I still remember the first time I saw the LEGO Architecture sets. We were visiting the LEGO Store in Chicago and had just visited the Sears Tower. ( I am a traditionalist. It will always be the Sears Tower to me. I do not recognize the Willis Tower. ) As soon as my son saw it, he just had to have it, and I was happy to get it for him. I was drawn to the dark packaging and the simplicity of the design. It was so un-LEGO, but I loved it.
Today, I review another book from a LEGO theme I don’t normally collect. (I am LOVING all these new LEGO books, by the way!) Today, I look at the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots and More book by No Starch Press.
Get inspired by the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars and more featured in this book
You might find this hard to believe, but there are some aspects of LEGO I’m just not that into. LEGO Mindstorms is one of them. I’ll never turn down the opportunity to review something LEGO related, so when No Starch Press sent me the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book, I was more than happy to do so.
For the record, I think I would really enjoy LEGO Mindstorms, but I just can’t bring myself to spend the $349 on it. That’s a LOT of LEGO sets I could get!
The models in The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book might change my mind
The Modular line of LEGO buildings is by far my favorite LEGO line. Ever. I was hooked the first time I saw the Cafe Corner advertised on the back of a LEGO catalogue. Since the Cafe Corner, each subsequent modular building has been better than its predecessor.
I’m just not feeling the Modular LEGO Detective Office.
I also received a copy of Beautiful LEGO 2 Dark from No Starch Press to review. Beautiful LEGO 2 Dark is a follow up to Mike Doyle’s first book, Beautiful LEGO.
Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark is just that; beautiful.
Nathan Sawaya is a LEGO luminary. He has truly transcended the medium and turned LEGO bricks into LEGO art. His new book, The Art of the Brick, documents this journey.
The Art of the Brick isn’t just-another-LEGO-book
Do you have a Harry Potter fan in your life? Or a LEGO fan in general? Christmas is right around the corner! Do you need to find that special something for them?
If so, you’ve come to the right place! I have a bunch of Harry Potter LEGO sets posted on Bricklink currently. I’m trying to raise money to fund some of my own LEGO projects!
Check out these hard to find Harry Potter LEGO sets!
If you’re interested, visit my Bricklink store, Wolverine Bricks.
4702 The Final Challenge
Do you have any big LEGO projects in the works for the winter months?
This is turning out to be an EXCELLENT LEGO weekend for me. I’ve been building a MOC that will get displayed at my local LEGO store for the month of November, and I just acquired another LEGO collection including several Harry Potter sets! So happy to have gotten another Diagon Alley.
I went out with my son tonight to find some LEGO CMF Series 12 blind bags, and hit the motherlode at Target. After searching for 20 minutes or so, I think I put together a full set. Best part? The LEGO CMF Series 12 packs are only $2.99! That’s 25% cheaper than Meijer, Toys R Us, and even LEGO Shop at Home.
Are you still collecting the CMFs? What do you think of Series 12?
Don’t forget, you can get double VIP points an LEGO stores and at LEGO Shop at Home in the month of October. I finally purchased the Palace Cinema.
It was between this and the Parisian Cafe, but I figured the Palace Cinema could be retiring next year. I think it will have been out for 2 years in March. Plenty of time for the other one!
Will you be taking advantage of double VIP points?