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Posted on: February 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 10 awesome LEGO books for Master Builders of all ages

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With last weekend's release of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, we've got all things LEGO on the brain. Luckily, we have a ton of awesome LEGO books in our catalog that can inspire your next project, connect you with other LEGO fanatics, or teach you the best way to take your building to the next level. Here are 10 of our favorites, divided into books about the love of LEGOs and books to help your way to becoming a Master Builder. 


For the Love of LEGOs

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft – “Presenting the Star Wars line of LEGO action figures and playsets, detailing a history of the toy line and how each playset connects to the events in the Star Wars films.”

Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle – “A compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.

The LEGO Book by Daniel Lipkowitz – “A visual chronicle of key moments in LEGO history includes coverage of spotlight developments, main toy systems, the LEGOLAND theme parks, and LEGO's diversification into the visual arts.”

LEGO: A Love Story by Jonathan Bender – “While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, Jonathan Bender discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down?”

Extreme Bricks by Sarah Herman (ebook) – “From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge to the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different.”

Building with LEGOs

The LEGO Neighborhood Book by Brian and Jason Lyles (ebook) – “Create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures… Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood!”

The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide by Allan Bedford – “Focusing on building actual models with real bricks, The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide comes with complete instructions to build several cool models but also encourages you to use your imagination to create your own fantastic creations.”

Build Your Own City by Joachim Klang – “Big and small, young and young at heart, this book is for all fans of the fascinating bricks that have been a special part of our lives for generations.”

The LEGO Adventure Book, Volume 1 by Megan Rothrock – “This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. “

365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks by Simon Hugo – “This interactive book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours.”


Still looking for your next great read? Browse through our catalog to find a great book, or reach out to a Washington County librarian at your local branch to get their best recommendation for you. Our children's librarians are all familiar with the hottest LEGO titles and can definitely point you in the right direction. Happy reading!

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