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.
kelly woods says
beast from bricks, thank you
Stephanie Grant says
I think my son would love love love the How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed LEGO® Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars!
Megan C says
He would love the Cars book.
angie depue says
My boy would love the Beasts from Bricks. His biggest creation was a city with skyscrapers!
Donna L says
I think my grandson would like the Beasts from Bricks book,
I have one that wants beasts to bricks and the other 2 want the brick cars
amanda whitley says
my son would lke the Beasts from Bricks because he loves animals.. he built a pirate ship once that came out awesome
Rachel V says
My kids would love the beasts from bricks.
I think the Brick Cars would be their favorite.
Brandy Williams says
My son would love the Brick cars!
Kim Reid says
My grandson would love the Brick Cars book, he has been building a garage for his cars.
she would love the one about making animals, b/c she is always making zoos out of her legos
How to build Brick Cars
Jessica Whitehouse says
My son would have fun with the beasts book. He likes building Minecraft mobs with his Legos.
LYN WILLIAMS says
My little guy loves animals so he would love the Beast From Blocks book.
Philip Lawrence says
My grandchild is most excited about reading the “Beasts From Bricks”.
Renee G says
My son would love building the brick cars. He’s a big star Wars fan and has built a number of copies of the ships — some with kits and some with just bricks and imagination.