BOOK: 365 Things to Do with Your LEGO Bricks






Oct 29, 2016 10:56 am

cover365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks, DK Publishing, $24.99 USD

DK Publishing has a growing collection of LEGO-oriented books. While most of them are aimed at younger readers, there have been a growing number of books meant for older audiences. 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks is a great example of such a book!

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With 356 pages, this book does not come with the usual bag of bricks or special set that most of the other DK books. Instead, there is an electronic activity selector/timer in the cover. Batteries are provided, so it’s just a matter of pulling the tag in the back to start. With this book there is an assumption that the reader has a few (okay, more than a few) parts to build, so keep that in mind, or things can get a little frustrating. 

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What really shines in this book is the sheer number of activities inside. There is literally 365 different things to do, which make this a great book to spend a rainy day alone or with a group of friends or even a class! The activity can be randomly selected with the activity selector, or you can pick how ever you want. Some of the projects or games in the book are timed, so the timer comes in handy. 

The builders for the book are a collection of people from the US and Europe, so there is a diverse selection of projects to do, from building a microscale space base (#49) to building and playing a LEGO croquet game (#325). The activities themselves are assorted, so there’s a lot that can be learned from the book. 

All of the projects are categorized in the contents, so one can go straight to a specific project to build if they want. For groups and classroom time, though, randomly selecting and building would be a great way to learn and play. 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks is recommended for builders, groups of builders and teachers to use in class.

You can buy 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks from the publisher at:
http://www.dk.com/us/9781465453020-365-things-to-do-with-lego-bricks/