By John Baichtal, Joe Meno
No, this is not a booklet approximately becoming a member of a few fringe cult. it is a ebook by way of LEGO lovers, for LEGO enthusiasts, and also you and your children will love it.
In The Cult of LEGO, Wired's GeekDad blogger John Baichtal and BrickJournal founder Joe Meno take you on a powerful, illustrated journey of the LEGO group, its humans, and their creations.
The Cult of LEGO introduces us to fanatics and developers from all walks of lifestyles. humans like specialist LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya; enigmatic Dutch painter Ego Leonard (who continues that he's, in truth, a LEGO minifig); Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator who builds CubeDudes, immediately recognizable likenesses of fictional characters; Brick testomony writer Brendan Powell Smith, who makes use of LEGO to demonstrate biblical tales; and Henry Lim, whose paintings contains a sequence of versions recreating M.C. Escher lithographs and a full-scale, functioning LEGO harpsichord.
Marvel at dazzling LEGO creations like:
- A life-sized Stegosaurus and an 80,000-brick T. Rex skeleton
- exact microscale types of landmarks just like the Acropolis and Yankee Stadium
- A 22-foot lengthy, 350-pound new edition of the realm struggle II battleship Yamato
- A robot, great chess set which may replay old suits or tackle an opponent
- A three-level, remote-controlled Jawa Sandcrawler, whole with relocating conveyor belt
- even if you are a card-carrying LEGO enthusiast or simply pondering fondly approximately that dusty field of - LEGO in garage, The Cult of LEGO will motivate you to take out your bricks and construct anything amazing.
Gold Medal, autonomous writer booklet Award, "IPPY" for Pop Culture
Silver Medal, 2012 ForeWord ebook of the 12 months Awards for Crafts and Hobbies
Grand Prize, 2012 San Francisco ebook Festival
Selected for the verbal exchange Arts 2012 layout Annual