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The LEGO Adventure Book 2: Book Review

Let’s take a look at The LEGO Adventure Book 2:  Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More! by Megan H. Rothrock, 2014, Published by No Starch Press

This is the second book in The LEGO Adventure Book series.

Megs is back with her trusty Brickbot companion robot in The LEGO Adventure Book 2.

Boys should not worry about the main character being a girl–as you can see she is not a princess or flowery type of girl!

If you missed the first book, no worries as this book stands on its own.  The series reads loosely like comic-style adventure/ building guides.

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This post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.  All opinions are my own and I share things I think are great for boys. Thanks to No Starch Press for providing a review copy of this book and for the great photos to use in the post.  All opinions expressed are my own–of course!

The LEGO Adventure Book

The first big LEGO build in this book is The Fire Tragon, a combo of train and dragon.  The model has building directions and requires a LEGO train motor, battery box, sensors and remote control.  It says it is for fairly experienced builders and that is quite accurate. You need a lot of bricks and specialized pieces to build this creation.

Not all of the models in this book are this complex but many are definitely for semi-advanced or LEGO enthusiast builders.

The nice thing is that there are small models of things like a bed, a dining table, a movie camera, a market cart, a canon and more that beginner builders can easily construct if they have the proper pieces.

The LEGO Adventure Book 2, Havoc A Viper Fighter

The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2: Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More! is a collection of buildable models and inspirations from 11 different builders.

There are clever intros of the builders included here and their personalized minifigs add a nice touch to the book.  There are also web addresses so that you can check out more of their work.

Each section includes handy building tips that tell of other ways LEGO pieces can be used.  I really liked that part.The Lego Adventure Book 2 Megs


The story line is based on a destructor who is breaking apart creations and Megs goes to help set things right and rebuild them.

While the story is fine, it gets a bit old after the third time, but keep in mind, the point of the book is less that of a compelling story and more of a building guide so I still think it is worth taking a look at–especially if you have an advanced builder on your hands.

Finding good books for more advanced model construction and ideas is harder than finding the easy to build type guides.


This book is really great for a boy who wants to take his LEGO building to the next level.  There are many good LEGO construction techniques to be learned here.

Overall a great book if you are looking for an unusual, more advanced building guide or if your boy is into spaceships, pirates, vehicles, and/or dragons.  There are over 100 models and almost 40 of them are buildable.  Plenty to keep a LEGO lover busy.

For more LEGO building guides see:

Cool LEGO Books You Don’t Want to Miss!

The LEGO Neighborhood Book