New York City Brick by Brick: The Art of LEGO Construction
Abrams, May 2019
Hardcover | 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches | 192 pages | 100 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1419734687 | $24.99
New York City Brick by Brick is the ultimate exploration of the architecture and history of New York City through the creative medium of LEGO. Expert builder Jonathan Lopes presents iconic structures of his own design, including the Flatiron Building, the Woolworth Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Junior’s Diner, brownstones, fire houses, and much more! Each model has been beautifully photographed with full-scale views and close-up details, as well as brief instructional breakouts. Lopes’s masterful constructions will inspire builders of all ages.
If there were ever a toy destined to be loved by architects, it’s LEGO, the plastic construction toy first created in Denmark in 1949. After all, what are the building blocks of Lego called? Bricks. And what better to build with than a brick? Appropriately, some architects use Legos to build architectural models and one architect was slated with creating the Lego House in Billund (of course, a Lego kit was made for that very Lego-inspired building). Architects have also created special Lego architecture kits, and books devoted to Lego architecture have been published. Most recent is New York City Brick by Brick, which presents a couple-dozen NYC buildings made out of Legos by artist Jonathan Lopes. Some of them are quite big: a photo of Cass Gilbert’s Woolworth Building in the Introduction is a good foot-and-a-half taller than the Lego artist/author!
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