Synopses & Reviews
The Ultimate LEGO Book contains everything that LEGO fans have ever wanted to know about the LEGO Group and the LEGO System of toys. The book begins with a detailed visual timeline that tells the remarkable story of the company that grew from a village carpenter's workshop into one of the world's best-known family brands. The LEGO Masterbuilders section reveals how professional LEGO model makers work, and mow several incredible LEGO models are made. the book then explores the LEGOLAND theme parks and reveals the secret of many of their most exciting attractions. The final section examines the unlimited possibilities of the LEGO brick, and how this apparently simple toy has inspired numerous architects, designers, and artists. Not content with raiding LEGO photo archives from London to California, DK sent editors, designers, and photographers to LEGO HQ in Billund, Denmark, and to the LEGO model-making centers at Billund and Windsor, England, to make this book the complete guide to the LEGO universe.
Lego-maniacs of any age will be able to find new LEGO worlds to conquer with the new Lego books from DK Publishing. (Dallas Morning News, August 13, 1999)
An incredible journey through the history and lore of LEGOs. (Rainbo Electronic Reviews, October 1999)
If you and your children enjoy LEGOs now, you will certainly find greater appreciation after reading "The Ultimate LEGO Book". And just a hint. What a great idea this book would be for an upcoming holiday gift. (Desert News, November 15, 1999)
Young readers will be wowed by the photographs of the amazing things that have been built by Legos, while adults will enjoy the story of how this toy became a planetary craze. (Syndicated article by Karen MacPherson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 30, 1999)
A history and appreciation of LEGOs, (this book) takes readers from the origins of the LEGO group to the cutting edge of LEGO art. While this is not an activity book, the many photos, as brightly colored as the plastic blocks themselves, will certainly inspire kids to see more possibilities in their LEGO sets. It's the next best thing to a visit to one of the LEGOLAND theme parks. (Publisher's Weekly, September 20, 1999)
About the Author
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is President & CEO of LEGO Group.