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 recently sent me their latest Lego book. The title of the book is The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles. My Lego-loving son and I love this book. The LEGO Build-It Book features step-by-step instructions on how to build ten different vehicles. The 136-page paperback is available now for $19.95. However, you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $14.46. The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles was written by Nathanäel Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni.
No Starch Press sent me three LEGO books for review on my geek dad blog. The titles of the books are:
- The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More!
- The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide
- The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide
My son and I think the LEGO books are awesome. In my opinion, the books are excellent holiday gifts for the LEGO geeks in your family.