The Lego Animation Book and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review

The Lego Animation and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review + Giveaway

Since I was an only child, I had many moments throughout my young life that I would be bored in my own home. It was usually during these moments that I would begin to reorganize my room or start a new project I had never done before.

One of my favorite things to do was to put together LEGO kits, you know the ones that have all the pieces needed to create a ship, or van or environment for my LEGO people. I would spend hours matching pieces and clicking them together.

Despite my creativity, I never thought that there was much more I could do with LEGO’s and inevitably they would end up taken apart, in the box in my closet never to be seen again. When I recently received a copy of the LEGO books Geeky LEGO Crafts and The LEGO Animation Book I realized the missed opportunities I had all those years earlier with my beloved brick blocks. .

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of No Starch Press. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

I received a copy of each of the following LEGO Books for review:

Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects is a collection of 21 crafts that can be created with LEGO’s. This is a 128 page collection of step-by-step instructions to build cursor bookends, floppy disc coasters, a wine rack, pencil holders, and many more. Since each project has step-by-step instructions this makes it easy for anyone to create, although the book is recommended for kids 9 and up.

The hardbound nature of the book will keep it looking nice, and each picture is in full bright color and explains what is needed to create the project.

The second book I reviewed was The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies. This is basically a book that explains how to create your own LEGO movies.

The book explains each concept to make a LEGO movie, and give full color and full instructions and will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation. The best part is that there is no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire film making process, from storyboards to post-production.

Covered in the book are items such as how to create special effects like explosions and flying mini figures, how to convey action and emotion with your mini figure actors. Also covered is design sets for animation with tips about how to make three buildings look like an entire city. Light, frame, andΒ  how to capture consistent photos are covered as well as how to add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales. There is even instructions how to build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks and how to choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools to create your movie.

The combination of these two LEGO books would give hours upon hours of entertainment for any LEGO lover. If you happen to have an aspiring film maker in your life, or just a lover of LEGO’s Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects and The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies the perfect book duo for their collection!

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GIVEAWAY: No Starch Press/DealsAmongUs is giving a copy of each of these Lego books to one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win 1 physical copy of Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects and 1 physical copy of The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies – This is a $27.00 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on March 17th (3/17/2017) to receive this LEGO creation combo! Open to residents in the US and Canada only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by No Starch Press/DealsAmongUs. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!

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53 thoughts on “The Lego Animation Book and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review

  1. Rhiannon

    I did play with them, but I don’t think I ever really built anything in particular. Houses I guess. lol

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  2. Shelley P

    I didn’t play with LEGOs when I was a child but my kids play with them. They build buildings, cars and planes.

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  3. Sandi Tymchuk

    Some of my favourite memories are of playing with Lego with my siblings, building houses. I loved the shutters especially.

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  4. jim demko

    Loved legos as a kid and can’t wait to build stuff with my son when he is old enough!

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  5. Shelley Butcher

    I never played with Lego but my kids and grandkids did and do. I do have a few of the Lego mini figures of my own.

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  6. Dwayne Berry

    I loved my Legos when I was little. I was always making space ships and cars with them and a couple times I tried making the underground tunnels from the movie Westworld. I had a pretty big set.

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  7. Ashley Meggitt

    I loved playing with LEGO’s when I was younger, and I still love playing with them now as an adult! My son must get his love for LEGO’s from me πŸ™‚ We sit and build things for hours on end and never get tired of it! Thanks for the chance!

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  8. Arielle

    I loved Legos as a kid! I remember having a helicopter kit. My nephew loves Legos and would be so happy with these books.

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  9. Morgan Stewart

    Yes I used to play with Legos all the time as a kid! I would love to build houses.

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  10. John Smith

    Yes! I played with Legos! I created the most interesting architectural constructions ever conceived by man!

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  11. Daniel M

    yes we loved legos usually made just buildings we didn’t have any fancy parts back in the day

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  12. Ira

    No, I didn’t. We only had one Lego store in our city and it was more like a boutique. Extremely expensive… but I loved to watch the display builds they had in the shop windows.

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  13. lncleslie

    I still love playing with LEGO!
    I enjoyed it when I was a kid then with my 4 children & now my 1st grandchild is 18mths and we already play with Lego together!!

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  14. bea miller

    of course i did and still do with my boys and we made houses and garages and animals and cars it so much fun thanks for the chance

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  15. crystal porter

    I played with lego a lot when I was a kid but for some reason, I only built houses and towers.

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  16. marilynnawara

    They didn’t have Legos when I was young, but my 2 sons love to play with them when they were young.

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  17. Sandra Watts

    I didn’t really play any Lego’s. I think in my day it was more Lincoln Logs. My son is a huge Lego fan though. I just got him tickets to the Brick Fest in Philadelphia, Pa in April and he is so excited.

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  18. Robyn Bellefleur

    I loved Lego as a kid and I use to make a lot of planes for whatever reason. And now my kids love Lego too.

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  19. Kayla Klontz

    Yes I played with them when I was young and I still play with them today. I build many things, houses, people, cars…

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  20. Laura Ashley Childress

    My little brothers play with Lego all the time and I still join in for the Indiana Jones legos πŸ™‚

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  21. Nancy

    As a child, I did not have LEGOS. My own children had LEGOS and usually made towns and buildings with them.

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  22. Yvonne Delgado

    No, I didn’t play with them as a kid, but I did play with them as an adult when my first born was old enough to play with them πŸ™‚

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  23. Dave L

    I use to play with Legos all the time when I was younger. Of course they didn’t have the elaborate sets they have now, but I used to build my own airplanes and rocket ships with my Legos. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  24. Vikki Billings

    I did play with legos when I was younger but I also still play with them with my grandson. We build buildings, boats cars, monsters. We build whatever our imagination shows us.

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