The LEGO Engineer

Author: Jeff Friesen
Lower Age: 12+
Website: https://nostarch.com/lego-engineer
Price: $24.99
Year Added: 2023
Amazon URL: https://tinyurl.com/2vv8bdwn
The book provides information on some of the world’s most amazing engineering inventions, and then gives detailed steps on how to build LEGO models of each.
Do you have a blossoming Master Builder in your life? Ever wondered how to transition their love of LEGOs to actual engineering projects? The LEGO Engineer by Jeff Friesen may be for them! With beautiful photographs and detailed explanations, Friesen provides information on some of the world’s most amazing engineering inventions, and then gives detailed steps on how to build LEGO models of each. This book challenges children’s spatial reasoning skills and logical and creative thinking skills while teaching them more about the world built around them. ― A.R. Miller, Purdue Reviewer

Framework Categories

Engineering Thinking (EThink)
Issues, Solutions, and Impacts (ISI)
Processes of Design (POD)
Concepts of Engineers and Engineering (CEE)
Spatial Reasoning

Moore, T.J., Glancy, A.W., Tank, K.M., Kersten, J.A., Smith, K.A., & Stohlmann, M.S. (2014). A framework for quality K-12 engineering education: Research and development. Journal of Precollege Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1-13.


It should be noted that while the author does suggest that a true engineer can make substitutions for any pieces that they may not have, children with a small LEGO collection may struggle to build some of the models.