The LEGO Architect

The LEGO Architect
Author: Tom Alphin
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781593276133
Language: en
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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!

The LEGO Architecture Idea Book

The LEGO Architecture Idea Book
Author: Alice Finch
Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781593278212
Language: en
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Take your creations to the next level with The LEGO Architecture Idea Book! These clever building tips will give you endless inspiration for making your own amazing mansions, castles, houses, spooky shacks, and more. Every chapter includes ideas for creating architectural elements like columns, doors, windows, and walls. But rather than providing step-by-step instructions, the book includes helpful photography from every angle that shows you how to achieve the look, adapt it to your build, and make it your own. Learn how to: - Build amazing walls that break the mold, with brick-and-mortar effects, weathered walls, and loose bricks - Recreate structural effects like timber framing, soaring towers and turrets, shingled roofs,clapboard siding, and more - Elevate your models with “stained glass”, intricate color patterns, and tumble-down wear-and-tear - Use pieces like croissants, snakes, and goblets to make unique architectural ornamentation Bursting with clever ideas, The LEGO Architecture Idea Book will show you how to turn your buildings into impressive, realistic structures.

LEGO Architecture

LEGO Architecture
Author: Philip Wilkinson
Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Dk Pub
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1465422862
Language: en
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An illustrated and annotated guide takes a look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series, exploring the creative process and how the artists translated iconic buildings into LEGO sets.

The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2

The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2
Author: Brian Lyles,Jason Lyles
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781593279318
Language: en
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Step-by-step instructions show how to build detailed LEGO models of neighborhoods - complete with homes, stores, restaurants, barbershops, and more. Enter the fantastical world of model building. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is a full-color guide to creating intricate, bustling LEGO neighborhoods, and cities. In this second volume, a follow up to the runaway best-selling first volume, you'll learn even more ways to create classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building experts Brian and Jason Lyles also show you how to create interesting architectural features like cornices, false fronts, porches, and detailed interiors and furniture. With instructions for three buildings and many smaller builds, The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is sure to provide hours of building fun and inspiration for readers of all ages.

LEGO Micro Cities

LEGO Micro Cities
Author: Jeff Friesen
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781593279424
Language: en
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Create your own custom city with building instructions for over 50 builds from 8 amazing LEGO Micro Cities! Build a beautiful LEGO® city that's small enough to hold in your hands! Filled with striking photos, step-by-step instructions, and countless ideas for customization, LEGO Micro Cities shows you how building small can open up new possibilities for the creative builder. You'll learn everything you need to know to create your own micro city, from building the foundation to adding convincing architectural details that will bring your city to life.

The LEGO Castle Book

The LEGO Castle Book
Author: Jeff Friesen
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781718500174
Language: en
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Filled with stunning photos, step-by-step instructions, and creative ideas for customization—The LEGO Castle Book shows you how to build six mini castles complete with moats, drawbridges, gatehouses, and more! Travel through the history of castle architecture and learn how to build basic castle components like walls, towers, gates, and keeps. Whether your goal is to add realistic details like crenellations, turrets, and parapets to your designs or to create a believable medieval setting, you’ll find endless inspiration in The LEGO Castle Book. Includes complete parts list and building instructions for 6 castles: • Sleeping Dragon • Land’s End • River Gate • Winter Palace • Eight Arches • Mountain Kingdom

Medieval LEGO

Medieval LEGO
Author: Greyson Beights
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781593277048
Language: en
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Medieval LEGO takes you through real English history in the middle ages with a unique twist, with every event illustrated by a tiny little LEGO scene. With contributions by medievalists and scholars, this book brings medieval history to life in a fun, kid-friendly way. Inside, you'll learn about events like the Battle of Hastings, the chartering of Oxford University, and the signing of the Magna Carta. You'll witness the infamous Black Death, and the Great Famine, and you'll read about famous historical figures like Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William the Conqueror. Grab your broadsword and turn the page to join the adventure.

The Art of LEGO Design

The Art of LEGO Design
Author: Jordan Schwartz
Release: 2014-06-01
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781593275532
Language: en
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The most impressive LEGO models often take careful planning (and lots of pieces), but with some inspiration, a little imagination, and a number of tried-and-true techniques, you too can turn bricks into a masterpiece.In The Art of LEGO® Design, author Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination—like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas. You’ll discover some of the inventive techniques that LEGO artists use to: –Create lifelike creatures from unusual elements like inside-out tires and minifigure capes –Design sleek cars without showing a single stud –Add ambience to dioramas with light bricks or LEDs –Craft eye-catching textures to create cobblestone roads and brick walls –Build sturdy, detailed, posable mechs and other figures –Add depth with forced perspective and interesting silhouettes Interviews with the talented builders behind many of the book’s models reveal their thoughts on the design process and what inspires them most. Even if you’ve been building with LEGO since you could crawl, you’ll find new inspiration in The Art of LEGO® Design.

Steampunk LEGO

Steampunk LEGO
Author: Guy Himber
Release: 2014-11-07
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781593275280
Language: en
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Filled with dirigibles and floating cities, penny-farthings and pirate ships, curiosities and robots galore, Steampunk LEGO is an illustrated collection of Victorian-era sci-fi treasures, all built from LEGO. Curated by award-winning LEGO builder and special effects master Guy Himber, this full-color coffee table book showcases an eclectic variety of models designed by dozens of the world’s best LEGO artists. Grab your brass goggles and join fictional explorer Sir Herbert Jobson as he travels the world cataloguing its technological wonders for Queen Victoria. His entertaining descriptions of an imaginative alternate history bring these delightful LEGO models to swashbuckling life.

The LEGO Book

The LEGO Book
Author: Daniel Lipkowitz
Release: 2018
Editor: DK
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1465467149
Language: en
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Includes one red LEGO brick inside front cover.

Brick City

Brick City
Author: Warren Elsmore
Release: 2013
Editor: Crows Nest
Pages: 254
ISBN: 1743314671
Language: en
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From New York's Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower, Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab hotel to London's St Pancras station, this is a glorious, full colour celebration of the world's most distinctive buildings and urban icons, recreated in LEGO bricks. Brick City is a celebration of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using LEGO bricks. While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy,' to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs' or Adult Fans of LEGO have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you find at a local store. LEGO models created by adult fans though, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available; skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark. Sometimes creating a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoking the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces. In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St. Pancras, and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders. In this book, Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 12 global cities and their iconic structures. Each city is examined and recreated in LEGO form. Comprising amazing artwork, exploratory photographs, and detailed breakdowns, Brick City looks at the essence of what makes an urban landscape recognisable.

Beautiful LEGO 2 Dark

Beautiful LEGO 2  Dark
Author: Mike Doyle
Release: 2014-11-07
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781593276270
Language: en
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark showcases dark LEGO master­pieces from artists around the world. From realistic sculptures of creepy crawlers to impressionist works of shadowy nightmares, this collection will leave you marveling at every turn. But dark has its lighter side, too—with sculptures of dark chocolate as well as plenty of black humor on display. Gothic fantasies and sci-fi horrors come to life in scenes created entirely with the simple LEGO brick. Step into a world of pure imagination in Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark.

The Education of a Gardener

The Education of a Gardener
Author: Russell Page
Release: 2010-09-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781407092041
Language: en
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Russell Page was one of the most famous landscape gardeners in Europe. This is his classic text describing his training and the making of his many and celebrated gardens. Written in clear, elegant prose, illustrated with a substantial photographic section, this edition boasts pictures by Marina Schinz of Russell Page's gardens in a more mature form and hitherto unpublished photographs from the author's files with a foreword and captions by Fred Whitsey, gardening correspondent to the Daily Telegraph.

Visual Delight in Architecture

Visual Delight in Architecture
Author: Lisa Heschong
Release: 2021-04-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9781000378962
Language: en
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Visual Delight in Architecture examines the many ways that our lives are enriched by the presence of natural daylight and window views within our buildings. It makes a compelling case that daily exposure to the rhythms of daylight is essential to our health and well-being, tied to the very genetic foundations of our physiology and cognitive function. It describes all the subtlety, beauty, and pleasures of well-daylit spaces and attractive window views, and explains how these are woven into the fabric of both our everyday sensory experience and enduring cultural perspectives. All types of environmental designers, along with anyone interested in human health and well- being, will fi nd new insights offered by Visual Delight in Architecture. The book is both accessible and provocative, full of personal stories and persuasive research, helping designers to gain a deeper understanding of the scientific basis of their designs, scientists to better grasp the real-world implications of their work, and everyone to more fully appreciate the role of windows in their lives.

The Battle for Home The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria

The Battle for Home  The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria
Author: Marwa al-Sabouni
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780500773284
Language: en
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An architect’s gripping account of living and working in war-torn Syria, and the role architecture plays in whether a community crumbles or comes together Drawing on the author’s personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this timely and fascinating account offers an eyewitness perspective on the country’s bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment and its destruction hold up a mirror to the communities that inhabit it. From Syria’s tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social cohesion in Syria’s cities. With the lack of shared public spaces intensifying divisions within the community, and corrupt officials interfering in town planning for their own gain, these actions are symptomatic of wider abuses of power. With firsthand accounts of mortar attacks and stories of refugees struggling to find a home, The Battle for Home is a compelling explanation of the personal impact of the conflict and offers hope for how architecture can play a role in rebuilding a sense of identity within a damaged society.

Extreme Bricks

Extreme Bricks
Author: Sarah Herman
Release: 2014-10-20
Editor: Michael O'Mara Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781782433859
Language: en
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From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Hogwarts, to a fully functioning harpsichord and James May's LEGO house, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they're re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form or building life-size superheroes, some LEGO fans are taking their passion for plastic to the extreme. Sarah Herman has brought together some of the world's most ambitious builders in a fact-filled showcase of truly mind-blowing models for this exciting illustrated book that will delight all AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO).

The LEGO Trains Book

The LEGO Trains Book
Author: Holger Matthes
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781593278489
Language: en
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Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs. Inside you'll find: -A historical tour of LEGO trains -Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss “Crocodile,” and a vintage passenger car -Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors -Advice on advanced building tech­niques like SNOT (studs not on top), micro­striping, creating textures, and making offset connections -Case studies of the design process -Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designs For ages 10+

Tiny LEGO Wonders

Tiny LEGO Wonders
Author: Mattia Zamboni
Release: 2016-07-01
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781593277352
Language: en
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In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to build 40 miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO® pieces. Imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks—almost anything! In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you'll create miniscale models of real vehicles like: –A space shuttle –Jets, planes, and helicopters –Flatbed trucks and cement mixers –France’s high-speed TGV train –F1 racecars –Muscle cars –Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more! Let your creativity run wild!

Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Win at Work and Succeed at Life
Author: Michael Hyatt,Megan Hyatt Miller
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Baker Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781493428700
Language: en
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Great leaders are driven to win. Yet career wins can come at great cost to your health, relationships, and personal well-being. Why does it seem impossible to both win at work and succeed at life? Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller know we can do better because he's seen it in his more than four decades as a successful executive and a loving and present husband and father. Today Michael and his daughter, Megan Hyatt Miller, coach leaders to live the double win. Backed by scholarly research from organizational science and psychology, and illustrated with eye-opening case studies from across the business spectrum and their own coaching clients, Win at Work and Succeed at Life is their manifesto on how you can achieve work-life balance and restore your sanity. With clarity, humor, and plenty of motivation, Win at Work and Succeed at Life gives you - an understanding of the historical and cultural forces that have led to overworking - 5 principles to rethink work and productivity from the ground up - simple but proven practices that enable you to slow down and reclaim your life - and more Refuse the false choice of career versus family. You can achieve the double win in life.

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide  2nd Edition
Author: Allan Bedford
Release: 2012-11-12
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781593274801
Language: en
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What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to:–Construct models that won't fall apart –Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed –Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale –Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces –Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures –Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and more Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models—from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!