Book Review: The Greatest Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in Lego

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The Greatest Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in Lego, with an introduction by sculptor and master builder Nathan Sawaya, is a gorgeous view of amazing builds done simply with Legos. With full color pictures showing some of the details in sculptures ranging from a Roman Colosseum, to a bust of King Tutankhamen, this book is a treat for the eyes. I’m still overwhelmed with the processes these builders use in these creations. The details in the builds are incredible. Trees, columns, people…It’s amazing. And the book shows roughly how many pieces these builds use, and some are close to 1.000.000! Each build is captioned with the builder’s name, the dimensions, build time, number of bricks, and where the build was made.

All of them are mind boggling, but I think my favorite is called “The Samurai Code”. This build is a village on the side of a volcano. Created by designer and builder Ben Pitchford, it even includes LEDs to light the insides of the houses and temple in the village, to make the waterfalls sparkle like flowing water, and also bring the volcano to fiery life. It took Ben about nine months and over 200 hours to complete. Here’s a timelapse video of “The Samurai Code” being built


Here’s the Colosseum, built by Adam Reed Tucker. This has a build time of 240 hours, and over 35.000 bricks.








This book is not a disappointment, and is is currently listed at Amazon for under $20. Pick it up, and see where your imagination takes you, on a journey to build your own incredible creation.



  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (November 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1684121663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1684121663


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Robin LynnBook Review: The Greatest Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in Lego