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A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the Lego Phenomenon

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Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that havent been bestowed on LEGO toys, and its not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Groups history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brands creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasnt always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The companys ever-increasing catalogof products—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

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The legacy of LEGO—maker of every child’s favorite toys!

About the Author

Sarah Herman is a British writer, editor, and LEGO lover. She has written for Total Film, Star Wars Insider, and the official magazines for TV shows including Lost, Heroes, and Torchwood. Her previous books include humor titles Does Anything Eat S**t?, Do Worms Have Willies?, and The Unofficial Facebooker's Social Survival Guide. She resides in Vancouver, Canada, where she works as an editor for The Lab Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781620870549
Author:
Herman, Sarah
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Sarah Herman
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photographs
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.75 in

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