Book Review – LEGO Space: Building the Future

by trdunsworth

I’ve recently read LEGO Space: Building the Future by Tim Goddard and Peter Reid. As usual, the disclaimer is that I received a copy of the book for free in return for the review. As a parent and grandparent, I have some experience with LEGOs. Being honest, the spacecraft were my favourite as a kid as well, so for me this was a great, light, no-brainer. For that, this book was perfect! The story line is great for kids who want to have fun with an easy to grab good v. evil story while learning a few cool things about the history of the space race at the beginning.

Really, the main focus of the book is the great eye candy of various ships, monsters, and backgrounds built by some incredible LEGO artists. There are instructions in the book for making 8 of the pieces you see in the book from robots to ships and even a work station. The directions are straight forward and look easy to complete. The story line is fairly predictable and there are tonnes of details about all of the various ships which I’m guessing will be out on shelves soon. For parents and grandparents, this is a fun way to get the kids to read and leave the video assault behind for a bit. Reading this with them encourages us to challenge their imaginations to keep the story lines going while creating not only these ships but also look at what they could do to modify the ships to make them better.

Overall, this is a fun book. It took me a little over an hour to read and it was great for heading into the office on the bus!