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LEGO Ideas Book

Postby eilonwy77 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:04 am

The neighbor girl brought over her birthday present to show me today. It was the new LEGO Ideas Book. As I started looking at it, I was surprised to see that I "knew" (in the vague internet sense) 4 of the contributing fans. Two of them that I know come around Classic-Castle are AlienCat and SlyOwl. They all had 4-page spreads with pictures of their MOCs and brief interview questions. (I noticed that SlyOwl's Fairytale submission from last year's CCC was there.) I didn't have a chance to read it all, but it looked interesting, and I'll have to pester Haley to let me borrow her book again. Besides the pages about different fans, there were lots of pages about various techniques for building in the castle theme (and the other themes too, of course). Anyway, I found it a pleasant surprise and hope to look at it more thoroughly in the future.

Haley said she got it cheaper than the listed price at Barnes and Nobles website. That led me to look there, and I found this link to the product:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lego-id ... eas%2bbook

There are a few sample pictures, though not much from the castle section.

I was interested, so I thought I'd share. 8)
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby Aliencat » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:30 am

eilonwy77 wrote:Two of them that I know come around Classic-Castle are AlienCat and SlyOwl. They all had 4-page spreads with pictures of their MOCs and brief interview questions.

Not just that, I made all the models for the Castle section of the book, and SlyOwl made all the models for his section of the book ;)
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby eilonwy77 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:59 pm

Well, that just makes it all the cooler. I wondered about the rest of the models, but thought maybe some TLG employee had done them. It all looked fantastic. ;-)
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby Aliencat » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:35 pm

Here's an adverticle for the book in The Sun (UK):

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Thanks to SlyOwl for the scan.
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby Quickblade22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:53 pm

This is awesome. Congrats to two guys whose work I have been a fan of for a while. :woo:
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby andhe » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:42 pm

I recently bought this book (for a great price from the book people) and let me just say that it is a joy to look at. Not only are the MOCs inspiring and well photographed the information and interviews are a real insight. It's great to be able to connect some of the MOCs and interviews to people on the forum.

Any idea if any of the AFOLs are on here?
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby Aliencat » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm

andhe wrote:Any idea if any of the AFOLs are on here?

Yep, I'm the guy that made the Castle chapter.

Barney Main is on these forums as well, under the handle SlyOwl, he made the Planes, Trains & Automobiles chapter.
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby andhe » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:06 pm

Great work!

Sorry I meant to say, are any of the OTHER contributors on here? (I read your post about you and slyowl in the thread). :)
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby Lobberuno » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:57 pm

I used to have this Idea Book. Recently, I began the duty of find it on internet and, by the way, I found others, also :)

They're in Peeron.com Enjoy! :) Watch out for those tears :tasty:

UPDATE!: I thinK I'm off topic :s hehe. By the way, :) Good for you guys! I hope you continue giving us building ideas in the future :)
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Re: LEGO Ideas Book

Postby Elephant Knight » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:39 pm

You sneaky cat.....

Just how long did they have to keep you from spilling the beans about this, anyways? I bought this book last week, and was having a good time reading it, and then I found out who the builder was for the Castle section, and I was all :shock: !

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