Extreme Bricks by Sarah Herman, published by Skyhorse Publishing. Book Review
The subtitle for this book is “Spectacular, Record-Breaking, and Astounding LEGO Projects from Around the World” and that about says it all. These are incredible, huge and really interesting builds.
When we saw a new LEGO book was coming out I knew I had to review it for you. Extreme Bricks starts out with some older LEGO builds from the 1960s. All the while I was growing up I never knew people built LEGO structures like that. My brother was big into LEGO and was always building neat things but I really never knew people were building large palaces and skyscrapers back then. I enjoyed seeing these creations. Without all the fancy specialty pieces that are available today they were still able to build some really cool things. Wait until my brother sees Extreme Bricks–he won’t believe what they are doing today.
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This book is great for young LEGO builders so that they can see the incredible creations that can be made from LEGO. Though there is a lot of text, I still think younger boys would enjoy looking through it. For young builders you might want to also check out Sean Kenney’s books, The LEGO Adventure Book 2, and LEGO Space: Building the Future. Older boys are going to think this book is awesome.
The book is broken down into a chapter with subjects such as “Pioneers of Play” or “Unconventional Bricks” and the “makers” in that chapter. Each maker has a large featured project. These sections are broken down by : fact file, what is it, meet the maker, the project, super studs, keep building and brick bits. These are rather interesting to read and the photographs are, of course, very fun to look at.
Extreme Bricks is packed with information about some of the greatest builds in the world. These are the big, really cool, can you believe someone could make that? kind of LEGO creations that astonish and amaze. This book is certain to spark a lot of imaginative ideas!
This book is not written for children but my son sure enjoyed it. There are no building instructions or projects/activities to complete. It is purely a visual treat with plenty of information. LEGO enthusiasts will want to have a peak.