If you’re looking for a book for a young Lego lover, then you should take a look at Cool Creations in 35 Pieces. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group sent the book to me for review on my geek dad blog. As the title implies, the book features Lego ideas that can be built with only 35 bricks. The book is intended for kids ages four to eight. Cool Creations in 35 Pieces is available now. The hardcover is currently priced at $9.78 on Amazon. The Kindle version is currently $8.81.
I think Cool Creations is a great book for young kids who love Legos. The projects can be easily built by most children. My ten-year old son didn’t have any problems building the Lego creations. However, my four-year old son could only complete part of the projects by himself. I think part of the problem is because the color of some our Lego pieces don’t match the ones in the book.
Each project in the book can be built with 35 Lego bricks or less. The same 35 bricks are used throughout the book so you really do only need 35 pieces (not 35 different bricks each time). The book organizes the projects as follow (my favorite is the goofy faces):
- More Robots
- Transforming Robots
- Sci-fi Spacecraft
- Household Objects
- Goofy Faces
- From the Rainforest
- Down on the Farm
- Bugs and Critters
- Nutty Animals
Cool Creations in 35 Pieces was written by Sean Kenney. He is an artist who creates sculptures and models out of LEGO bricks at his studio in New York City. A LEGO-certified professional, Kenney has toured the world with his creations and produced six inspirational and instructive children’s books, including Cool Castles, Cool Robots, among others.
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