Brick City: Global Icons to Make from LEGO by Warren Elsmore (a J!-ENT LEGO Book Review)

November 23, 2014 by  



LEGO BOOK: Brick City: Global Icons to Make from LEGO by Warren Elsmore


PRICE: $19.99

AGES: 6+

EXTRAS: Softcover book.  Comes with a poster.

For the LEGO AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), challenging one’s self in order to create something grand is often a goal that many AFOL’s tend to inspire to.

From creating LEGO sets, to purchasing hundreds to thousands of pieces in order to create something unique and grand. While along the way, sometimes one needs a little help by using a guideline similar to what people tend to see in LEGO guidebooks, when purchasing a set.

Warren Elsmore, a LEGO modeler, is best known for creating London’s St. Pancras Station (about 13.5 feet) and he has created a book titled “BRICK CITY: GLOBAL ICONS TO MAKE FROM LEGO” (which comes with a poster of Elsmore’s London’s St. Pancras Station).

The book is more or less a how-to guidebook on how to create famous structures such as the Sydney’s Harbor Bridge, San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and many more.

The book goes into detail of what kind of parts are needed, how many pieces are needed and then how he was able to create those buildings.

The book also showcases various work by Elsmore such as the 12,000 piece “MACY’S DAY PARADE”, his 2000 piece Abraham Lincoln Memorial to his creation of the Empire State Building.

The book starts off with simple models such as the White House/Capitol Building or a New York Taxi to even more complicated structures such as the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Towers.

I definitely recommend “BRICK CITY: GLOBAL ICONS TO MAKE FROM LEGO” if you have had built up your collection of LEGO pieces, are prepared for a major LEGO challenge and also have experience (and patience) to take on a bigger project.

Look at this book as a resource to learn how to create more complicated structures or vehicles and after you’re all done, I would not be surprised if one goes on to try and become a master builder.


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