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The Lego Architect

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Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You'll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 24th 2015 by No Starch Press (first published August 25th 2015)
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Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I don't own single Lego, but it has Brutalism, I was sold.

A have a dream of this content, being mashed up with Jonathan Meades Dan Cruickshank voice overs as the models are assembled and displayed.

Back to the book, it's outstanding detail and depth. Some of the models are just enough to explain the concepts and the example, but nothing more.

This isn't a replica book.
Meredith Spidel
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Incredible what has been built with LEGO! It's been fun to look through the advanced copy we received of this book with my son and be wowed by the creations pictured. He especially loves the clear how-tos for building his own models after the pictures. Easy to follow and fun!
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-arch, nonfiction
Great concept: basic information about architectural styles paired with instructions for how to build using LEGO blocks.
Gary Ramos
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un excelente libro que habla más de arquitectura que de Lego jejeje
Nos hace un recorrido por diferentes estilos arquitectónicos, sus principales exponentes y los años en que fueron tendencia.
Compara edificios reales con modelos Lego realizados por fans y muestra algunas de las técnicas que utilizaron.
A partir de conocer bien el estilo arquitectónico, el autor plantea maneras de abordarlo a través de piezas de Lego, ajustándolo a escalas, ocupando ciertas piezas y algunas técnicas interesantes
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: architecture, lego
This is a great book. A brief introduction to each architecture style is complemented with examples (both of real buildings and those from lego), instructions for at least one small model, and suggestions regarding common brick colours and types useful for recreating the style.
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Good look at architecture styles and how to build them with Lego.
Marwa Abdallah
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Details

A great book with great details about different architectural models. Have been looking for something that detailed for so long.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read-books
Cool buildings.
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The LEGO books put out by No Starch Press, including The Neighborhood LEGO Book, LEGO Adventure, and Beautiful LEGO, among others, are great books to buy, not borrow. They are better-constructed than the DK LEGO books (i.e. the page block won't break off the binding the first time the book falls off a table), and include beautiful builds, photographs of real objects and buildings, great - if complicated - instructions, and just... you can tell that the people involved in the making of these book ...more
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LEGO bricks are the perfect resource for a budding engineer. They are the type of "toy" that can stay with a person all the way into adulthood. Many professional architects and civil engineers readily admit to still playing with LEGO as an adult. The LEGO Architect is a fascinating book created by experts at No Starch Press and is definite eye-candy for any LEGO fan. This book is very inspiring to anyone who is interested in going beyond the typical LEGO sets that can be purchased. Showing off 7 ...more
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Aika keskinkertainen Lego-kirja, jossa käydään läpi keskeisiä arkkitehtuurisuuntauksia ja niiden versiointia Legoilla. Kirja on länsikeskeinen, eikä muita arkkitehtuuriperinteitä edes mainita. Osa Lego-rakennuksista on upeita, mutta kirjassa ei mennä kovin syvälle Lego-tekniikoihin. Olisi ihan mukiinmenevä arkkitehtuurihistoriikki ja Lego-fiilistelykirja, mutta pointseja tippuu keskittymisestä pelkästään moderneihin ja jenkkisuuntauksiin, sekä ongelmaton länsinäkökulma ja "suurten valkoisten mie ...more
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great book with synopses on various architectural movements and tips on how to construct models using legos. They give you a few examples to build with instructions. Includes a glossary with terms and references. There are also pictures of various Lego models and photos of actual architectural buildings as examples. A quick read and a great reference. I recommend it if you or your kids like legos, architecture or both.
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it
It's more of a "how to build" with certain models of styles taking up more time/space than explaining the styles. Still, it's interesting to see the various styles being done in Lego and the last section of the book explains the Lego "artists" that were featured in the book.

Also interesting that Habitat 67 was done in Lego Bricks at the time. Didn't know that.
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really love neoclassical & art deco, and kind of like high tech architecture. Can't stand all the other styles lol.
But really looking forward to getting myself a Lego Flatiron Building!
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Aimee gave me this book for Christmas 2015. I really enjoyed thinking about the various ways one could make models of different architecture styles using Lego. Made me want to get the Lego Architect Studio set!
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: planning
Pretty simple concept, take a book which summarizes architectural styles and then show step by step Lego instructions to build an example building of that style. In true Lego form, the designs and steps build on each other and get more complicated. Very cool book.
Chip Nitschke
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful look at modern architecture starting with neo-classicalism and ending with the high tech sessions of today's buildings. The author sprinkles in some quick wit with context based lines throughout the book.
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Applying the principles and history of architecture to Legos.
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
A coffee table book for architecture/Lego lovers.
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Why not use lego to reproduce known buildings? Browsing through this book you are sure to get one or two lego building tricks too.
Jesse Richards
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I appreciated the examination of real architecture styles here and their history.
Linda Wollam
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who enjoys the fun of building with Legos will like this book. My son is a Lego Building Master and he is featured in this book.
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: design
It's a decent, quick overview of western architecture and how to create in Lego.
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