If you visit The Retroist often you know I have no issues with sharing my love of fanmade LEGO creations. I believe that is exactly why No Starch Press got in touch with me to review their upcoming book.
Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects by David Scarfe is right up my alley. I also bet if you or a member of your Family enjoys LEGO you too will enjoy Scarfe’s book. Especially if you enjoy various retro based projects…
like that Retro Controller Phone Station. Which is obviously designed to resemble the original Nintendo Entertainment System controllers.
I think some of these LEGO projects look tough!
I totally understand you being concerned about that, I really do. I mean we can’t all have the skills of those that post over at The Brothers Brick, right? I am happy to say that David’s book can put you at ease because Geeky LEGO Crafts has step-by-step instructions.
Each project also gives you a visual difficulty rating. Just in case a young builder decides to tackle something like…the Bearskin Rug!
You can see in those images for Tetris fridge magnets that Scarfe has your back on each project. Breaking down not just the color of the pieces but of course how many of each piece you will need.
I was happy to find many of the Geeky LEGO Crafts projects are video game themed – like the Space Invader Space Holders. Or even the flying ducks from 1984’s Duck Hunt. But you also have the option of constructing everything from a Cassette Tape letter holder to a Grenade Planter.
If that does nothing for you, perhaps I can interest you in the Robot Wine Bottle Holder!
I believe that Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects is being released on September 30th. Which means you have plenty of time to visit No Starch Press and pre-order a copy for yourself.
David Scarfe should be proud of his book, it is very well written and entertaining to boot. With the Holidays just around the corner it might make the perfect gift for that LEGO fan you know!