The Lego Ideas Book
This book is so engaging I forgave the hours spent retrieving Hoovered-up Lego pieces (an oft-told tale).
It is a manual for enthusiasts who are willing to have a go at slapping something together from a bucket of Lego bricks.
Even if you are missing some of the parts, there is enough here to encourage improvisation. I expect that is the chief virtue of Lego –it encourages one to innovate and to solve problems of construction and design.
Not only does it cover vehicles of every description, but planes, boats, buildings, trains, spacecraft, aliens and the world of knights errant, but also board games, mosaics, and deeds of derring do, Viking epics, desk-tidies and displays. Whew! In short, there is something here for everyone.
For those too young to read, there are illustrations that will provide Lego aficionados with inspiration and ideas, and their parents with useful guidelines and instruction.
Daniel Lipkowitz had given us a weighty stocking-filler of the first rank. Well done, that boy.
Doring Kindersley Ltd, UK