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  • Item #: 003525
    ISBN: 9781438002491
    Retail: $19.99
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    This book inspired me to get my old LEGOS® down from the attic! If you've always dreamed of making LEGO® models of famous landmarks, this book is for you. It's filled with magnificent color photos of intricate LEGO® structures, representing famous places from around the world. Author Warren Elsmore tells about his start in building iconic LEGO® models and expounds on how they're built. He gives an overview of the most ten useful LEGO® bricks and discusses considerations in planning scale, details, colors and bricks to be used, and more. He tells how Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs can be used to thoroughly plan models before they're built. Step-by-step instructions (with numbered diagrams) show how to make mini-models at home. Some of these mini-models include: a New York yellow cab, a London red phone box, and Rome's Trevi Fountain. And my, what inspiration is contained in these pages! It includes everything from little on-the-street scenes with instructions on how to recreate them yourself, to photos of massive replicas built by professional LEGO® modelers. Before long, you'll be mastering the art of LEGO® free-modeling, putting together these landmarks from all over the world: Paris, New York City, Seoul, Rome Shanghai, and many more. Or you could build Nelson's Column, the Sagrada Familia, or the Colosseum. Though directions aren't included for the largest models, don't be surprised if you come away from this book with all the knowledge you need to start creating your own mega-models! It also includes two pull-out posters showcasing St. Pancras Station and the World Trade Center. 256 pgs, semi-hardcover. –Chad
  • Item #: 041942
    ISBN: 9781438007540
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

      Sometimes, you just need to build something out of LEGO® to get the full picture! And that’s just the idea with this visually appealing book. Scenes from history are re-imagined using our favorite plastic bricks. There are pictures showing over 40 large scenes for history and brick fans alike to study, and 30 smaller projects accompanied by fully detailed building instructions. The construction scenes are varied and are arranged chronologically: the big bang, invention of the wheel, Terracotta Army, Viking invasions, Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, Salem witch trials, battle of Waterloo, Underground Railroad, RMS Titanic, discovery of penicillin, fall of the Berlin Wall, wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton – just to name a few! This colorful book is full of ideas and inspiration. Also includes 2 fold-out posters. 254 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 070941
    ISBN: 9781438010922
    Retail: $13.99
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    If you have a classic LEGO® lover in your home or school who needs some new assembly ideas, then this book will be a great resource! Forty creative and easy-to-follow building plans, complete with specific material lists and full-color step-by-step instructions, grace the pages of this clever and nicely organized text. Plans cover a wide range of brick buildings, from castles and palaces, to church structures and skyscrapers. LEGO pieces are not included. 96 pgs, pb. ~Mike

  • Item #: 057822
    ISBN: 9780805095395
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 054973
    ISBN: 9780805087628
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75
  • Item #: 015014
    ISBN: 9781624142819
    Retail: $19.99
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      There is a whole lot to love about Legos, and now motivating our children’s creativity and craftsmanship just got easier. Part step-by-step projects and part inspiration, this book contains a mix of easy and challenging projects. With 50 projects to choose from, there truly is something for everyone in this great book - projects include robots, dragons, tigers, a catapult, fighter jet, or a Formula One race car. Also included are creative concepts, which list key building elements with sample pictures but do not give step-by-step instruction, allowing children the opportunity to investigate and develop personal and unique projects. Concept samples include a playground, candy dispenser, marble run, and a variety of tabletop games. Written by a homeschool mom with input from her 4 boys and 1 daughter, these tried-and-true projects are sure to captivate the enthusiastic Lego creators in your family. SC. 192 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 073072
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 028104
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.03
  • Item #: 028112
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 028207
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  • Item #: 054285
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  • Item #: 000429
    ISBN: 9781438008806
    Retail: $14.99
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      I remember many hours spent with my brothers around a large communal bin of building bricks, building anything that came to mind. I also remember wishing that there were instructions to follow for building cool designs, but new sets only came with directions for one model. Problem solved! These books each contain 40 designs to build. Flipping through the book, I found myself thinking how neat it was to see traditional pieces being used in inventive ways. Some building idea books hinge on having very specialized pieces from licensed sets, but as I flipped through these, I saw only one especially unique piece. Everything else was built from pieces I know I can easily find, even in slightly older bins of bricks. The step by step directions are computer-generated illustrations, just like the ones that come in brand new sets. Choose from 40 animal designs like a horse, lion, and fox; or build 40 things that go like a tow truck, concrete mixer, model T, or moon buggy. Breathe new life into that big box of bricks with these fun, colorful books. 96 pp, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 028110
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  • Item #: 028182
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  • Item #: 028170
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  • Item #: 000511
    ISBN: 9781438008813
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

       I remember many hours spent with my brothers around a large communal bin of building bricks, building anything that came to mind. I also remember wishing that there were instructions to follow for building cool designs, but new sets only came with directions for one model. Problem solved! These books each contain 40 designs to build. Flipping through the book, I found myself thinking how neat it was to see traditional pieces being used in inventive ways. Some building idea books hinge on having very specialized pieces from licensed sets, but as I flipped through these, I saw only one especially unique piece. Everything else was built from pieces I know I can easily find, even in slightly older bins of bricks. The step by step directions are computer-generated illustrations, just like the ones that come in brand new sets. Choose from 40 animal designs like a horse, lion, and fox; or build 40 things that go like a tow truck, concrete mixer, model T, or moon buggy. Breathe new life into that big box of bricks with these fun, colorful books. 96 pp, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 028302
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 073082
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 028185
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 022405
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $349.95

       Combine LEGO® with technology and Mindstorms® is the result. I have been told that Mindstorms® is one of the hottest kits on the market. From a science perspective, a kit like this meets the new STEM/STEAM push; from a Lego® perspective, this is a great kit with possibilities to take them to the next level. Build and program robots that can walk and talk – as easy as downloading the EV3 Programmer App for PC and Mac. You can even get the instructions for building more models at the LEGO® website – or create your own!

      This kit gets great reviews from all ages, because you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy building and creating with LEGO®. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 073087
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 015519
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 022840
    Retail: $15.99
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    Add a little LEGO fun to math time! This cute ruler has rainbow 8 bricks running down the center with centimeter marks on one side and inch marks on the other (includes markings down to sixteenths of an inch). Use all the bricks for a 12 ruler, or use half to form a 6 ruler. Ruler comes unassembled, but it is very easy to piece together and stays together as well as regular bricks. 1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs. Laura

  • Item #: 052083
    ISBN: 9780756686062
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

    If you have a stash of LEGO pieces from various sets and aren't sure what to build, this is the perfect book for you! This book gives suggestions for fun things to build as well as clever ways to reuse your pieces. For example, black and white grille pieces are now piano keys for a LEGO piano. Perfect to get the creativity flowing! 200 pages, hardcover. - Laura

  • Item #: 059838
    ISBN: 9781593274122
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.50
    At some point, your LEGO-enthused children may move beyond the typical racecars, space ships and castles of standard LEGO sets. Then where do they go? Right here to the LEGO Heavy Weapons book. This book has detailed, step-by-step instructions for building a quartet of the world's foremost guns: Desert Eagle handgun, AKS-74U assault rifle, Jungle Carbine (Lee Enfield sniper rifle), and SPAS 12 shotgun. These are intricate, but sturdy, designs that result in actual, working models. The Desert Eagle has real blowback action while the other three all have working magazines and bolts – and shoot bricks! Along with the instructions and material lists for each gun, the author gives us the design history and illustrated diagrams of how the mechanism works. Be prepared to stock up on some pieces that may not be quite as common – such as studless beams and Technic components. Not recommended for children under 12, due to the complexity of the models and the realistic look of the guns (so be careful using them in public!) 353 pgs, pb. – Zach
  • Item #: 015508
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 057077
    ISBN: 9780545703307
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    What sort of crazy chain reactions can you create with LEGO®? Probably more than you think! Much more elaborate than falling dominoes, this book provides instruction for building a Flag-Waving Marble Kicker, a Barbell Spinner and more in total, 9 contraptions that "swing, bounce, spring." Not only will kids have a blast putting these machines together by following the step-by-step instructions, they will also learn the physics behind the conceptsand put it to use as they mastermind their own inventions! Book includes 30 necessary specialized LEGO® pieces; kids will also need some basic LEGO bricks to complete the constructions.CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 059068
    ISBN: 9781465467553
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 046029
    ISBN: 9781465437884
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

       You’ve got the Lego® bricks, but you need more ideas. DK offers over 90 ideas to build more in the themes of outer space, modern metropolis, Wild West, fantasy land, and real world. Notes in the front of the book act as a glossary for parts before jumping into projects and the “Brick Gallery” shows pictures of some specialty pieces used in the book’s ideas. There are no specific parts lists, just graphics of what they will look like when finished, and some illustrations for assembling; these are not step-by-step instructions for building. Use these ideas as a base and build and change as you create. Imagination is the tool for creating great models and scenes. 200 pgs, hc. ~ Donna