"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime."
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!
About the Author
Tom Alphin is a UX Program Manager at Microsoft and a passionate LEGO fan. He maintains a blog about LEGO and other things at tomalphin.com
Resources and Bonus Material
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Neoclassical
View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF)(top)
"For many budding architects the first step on the road to blueprints and T-squares is a trip to the toy store. The models are sure to motivate future architects—or future LEGO artists—to get building."
"The LEGO Architect has sucked me in for hours, and I can’t wait to build all of the plans."
"This is likely one of the most useful books that I will ever own. Any of the LEGO-themed books from No Starch Press are as beautiful as they are practical."
"Features instructions for building projects that are interesting but not outrageously complicated, and gives kids great ideas for what to do with their existing blocks once they've completed the kit projects."
"A handy manual to get the architecture enthusiast thinking about historic styles in commercial architecture...near perfect."
"An inspirational showcase of architectural designs re-created with LEGOs...reconnect with the satisfaction of building something block by block."
"Highly recommended; upholds the high standard we've come to expect from No Starch books."
"For me this is one of my favourite books of the year."
"Not only a great educational reference, but also a beautiful coffee table book."
"If you’re starting to get into creating buildings and structures, then The LEGO Architect is a good reference guide to help you start building.
"If you've ever secretly wished they would make Lego kits for adults — you're gonna want to get this book."
"If you like architecture, buy this book. If you like Lego, buy this book. If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, buy this book."
"This book surprises and delights."
"A coffee table book of amazing photos and blueprints of LEGO creations that will astound even the hardcore LEGO master."