A new fan-written Lego book called Beautiful LEGO recently hit the shelves. It’s author, Mike Doyle, is no stranger to the Lego community, having built the masterpiece seen on its cover. This is a book that shows pictures from most genres of Lego building and includes only scant text, serving the role of a coffee table book highlighting the inspiring creations by fans.
Here is my summary of the highlights of the book, which are elaborated in the review video below.
- Professionally re-touched photos by the author himself
- Each creation is labeled with its title, builder, and year. Links to the builders’ galleries are included in the back of the book
- The first of its kind book illustrating the wide variety of what fans are capable of building
- No coverage of trains and military creations!
- Not many features on minifig-focused creations, greater emphasis placed on creatures, characters, and microscale instead.
This is a highly recommended Lego book for any builder or fan. For new builders, this will serve as a compilation of inspiring models at your fingertips, and for experienced builders, this is a perfect way to show friends what you do. A book like this doesn’t need words to explain itself, the creations will do all the talking and delight all who’s curious to open its covers. Despite a major flaw of overlooking trains and military builds, Mike still does a great job of covering most aspects of the diverse styles and themes. His professional re-editing of the backgrounds of many photos gives the book a consistent style. You can buy it now from Amazon.
What a coincidence, I just finished watching that video on Youtube less than 5 minutes ago! :D Thanks Nannan for making this review, it looks like a fantastic book, and your walkthrough was extremely helpful!
Great review Nannan, thanks! I will definitely get a copy. The space builder in me wishes the entire book was comprised of the sci-fi/space section. That will definitely be the part I refer to the most. :)
I wonder what kindergartners would think of it. Perhaps I will have to take my copy to school and find out…