Mommy Blog Expert: The Cult of LEGO Coffee Table Book on Kids and Adults Holiday Wish List - Review & Giveaway, Ends 1/17

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Cult of LEGO Coffee Table Book on Kids and Adults Holiday Wish List - Review & Giveaway, Ends 1/17

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Chances are if you or one of your children isn't a lover of all things LEGO, then you at least know a youngster or adult that is passionate about building with these familiar plastic interlocking bricks now found in more than 75% of homes in the Western World.  I know our household is included in those statistics because my kids played with LEGOs as toddlers and as teens now, they still love them. With such popularity among all age groups -- whether serious or just for fun -- I'm surprised that it took this look to introduce a book as good as The Cult of Lego a collaboration between authors John Baichtal (Make Magazine Contributor and Wired's GeekDad Blog) and Jose Meno (Founder of Brick Journal, a LEGO fan magazine). After my whole family -- mom, dad, and four kids -- took a look at the sensational illustrations, photos and the text inside that awaits you, we all agree that it certainly was worth the wait for this particular book.

The Cult of LEGO Book
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com

Equal parts coffee table art book, history lesson, and creative inspiration for builders of all ages, this is a comprehensive title that is the first to capture all the excitement about LEGO into a single book. It has as equal appeal to the serious adult LEGO professional or hobbyist as it does to kids in a variety of age groups with various abilities. In hard cover with over 304 interlocking pages readers will learn about the fascinating 50+ year history of LEGO and how the product was first brought to market and how it has evolved over time up until the company's present foray into technology.

This piece of non-fiction also delves into the intriguing world of men and women that fell back in love with the product as adults. Known as AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) these are the enthusiastic bunch who build fantastical sculptures, attending conventions and competitions to congregate with like-minded souls.  

My 4 kids at Legoland California w/ Old Man LEGO
Vintage family photo by Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com

In fact, this A to Z book covers just about everything related imaginable from the Minifig Mania craze, LEGO Art, and the use of LEGOs as autism therapy and bricks used in marketing, to what goes on at LEGO users groups and conventions, and even a Guinness Book of World Records-type section where you'll learn about cool stats such as the biggest LEGO statue ever created -- the Sitting Bull sculpture at LEGOLAND Billund, Denmark that was built with 1.5 million bricks.

The Cult of LEGO, Hardback $39.95 and eBook $31.95, is published by No Starch Press and is widely available in-store and online where books are sold.  Note: As the dustcover indicates, this unofficial book is not endorsed or authorized by the LEGO Group.

To WIN a copy of The Cult of Lego for yourself or to give as a gift to someone you know, scroll down for details about MommyBlogExpert's giveaway of this title.


The Cult of LEGO
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