~I received a copy of the book for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
It is clear that master LEGO modeler Warren Elsmore is an artist. In his latest book, Brick Flicks: 60 Iconic Movie Scenes and Posters to Make from LEGO, Elsmore recreates iconic scenes from the world’s most famous films. This is the ultimate book for movie lovers that also have a love for LEGO.
Elsmore recreates scenes from some of the most unforgettable movies of all time, including:
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Planet of the Apes
- King Kong
- Singin’ in the Rain
- Lawrence of Arabia
This book also includes so many more big movies including my one of my personal favorites, Aliens. It was the first movie of my childhood that really scared me. My heart will always belong to the science fiction and fantasy genre of books and film.
Elsmore offers commentary on how each one was made, along with interesting facts and trivia about the movies themselves. You also get to enjoy step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for recreating some of the classic movie scenes right at home. I personally am a fan of the step by step guide to Elliot’s bicycle from the movie E.T. as that movie was a big hit during my childhood. I work from home and now I want to put up a shelf of little LEGO figurines that I have re-created with some help of this book of course.
With more than 100 gorgeous full-color photos of his creations this book can leave your mind pondering for hours. I think everything from awesome, I remember that movie to I wanna re-create that myself. Know a LEGO fan that has everything? Just give that person a copy of this book and they will have more than enough inspiration to get them started on their next projects. Even my kindergartener daughter enjoys browsing this book because there were more than a few she had seen and she has a love of LEGOs like I do.
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