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!
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win both Beasts from Bricks and How to Build Brick Cars. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 11/13/17. Good luck!
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy! On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
My son would like the Brick Cars book.
Kristin C says
My kids would love the Beasts from Bricks book – they’re animal lovers.
We would be most excited about the book Beasts from Bricks. Our most fanciful creations are fancy buildings.
Dawn Monroe says
I think they would like Bricks to beasts. They are always creating and made a pretty sweet rocket ship.
Katie Bellamy says
My son loves his cars! He’d love the How to Build Brick Cars book!
Antoinette M says
I think they would like “How to Build Brick Cars”. They have created some cool vehicles!
Susan Chester says
My grandson is a Lego fanatic! He would probably like How to build brick cars the best.
Gricelda Castro says
My year old would love the Beasts from Bricks! She love building cars!
Jeremy McLaughlin says
My nephew would love the How to build Brick Cars book.
Leah Shumack says
My daughter would love the Beasts from Bricks book!
Abigail Gibson says
My nephew would love both of these books. His biggest project was a fort.
Amy Smeltzer says
I think my nephews would love them both!
Julie Terry says
My daughter would love both of these books, with the beast one being her favorite.
Danielle Porter says
Beasts from bricks would probably occupy my 7 year old for hours!!
lauren knott says
My kiddo loves animals so would probably LOVE the Beasts From Bricks book.
sherry fowler says
I think the Beasts from Bricks book would be the most beneficial for my grandsons; they are just now starting to build things so no major construction yet lol
Christian Alejandro says
I think Beast from Bricks would be a hit.
KENNETH OHL says
how to build brick cars for my little nephew
Sandra Watts says
My kid has made some pretty impressive things with his Legos. Probably most impressive is the
Star Wars stuff he has made.
Renee Rousseau says
We couldn’t come to a consensus and it’s 50-50 at this house for animals and cars!