Do you have a kiddo that loves LEGOs? I sure do! All of my children love building with bricks, but my 8-year-old son is especially keen on them. It seems like from the minute he wakes up to the time he goes to bed, he’s working on a new creation…whenever he’s not at school, of course! My son was stoked to discover two new titles from Quarto that are perfect for helping him learn new techniques for building the things he loves – cars for sure, but also animals, too.
Beasts from Bricks: Amazing LEGO® Designs for Animals from Around the World – With 15 Step-by-Step Projects by Ekow Nimako ($24.99) shows you how to re-create wild animals in stunning detail. The book presents illustrated step-by-step instructions for building 15 animals from around the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, the Arctic, Oceania, Central/South America, the Caribbean, and North America. Each set of instructions includes entertaining and educational information about the animal’s characteristics and habitat. Also included is a bonus gallery of Nimako’s more complex, large-scale animal designs.
How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed LEGO® Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars by Peter Blackert ($24.99) encourages readers how to tap into their inner creativity as they build their way through classic and contemporary sports cars, race cars, and muscle cars. Each build was designed by Peter Blackert, one of the world’s foremost custom builders in the brick world as well as a real-life car designer for the Ford Motor Company, and features informative and historical text about each car, step-by-step instructions, and STEM skills masquerading as LEGO® fun!