Caramel, like a lot of other little bunnies, loves to play with LEGO bricks. He loves building all kinds of contraptions and improving on his previous designs. Today he talks about a neat book he has been using to get some new design ideas: The Big Book of Amazing LEGO Creations With Bricks You Already Have, written in 2021 by Sarah Dees. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, I know you love to play with LEGOs, but somehow I think this might be the first LEGO book you have read. Is that true?
Caramel: I think so.
S: So tell me about it.
C: It shows many many many things.
S: So there are different categories of things to build, right?
C: Yes. You can make a military humvee, a mouse, tiny vehicles, a semitruck, a trailer for the semi, and of course spaceships!
S: I somehow knew that there would be some of those!
C: Yep. There is also a dragon.
S: I see. So you can build all of your favorite things out of your own LEGO blocks.
C: Most of them do not need special bricks, so you can really build them from your own bricks. But some of them do need some special things, and we don’t have those.
S: Hmm, so it is not totally accurate to say “with bricks you already have” in the title then. Because you do have a large collection of LEGO bricks.
C: Yes, true. But it is still a pretty neat book. I could build a lot of the things I wanted to build.
S: Are the instructions clear? Can you follow them and build things easily?
C: Yep. There are fewer pictures than the ones that usually come in the LEGO boxes, but they are enough to build the things.
S: I can imagine if they tried to do the one-step-at-a-time thing like the LEGO instructions do, then the book would be much bigger.
C: Yep. There are a lot of things in the book.
S: How many?
C: Let me count. Hmm, I think there are at least seventy. The cover page says 75+, so there are a lot!
S: I see. And ow many of them have you built so far?
C: Not many actually.
S: Well, you probably built most of the vehicles and the animals and the spaceships, right?
C: Pretty much.
S: Did you build the dragon?
C: No, unfortunately not. We don’t have all the pieces for it.
S: So do you think you are done with the book?
C: I read it all, but I will probably like to keep it near my LEGOs for a while.
S: Will you be building more of them, do you think?
S: Is there any one that you built that was your favorite?
C: I really like the mini-spaceships.
S: I should have guessed! When you are building the things from this book, are you following all instructions precisely, or are you sometimes improvising, especially since sometimes you don’t have the parts?
S: And what are you planning to build next?
C: I don’t know. I’d like to try the dragon, but we don’t have the pieces for it. Other than that, there is a bunk bed and a desk that I might want to try to build.
S: That’s cool, Caramel! I’m glad you are enjoying reading the book and enjoying creating with it. How would you describe it in three words?
C: Instructional, doable, fun.
S: Those work! So let us wrap this up then so you can go back to building. What do you want to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!