Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lego Space Building the Future

LEGOspace_cover_webLego Space Building the Future
By Peter Reid and Tim Goddard
Published at no starch press

About the book

Come explore an incredible LEGO® universe in LEGO Space: Building the Future. Spaceships, orbital outposts, and new worlds come to life in this unique vision of the future, built completely from LEGO bricks.

A selection of step-by-step building instructions will have you constructing your own cosmic creations to play with at home. Marvel at interstellar battlecruisers, space pirates, charming robots, and other stunning builds from an amazing future!

About the Authors

Peter Reid has been a fan of LEGO since childhood. He is a contributor to The LEGO Play Book, his work appeared in The LEGO Book, and he has attended design workshops with the LEGO Group in Billund. His incredible LEGO Exo Suit, featured in this book, has been chosen by LEGO for mass production in 2014, as LEGO CUUSOO #006, Exo Suit. He lives near London with his fiancee, Yvonne.

Tim Goddard is a contributor to the New York Times-bestselling The LEGO Ideas Book and The LEGO Play Book. He has also participated in product development with the LEGO Group. He works as a laboratory manager and lives with his wife, Sharon, in the UK.

My Thoughts

Any book containing Lego ideas are well received in this house.  So when I saw a new title based essentially on space, I knew that the kids would enjoy it.  Besides, it’s a great way to encourage them to build space things when we will study the Solar System and space.

This marvelous book contains numerous models of starships, robots, aliens, space pirate and much more.   To top it off, the authors also took the opportunity to bring your through a voyage of space exploration from the Sputnik to the space civilization that is often dreamed off by many throughout the world.    I am not sure if we will ever see a Moon colony or a Mars colony in our life but when you look at the creativity of these authors and creators, you can almost see it become a reality.



The book contains step-by-step instructions at time as well as cool information about space exploration.  I find it is a great way to encourage reading for kids who are somewhat reluctant but enjoy anything that contains Lego.  Here’s the table of contents for you to discover.

Chapter 1: The Space Age
Chapter 2: The Federation
Chapter 3: Ships of the Federation
Chapter 4: Inhospitable Climate Engineers
Chapter 5: New Frontiers
Chapter 6: Realm of Shadows
Chapter 7: Army of Darkness
Chapter 8: Star Justice
Chapter 9: Infiltration
Chapter 10: Across the Universe

The book will definitively encourage imagination and might pick the interest of a boy or girl who likes anything about space.  Who knows… maybe one will eventually move to another colony somewhere in space!

Lego Space Building the Future is very creative and fun to read.  I believe in giving books as a gift and this would be one of my choices.

Lego Space Building the Future is available at your favourite bookstore, even and




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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