The Cult of Lego (PDF)

The Cult of Lego (PDF)

For the uninitiated, life-sized Dinos built of Legos, a Lego community, and conventions for Lego devotees - the prospect is mind-blowing. For AFOL (adult fans of Lego), this won't rock your worldview, but it will inspire.


The Cult of Lego: To some, they are nostalgic plastic bricks. To others, they are a way of life.


This book takes you on an illustrated tour of the Lego community and its creations. You'll meet fans -and fanatics- from all walks of life, like professional artist Nathan Sawaya, brick filmmaker David Pagano, the enigmatic Ego Leonard, and the many devoted AFOL (adult fans of Lego) who spend countless hours building their masterpieces.


In this full-color coffee table book, you'll find page after page of photos showcasing the fantastically creative and complex models built by the Lego community. You'll marvel at a life-size stegosaurus, a micro-scale Yankee Stadium, a 22-foot long World War II battleship, a MINDSTORMS powered monster chess set, and a remote-controlled Jawa Sand Crawler (with moving conveyor belt). Visit the conventions where Lego fans gather to socialize and show off their work. Discover the serious side of Lego, used in therapy, prototyping, and team building.


Whether you're a card-carrying AFOL or just thinking fondly about that dusty box of Legos in storage, John Baichtal and Joe Meno's look at the world of Lego will inspire you to take out your bricks and build something amazing.


Praise for The Cult of LEGO "I defy you to read and admire this book and not want to doodle with some bricks by the time you're done." —Gareth Branwyn, online editor-in-chief, MAKE Magazine "This fascinating look at the world of devoted LEGO fans deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks." —Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, Wired "A crazy fun read, from cover to cover, this book deserves a special spot on the bookshelf of any self-respecting nerd." —Jake McKee, former global community manager, the LEGO Group "An excellent book and a must have for any LEGO enthusiast out there. The pictures are awesome!" —Ulrik Pilegaard, author of Forbidden LEGO