Book review: The LEGO Adventure Book

The latest LEGO book I’ve read is The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More!The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More! by Megan H Rothrock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a very easy book to read… I finished it in well under an hour. It’s mostly pictures, with comic-book style speech bubbles, so there’s not a lot to read, but I really enjoyed it.

The basic idea is that the author, represented by a LEGO minifig, first builds her “Idea Lab,” complete with a robotic assistant Brickbot and a levitating platform called the “Transport-o-lux” and then Brickbot sends her traveling through time and space to visit various builders and see what they’ve built. Each chapter features a different adult LEGO builder and his/her creations, and throughout the book there are instructions on how to build each of the models. The book shows a whimsical and light style which is entertaining throughout.

I really enjoyed the variety of models chosen, and the excellent photography showing the construction techniques used. In many cases however, there isn’t quite the level of detail you’d expect in a LEGO set, and it might be frustrating to try to build… but I think that’s part of the point of an idea book like this, because it challenges the imagination to come up with a solution rather than just spoon-feeding it to you.

I also really like that it is written by and starring a woman, and although all but one of the builders visited are men, the models featured throughout the book include many things that should be of interest to both boys and girls.

I think this book is absolutely perfect for what it is trying to be, a source of ideas and inspiration for creative younger LEGO builders.

Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of this book to review.

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