Saturday, November 2, 2013

Beautiful LEGO

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~
Beautiful Lego

Synopsis (from Amazon): Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.

You'll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces.

My Review: 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: One word: AWESOME!  

In my house, we are LEGO Lovers!  Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle is just to cool.  I am just AMAZED at what people can create with LEGOs. Inside you will find the work of 77 artists and nearly 400 LEGO models.  Creations span the full range of LEGO artistry, from the silly to the sublime, from portraiture to sculpture to architecture.  There are pop culture portraits like Freddie Mercury and Monty Python, models of dissected frogs, a dilapidated Victorian house, monsters and aliens, cube shaped people, famous and fantastical buildings, and complex mosaics.  a dilapidated Victorian house, monsters and aliens, cube shaped people, famous and fantastical buildings, and complex mosaics. 

Favorite pieces of LEGO Artwork:  
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Cover:  Amazingly cool.  I can't even imagine how one builds something like this with LEGOs.  

What Others Are Saying: 
"Far from child's play. An astonishing collection." —Publishers Weekly

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: FOR SURE!  My whole family loved it.

Meet the Author: Internationally acclaimed LEGO artist Mike Doyle is known for his stunningly realistic, grand-scale designs. Contact, the majestic fantasy cityscape featured on this book's cover, uses more than 200,000 bricks. His award-winning Abandoned House series has been showcased at Gallery1988 in LA and now has a home in Boston's Museum of Realist Art. When not constructing unique LEGO art, Doyle works as a graphic designer. He lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey.

Connect: You can connect with Mike on his blog, and Facebook.

Purchase it:  You can purchase Beautiful Lego online at Amazon for $29.95 (Kindle version 14.99)

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