The LEGO Architect, by Tom Alphin
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- I prepared a detailed bibliography containing the great resources I found while researching the book.
- A brick list and buying guide helps make sure that you have the LEGO bricks you need to build all of the models in the book.
- Since nobody is perfect, take note of a few minor updates and corrections to the printed book.
- After you finish reading The LEGO Architect, check out this free downloadable bonus content.
I’ve delivered the keynote presentation at a LEGO convention, signed books and given a talk at several bookstores, and at events for LEGO enthusiasts. This includes BrickCon (Seattle), BrickWorld (Chicago), Bricks Cascade (Portland), and BrickCan (Vancouver). My talks about LEGO and Architecture range from 30 minutes to over an hour.
Visit the Events Page for a list of past events, or to schedule an event.
The LEGO Architect has seen a positive response by the LEGO community, the architecture community, and the press at large. The following are select articles and reviews about the book:
- Featured on dezeen.
- Best new stuff at: architecture.com, adweek.com, azuremagazine.com.
- Design and lifestyle blogs: Cool Things, Cool Material, Jebiga, Distractify.
- LEGO websites: brickfan, brickfanatics, brickworm.
- Foreign-language attention: zusammengebaut.com (German), madpac.nl (Dutch), want.nl (Dutch), bigfenomeno.com (Spanish), iplaymtg.com (Chinese), mattonito.com (Italian), heldth.com (German), gadgetfreak.gr (Greek), tonguemag.com (Spanish), neueszeugs.de (German), mylegobricks.com (Chinese).
The book has also been translated into the following languages:
- Japanese – July 2016, by xknowledge.
- French – September 2016, by Huginn&Muninn.
- Russian – October 2016, by МИФ.
- Spanish – November 2016, by Oberon.
- Italian – April 2017, by Edizioni LSWR.
- Simplified Chinese – May 2017, by Posts & Telecom Press.
- Traditional Chinese – July 2017, by 商周出版.
- Korean – August 2017, by RHK.
- German – August 2017, by dpunkt.verlag.
Publishers—want to see ‘The LEGO Architect’ in your language? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
No Danish version – shame on you 😉
I will count myself lucky for the 10 languages that are available! Thankfully most of the Danish LEGO fans I’ve met can read and speak flawless English .
Very noob here. Got the lego advent wreath and I want to create a winter wonderland for it for next year to display. Oh, and of course ad onto. Silly question where does everyone get just plain old legos. Not sets…. and maybe basic building ideas. (Ie landscaping like hills,trees,water stuff like that. I’m just use to kits,) Tanx in advance!!! Happy 2021 ~Holly
bricklink.com is one of the best places to buy specific parts. Otherwise, you can find deals on used LEGO on Craigslist from time to time.
I want to build models of container homes with an Architectural Lego set. Is this possible with any of the sets?
You would probably be best suited with the (now retired) LEGO Architecture Studio set, assuming you don’t mind building in just white. Otherwise, your best bet would be generic “Creator” boxes containing a range of parts and colors, or ordering the exact parts you need on BrickLink.
Love your labels!!! – could you please add in one for 43720? Seems to be missing, unless it’s there and I just can’t find it.
43720/43721 are in “Curved-wedge” files.
I loved the book! Was quite pleased to see our Congress Building featured in the book.
From a Brazilian fan xxx