Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review of The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1 by Nathanael Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni

I picked up this book because my son is just now getting into LEGO. Actually, it's the bigger DUPLO blocks that he's playing with but I really wanted to get him started on actual LEGOs for Christmas this year. He loves cars and planes, especially after watching the movie Planes, and now makes all sorts of planes with his DUPLO set.
I saw this book on the O'Reilly Blogger Program and got a copy for free from them and I have to say that this is an impressive book.
For a young kid like my son, it's going to be over his head, at least the text portion, but it will be fun to work on various projects with him together and will be nice to teach him how to build his own things.
For the content of the book, I would say it's excellent. The pictures that show you step-by-step how to build each model are great. It's easy to see what you need for each step. They also give you an idea of what pieces you'll need.
I really liked that they gave you the entire BoM for the book. Basically, buy the Super Speedster set and you have everything you need. OR, they give you a piece-by-piece listing if you need to go buy specific bricks you don't have.
The entire book is well thought out and the pointers are nice too. For anyone that's into LEGO and wants to make some models with clear instructions, this is the book for you.

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