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365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer

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Winner of the Best Book category Creative Play Awards 2016. This superb LEGO (R) building book inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways and enjoy LEGO fun every day of the year. Featuring imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO games that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks, to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours. 365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks is packed with fun and quirky activities, such as: build your own LEGO pet; challenge your friends to make the tallest LEGO tower against the clock; and learn how to make a stop-motion LEGO movie. 365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks includes a countdown timer and activity selector, allowing you to choose an activity at random, to time your activities and to race against the clock. Packed with 365 LEGO activities you'll be inspired all year round. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. (c)2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.

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3rd April '18
AS100 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
This is a brilliant book for all the family with so many ideas for what you can do with Lego.  My son (6) loves Lego and building sets but wants to be a bit more creative but doesn't know what to do so this is a great book with so much inspiration.  The activity selector and timer is a great addition to the book, turning the book itself into a game with a random surprise of what it will find for you to build.

As with all DK books its is a great quality hard backed book that I think will withstand lots of page turning.
27th September '17
I read it to Leonapie aged 9 aged 9 & to Jamiepr aged 12 aged 12
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
Brought it for my daughteR (9) and son (12) as we have a lot of Lego. It is full of great  models which they can make. To add fun to it there was a timer which has worked really well as my two have races to see who can finished first. You can never have enough Lego and this book help keeps
It alive 
11th January '17
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 4 aged 4
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
This book is great quality, big hard back book with easy to folllow pictures and lots of tips. So many things to make. As soon as this arrived my little boy got his lego out and started copying some of idea's. A great book for any lego fan of all ages, also i could get involved to. So we get to build these fun things together.
16th February '18
FJGW read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
A great book for any lego enthusiast. My son was given this for Christmas a couple of years ago, and it is a great go-to book, especially when stuck inside because of the weather. It gives us fresh ideas for building models, as well as new techniques and ways of playing with it. There is a counter on the front which gives a random number corresponding to an idea within a book, so if you want a challenge you can press this and go to a project that you might not have necessarily picked yourself. We have built a solitaire game, some trees and a landscape recently, and many others over the past 13 months or so. Highly recommended.
21st April '17
I read it to LucasChops aged 5 aged 5
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
This is a fabulous book - we have a few Lego ideas books and most seem to involve "unusual" pieces - which can be really frustrating.  We have a LOT of Lego but you want to be able to make builds from these books using the standard bricks you might find in a large Classic set.  This edition has lots and lots of different ideas and, from a quick skim through, they all look doable with the brick collection we have.  There is a timer as well but we're unlikely to use this at the moment as my Lego maniac is only 5 and likes to take his time lol.  A great addition to the bookshelf to provide inspiration for many years to come!
13th January '17
Suzanne read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
My daughter is a huge fan of Lego so you can imagine how excited she was when she got this book. She pull out the boxed with Lego bits and started to build a Family tree (picture number 10:)). It's a great quality, hardback edition with lots of pictures and tips how to build something amazing. The book will deliver your children hours of fun and will affect their imagination in positive way. It was a great idea to include activity timer ::) I know every child has lots of Lego at home and probably they stopped to use it after a while as they running out of ideas so this book is a great solution.It's suitable for children 7+. My daughter really adore it and even took it to school to show during their Show and Tell time.
I highly recommend this book to all Lego fans!!
13th January '17
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 5 aged 5
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
What a fantastic book, my 5 year old son absolutely loves it, he has had great fun copying some of the suggestions and the ideas are some we would never have thought off! Some of the creatures are tricky to copy as we cannot colour match exactly as we don't have the bricks but we have improvised.  Love the timer and activity selector on the front with our son it gets him practising his numbers and finding the activity in the book.  Nice and sturdy as a hard back I think this book will be a firm family favourite for a long time!  Highly recommended.
13th January '17
dannylee read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
This book is awesome for lego fans.  Full of inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied.  Includes a countdown timer and activity selector which is cool.  Challenged me whilst having fun at the same time
20th January '17
I read it to 2R aged 6 to 7
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
A fabulous tool for any lego lover with a multitude of ideas to make and do. The book is very well organised and set out into sections with many themes including; animals and other creatures, one-player games, multi-player games and creepy things, to name but a few. The selection is phenomenal. I really was amazed at the vast array of things that could be made. In total there are 25 categories to choose from.

The little keypad on the front of the book allows you to select an activity number from 1-365 at random, countdown in minutes or seconds to test your timing of completing an activity and use it as a stopwatch to attempt to complete an activity within a given time slot. This little addition is a fabulous interactive resource to fully engage children. My class have been learning all about time and enjoyed timing themselves making something from the book.
I particularly like that they are also sectioned off into difficulty level allowing all abilities of lego builder to enjoy and take part in using this book.

It was won at a time when I was desperately seeking a way of making a castle out of lego and although there isn't a complete instruction for a full castle, there are related items that can be made which would link perfectly with our Castles topic that we are currently studying.

The book's language is suitable for many readers with some being supported by an adult or peer and some being able to read and access the book independently. Its colourful pictures and prompts are easy to follow and make it more accessible for all. It teaches you tips and tricks for building with lego from not having enough of the right colour pieces right through to building with alternative bricks if you don't have the ones it suggests.

When I first brought the book into school the children could not wait to read and explore it and they were not disappointed when we did read through it.

It teaches vital lessons throughout including resourcefulness, resilience and reflection which are all part of our schools ethos and approach to learning. Not giving up if it doesn't go to plan, reflecting on what you could change and using alternative bricks or colours if you can't find the exact ones the book suggests. This is perfect for many age groups, to read together or alone. I'd definitely recommend it.

The range of things to build does not stop at models and toys, it also provides instructions of how to make working objects and carry out experiments.
I love that it gives you a run-down of the terminology that is used as usually you just make up your own and this generic language can make it much easier to get to grips with lego. Each activity does state where to start and what bricks are which but you need to do the groundwork yourself by working out how many of each brick you need.

The only downsides to the book is obviously it doesn't come with lego and it holds a huge selection of bricks and objects that not all lego lovers may own but the front section does inform you of small activities that require a small amount of bricks and what pages they appear on, this I found very helpful although it does limit what you can build. You definitely need to be a serious lego-head to build the majority of the things in the book. It doesn't state exactly how many of each brick or tile you need either so that can make producing them a little more difficult, although the use of photographs from front, back and aerial view is most helpful at this point.

I think it would benefit from numbered steps and a you will need section for each activity - particularly for younger readers and explorers of lego.

The children thought these things about the book:

"I think the book is really really good because it shows you what you can make with lego even if you thought you could only make 200 things. This book would surprise you if you love lego because there are 365 things to build." KC aged 7
"It's very good because it helps you decide what to build if you are confused about what to do. It gives you lots of options and if you don't know which one it also has a button to choose a random one. That's what I like about it. I would give it five stars because I loved it!" AD aged 7
"I liked the book because if someone knows how to only build one thing they can look in the book and see 365 things to build and if no-one has any idea of using lego they can use the book. I don't like that it doesn't tell you how many bricks to use though because I like to know. I would give it 5 out of 5 stars because it was great." KB aged 6
"I liked the book because if you are bored and you have nothing to do you can get out your lego and the book and build something with lego." GO aged 6
14th January '17
I read it myself (an adult)
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
Amazing book that gives my 3 daughters all the ideas they need to get the Lego out and build something cool and imaginative.i would 100% recommend this book as we all need ideas for Lego now and again.
6th January '17
rsa read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
My son: I like using this book to make up my own lego sets. It is really good. Lots and lots of pictures to look at.

Mum: This was a Christmas. It has gone down quite well. The timer, however, has not been used in relation to creating lego sets. First couple of days it was used for timing a variety of activity (in relation to getting to bed), however, now the novelty has worn off. The book itself has lots of colourful pictures for young lego fans to get ideas from in order to build their own creations/sets/scenes. An excellent source of inspiration for those who like to play with lego.
14th January '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to Bob1 aged 7 aged 7 & to Bob2 aged 4 aged 4
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
HUGE Lego fans in our house, so I was very excited to receive this book to review. Firstly it's got a timer on the front - 4 functions: 1) activity selector button to randomly choose an activity from the 365 in the book (in case you just can't decide!), 2) a countdown button - try and build the Lego idea before the clock finishes, 3) a stopwatch - how long will it take you to make the Lego activity?, and finally 4) a 'stop/start' button to help you use the stopwatch. This is an ingenious little gadget that really helps add a different dimension to the book! 
The actually book is visually wonderful, my two children, husband and myself have really enjoyed just flicking through the pages and being inspired! I was especially pleased with the opening pages that explained things like the lego lingo - what different lego pieces are called, using technic Lego - useful if you've yet to build with a set, and keeping an open mind - don't worry if your model isn't quite the same as in the book!
The 365 ideas are very wide ranging, I loved the mini board games (#319, #299, #221 are great!). My kids loved #18 designing a dream home, #101 playing a memory test game using Lego pieces, #208 making a photo frame and #271 making a xylophone. My husband liked #354 transforming a Lego model. I can't begin to explain how much variety there is in all the ideas-the book really made me think that Lego is far more than the usual kits in the boxes! 
The only downside is you are going to want to go and buy more Lego in order to work through these ideas! Which isn't a bad thing....!
Overall this book is not just for kids, adult Lego fans will really enjoy how creative and inspiring it is too. Totally recommend for boys and girls from 4-104! It's awesome! 
15th January '17
Noah read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
5 stars
'It was amazing. I loved the creations it told me to do. There were some easy ones that I have done and some harder ones. The red activity selector is great. If you press the question mark button it tells you what number activity you can do. There's a stop watch with different buttons to time yourself and count down and a clock to count up to time yourself. It is a big book with lots to do.'

This book has been used a lot. It has really inspired my Lego fan to build more and more creations and is definitely a favourite. There is so much to do and the timer/activity selector is a really great addition. It helps make it suitable for more than one person and there are hours of fun to be had creating all the different things in the book. A must for any Lego fan.
23rd January '17
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
4 stars
I saw this at a friend's house, when i took my son there on a play date. This kids used it to make so many things. Good book!
10th January '17
Freya14 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
4 stars
 A good book with lots of new things but the pages are a bit jumbled 

Mum: a good Lego book with lots of new ideas to try suitable for both boys and girls. Have yet to utilise the activity timer. Educational aspects also enthralled throughout and new learning opportunities explored.
16th January '17
LCR08 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
365 Things to Do with LEGO (R) Bricks: With activity selector and timer 9780241232378
4 stars
This is an amazing book.
It is brilliant for giving ideas on how to use all this pieces of Lego that have ended up in a jumbled up mess in a big box!
Leo and Georgie love the timer on the front of the book and have races to make simple things! 
The pictures are very clear but I would have liked more step-by-step instructions for some of the more complicated ideas. I can see how this would be a good way for Lego enthusiasts to put their skills to the test, however. 
I can see that we will use this book for many years to come as Lego never gets old! 
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