A New Book Exposes The Dark Side of LEGO. And It’s Beautiful.

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark is a follow up to last year’s popular book Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle. This newly published hardcover book features Gothic, Mecha, Beastly and many other darker incarnations of miniature sculptures, all made with LEGO bricks.

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above: a sample spread from inside the book

Published by No Starch Press, fantasies and sci-fi horrors come to life in scenes created by over 100 of the best LEGO artists or builders around. Painstakingly crafted robots, insects, ships, buildings and aliens are featured in moody color photography making this a coffee-table book for those who appreciate the combination of toys, geek and craft.

Below are some examples of images (not pages) from the book:
lego darkside of lego ram sculpture

lego darkside gasmask spider and bug

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lego darkside ALIEN

lego darkside pan's labyrinth

lego darkside the squid and the whale

lego darkside freestyle builds Hellboy

But Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark has its lighter side, too — with sculptures of dark chocolate as well as plenty of black humor on display. With 340 pages, the 8″ x 10″ book weighs a pound and a half and makes a wonderful gift. The book hits the stores on November 20th.

Buy the first and/or the second of the Beautiful Lego books by Mike Doyle here

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