Monday, 28 November 2016

Awesome Lego Creations with Bricks you already have

I have been reading Sarah Dee's blog, Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls, for some years. There are so many  clever, fun and frugal ideas so I was delighted that I was able to review Sarah's book, Awesome Lego Creations with Bricks you Already have. 

Like many other people, we have a collection of Lego pieces and it always seems disappointing that often Lego is sold in sets which only make one item. It has been great to have a book to inspire us to  use Lego in more imaginative ways.

The book has two types of projects: Step by Step and No-Instruction Creative challenges. The first type of project has a precise list of parts and detailed step by step instructions while the latter type of projects list the key elements needed but then provide pictures and some less detailed instructions. Altogether there are fifty projects covering robots, knights and dragons, vehicles, Lego town, animals, games and seasonal ideas. My own favourite section is the games section which includes instructions of making a Lego chess set, a lovely and simple brain teaser, table football and more.

Vet Office
The creative challenges have been most popular here as we have been able to substitute for blocks that weren't in our collection and also, because Younger Son likes to take a project and make it his own.
This photo is Younger Son's take on one of the no-instruction creative challenge mini vehicle.

This book has been fascinating, partly, because of insights into how Younger Son likes to play with Lego. The book led to a flurry of Lego building and precipitated Younger Son's own projects which he was very anxious not to take to pieces and decided to display. 

This is an ideal book for young Lego enthusiasts. It is available in the UK, on Amazon and on in the US. It would make a great Christmas present.

Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book for review. I was not required to give a positive review. The opinions are my own and those of my family.

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