Books to get Your Kids Building


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If your kids love LEGO’s these books will inspire and teach your children to build outside of the box! Some of the books inspire new creative play and some books make play a part of the story, these books are sure to be a hit with the LEGO fans in your house.

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LEGO Books to Get Your Kids Building

LEGO Friends: Brickmaster Treasure Hunt in Heartlake City

Follow Mia and Chloe as they search for buried treasure hidden somewhere in Heartlake City or create an adventure of your very own. Featuring more than 100 bricks, two Minifigures, and an entertaining book packed with exciting stories and clear building instructions, the LEGO® Friends: Brickmaster will bring creativity and fun together in a way like never before!

Don’t worry if your child isn’t into LEGO Friends, the Brickmaster series includes other sets like Ninjago, Star Wars, and City.

Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure

Published by Dorsling Kindersley in 2009. It contains information on Minifigures from 1978 through the present and four pages of the 1975 LEGOLAND Minifigures with no poseable parts. The final two pages contain information about custom Minifigures, which require cutting, painting, or gluing to achieve. If you can’t find this one, our kids love LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History.

LEGO Gadgets

Build 5 contraptions right out of the pouch (all pieces included). Build 5 more with standard LEGO pieces. These books are perfect for the older LEGO builder looking to get more advance as you use rubber bands to make simple contraptions to move and fly.

LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life

Featuring more than 200 different builds, this fun guide inspires readers with LEGO ideas to bring their bricks to life while encouraging them to use their imagination and play in new ways, creating amazing LEGO models of their very own. Featuring a mixture of simple, medium, and complex models, LEGO Play Book will teach builders tips and tricks to get the most out of their blocks. All-new models, along with all-new photography, spark new play ideas and LEGO creations.

There are “ten-minute builds” for quick play sessions, a “cool brick” feature with ideas for using key LEGO bricks, and a “handful of bricks” section exploring what can be done with a limited collection of LEGO bricks. This book is fantastic for any LEGO builder looking to be inspired to build and create.

The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination

Discover new and creative building ideas, tips, and tricks for your LEGOs. This book is divided into 6 themed chapters – transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure, and useful makes. Each section contains basic templates of key models to inspire children to create their own. The book also shows children how to simplify details, making it user-friendly for all ages and skill levels.

The LEGO Adventure Book series a three-volume series that takes kids step-by-step through the building of dozens of models and includes hundreds more. Volumes available are:

1. Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs and More!
2. Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons and More!
3. Robots, Planes, Cities and More!

Brick City: Global Icons to Make from LEGO by Warren Elsmore

Described as a “model builder’s festival in book form,” your advanced builders are going to love it. There are amazing pictures of well-known global structures build-out of LEGOs Elsmore, which presents instructions on how to make those landmarks. Challenge your LEGO enthusiast to re-create their favorites!

Does your LEGO builder have a favorite book for inspiration? Share it with us in the comments!

Find more book suggestions on our Bookshelf!

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Books to get Your Kids Building
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