Create, Explore and Learn with LEGO® Books

Children and tweens alike, have been playing with LEGO® bricks for 80 years and their popularity continues to grow.

Luckily, LEGO bricks are not only fun but also educational as well. Many studies recognize that children gain valuable skills when they play with LEGOs, such as; creativity, problem solving, decision making and math. If you have ever wondered what to do with all of those LEGO bricks after you completed the planned project checkout a few of the suggested titles below. 

The LEGO Book Daniel Lipkowitz

Discover all there is to know about one of the world's most beloved toy companies. Beautiful pages reveal, explore, and celebrate the fascinating story of LEGO® bricks and the history behind them in this newly updated edition of The LEGO® Book .

Along with 56 new pages, a timeline highlights key moments in LEGO history, and special features spotlight numerous groundbreaking and momentous achievements. Includes new and updated information about LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Friends, and much more. Explore all the main LEGO toy systems, the LEGOLAND® theme parks with their amazing animated models, and the LEGO Group's spectacular diversification into films, video games, and the visual arts. Incorporating clear instruction panels on how to create great models from just a few simple bricks, The LEGO® Book is truly a treasure perfect for any LEGO fan!

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. Hannah Dolan

This illustrated encyclopedia features in-depth profiles showing interesting and never-before-seen elements of everyone's favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures.

LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World.  Elizabeth Dowsett.

The magic of Harry Potter™ and the fun of the LEGO® world, now in one incredible book! Since it was first introduced in 2001, LEGO® Harry Potter™ has been one of the LEGO Group's most popular themes. This incredible guide gives readers an up-close look at the bricks, constructions, and minifigures of the LEGO® Harry Potter™ universe from Hogwarts Castle to Hagrid's hut.

LEGO Star Wars : The Visual Dictionary. Simon Beecroft 
In true DK style, LEGO® Star Wars™:The Visual Dictionary elucidates, illuminates, and excites even the most discerning LEGO Group, Star Wars™, and minifigure fans around the world. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and more are brought to life with dozens of little-known facts and hundreds of photos, as are accessories, vehicles, weapons, and even the Death Star! 

Simple Machines.  Yoshihito Isogawa.

Each project uses color-coded pieces and is photographed from multiple angles, making it easy to see how the models are assembled without the need for step-by-step instructions. Every model illustrates a different principle, concept, or mechanism that will inspire your own original creations. You're encouraged to use these elements as building blocks to create your own masterpieces. The Technic models in Simple Machines demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like. You'll learn how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments.

This visual guide, the first in the three-volume LEGO Technic Idea Book series, is the brainchild of master builder Yoshihito Isogawa of Tokyo, Japan. Each title is filled with photos of Isogawa's unique models, all of which are designed to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old. Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build?

Wheeled Wonders.  Yoshihito Isogawa.

This visual guide, the second in the three-volume LEGO Technic Idea Book series, is the brainchild of master builder Yoshihito Isogawa of Tokyo, Japan. Each title is filled with photos of Isogawa's unique models, all of which are designed to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old. Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build?

Fantastic Contraptions.    Yoshihito Isogawa.

 This visual guide, the third in the three-volume LEGO Technic Idea Book series.

"The book is color throughout, with little to no text accompanying its diagrams ... The LEGO technic idea books are for anyone who wants to create a moving masterpiece, as well as those who want to make original robots with MINDSTORMS. It can also be used to demonstrate how machines work and to experience the fun of mechanics."

--Publisher description.

NOTE: The LEGO Technic Idea Book series uses parts from various Technic sets. If you don't have some of the pieces shown in a particular model, experiment by substituting your own parts or visit the No Starch Press website (nostarch.com ) for a list of the special parts used in the book.

 

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