and very hands-on way. Providing real photo examples, a picture of the LEGO creation, and a guide to build it yourself if you are so inclined. This is more than a conversation piece and book, it's the real deal when it comes to helping you become a LEGO architect of your own.


Learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Get a better understanding of architecture while you're learning to replicate them with LEGOs.


These are not just build and disassemble projects. These are the kinds of creations that you're going to want to keep intact when you've finished.


I'm loving the Colosseum in the picture above. I think that would be the first one I would attempt if my talent would support it (which it won't, but I love looking at these anyway). :)

About the Author

Tom Alphin is a UX Program Manager at Microsoft and a passionate LEGO fan. He maintains a blog about LEGO and other things, and if you're interested you can find that at tomalphin.com

I'll put up the Table of Contents too, in case you are interested in seeing it:

Preface
A Brief history of Architeture

Chapter 1: Neoclassical
Chapter 2: Prairie
Chapter 3: Art Deco
Chapter 4: Modernism
Chapter 5: Brutalism
Chapter 6: Postmodern
Chapter 7: High-Tech
Chapter 8: Builder's Guide

You can learn more about this book by visiting the No Press Starch website, and you can also follow along on Facebook and /or Twitter

Do you know a LEGO fan who would enjoy this book?

30 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Finishing one of those would sure be something

Claudette P. Esterine said...

Oh wow! Never got into Lego but it's never too late to try again. :)

Joely Smith said...

I am amazed at the talent of some people! I love architecture but this takes it a step further toward fun!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Do you know Adam at Neko Random? I think this is a book he would LOVE! He builds these more adult Lego sets with his wife and they always look so neat!

msvee said...

My son would love to working on one of these. I can't imagine actually building one all the way through

Liz Mays said...

It would be amazing to see the constructions in all those different themes. This is a treasure of a book!

Shann Soiney said...

This looks awesome .My oldest son loves Legos, but his dad does too. This would be great for my husband.

Shann Soiney said...

This looks awesome .My oldest son loves Legos, but his dad does too. This would be great for my husband.

Ourfamilyworld said...

I didn't know there is a book for this. My husband would be so interested.

Elizabeth O. said...

This is so awesome! I love that we have book like this now. It would definitely be one of the books I'll look for in the store.

Stephanie Miller said...

Legos can be amazing! Really cool book!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

You have given me the idea to get a Legi for our grandson for Christmas

Russ R. said...

This is really interesting and I would like to have a copy for myself. I'm in the real estate industry and this one's pretty relevant to my field.

I am Harriet said...

That is so cool! I think that book would be a great gift for adults too!

Colette S said...

Ooh I love it.
My son would go nuts for it.
Must find and put on list just in case.

Amanda Cantrell said...

I love that!! My son is just starting to get into Legos and I am so excited. Loved them as a kid!

Masshole Mommy said...

My boys will flip out for this. They are ALWAYS building things with their legos.

bxcrochet said...

That looks like such a cool book. My nephew loves Legos.

Michelle F.

Samantha said...

that looks like fun. my son would like it.

Crystal said...

That's so neat! I know my entire family would absolutely adore seeing the wonders you can make from Legos.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

Wow! This looks incredible! My boys would be in heaven!

Mistee Dawn said...

This looks like such a cool book! I definitely want to get a copy for my daughter! My hubby would love it, too!

Jamie Sanders said...

I know it's marketed for adults, but my son would enjoy this too!

Samantha Pierce said...

I would love this, I love playing with Legos but my kids won't share with me lol.

Maggie King said...

My middle son, who loves Legos, loves looking at these books. He wants to grow up and make something like this out of them. I have to say, he is pretty talented with them so maybe he'll be in one someday!

Kristin and Megan said...

That is so cool and something that would be fun to look at with my kiddo!

Mhar Sefcik said...

Wow. This is very tedious job. Dedication, determination, and long thread of patience needed in assembling these.

Nicole Escat said...

I've never seen this cool stuff. Im sure my son would love it.

~ Noelle said...

I want this one for me :) I know Broxton would like it too!

Jhoveleen said...

My son is a such a lego addict. This book would help him explore further the lego world.