“The LEGO Architect” – a preview of my upcoming book!

14 Responses

  1. Stéphane says:

    Very good surprise. I can’t wait to see the book!

  2. koffiemoc says:

    Looks like a great book. Are all models microscale, or is it a mix of scales like in the Warren Elsmore books?

  3. Tom Alphin says:

    @Koffiemoc, “Microscale” is generously defined as anything built to a smaller scale than a LEGO Minifigure. In a prior article (http://tomalphin.com/2013/11/lego-challenge-19-calculating-minifig-scale.html), I calculated Minifigure scale as somewhere between 29:1 and 47:1.

    In this context, the vast majority of the models in the book will be microscale, as are all of the official sets in the LEGO Architecture series. That said, the book will feature a couple Fan-made models which are minifig scale.

    Scale is one of the topics that will be discussed in the book, and I hope you enjoy the book when it is available in stores!

  4. John says:

    This looks very interesting, but can you please say something about format of the book, how its built up, how many models it involves and how many pages it has.

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  6. Jason says:

    You had me at the cover page. Can’t wait to flip through it.

  7. Filippo Cobelli says:

    Pre-ordered! sincerely, i’m very curious about this book. Hope to find interesting architecture models and with the relative building tecnique (maybe also explained).

  8. So proud of you, Tom! What an awesome idea for a book! If you’re planning on coming to New York anytime, and you’ d like to do a signing at Barnes & Noble, I know the General Manager and CRM in Yonkers would be VERY interested in having you. (Bonus, you get to see me!) On the Science Barge, we have Lego-Saturdays to encourage children to build their own inventions, and we also have an intern who does Lego robotics. (I love that Lego can appeal to children and adults, alike!) I’ll ask our Director if we can sell your book in our gift-shop. In any case, Congratulations! And best wishes, old friend.

  9. chris says:

    awesome idea for a book. i could imagine it being a great “textbook” for aspiring STEM & STEAM students. if you’d ever like to share about your book, i do a STEM podcast and would love chatting

  10. dirk says:

    Thanks for creating this book. Now we all can enjoy the result of your excellent research.

  11. tina says:

    wonderful book. how do you keep your Lego models on display looking pristine?

  12. Many thanks, Tom, for your excellent job. I had read than for the cost about of $23 aprox., man can get certain parts to complete optimally the content of 21050 set Studio Architecture,; I have this wonderful set, and also a magic room with my ‘LEGO DROG’. As a personal detail, I’m an old fine arts & piano music teacher, aged 72’… well, can you please tell me that list of parts, than now I’m not able to find?
    One more time thanks, with my wish to you a magnific new 2016, very very healthy!!!

    Manuel Sierra Barseló
    Balmes st., 1
    50001 Zaragoza

  13. bordais patrice says:


    i’ve Follow the release of your book on amazon, and i’ve got it since he is available. really interresting to understand some basic history over century about architecture. i’ve really enjoy it.
    What really decide me to buy it was the “le corbusier” building on the cover. I’m located in France and i love all his building. I’ve visited the Villa Savoye with the lego model in my hand. make some nice picture with the lego house in the house.

    I would like to ask you some help on the “unité d’habitation” model in your book. is it possible to have some contact with the person who has desing it ?

    Thanks for your book, and for the help you can provide


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