Have you ever seen an amazing MOC and wondered just how the builder managed to create such an impressive build with LEGO® bricks? Many elements have been combined in unique ways to create some impressive looking builds. Someone who has mastered this is Alice Finch, who built a huge LEGO recreation of Hogwarts Castle. In order to capture the fictional schools unique features, Alice employed numerous techniques to create equally unique architectural creations. Now Alice has shared her build skills in No Starch Press’ latest LEGO title. In The LEGO Architecture Idea Book, you can learn how to create a number of different features to incorporate into your own LEGO builds. The book is available now and you can learn more in our review here.
The LEGO® Architecture Idea Book
Building techniques for the freeform LEGO builder
San Francisco, CA (December 21, 2018)—The LEGO Architecture Idea Book ($24.95, 232 pp.) is a visual dictionary of 1001 inventive architectural elements and freeform building techniques that LEGO builders can incorporate into their own designs.
Inspired by real-world architecture styles as well as fan-built creations, renowned large-scale LEGO builder Alice Finch takes readers through the foundations of structural design. The LEGO Architecture Idea Book introduces architectural elements from across the ages with instructions that show how to imitate detailing found in real buildings. Readers learn through diagrams and color-coded How-To boxes strategies for using a variety of LEGO bricks to create architectural accuracy. Each section includes variations on single elements like doors, windows, and roofs, leaving room for readers to improvise and add their own take.
Full-color photos demonstrate how to add detailing like:
- Romanesque and Gothic ornamental windows
- Majestic domes, Corinthian columns, and minarets
- Patterned exterior walls with masonry texture, herringbone tiling, and geometric designs
- Intricate brickwork, timber framing, and decorative molding
- “Once you start browsing this book, you’ll start looking at the architecture around you and see how you’d recreate it in LEGO bricks,” said author Alice Finch.
The LEGO Architecture Idea Book’s catalog of architectural elements will inspire readers to use both realism and their imagination as they experiment with their freeform creations.