The LEGO Architect, by Tom Alphin

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Author events

The LEGO Architect speaks! Tom Alphin has done book signings and talks about LEGO and Architecture.

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:

Other languages

The LEGO Architect was first published in English on September 24, 2015.

The book has also been translated into the following languages:

Publishers—want to see ‘The LEGO Architect’ in your language? Email me at

35 Responses

  1. Lars Gram says:

    No Danish version – shame on you 😉

    • Tom Alphin says:

      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 .

  2. Heyo,

    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

    • Tom Alphin says:

      Holly, is one of the best places to buy specific parts. Otherwise, you can find deals on used LEGO on Craigslist from time to time.

      Good Luck!

  3. Ruth Beers says:

    I want to build models of container homes with an Architectural Lego set. Is this possible with any of the sets?

    • Tom Alphin says:

      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.


  4. Dave Gooch says:

    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.

    Thank you!

  5. Claudia says:

    I loved the book! Was quite pleased to see our Congress Building featured in the book.
    Fantastic book!
    From a Brazilian fan xxx

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