Books

legoanimationbook

New from No Starch Press: The LEGO Animation Book A guide to making LEGO movies by David Pagano and David Pickett. This book will turn you into a stop-motion animation movie master. This 216-page book full-color hardback book is a comprehensive guide that will show you the ropes for filming your own animated LEGO movies. [...]

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iclassics

Back in my day, we didn't have fancy schmancy tablets to read books, we had actual books with pages, that we had to turn! And we liked it! That was me channeling Dana Carvey's Grumpy Old Man character from Saturday Night Live. It's true though. When I was a kid, I loved Saturdays because my [...]

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geekylegocrafts_cover

The new No Starch Press: Geeky LEGO Crafts 21 Fun and Quirky Projects by David Scarfe will turn you into the Martha Stewart of LEGO. This 128-page book full-color hardback book features step by step instructions for 21 kooky and useful items that you can build with LEGO bricks. Some of the crafts include mounted [...]

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animicausa-books

Book lovers will enjoy these fun bookends and shelves from Animi Causa. The Runaway bookend gives an optical illusion of books that are about to fall on a running couple and the Levitation book stacker provides the illusion of a yogi magically levitating your favorite book stack. These bookends are a little pricey at $25.99 [...]

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LEGOChristmasOrnaments

I know it's not even Halloween yet, but that just means you have plenty of time to build a whole set of holiday themed ornaments for this coming Christmas season. The new No Starch Press: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh  is a 220-page book that features instructions [...]

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tiny-lego

Building large LEGO models will always be impressive, but smaller can be more fun. If you are interested in taking your model building to a miniature level, check out the new No Starch Press: Tiny LEGO Wonders by Mattia Zamboni. This is a 208-page book that features instructions for 40 realistic tiny LEGO models. Full-color [...]

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playmobil-books

If you're trying to get your children more interested in books instead of TV and video games, how about checking out these fun titles featuring Playmobil figures. Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Playmobil) by Richard Unglik is a hardbound book with 96 color pages. Richard Unglik, a professional photographer, has recreated the world [...]

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crockmark

I can't seem to recall the last time I read an actual physical book. You know the kind I'm talking about, the ones made of paper with pages that you turn with your hands instead of with a swipe of a finger. I still love real books, but carrying around my latest tome is easier [...]

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superhero-bookend

Book lovers who are also fans of comic books and superheros will appreciate this unique superhero bookend from Animi Causa. This bookend has been designed to provide a visual effect of books that almost ready to fall over, but the actual bookend is really an angled steel support. By placing a softbound book cover over [...]

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microsoft_future_visions

I know this is a gadget blog, but most of us who love gadgets also love science fiction. Microsoft just announced the release of an anthology of short stories written by contemporary science fiction greats such as Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, and Ann Leckie. To provide inspiration for the stories, Microsoft let the [...]

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build-on-brick-bookends

Get yourself some bookends you can build on!  The Build On Brick Bookends not only keep your books tidy on your shelves, they serve as a base for building base compatible with most bricks (LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K'NEX Bricks).  Like many bookends, these have metal plates that slide under your books, DVDs, CDs, [...]

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lego-wild

If building LEGO robots, race cars and spaceships don't excite you anymore, you need to take a look at Beautiful LEGO: Wild! by Mike Doyle. This is a 232-page book that features nature related LEGO sculptures from artists around the globe. Full-color pages show animals, flowers, insects, landscapes and more made entirely of LEGO bricks. [...]

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overlord-cookbook

Earlier this week one of my friends from work stopped me at the water dispenser to tell me that he had something to show me. A few minutes later he handed me his copy of the Kitchen Overlord Illustrated Geek Cookbook by Chris-Rachael Oseland. This hard cover cookbook reads like a comic book with recipes [...]

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harold

One of our regular readers sent in a tip about a very cute book for aspiring gadgeteer kids. It's called Harold and the Wimple-Dimple Dimmer-Wimmer by Carolyn Donovan and it's about a 7 year old boy who moves into a new house and finds a pile of junk (what his mother calls it) in the [...]

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harrypotter-older

I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I'm not a crazy fan, I just really enjoyed the books and movies. So much so that I've yet to find another book series that I've liked better. I was bummed after watching the final movie because there would be no more books or movies to [...]

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