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LEGO Space Building the Future is much more than a LEGO book. It’s a wonderful story told through LEGO creations. And it’s one of the best LEGO books I’ve ever read.LEGO Space Building the Future cover

  • Published by no starch publishing
  • Released November, 2013
  • Written by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard
  • $40.00 USA/Canada
  • Packed with over 2000 LEGO minifigures and three actual minifigures

LEGO Space Building the Future was not at all what I was expecting.  I was expecting a book that showed some beautiful LEGO space creations, and maybe give some instructions.  Weill, it did.  But it did so much more.  It told the story of a fictional space-race, space exploration & colonization, insurrections, etc.  This book really has it all, and it’s all done superbly.
LEGO Space Building the Future storyOne of my favorite things is a very small thing.  I love the use of modern minifig heads with classic space minifigure bodies.

Throughout the book, there are sections like the one below outlining the Federations technology including robots and spaceships.  The builds are fantastic, as are the descriptions.  Again, it’s a little thing, but I like the thought behind building angled hulls to deflect space debris and protect the crew.  Brilliant, and practical!LEGO Space Building the Future robotsAs I mentioned, there are step-by-step instructions through out.LEGO Space Building the Future instructionsAnother reason to love this book?  The gorgeous photography.  LEGO Space Building the Future is full of it!LEGO Space Building the Future photographyI can’t recommend this book highly enough.  It is a must have for the LEGO fan in your life!

From no starch press:

Come explore an incredible LEGO® universe in LEGO Space: Building the Future. Spaceships, orbital outposts, and new worlds come to life in this unique vision of the future, built completely from LEGO bricks.

A selection of step-by-step building instructions will have you constructing your own cosmic creations to play with at home. Marvel at interstellar battlecruisers, space pirates, charming robots, and other stunning builds from an amazing future!

About the Authors

Peter Reid has been a fan of LEGO since childhood. He is a contributor to The LEGO Play Book, his work appeared in The LEGO Book, and he has attended design workshops with the LEGO Group in Billund. His incredible LEGO Exo Suit, featured in this book, has been chosen by LEGO for mass production in 2014, as LEGO CUUSOO #006, Exo Suit. He lives near London with his fiancee, Yvonne.

Tim Goddard is a contributor to the New York Times-bestselling The LEGO Ideas Book andThe LEGO Play Book. He has also participated in product development with the LEGO Group. He works as a laboratory manager and lives with his wife, Sharon, in the UK.


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