If you’re looking for a holiday gift for a LEGO lover, then you should consider the Beautiful LEGO book by Mike Doyle. It’s an awesome book that will be a great addition to your coffee table. Beautiful LEGO is filled with great LEGO ideas that will impress and inspire artists, builders, and fans of all ages. The book also includes information about the builders behind the beautiful Lego art. While the book is filled with stunning Lego creations, it’s not a how-to book. This is something to keep in mind if you’re actually looking for a how-to book. Beautiful LEGO (No Starch Press) is available now for $18.94 on Amazon.
Some material from the publisher:
Some artists build with stone. Some create with canvas and paint. But a growing number are creating breathtaking works of art using an unexpected medium: plastic LEGO bricks. And the results are impressive as demonstrated in a new, full-color, coffee table book, Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle (No Starch Press, $29.95, 280 pp., October 2013, ISBN 9781593275082).
The book’s cover draws in readers with a stunning photo of Doyle’s city of Odan: a 6 foot tall model that took over 600 hours to build and uses over 200,000 LEGO bricks. Inside, readers will find the work of 77 artists and nearly 400 LEGO models. Creations span the full range of LEGO artistry, from the silly to the sublime, from portraiture to sculpture to architecture. There are pop culture portraits like Freddie Mercury and Monty Python, models of dissected frogs, a dilapidated Victorian house, monsters and aliens, cube shaped people, famous and fantastical buildings, and complex mosaics. According to an early review in Publishers Weekly, readers “will be mesmerized by this astonishing collection.”
About the Author
Mike Doyle is an internationally acclaimed LEGO artist known for his stunningly realistic, grand-scale designs. Contact, the majestic fantasy cityscape featured on this book’s cover, uses more than 200,000 bricks. His award-winning Abandoned House series has been showcased at Gallery1988 in LA and now has a home in Boston’s Museum of Realist Art. When not constructing unique LEGO art, Doyle works as a graphic designer. He lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey.
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