Here is a book that stands apart from the hundreds of books currently published on LEGO products. This one is not really about the LEGO Company or the creations that can be made with LEGOS. Nor is it written for kids and you will not find how-to build projects outlined within its pages. The Cult of LEGO is about people and communities that have been built around the LEGO products. “AFOL” is the official term for “Adult Fans of LEGO”, and it’s a group that is growing very quickly. This book explores everything from the brand’s history to LEGO art to Minifigs and LEGO world records. Author’s John Baichtal and Joe Meno are both avid LEGO fans and they take you on a journey deep into the underworld of LEGO and allow you to marvel at creations like an 80,000-brick T-Rex Skeleton, a 22-foot long, 350-pound re-cre- ation of the World War II battleship Yamato, or a robotic, giant chess set that can replay historical matches or take on an opponent. Whether you are a diehard LEGO fanatic or remembering that dusty box of bricks stored in your attic, The Cult of LEGO will inspire you to break out the bricks and create something amazing.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: No Starch Press, November 2011