The Cult of LEGO (Hardcover)

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In The Cult of LEGO, Wired's GeekDad blogger John Baichtal and BrickJournal founder Joe Meno take you on a magnificent, illustrated tour of the LEGO® community, its people, and their creations.

The Cult of LEGO introduces us to fans and builders from all walks of life. People like professional LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya; enigmatic Dutch painter Ego Leonard (who maintains that he is, in fact, a LEGO minifig); Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator who builds CubeDudes, instantly recognizable likenesses of fictional characters; Brick Testament creator Brendan Powell Smith, who uses LEGO to illustrate biblical stories; and Henry Lim, whose work includes a series of models recreating M.C. Escher lithographs and a full-scale, functioning LEGO harpsichord.

Marvel at spectacular LEGO creations like:
–A life-sized Stegosaurus and an 80,000-brick T. Rex skeleton
–Detailed microscale versions of landmarks like the Acropolis and Yankee Stadium
–A 22-foot long, 350-pound re-creation of the World War II battleship Yamato
–A robotic, giant chess set that can replay historical matches or take on an opponent
–A three-level, remote-controlled Jawa Sandcrawler, complete with moving conveyor belt

Whether you're a card-carrying LEGO fanatic or just thinking fondly about that dusty box of LEGO in storage, The Cult of LEGO will inspire you to take out your bricks and build something amazing.

About the Author


John Baichtal is a contributor to MAKE magazine and Wired's GeekDad blog. He has also written for legendary tabletop gaming magazines Dragon and Dungeon, as well as Kobold Quarterly and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.
Joe Meno is the founder of BrickJournal, a print and online LEGO® fan magazine. He has organized and run LEGO fan events, acted as an advisor on LEGO projects, and helped design LEGO sets.

Praise For…


"As much a geek treat of the finest kind as it is a fascinating piece of subcultural anthropology. An essential staple for your favorite nerd's coffee table."
—The Atlantic

"If we're talking about inspiring the next generation of engineers, flipping through this book would be one way to do it."
—MSNBC.com

"...A beautiful, coffee-table tome rich with examples of LEGO’s appeal and limitless versatility."
—TODAY.com


Product Details
ISBN: 9781593273910
ISBN-10: 1593273916
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English