Book Review: The Art of LEGO Design
OWL reader Ryan, 13, reviewed The Art of LEGO Design by Jordan Schwartz. Check out his review below!
I’ve been building with LEGO and other building systems my entire life and have learned many tips and tricks along the way. So I was surprised that I didn’t recognize a single trick in this book! Most tricks didn’t even enter my mind.
I’m interested in a specific trick that appeared throughout most of the book, and that was the emphasis on using the arms and hands from mini-figures in any model, not only for details but also as connectors. Another unusual trick I learned is to put together two pieces that aren’t supposed to connect. I thought of this trick as an amateur before but when used correctly, it really adds an interesting new level of detail.
By far my favourite section in the book is the sci-fi section, and more specifically, the pages on making mech-suits. I’ve created my fair share of sci-fi models before, but never a mech-suit. The overall incredibility yet simplicity of the author’s finished products is inspiring to me and I plan to make my own mech-suit design.
Overall, this book is professionally geared towards truly dedicated designers, and will really improve my building skills and perspective. I give it 10/10.
Thanks for your review, Ryan! Sounds like this will be a big hit with LEGO fans!
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i borrowed it from my cousin and as an amateur i really liked it. right now i am reading half brother well i just finished it but it was really good!
i am now reading the enchanted forest chronicles series and their really good
they have dragons and wizards!!!
As a lego builder myself I love all things lego. Unfortunately, I do not own the book myself.
What kind of LEGO creations have you built, Mas?
That book sounds good for me! I love building legos – when I have time.
I love legos!
I love building with lego with my sisters. When it was still school, after we got home we all used to rush to the lego. But I don’t own the book.