I bought the Lego Ideas Book, by Daniel Lipkowitz, online a little while ago. It is a manual to inspire you to create Lego ideas of your own. It does not
“show building steps or brick lists because it’s unlikely you will have all the bricks for each model.”
Instead, each page shows detailed views of models from different angles, building tips and tricks for each model and suggestions that will help you make your own similar style model. There are also pages (like the one pictured) that suggest pieces that are especially useful for building particular types of models.
It is a wonderful resource for encouraging kids to think of other ways to use the Lego pieces that they have. For example, we have a Lego Kingdoms castle and catapult. There is a section of the book – In Days of Old - which takes pieces from these sets and shows other castles, traps, wagons and siege weapons, that could be built with the sorts of pieces you get in these Lego sets.
B was inspired by the Planes, Trains and Automobiles section to build this …
and when we saw the minifigure display ideas
we thought we should build something to display our minifigures …
Since it is that time of year again (Christmas, that is) I would have to recommend this a fabulous gift idea for Lego enthusiasts.
If you are looking for other Lego building inspiration, you might want to visit my list of Lego building challenges.
What has your child build with Lego lately?