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Out today: A Baskerville Curse – Another Sherlock Holmes Alphabet

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In this volume, Sherlock Holmes’s most famous case, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is retold in just twenty-six words, wherein the first word begins with A, the last with Z, and the story proceeds as the alphabet progresses. The text is accompanied by amusing photographic illustrations of custom designed LEGO® models and minifigures. This uniquely illustrated edition is sure to delight LEGO® enthusiasts, as well as fans of the Great Detective, children and adults alike.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any way licensed or authorised the publication of this book.

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A Baskerville Curse is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

 

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On Kickstarter: A Baskerville Curse – Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined

A Baskerville Curse – Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined

Sherlock Holmes re-imagined in Lego figures – the tale of the Baskerville Curse with all the key elements of The Hound recreated

James Macaluso has two passions – Sherlock Holmes and Lego – and he has brought them together to create the series of books ‘Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined’ which have proved a hit with fans all over the world:

The illustrations by P James Macaluso Jr are eccentric, clever, beautifully presented, witty, and bang up to date, being full-colour photographs of creations in Lego, each a scene depicted by Sidney Paget in The Strand Magazine. Ideal presents for the young Holmesian in your life.” Sherlock Holmes Society of London

In this volume, Sherlock Holmes’s most famous case, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is retold in just twenty-six words, wherein the first word begins with A, the last with Z, and the story proceeds as the alphabet progresses. The text is accompanied by amusing photographic illustrations of custom designed LEGO® models and minifigures. This uniquely illustrated edition is sure to delight LEGO® enthusiasts, as well as fans of the Great Detective, children and adults alike.

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Rewards

Every backer at all levels will get PDF instructions on how they can build their own version of 221b Baker Street

The Books

A Baskerville Curse
A Baskerville Curse (signed)
A Baskerville Curse + A Scandal In Bohemia
A Baskerville Curse + Adventure of your choice
A Baskerville Curse + Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined Collection

A Baskerville Curse – The Models

James is making available a limited number of the actual models used for the book as rewards – they are totally unique and a very special gift.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any way licensed or authorised the publication of this book.

For more information click here.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow — Re-Imagined

Sleepy Hollow is a quiet, isolated valley along the Hudson River in New York State. The inhabitants of this neighborhood are quite superstitious and believe in all manner of tales, stories and fables about ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night. The most famous of these legends is that of the Headless Horsemen, the apparition of a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball during the Revolutionary War, and who now, it is said, rides forth at night to the scene of the battle seeking his skull.
One day an awkward, yet ambitious, schoolmaster from Connecticut by the name of Ichabod Crane arrives in Sleepy Hollow. Shortly thereafter he sets his marital sights on Katrina Van Tassel, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Dutch farmer, who has many suiters including the hot-blooded brawler and prankster Brom Bones. One night, following a gathering at the Van Tassel farmstead, Ichabod Crane mysteriously disappears and is not seen or heard from again in Sleepy Hollow.
What befell the unfortunate schoolmaster? Did he fall victim to the Headless Horseman on one of his nighttime rides or is there a more earthly explanation?

SLEEPY HOLLOW RE-IMAGINED: In this volume, the original and unabridged text of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is accompanied by twenty-eight charming color photographic illustrations featuring custom designed models built using only LEGO® brand minifigures and bricks. This uniquely illustrated edition is sure to delight LEGO enthusiasts, as well as fans of the writings of Washington Irving, children and adults alike.

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LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any way licensed or authorized the publication of this book.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Re-Imagined is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Posted by on August 5, 2019 in Ghost Stories, Uncategorized

 

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow — Re-Imagined

Sleepy Hollow is a quiet, isolated valley along the Hudson River in New York State. The inhabitants of this neighborhood are quite superstitious and believe in all manner of tales, stories and fables about ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night. The most famous of these legends is that of the Headless Horsemen, the apparition of a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball during the Revolutionary War, and who now, it is said, rides forth at night to the scene of the battle seeking his skull.
One day an awkward, yet ambitious, schoolmaster from Connecticut by the name of Ichabod Crane arrives in Sleepy Hollow. Shortly thereafter he sets his marital sights on Katrina Van Tassel, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Dutch farmer, who has many suiters including the hot-blooded brawler and prankster Brom Bones. One night, following a gathering at the Van Tassel farmstead, Ichabod Crane mysteriously disappears and is not seen or heard from again in Sleepy Hollow.
What befell the unfortunate schoolmaster? Did he fall victim to the Headless Horseman on one of his nighttime rides or is there a more earthly explanation?

SLEEPY HOLLOW RE-IMAGINED: In this volume, the original and unabridged text of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is accompanied by twenty-eight charming color photographic illustrations featuring custom designed models built using only LEGO® brand minifigures and bricks. This uniquely illustrated edition is sure to delight LEGO enthusiasts, as well as fans of the writings of Washington Irving, children and adults alike.

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LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any way licensed or authorized the publication of this book.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Re-Imagined is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Posted by on October 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Cassie Parkes reviews the first 3 Lego Sherlock Holmes books by P James Macaluso

“If there’s one thing I love besides Sherlock Holmes, it’s Lego. I have a shelf full of Lego figures (I have lots of character ones-Marvel, Lord of the Rings etc) and I loved The Lego Movie beyond comprehension. So when I saw that P James Macaluso Jr  had created illustrated versions of Conan Doyle’s work using Lego figures, I was giddy beyond belief!

I looked at three of Macaluso’s Holmes books: A Case of Identity, The Red-Headed League and A Scandal in Bohemia. The books use Conan Doyle’s original text, but are illustrated with charming Lego images (like the one above) which are Lego reproductions of Paget’s work in the original stories. Each illustration is both adorable and clever as, when compared to Paget’s originals, they are actually remarkably similar!

The books themselves are fairly thin and glossy, they are easy to read and I was eager to turn the page and see each new illustration recreated in Lego! One thing I did think about was how they would be fairly accessible to children in this format, though the vocabulary of Conan Doyle’s work might be a little tricky for some younger children.

Overall, these books are a fun, lighthearted take on Conan Doyle’s work, and I for one am very jealous both of the fact that I didn’t think of it first, and of Macaluso’s extensive Lego collection. I would definitely recommend these to both Holmesians and Lego fans alike, they’re the kind of thing which I know will make me smile over and over again.”

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined series is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kobo and Nook.

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Review of A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet

I have to admit that I’ve never before seen Mr. Macaluso’s other books, portraying various Holmes stories with Lego-based illustrations, but I’ve always found the concept amazing and admirable. Now I’ve obtained a copy of his latest work, a modest little book recreating scenes from The Canon, one for each letter of the alphabet.

I suspect that each of the illustrating photos first appeared in one of his previous Lego books, but I don’t know for sure. I do know that this is a fascinating little volume, and each simple photo, lovingly recreating a scene from one of the original stories, is great fun. Each time I looked at one of them, I was prompted to recall the events of the story, and to admire how cleverly the author made use of the Legos.

I recall playing with Legos as a small child in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. (My sister and I inexplicably called them “toddle”, a word that’s still on the tip of my tongue today when I encounter a piece of Lego.) Once when I was very small, crying with frustration as a Lego wall that I was attempting to build kept pulling apart and falling, my dad – fresh home from work – showed me how bricks should overlap to provide strength. In those days, all we had were the bricks, and maybe a few windows. Later, in the 1990’s, my son had fancier Lego sets, but nothing like what would eventually be available. Seeing the illustrations in this book, I have to wonder if one can buy Holmes Lego figures, and top hats, and lamp posts, and Napoleon hats, and Hell Hounds, and all the other items that make these so amazing. If so, I want them. If not, and if Mr. Macaluso made them, I’m extremely impressed.

I think, having written this, I’ll glance through this fun little book one more time. Excellent stuff!

Reviewed by David Marcum

A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet is available for pre order from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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5 days to go – A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet on Kickstarter

5 days to go – A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet on Kickstarter

The Sherlock Holmes Alphabet brings iconic scenes from the Sherlock Holmes canon to life using Lego figures in high resolution images.

In addition to pre-publication copies of A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet, we are also offering copies of the Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined books and also copies of the complete collection.

For more information click here.

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