The definitive collection of LEGO brick lighting techniques with examples of how to light brick creations and animate lighting effects. Includes multiple practical lighting projects that permit hands-on practice of the techniques.
Whether a vehicle, house, or entire city, all LEGO creations can become even more amazing with LED lights and The LEGO Lighting Book shows how to light them. Clear instructions, inspiring examples and vivid photographs illustrate how to achieve the best lighting for interior scenes, buildings, minifigs, vehicles, shadow sculptures, glowing artwork, and animated lighting effects. A series of exclusive building exercises allows readers to practice the techniques they have learned.
About the Author
Brian Williams is an accomplished brick artist and active member of the LEGO fan community for 25+ years. His detailed military, adventure, and science-fiction themed LEGO creations often feature advanced LED lighting and earned him 5 Brickworld awards including two World of Lights awards. He has written articles for Brickjournal and Railbricks, and contributed to The Art of LEGO Design (No Starch, 2014). When he's not building with bricks with his son, he works as a software development manager and exhibits at model railroad shows in the Chicago area.
"A truly awe-inspiring book for any LEGO® builder, artist, or photographer." —Hue Hughes, Toy Photographer
"Amazing insights of possibilities in lighting LEGO® sets with instructions for some examples. It also compares existing lighting kits with DIY solutions. A must-have for lighting enthusiasts and people who want to become one." —Holger Wennmann, @AustrianBrickFan
"A must-read for any LEGO® fan looking to take their creations to a whole new level. With step-by-step instructions, helpful tips and stunning examples, this guide beautifully showcases the world of LEGO® lighting and will serve as an inspiration for LEGO® fans." —Brad, @BRICKLOVER18
"Amazing photography . . . a really interesting read and resource to have on the shelf in your LEGO room." —Adam King, Adam's Brick Junction
"Williams makes complex lighting techniques easy to understand and breaks down complex builds into manageable step-by-step instructions. Whether you want to take your LEGO builds up a notch or give yourself an extra hour of quiet time by letting your husband and kids build a circuit board, this book is an amazing resource that should have a space on every LEGO enthusiast’s shelf." —Louise Knight-Gibson, Smile Politely
"The LEGO Lighting Book will be a constant reference source for all LEGO designers and builders." —Wayne Moore, LEGO Enthusiast
"A 'must have' acquisition for the legions of dedicated LEGO fans, [The LEGO Lighting Book] will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library collections." —Midwest Book Review