If you’re a fan of Lego Mindstorms, you probably have the new EV3 on your Christmas wish list. That’s assuming you didn’t buy one already. I haven’t. I have the Lego Mindstorms NXT and NXT 2.0, but not the EV3. Anyway, if you have the EV3 or if you’re going to get one, you should get the new EV3 book. It’s called The Art of Lego Mindstorms EV3 Programming. The book, which was written by software engineer Terry Griffin, offers a beginner-friendly, in-depth guide to the EV3 language. The Art of Lego Mindstorms EV3 Programming (No Starch Press) is available now for $24.99 from Amazon.
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.
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.
No Starch Press sent me a copy of their Super Scratch Programming Adventure! book for review on my geek dad blog. It’s a book about the Scratch educational programming language. Scratch, which is a graphical programming language developed by MIT’s Media Lab, helps children create interactive games, stories, music, and art by combining blocks of code. It’s a great learning language because kids don’t have to deal with the cryptic syntaxes found in most programming languages. The programming language is used by millions of first-time programmers worldwide.