The Lego Architect: Book offers simple how-to steps for recreating iconic buildings with Legos

The book features famous buildings accompanied with a photograph and drawing of the Lego model of the building, and a list of all the Lego pieces needed to complete a model of the building.

 

July 30, 2015 |

Cover of The Lego Architect by Tom Alphin. Courtesy No Starch Press via ArchDaily

Not long ago, the Danish toy giant Lego released a line marketed exclusively to architects, and much of the architectural community online lamented it for being bland and monochromatic.

But you don’t need a special set of Legos to play architect, as author Tom Alphin shows in the monograph The Lego Architect, published by No Starch Press.

In a book review, ArchDaily says the book “brings the best of playtime to the forefront of design through a visual story of the history of building, infused by models made entirely of Lego.”

The book is organized by architectural period, and it features famous buildings accompanied with a short bio of the building, a photograph and drawing of the Lego model of the building, and a list of all the Lego pieces needed to complete a model of the building.

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