Get ready to hit the bricks with Barron’s books: Brick Buildings & Brick Beasts

Are you ready for some new book titles that will blow your mind? Get ready to hit the bricks with these two titles, Brick Building and Brick Beasts by Kevin Hall. Both of these books are so creative and clever. Your lego lover will enjoy making these fun creations over and over again.

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LEGO builders, rejoice! The popular series that includes Brick Animals and Brick Cars and Trucks is back with two new titles that each feature 40 original, ingenious, and unique buildable projects. Anyone with a drawer full of LEGO bricks will be able to build and customize models with help from these inspiring guides. Based on the brick selection found in some of LEGO’s Classic series, each project is a great way to test out unusual building techniques or to mix up pieces from existing kits that have already been broken up. Follow the instructions or go off in your own direction—it’s your choice! Many of the designs in these books use fewer than 100 bricks, so you don’t need a lot of bricks to get started. In Brick Buildings, you’ll create a find dozens of inspiring designs that will help you create a dragon’s lair, pumpkin palace, glass house, floating home, snow cave, and more. Discover loads of fun projects showcasing advanced techniques that are perfect for every LEGO enthusiast.

In Emilee’s opinion:

Kevin Hall is brilliant and clever. I loved reading the introduction page where Kevin explained that the sculptures he designed have the same parts that are included in the Lego sets you purchase in the store. Perfect! I thought it would be fun to give these two books to my seven year old for Christmas and then have him choose bricks from the Lego store or perhaps I’ll buy a few beforehand and give it to him along with the books. But, I’m sure he has many of the bricks already in his collection to create any of the models. In this book, there is anything from a log cabin to a flying house to a gingerbread house. My favorite was the ice castle and the gingerbread house. Oh wait, but I loved the pumpkin house. There were 40 original models and step by step instructions for each project. Also, if you don’t have the correct parts, don’t worry. You can use whatever your heart desires and re-create in your own special way.

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LEGO builders, rejoice! The popular series that includes Brick Animals and Brick Cars and Trucks is back with two new titles that each feature 40 original, ingenious, and unique buildable projects. Anyone with a drawer full of LEGO bricks will be able to build and customize models with help from these inspiring guides. Based on the brick selection found in some of LEGO’s Classic series, each project is a great way to test out unusual building techniques or to mix up pieces from existing kits that have already been broken up. Follow the instructions or go off in your own direction—it’s your choice! Many of the designs in these books use fewer than 100 bricks, so you don’t need a lot of bricks to get started. In Brick Beasts, you will free your inner creative genius with brick builds that include a centaur, unicorn, griffin, ogre, dragon, and more. Discover loads of fun projects showcasing advanced techniques that are perfect for every LEGO enthusiast.

In Emilee’s opinion:

Brick Beasts included a variety of mythological and fantastical beasts. This book was also creative and fun. I know my son will love this book for Christmas. I loved the zombie, elf, and red dragon. Each model included photo list of supplies and step by step instructions. This book also included 40 original models. You do have to pay attention to the step by step instructions so you won’t miss anything. But, it is very similar to the Lego instructions so I’m pretty sure you won’t get lost. Again, I was blown away with the variety of beasts that were included in this book. Very well done!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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