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I Lego N.Y. [Board book]

Christoph Niemann
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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March 1 2010
I LEGO N.Y. is an imaginative look at life in New York City constructed entirely out of LEGOs. Designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann was inspired to create a series of miniature New York vignettes out of his sons' toys after a few cold and dark winter days in Berlin. The former New Yorker then posted photographs of his creations along with his handwritten captions on his New York Times blog. Resident and honorary New Yorkers around the world responded enthusiastically to the clever and minimalist inventions, which captured both the iconic (the Empire State Building) and the mundane (man standing on a subway platform) in fewer LEGO pieces than one might think possible. This book includes all of the original images, plus thirteen new creations. The resulting collection is delightful in its simplicity and moving in its ability to cature the spirit of life in New York in so few strokes.

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Christoph Niemann is an award-winning illustrator and children’s book author. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Wired, and The New York Times. He has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club, and American Illustration. He is the author of two children’s books, The Pet Dragon and The Police Cloud.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for New Yorkers who enjoyed Legos July 17 2010
Format:Board book
I give inexpensive books instead of greeting cards. This one fit the bill quite nicely. It's well done, with plenty of New York insider humor. The potential audience is limited, though, to those who have either grown up in the city or visited extensively and have enough Lego experience to recognize the pieces. The humor is wordless and sophisticated in a lighthearted way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Multiple audiences April 6 2010
Format:Board book
My wife loved it from an artistic POV, but our two young kids liked it - as a kids board book! Funny how it worked for two different audiences equally well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witty March 15 2010
By Vivien Li - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
Mr. Niemann makes me laugh every single time. He definitely makes me see mundane things in an entirely new light. I'm not sure actually buying this book is necessary because he has a blog on the NYTimes website called "Abstract City," and this entire lego-themed book was one of his early posts. Check it out first, and I guarantee you'll fall in love with his style. But this is a good way to help support his work, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leg-excellent Sept. 10 2010
By JW - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
I "read" this book in a bookstore and laughed aloud several times. I'm now here to buy it. I'm not sure my baby will appreciate the humor, but I'll enjoy reading it to her.
4.0 out of 5 stars Visual Haiku June 30 2014
By Anne Mills - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
A small and very clever little book, drawn from Mr. Niemann's blog. I bought it for a lego-loving nephew, but decided that it would be wasted on one so young, and kept it for myself.
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute Book, Could Have Been Better April 20 2014
By Brian Battuello - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
If you like New York City and Legos, this book is a fun diversion to leave on your coffee table. It is a quick flick-through for visitors. I'm only giving it three stars because it is very short and while some of the visual jokes are hilarious, there are also a few clunkers. It seems like the author could have put a little more thought into it, it looks like something he did in an afternoon with his kid's Legos.
5.0 out of 5 stars cute Jan. 10 2014
By Meg Bakewell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
cute and funny. a great little book for the lego lover and new york enthusiast. makes a great christmas gift
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