I never knew what Lego gifts to buy for my nephews until I discovered these Lego books. For 8 years running my nephews have asked for Legos for Christmas. The challenge is that they have SO many thousands of Legos – I’m not kidding about the thousands – that no one really knows what Legos to buy for them anymore. What if they already have THAT Lego? But their Mom tells me that they still play with Legos everyday for several hours. So…
17 Lego gifts you’ve never thought of
1. The LEGO Ideas Book, (pictured above), $14.
I know this book is awesome because my husband received it as a gift and loved it. Page after page of inspiring Lego projects, obscure Lego facts, and really compelling designs that will give you new ideas about what to build with you stash of Legos. The author Daniel Lipkowitz writes for LEGO Master Builder Academy and LEGO Club Magazine, so he is the expert of experts! With 732 reviews averaging 4.5 stars, this book is a mega hit.
If you only get one Lego gift this Christmas or Chanukah, the Lego Ideas Book is it.
Fascinated by Lego people? All your questions and curiosities answered in this book, which has a perfect 5-star rating from 137 reviewers. Wow! People like this book. It shows the evolution of this classic toy for the first time ever, with exquisite photography and fascinating facts about each and every minifigure included. Featuring more than 2,000 of the most significant, popular, and rare minifigures, this engaging reference guide explores minifigures chronologically by theme. Fans will learn little-known facts about their favorite minifigures in this first-ever publishing of the evolution of the famous LEGO minifigure. Reg. $40, on sale for $22.
3. The LEGO Book, $14.
Lego Ideas was so popular, they created a sequel. Look inside and beautiful pages reveal, explore, and celebrate the fascinating story of LEGOs and the history behind them. A timeline highlights key moments in LEGO history, and special features spotlight numerous groundbreaking and momentous achievements. Includes new and updated information about LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Friends, and much more. Look at the 181 reviews – they average 4.5 stars. That is impressive.
Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more.This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world’s best builders. Whether you’re brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating! It received 4.5 stars from 101 reviewers. There is also a Kindle version of this book for $12.
Another highly-rated book by Lego expert Daniel Lipkowitz, receiving 4.5 stars from 195 reviews. The book features more than 200 different builds, from simple 10-minute projects to mid-level and complex Legos to build. It also showcases what you can build with just a handful of Legos. Learn new tips and tricks to get the most out of their blocks.
Create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood! I see 18 reviewers gave it 5 stars! There is also a Kindle version of this book for $10.
7. LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side, $10.
Calling all Star Wars lovers! Journey to the dark side of a galaxy far, far away and meet the LEGO® Star Wars minifigure members of the ruthless Imperial Army in LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side! Witness Darth Vader battling Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, meet the Sith and all of Darth Vader’s minifigure subjects, and explore the Death Star and all of the Sith starships. Turn the pages to find facts and information about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures and vehicles from the dark side in action-packed situations and discover everything there is to know about the legendary Darth Vader.
8. LEGO Chain Reactions: Design and build amazing moving machines, $11.
LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions. Our team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their
9. The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 2: Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More! $18.
Track the Destructor and rebuild the models he destroys, meanwhile meeting some of the world’s best builders. Learn to create sleek spaceships, exotic pirate hideaways, fire-breathing dragons, fast cars, and much more. With nearly 40 step-by-step breakdowns and 100 example models, The LEGO Adventure Book is sure to spark your imagination and keep you building! 54 reviewers gave it 4.5 stars. There is also a Kindle version for $12.
Some additional highly-rated Lego books
10. LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, $11. Received 5-star average review from 228 people who bought this book.
11. LEGO NINJAGO: The Visual Dictionary (Masters of Spinjitzu), $18. Averages 5-stars from 6 reviewers. It’s a relatively new book – was published September 2014.
13. LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded, $16. Received 5-stars on average from 49 reviewers.
14. LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide $20. Received 4.5 stars on average from 51 reviewers.
15. LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles $10. Recevied 5-stars on average from 53 reviewers.
16. LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia, $14. Received 4.5 stars on average from 89 reviewers.
17. The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO $20. Received 5-stars on average from 4 reviewers. Kindle version $10.
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