Break out the bricks, it’s time for awesome family fun! LEGO® bricks can be an endless source of imagination and joy for kids of all ages, and now dads can join in and help build amazing new creations. LEGO® With Dad is the ultimate guide to utilizing your bricks to make creative new projects. No expensive new sets required! With detailed instructions on the basic building techniques as well as more advanced and complex builds, this book is perfect for parents and kids all skill levels.
Featuring step-by-step lessons for fun projects including:
Working train and car
Menagerie of colorful animals
Helicopter with rotating blades
And much, much more! Whether you and your kids are LEGO® novices or aspiring Master Builders, this book will show you how to explore the world of bricks together to create amazing projects and lifelong memories.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Essential Materials
Chapter 2: LEGO® how-to’s
Chapter 3: Classic Creations
Chapter 4: Fun for Everyone
Chapter 5: For the Adventurous
Chapter 6: LEGO® in Motion
8 x 10in
Soft Cover- without flaps
Gloria August 11, 2020
Here is a book whose time has come! I have several young children in my extended family and most of them adore and want to play often with Legos. I don’t recall there being a book like this, or at least this good. I have already recommended it to the grandparents in my family 🙂 In the first part of the book Nash asks why Legos? And he gives the obvious answer: Legos can be as challenging as you wish it to be and its complexity can grow along with your child’s abilities. Moreover, as the author points out, Legos have withstood the test of time. Kids loved it decades ago and the young ones love it now.
I enjoyed the notion that there were some Lego bricks more useful than others, and the author gives us a list of those. Among the first chapters is one on the traditional creations like cars, birds, and even giraffes! He is careful to tell us which specialty pieces we need for each creation. The author makes it easier for the parents to put together a good kit for our kids. No guessing required 🙂
I love his later chapter for “adventurous“ folks including an incredibly detailed rocketship and a very cute, long-trunked, elephant! One of the final sections also includes how to build a gas station which I think would be such a fun project for older kids. Some of the techniques obviously involve actual architectural principles 🙂 At the end of the book Nash describes the building of models with moving parts, including a list of gears, axles, and connectors needed for this job. I especially love that he includes a wind turbine which in the age of climate change is great to see. This keeper of a book also includes detailed photographs of the parts you’ll need and the stages of construction, all making the execution of the concepts entirely possible for grown-ups and kids alike!
I think this is the ideal book for kids who love Legos, and who doesn’t love Legos? I haven’t seen anything like it and it makes me wish I had little ones in my house again. Luckily, I do have little ones in my extended family and they will love this book.
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