Lego Ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz
The Lego Ideas book by Daniel Lipkowitz is written by experts in Lego building. It helps parents look like we know what we’re doing, and children develop their creative Lego building. You need to try and think from the 2D pictures, how can you build the 3D shapes. Easier said than done!
So What is the Lego Ideas Book Like?
There is only one problem with the Lego Ideas book. If your stash of Lego doesn’t include the fancy blocks, you are never going to be able to make anything that looks as good. This doesn’t usually bother my children, who still have an active imagination, but it bothers me!
There are over 500 ideas from animals to buildings and vehicles. We’ve had hours of fun with this book trying to recreate (and usually failing) with our Lego blocks. It is suitable for ages 7 and over. Mind you, it isn’t a gender-orientated book so will appeal to both boys and girls.
It has some really cool ideas like picture frames, 3D mosaics and mini figure display cabinets. Each Lego idea has little tips or block use ideas alongside the pictures for inspiration.
There are no step-by-step instructions! It isn’t a Lego building manual. It is solely a book to inspire you with what the Lego experts can build. So if you are after detailed instructions this will not be the book for you. Some of the Lego idea are very complicated and you will flick straight past them and onto the next page. However, I do like how they encourage you to look at everyday items to get inspiration for your Lego building.
Do shop around for it! It is expensive on Amazon but only £3 at the Book People (although it is currently out of stock. It might be worth checking back every now and again).
If you are after Lego building ideas for kids and adults, there are worse places to start than this book. Happy Lego building, and follow the advice on page 7 of the Lego Ideas book and play with your models.