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:
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?