Monday, November 19, 2012

The LEGO Adventure Book

lab-web_0The Lego Adventure Book
From Megan Rothrock
Published at No Starch Press

About the book

Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with The LEGO Adventure Book. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!

Who is Megan Rothrock?

Megan Rothrock is a former set designer for the LEGO Group whose models have been displayed at ComicCon and at LEGO events across Europe. Rothrock enjoys meeting builders at LEGO fan events and hopes that her book will inspire the LEGO builders of tomorrow. Originally from California, she currently lives in Denmark where she works as a freelance toy designer.

My Thoughts

Lego has invaded my life when I was five years old – living in France for a couple of months while my dad was in training in Lyon.  Back then, the famous bricks were not available in Canada and I received my first Lego set during the Christmas season.  

Here’s a picture of me and another little girl back in 1974 – I’m the one with the blue hat sitting in the stairs!  We both had received the same set of Lego.

Lyon 1974

Lego never left my side and when I stopped playing with them I carefully put them away in the hopes that my own kids could play with them one day.  Guess what!  Now many years later and four kids in our midst, they do play with my old Lego and their own new ones that they received at birthdays and Christmas.

The Lego Adventure Book will help any fans of Lego to develop new skills in building.  The table of contents is as follow:

Chapter 1: Building the Idea Lab
Chapter 2: A LEGO Town
Chapter 3: Hot Rods and Cool Rides
Chapter 4: From Below!
Chapter 5: The Sky's the Limit
Chapter 6: The Turtle Factory
Chapter 7: Starfighters
Chapter 8: Mighty Mecha
Chapter 9: Medieval Village
Chapter 10: Triassic Park
Chapter 11: Making New Friends
Chapter 12: Full Steam Ahead
Chapter 13: Steampunk
Chapter 14: A LEGO Legend

The book is packed with steps-by-steps ideas that your kids or yourself would like to build.    The first part of the steps list the pieces that you will need to make the model.  Now if you don’t have the same colors – don’t worry.  The model will look just as great if it’s in a different color.


Nearly 200 models are included in this book with about 25 brick-by-brick instructions to build some of the models.  You will find everything to satisfy your personal taste from cars to dinosaurs, including a trip to the medieval times and space theme.    This book is a real gem for creative kids who love to learn more about building models.    The brick-by-brick steps are very clear and the photos are fabulous.   Whether you are a beginning builder or a more advance one, I am convince that this book would be very useful.   I am hoping that more volumes in this line of books will come out in the months/years to come.

My question to you today is this one.  Do you have a child who is passionate about Lego and wants to have more ideas to build new cool things?  If so, I would like to suggest The Lego Adventure Book for you.  It would make a perfect Christmas or birthday gift.

The Lego Adventure Book is available at your favourite bookstore, even at and


It is also available for the Kindle.

Disclaimer: Thanks to no starch press for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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