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The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town!

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  19 reviews

In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you'll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to cr

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Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published September 17th 2014 by No Starch Press
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R. Morris
3.5 Stars
An absolutely amazing book if you all the right pieces on hand to build the book's suggestions, but without them it serves as more of a "wow, that would be fun to build" kind of thing. The authors do give great suggestions for just looking around in the real world for ideas to bring into your own Lego World.
Eric Mesa
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My brothers and I used to live building Lego cities so it was neat to see the standards for making cities that interface duty the newer models.
Nicholas Carabillò
if you like lego like me then this book is just the right one for you. this book contains information that can help you improve your lego master building skills a lot, this book includes small details that can help you decorate or add more furniture to your lego apartment or home. this book also gives you the instructions you need to build the furniture, the decorations or the building itself.
Beth
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Great book for building a Lego neighborhood.
Christian Petrie
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: referance
For Christmas I had picked this book up for the kids. The reason was I was looking for something similar to the old Lego books of the 80's. With the sheer number of Lego pieces we have, I wanted something to help with the kid's imagination. This book fits the build.

Before you purchase it, this book is for kids over 10 (plus adults) and if you have access to a lot of bricks. This books helps in two ways. It shows how to take things you see around town and show how they would look built. This mean
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Susan Paxton
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't personally believe that LEGO were ever exclusively for kids, but today modeling in LEGO is a fun hobby that can be enjoyed by all. The LEGO modular building sets made it official: LEGO is for adults too, and this book, written by a couple of men who have a website dedicated to the subject, is a great introduction for anyone who wants to model realistic buildings using LEGO modular building parts. There isn't a lot of text, but it's not necessary; the feature here are the pictures, diagra ...more
Andrew
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so this is not typical of the books I post as having read, but I really appreciate the authors efforts to provide a set of guides to help me add more buildings to the living room windowsill that has been overwhelmed by LEGO Main Street. Sadly, this book will most likely be the cause of my spending a few more dollars on the addictive little toys. What is very helpful in this book is that though there only a few plans, the author provides many ideas for accents whereby one building design ca ...more
Diz
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lego, hobby
This is a good introduction to building realistic lego buildings. It shows some of the basics and how to draw inspiration from the real world. The last half of the book shows instructions for two lego buildings, so you can experience the techniques first hand before trying you own designs. The book is very text light, so it's quick to read, but on the downside it could be considered content light. There are lots of pictures, so it is fun to look at.
Dina
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great how-to book if you would like to create your own modular buildings, but don't know where to start. Lyles shows you a variety of elements done in different ways--from doorways to living room furniture. He also walks you through choosing a building to create yourself and figuring out how to assemble it in Lego. The book includes complete instructions for assembling 2 different buildings: a corner drugstore and a modular house (with a variety of possible exteriors). Very well done.
Thomas
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I have this book on my kindle and it is full of amazing architecture ....made with LEGO! a greta ideas book for the lego adult who has spent their life around lego or the lego child who has just started their lego adventure but also great for everyone in between. You are guided through the book by the lego mini-figure author which is very entertaining.
C
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting book, particularly for a Lego beginner (though the block selection they use for some of the builds is pretty specialized and rare). If you're interested in the more "realistic" modular side of Lego building, this one might be for you.

It feels far too short, though. I wish there was more to it.
Angie
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of great building ideas and lessons about architecture. It went back and worth between photos of building and the bricks you can use to make the same structure. Certainly not for the Lego novice. You would need from pretty specific specialty blocks for some of these.
Mary
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent reference book about constructing Lego buildings -- not only homes, but commercial structures. There's plenty of information that will inspire both novice and experienced Lego fans.
Joel Neff
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book of inspiration and how-to for LEGO fans and builders of all ages. Highly recommended.
Matt
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book that outlines some of the best ways to make use of the "Cafe Corner" format. Definitely looking forward to using these techniques in my own building.
Patrick
Some inspiring designs.
Jameson Yu
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-read
this was a good read. i liked how they primed the user on techniques and led them to practical use. the example builds and how to tweak them was very helpful. it is a good reference.
Scott
Oct 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute. Some nice instructions for some community buildings you might want to try.
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