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Click Tricks

A LEGO master builder shows how it’s done

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The Art of LEGO Design

By Jordan Schwartz

Softcover, 288 pages, $24.95 / $9.99 Kindle edition (No Starch Press)

 

If you’re serious about your LEGOs and long ago moved far beyond just clicking one brick onto another, this is your book: a serious how-to from a LEGO master builder. The author, who became one of the LEGO Group’s youngest designers ever when he landed an internship at the age of 18, provides tips to better model-building and inventive use of LEGO components (use inside-out rubber LEGO tires for sea-creature legs!), along with hundreds of color photos and advice from other LEGO masters to help guide hobbyists to even greater heights of imagination.

 

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Play Time

Poignant portraits of kids and their favorite playthings

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Toy Stories

By Gabriele Galimberti

Hardcover, 110 pages ($24, Abrams Image)

 

The premise is simple enough: kids and their toys. But photographer Galimberti, who spent three years traveling the world for this project, brings out a spectrum of diversity—and makes a poignant statement about the universality of play—in these 54 meticulously posed portraits of individual children from America, India, China, Fiji, Iceland and dozens of other countries posing with their favorite dolls, games, stuffed animals, plastic guns, action figures, balls and bats or other tokens of activity, companionship and imagination.

 

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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