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The LEGO neighborhood book : build your own town!
2014
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Provides complete step-by-step instructions for multistory buildings, recliners, and traffic lights constructed with LEGO pieces. - (Baker & Taylor)

In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you’ll 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!

Inside you’ll find:
–Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings
–Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models
–Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more
–A gallery of the authors’ designs

For ages 10+ - (Ingram Publishing Services)

Author Biography

Brian Lyles is a professional videographer who runs Brick City Depot, an online repository of detailed LEGO architecture building instructions.
When not running Brick City Depot with his brother Brian, Jason Lyles works as a software developer. - (Ingram Publishing Services)

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This manual for both veteran LEGO enthusiasts and ambitious new ones opens with instructions for making and connecting standard building bases and closes with step-by-step instructions for constructing a "corner drugstore" and three types of (furnished!) townhouses. This also provides diagrams and finished images for a wide variety of urban facades and smaller indoor and outdoor items, from sofas to fire hydrants. Along with general advice for designing model buildings or looking at real ones for inspiration, the authors supply helpful hints for reproducing a range of cornices, decorative brickwork, and other architectural details. Directions come with complete visual parts lists, and though some models, particularly the four full structures, require thousands of pieces, the results are easily spectacular enough to keep LEGO maniacs on track. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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