Thursday, December 6, 2018

Lego Neighborhood Book 2

LEGONeighBk2_Cvr_FrontLego Neighborhood Book 2
By Brian Lyles and Jason Lyles
Published at no starch press

About the book

Enter the fantastical world of model building. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is a full-color guide to creating intricate, bustling LEGO neighborhoods and cities.

In this second volume, a follow up to the runaway best-selling first volume, readers learn even more ways to create classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building experts Brian and Jason Lyles also show readers how to create interesting architectural features like cornices, false fronts, porches, and detailed interiors and furniture.

With instructions for three buildings and many smaller builds, The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2is sure to provide hours of building fun and inspiration for readers of all ages.

My Thoughts

In the past I had the privilege to review the first book of the Lego Neighborhood and it had been a hit with my own children.   But when I was offered recently to review the second book, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to do so because I knew that the book was synonym of quality and fabulous to give ideas on how to build a fun city. 

The book offer six sections of incredible designs.

1) A residential neighborhood - In this section you will learn more about building the following buildings and items: American Colonial, Colonial interior, piano, boutique hotel, art deco apartment building, art deco interior, display cabinet, Italianate row house, barbecue grill, row house interior, modern house, modern interior, modern couch and a staircase entrance.

2) A commercial neighborhood – In this section you will discover how to construct a commercial neighborhood with these ideas: corner store, corner store interior, soda machine, small shops with alley, shop interiors, DVD rental kiosk and sign,, toy store and camera shop, Japanese restaurant and board shop, board shop interior, Japanese restaurant interior, ice cream shop, topping bars, small vendor stalls, window, Caribbean restaurant, Parisian corner café, and a traffic light.

3) Public places – In the public places section you will learn to build an embassy with its details, a Brick City park and its details, a War Monument and its details, the top of the tower as well as an Art Museum and its details.

4) Gallery – This section show you ideas for shops and diners, city houses, whimsical buildings, the Wild West, Ancient Persia, and a Pirate city.

5) A micro city – In the micro city section your will learn more about microscale, how to have a smaller standard, how to create emergency services, park school, neighborhood buildings, office buildings, factories, commercial buildings and a harbor.

6) Corner condominiums – This specific section will provide a list of material and step-by-step instructions to build a corner condominium.

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The book will provide instruction for certain things shown in the book but most of the time you will be able to observe close ups of the building created for the neighborhood presented in the book.  Nevertheless, the pictures are very clear and will provide ideas for the avid Lego builder in your life.  This book offers plenty of ideas for your child to create buildings with details as well as putting finishing touches in order to make the neighborhood more alive and thriving.

The Lego Neighborhood book 2 is available at your favorite bookstore, even on 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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