In this step-by-step guide by Mattia Zamboni you’ll learn how to build miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO pieces. The book allows you to imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks–almost anything!
In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you’ll create miniscale models of real vehicles like:
A space shuttle
Jets, planes, and helicopters
France’s high-speed TGV train
Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!
Tiny LEGO Wonders by Mattia Zamboni is the latest LEGO book from No Starch Press. It is a 200 page hardback filled with instructions for building 40 microscale vehicles. There are many different builds and may provide inspiration for you to create your own miniature vehicles.
The book is divided into ten categories, each category deals with a different type of vehicle. Each build consists of a few pages which also includes the parts needed to create it. Similar to other book instructions, the construction is condensed into a few steps with multiple pieces going into each step. The chapters are preceded by double page dioramas which have been modelled by Alexander Bugiel and Matteo Russolillio.
Each model example is illustrated with high quality renderings and easy to follow instructions. The quality of the models is excellent and a lot can be learnt from studying the instructions or, better still, building them. Each one is graded easy/medium/hard although I would not expect any of them to be beyond anyone reading this.
Both the instructions themselves and the models are very high quality and if you have an interest in microscale modelling then this is a book that you will not want to pass up on. Zamboni is certainly a LEGO fan. He is the co-author of the LEGO Build-It Book series, has contributed to several other LEGO books, and has been a LEGO Ambassador since 2015. You can check out his work at Brick Passion.