Friday, October 3, 2014

Gift Boutique with DK Canada

It is the time of the year where you start seriously think about what to give to the people in your life.  In order to get you prepared for the upcoming Christmas season, DK Canada has numerous gift ideas for your loved one in their Gift Boutique


imageI have received LEGO Architecture – The Visual Guide to present you


This interesting book was created in close collaboration with The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker, a LEGO® Architecture visionary.    LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide takes a deep look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series which I find offers many stunning building for you to build at your own leisure at home.   The book is beautifully illustrated and annotated, this visual guide allows you to explore the LEGO team's creative process in building and understand how LEGO artists translated such iconic buildings into these buildable LEGO sets.

Here’s a list of the buildings presented in the book: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, The White House, Farnsworth House, Rockefeller Centre, Robie House, Brandenburg Gate, Sydney Opera House, Big Ben, Villa Savoye, Sungnyemun, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Imperial Hotel, United Nations Headquarters, The Eiffel Tower, Trevi Fountain, John Hancock Center, Willis Tower, Empire State Building, Seattle Space Needle, Burj Khalifa, and Marina Bay Sands.

For each of these buildings, you will get a beautiful presentation of the model itself as well as come up close and personal with the original via photography and information about it.   You will also learn who is behind the architecture of the building, when it was built, where it is located, the construction type, the architecture style, and the kind of building it is.   When the model is presented, you will be able to quickly determine which LEGO Architecture model it is since the model number is provided as well as a photo of the box itself.   Details on how the model was created is also included as well as how the bricks can replicate the building itself.  Finally, you can visualize the original model of the building with photos and read more about it in the last two pages about this model.

Stunning images and in-depth exploration of the real buildings like the Guggenheim™ or the Empire State Building, on which the LEGO Architecture series is based, provide you with a comprehensive look at the creation of these intricate sets. While exploring the various models in the series, you will also learn why the LEGO team chose certain pieces and what particular challenges they faced.   Throughout the book you can read about the inspiration behind the creative processes and what designing and building techniques were used on various sets.  At the beginning of the book itself, you will be able to learn more about the Landmark series and the Architect series as well as when each models were created and available on the market.  Then you can learn more about some of the artists and builders from LEGO.  And if you have the interest in learning how a building gets converted into a LEGO model, you will be able to learn the whole creative process behind it.  

The book is packaged in a sleek protective slipcase, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide is the ultimate illustrated tour of the LEGO Architecture series in all its micro-scale detail.   It is the perfect gift for the student in architecture, the child who likes to learn more about how LEGO puts their ideas as a real model to built or the person in your life that is fascinated with buildings.

LEGO Architecture – The Visual Guide is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even and


And if you are interested in getting some of these models click on the links below.

Amazon Canada






Amazon US




Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned books 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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