A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History by Sarah Herman PDF

By Sarah Herman

ISBN-10: 1620870541

ISBN-13: 9781620870549

Toy of the yr, Toy of the Century, maximum Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven't been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it's now not challenging to work out why. From its inception within the early Nineteen Thirties correct up until eventually this present day, the LEGO Group's background is as colourful because the toys it makes. Few different playthings percentage the LEGO brand's artistic spirit, educative advantages, resilience, caliber, and common attraction. The LEGO identify is now synonymous with playtime, however it wasn't continuously so. This heritage charts the delivery of the LEGO staff within the workshop of a Danish chippie and its regular progress as a small, family-run toy producer to its present place as a market-leading, award-winning model. The company's ever-increasing catalogof products—including the earliest wood toys, plastic bricks, play subject matters, and different development platforms resembling DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—are chronicled intimately, along the producing procedure, LEGOLAND parks, authorized toys, and desktop games.

Learn all approximately how LEGO pulled itself out of an fiscal hindrance and embraced know-how to make construction blocks appropriate to twenty-first-century kids and detect the colourful fan group of youngsters and adults whose conventions, web pages, and art hold the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic because it is modern, 1000000 Little Bricks can have you reminiscing approximately previous vintage house units, ransacking through the attic for forgotten Minifigure associates, and twiddling with no matter what LEGO bricks you will get your fingers on (even if it potential sharing along with your kids).

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