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The Cult of LEGO (Hardcover)

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    No, this isn't a book about joining some fringe cult. It's a book by LEGOŽ fans, for LEGO fans, and you and your kids will love it.

    In The Cult of LEGO, Wired's GeekDad blogger John Baichtal and BrickJournal fou......more

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No, this isn't a book about joining some fringe cult. It's a book by LEGOŽ fans, for LEGO fans, and you and your kids will love it.

In The Cult of LEGO, Wired's GeekDad blogger John Baichtal and BrickJournal founder Joe Meno take you on a magnificent, illustrated tour of the LEGO community, its people, and their creations.

The Cult of LEGO introduces us to fans and builders from all walks of life. People like professional LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya; enigmatic Dutch painter Ego Leonard (who maintains that he is, in fact, a LEGO minifig); Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator who builds CubeDudes, instantly recognizable likenesses of fictional characters; Brick Testament creator Brendan Powell Smith, who uses LEGO to illustrate biblical stories; and Henry Lim, whose work includes a series of models recreating M.C. Escher lithographs and a full-scale, functioning LEGO harpsichord.

Marvel at spectacular LEGO creations like:

  • A life-sized Stegosaurus and an 80,000-brick T. Rex skeleton
  • Detailed microscale versions of landmarks like the Acropolis and Yankee Stadium
  • A 22-foot long, 350-pound re-creation of the World War II battleship Yamato
  • A robotic, giant chess set that can replay historical matches or take on an opponent
  • A three-level, remote-controlled Jawa Sandcrawler, complete with moving conveyor belt

Whether you're a card-carrying LEGO fanatic or just thinking fondly about that dusty box of LEGO in storage, The Cult of LEGO will inspire you to take out your bricks and build something amazing.

Gold Medal, Independent Publisher Book Award, "IPPY" for Pop Culture

Silver Medal, 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards for Crafts and Hobbies

Grand Prize, 2012 San Francisco Book Festival

Selected for the Communication Arts 2012 Design Annual


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John Baichtal is a contributor to MAKE Magazine and Wired's GeekDad blog. He has also written for legendary tabletop gaming magazines Dragon and Dungeon, as well as Kobold Quarterly and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.

Joe Meno is the founder of BrickJournal, a print and online LEGOŽ fan magazine. He has organized and run LEGO fan events, acted as an advisor on LEGO projects, and helped design LEGO sets.

Author:
Baichtal, John
Genre:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Toymaking
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
290
Language:
English
Publisher:
No Starch Pr
Publish Date:
11/04/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9781593273910
Height:
10.25 in
Wdth:
8.25 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
2.62 lb
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  • Inside look into the ardent fans of Legos

    I bought this for my adult son and grandson who love putting Legos together. I think it gave them another look into the world of fans who like them, want to see what others are doing with their Legos. Their imaginations are endless in this book. My son and grandson were taking turns reading the book. They hadn't seen this book before, so this was a nice surprise for them. It reminds me of the fans of Star Trek and how they too became a cult of that series. This too is a cult in a good sense. Fun for all.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image was the same. Actually better. The cover is glossy and sturdy.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? I thought the title was a good fit.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It was sturdy and put together well.
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