Build your own LEGO vehicles

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This book has just been published by Heel. It's written by Joachim Klang, who was also involved in the The Big LEGO Builders Book, also published by Heel, that we reviewed in October last year.

Build your own LEGO VehiclesIf you enjoyed that book, you'll like this one too because it's pretty much more of the same. It contains detailed building instructions for the four models shown on the cover, plus a classic car, and a few items of 'equipment' (telephone box, stool and a parts tray). Like the first book, the instructions are very well produced and easy to follow, and full parts lists are provided.

There are a few interesting techniques used in some of the models, like building the vehicle chassis upside down, so if you've only ever built models from official instructions, it could be a bit of an eye-opener.

Interspersed with the instructions are pictures of the models, often in alternative colour schemes, photographed in LEGO scenes which are generally very good and provide further inspiration for your own models.

This, and all the other new LEGO books that are due to be published this year, are listed on our Amazon books page. In the UK it costs about £12 and in the US, $15.

I have another recently published book, Brick by Brick: How LEGO rewrote the rules of innovation and conquered the global toy industry by David C Robertson, to hand and I'll be reading and reviewing it over the next couple of weeks.

9 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Brick by Brick is a fantastic read I just read and reviewed it on Brick Fanatics. I have just started this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

Curious. I had Brick by Brick on pre-order from Amazon for ages. Then about a week ago they said they could not get hold of stock, and cancelled it.

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By in United States,

I got my sent straight from publishers.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's a job keeping up with all that are published these days, isn't it: at this rate I'll need another Billy to put them in before the end of the year!

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By in United States,

Looks like a good book, though can minifigs fit in the cars?

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By in United Kingdom,

They are minifig scale and minifigs will fit in some of them.

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By in Canada,

Looks like a very cool book!

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By in United Kingdom,

Brilliant ideas and models but you do not have to tile over EVERY, model you build. Leaving a few studs feels a bit more... Lego-ey?

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By in United States,

^-- agreed, and coson makes a good point, are these built for minifigs?

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