January 28 is National LEGO Day!
LEGO books are almost as numerous as LEGO blocks. You may have even seen some on your neighborhood library shelves – the books, I mean!
- Guides on How-To? Check!
- Books showcasing creative and beautiful builds? Check!
- Books set in any universe you can think of (LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO DC, LEGO Ninjago anyone?) Check!
So there would be no way for me to give you complete coverage of all the LEGO books you can find at the Free Library in this short blog post. I encourage you to search for LEGO in our online catalog or Overdrive Digital Library, and you’ll get a good idea of what’s available and ready for you to dive into.
A good book to start with is:
The Lego Book by Daniel Lipkowitz
Discover and explore the incredible story of LEGO and its much-loved bricks, sets, mini-figures, movies, games, and more.
And, then, to get more specific:
Magical Ideas by Helen Murray
Build your LEGO skills with these instructions for fifty LEGO models of enchanted forests, mythical creatures, fairies, and more.
100 Ways To Rebuild The World by Helen Murray
You're never too young to change the world! Discover 100 fun ideas to be kind and spread joy to the world around you. Get creative with your LEGO bricks and be inspired to care for others, yourself, and the planet. For example: Make a neighbor a LEGO thank-you card; Get active with a LEGO building race; Create a LEGO emoji to make your friend smile. How will you rebuild the world?
LEGO Star Wars: Stormtrooper Class Clowns by Ace Landers
This school has it all, from gym class with Kylo Ren to flying lessons with Captain Phasma. Do these recruits have what it takes to stand side by side with Supreme Leader Snoke? Read the stories and may the Force tickle your creativity and your funny bone!
Super-Villain Ghost Scare
There are a bunch of new, spooky bad guys in town, and it's up to the Flash to catch them. He'll need help from Batman and the rest of the Justice League to put these scary super-villains away for good. Read the stories and assemble some heroic action!
Don’t forget to explore all of these ebook titles available!
The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide by Allan Bedford
What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in this book!
LEGO DC Super Heroes
Learn how Batman and Robin train to take on their enemies. Go on epic missions. Follow Batman under the sea and out of this world! Interactive pages build reading skills in this Level 3 Reader, which is just right for children who are beginning to read on their own. A glossary and fun quiz at the end of the book help to develop vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
Join the brave ninja on a reading adventure! Master Chen has built an army of snakes. Zane is in trouble. The ninja, Cole, Kai, Lloyd, and Jay must rescue him! There is no time to lose. Ninja, go! Interactive pages build reading skills in this Level 2 Reader, which is just right for children who are beginning to read on their own. A glossary and fun quiz at the end of the book help to develop vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
The Art of LEGO Design by Jordan Schwartz
The most impressive LEGO models often take careful planning (and lots of pieces), but with some inspiration, a little imagination, and a number of tried-and-true techniques, you too can turn bricks into a masterpiece. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination—like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas.
And also check our calendar for LEGO Clubs and afterschool events!
Like potato chips, peanuts, or brightly colored plastic bricks, you can never have just one LEGO-inspired book. May these few suggestions from the long list of titles, adventures, and activities in the LEGO Universe spark your creativity.
What will you build next?