Inside: 21 of the best Lego books for kids, perfect for inspiring hours of play with hundreds of Lego projects and challenges.
Our girls are total Lego lovers! And while they enjoys building from the commercially produced sets, they also love building from their own imaginations. They create entire cities that then fuel hours of imaginative play. In fact, these cities have completely taken over our spare bedroom.
When we happened to come across a Lego ideas book at our local library, it totally opened their minds to so many MORE ideas! The book inspired so much building that we actually had to beg my parents for the big tub of Lego from my own childhood that they had at their house…as we were running a little low!
Since then we have reserved a whole series of Lego books via the local library and school library. I love that these books inspire building alongside reading for information and fact finding too. Today I thought I would share the best Lego books we have found so far in the hope of inspiring a Lego lover you know to get creative with their Lego building ideas.
21 Best Lego Books for Kids
The Big Book of Amazing Lego Creations by Sarah Dees: With eight unique themes ranging from popular vehicles and practical projects, to imaginative fairytale fun and a thrilling spy mission, this awesome collection of building projects will inspire young builders.
Genius Lego Inventions with Bricks You Already Have by Sarah Dees: Use science and engineering to transform your bin of Lego bricks into amazing, movable toys, machines and gadgets.
Awesome Lego Creations with Bricks You Already Have by Sarah Dees: One of our favourite Lego bloggers has combined 50 of her most popular building projects into a great book of colorful creations. Great for the younger builder.
The Lego Animation Book by David Pagano: Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation, no prior experience required.
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz: With themes such as transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms and adventure, there is something to inspire every Lego lover in this one. Have a look, it’s our favourite so far!
Lego Awesome Ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz: So much to build, so little time! The themed worlds in Lego Awesome Ideas provide lots of awesome building inspiration.
Lego Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life by Daniel Lipkowitz: A third we have enjoyed by this great Lego writer, this one might just be my favourite!
Lego Gear Bots Kit by Klutz: Learn about about axles, cams, cranks, engineering in everyday machines as you build 8 physics-driven kinetic creatures using LEGO Technic bricks and papercraft.
Chain Reactions Lego Kit by Klutz: This unique building challenge walks children through a series of construction tasks resulting in their own Rube Goldberg inspired simple machine. We’ve had lots of fun with this one.
Lego Gadgets Kit by Klutz: Build 11 super cool machines, some practical, some silly!
Lego City Build Your Own Adventure Catch the Crooks by Tori Kosara: Help the LEGO City Police track down a missing jewel – and the crooks! Follow the instructions inside to build an exclusive model – a police patrol car – with the bricks in this book.
Lego Jurassic Park Build Your Own Adventure by DK: An action-packed, thrilling story inspired by the Jurassic World movies and LEGO Jurassic World animations, ad more than 50 fun ideas for building.
Lego Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Galactic Missions by Daniel Lipkowitz: Another book with bricks, this one is perfect for the Lego fan who also loves their Star Wars.
Lego Star Wars Ideas Book by DK: Find a galaxy full of Lego Star Wars ideas to build – from activities and art, games and challenges, to practical builds and your very own inventions.
Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes by Daniel Lipkowitz: This fun book retells the six Star Wars films in 100 iconic scenes using LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures.
Ultimate Lego Star Wars by Andrew Becraft & Chris Malloy: A complete encyclopedia of the LEGO Star Wars theme.
Lego Minifigure Year By Year: A Visual History by Gregory Farshley & Daniel Lipkowitz: This visual timeline of the evolution of the iconic minifigure is fascinating and has led to lots of interesting discussions in our house.
365 Things To Do With Lego Bricks by Simon Hugo: We love it so much that a copy of this one is on order for the Christmas stocking!
The Lego Games Book by Tori Kosara : Who can stack the tallest tower in 60 seconds? Can anyone solve the puzzle cube? This book contains more than 50 fun Lego challenges, puzzles, brainteasers and games.
The Lego Christmas Ornaments Book by Chris Mcveigh: Take Lego from under to Christmas tree to on it! Includes 15 fun, Christmas builds with step-by-step instructions.
The Art of the Brick: A Life in Lego by Nathan Sawaya: Definitely one for the older Lego fan, we were inspired by a video sharing some of Nathan’s work recently. His Lego sculptures really are fascinating and definitely inspire kids to think beyond the obvious when it comes to creating with bricks.
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