we are all familiar with what LEGO bricks can do. these unassuming building blocks can create breathtaking and mesmerizing sculptures, but what you don’t know about the world’s most famous bricks is, it could also be used to create dark and twisted sculptures that, despite their ‘desolated’ nature, are no less mind-blowing. however, the odds of you chancing upon an awe-inspiring ‘dark’ piece of work, let alone many, is far and few between, unless you grab a copy of the Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle {No Starch Press, ISBN 978-1593275860). if you recalled, Mike Doyle is also the same person who brought to you the first Beautiful LEGO, a book that open our eyes to incredible LEGO sculptures by artists from around the world.

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle [Hardcover]

this follow up hardcover book is a new curation showcasing the darker LEGO works of art from 140 alternative LEGO artists who sculptured less child-friendly epic pieces including gothic fantasies, creepy crawlies, sci-fi horrors and basically, things nightmares are made of. it may sounds bleak and sinister, but rest assure, the works Doyle pulled together are as spectacular as any lighter LEGO creations. speaking of lighter, there are some ‘dark’ humor too, like creations that are literally ‘dark’ and not quite ‘dark’ in nature. so why is this book so defining? well, maybe because what you will see in this book are masterpieces that the Danish toy company will never make, like ever and that’s good enough reason in our books to qualify it as a must-have for any LEGO fan.

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the Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle is officially due for release on November 20, 2014, but you can secure yourself a copy over at Amazon for just $25.27. the price is under pre-order guarantee, which means if Amazon decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll get the lowest price. keep going for a few sneak peek of the book.

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle [Hardcover]

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle [Hardcover]

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle [Hardcover]

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle [Hardcover]

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle [Hardcover]

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark by Mike Doyle [Hardcover]

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