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LEGO Space: Building the Future (Book) Review

 
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Page Count: 216
 
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4.5/ 5


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A sweeping sci-fi storyline, told in Lego bricks.

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Can read a bit textbook-y at times.


Final Fiendish Findings?

LEGO Space: Building the Future is the perfect gift for the Lego super fans in your life. With an engrossing sci-fi story line and illustrated entirely in inspired Lego models, it’s the perfect blend of brick and imagination.

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Posted November 23, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

It’s Legos…in spaaaaaaaaace!

I love Legos. *Everybody* loves Legos. So what could be more perfect than a book that melds the love of all things Lego with an epic original story line and brand new Lego models to build to boot? LEGO Space is a massive hardcover volume that is packed to the brim with all things Lego, blended in an entirely new way.

So what’s so unique about this book, versus the variety of Lego books out there already? It’s the way the authors utilized the Legos themselves to tell their story of space drama and new frontiers. Each page features full color photographs of actual Lego bricks that tell the story that plays out between the pages of LEGO Space. It reads a bit like a history book at first, using Lego models the authors created to tell the story of space exploration from the very start, complete with a Lego boot print on the moon. History is just the start though, as this book envisions our space future in the centuries to come.

It’s a story line worthy of a Saturday afternoon sci-fi marathon, with sentient robots, mysterious alien life forms, epic betrayal, and much more – and every bit of it told portrayed with Legos. While the book itself is quite long, each page is filled with more illustration and less words, so it makes it an easily tackled book for kids about eight years old and up. The book is filled with tons of new Lego creations, from the simplest of robots to intricate new space ships. There is even a cool exo-suit that will be released as a set by Lego next year.

Aside from the sprawling story line, the pages themselves are perfect fodder for kids (and adults) looking for a little inspiration for their own Lego creations. Since every part of the story is portrayed with actual Legos, there is a ton of great ideas for everything from work stations to to walls to space aged transportation. While there aren’t instructions included for everything pictured in the book (that would require another book in itself), a selection of models in the book do include step-by-step instructions. Inspired readers can dig into their Lego stashes to create their own space aged tableau in no time.

LEGO Space: Building the Future is the perfect gift for the Lego super fans in your life. With an engrossing sci-fi story line and illustrated entirely in inspired Lego models, it’s the perfect blend of brick and imagination.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)