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Beautiful Lego

'Angkor Wat'

'Victorian on Mud Heap'

'World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial, New York'

'Cetanclass Baseship'

'Frozen Figure'

'Protector of the Great Queen'

'The Equestrian'

'It's Not Easy Being Green'

'Queen of Hearts Castle'

'The Fortune Demon'

In "Beautiful Lego," Mike Doyle showcases dozens of stunning pieces of Lego art created by a variety of artists. From fantastical buildings -- like Doyle's own "Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K'ai Yne, Odan" -- to spaceships, animals, scenes from Tolkien, and much more, the book is a treat for any Lego fan.
Caption by / Photo by Reproduced from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful LEGO</a>, with the permission of No Starch Press. © 2013 by Mike Doyle.
"Angkor Wat," by artist Arthur Gugick.
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2010, Arthur Gugick. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
Mike Doyle, who put together "Beautiful Lego," is also a Lego artist himself. This is his "Victorian on Mud Heap," from 2011.
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2011, Mike Doyle. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
A somber look at the post-9/11 World Trade Center, this is "World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial, New York," by J. Spencer Rezkella.
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2012, J. Spencer Rezkalla. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
Just one of many amazing spacecraft represented in "Beautiful Lego," this is Garry King's "Cetanclass Baseship."
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2012, Garry King. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
Artist Nathan Sawaya, formerly a lawyer and later a Lego master model builder, has a series of haunting pieces in "Beautiful Lego." This is "Frozen Figure."
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2011, Nathan Sawaya. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
This is "Protector of the Great Queen" by artist Leno Martins.
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 201, Leno Martins. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
One of a series of stunning animal pieces in "Beautiful Lego," this is "The Equestrian" by Mike Nieves.
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2011, Mike Nieves. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
Harkening back to high school biology class, this is Dave Kaleta's "It's Not Easy Being Green (Dissected Frog)."
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2010, Dave Kaleta. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
This is artist Edward Conquest's "Queen of Hearts Castle."
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2009, Edward Conquest. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
A building? A monster? Both? It's artist Mihai Marius Mihu's "The Fortune Demon."
Caption by / Photo by Copyright 2012, Mihai Marius Mihu. From '<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080">Beautiful Lego</a>'
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