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A Million Little Bricks

The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon
Herman, Sarah (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven't been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it's not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group's history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand's creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasn't always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company's ever-increasing catalogof products#151;including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS#151;are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).
Authors: Herman, Sarah, 1984-
Uniform Title: Building a history
Title: A million little bricks
the unofficial illustrated history of the LEGO phenomenon
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2012
Characteristics: xiii, 303 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Sarah Herman
Notes: "First published under the title Building a history in Great Britain in 2012 by Remember When"--T.p. verso
Contents: 1891-1953 : bricks and mortar
1954-1977 : systematic success
1978-1988 : the golden age
1989-1999 : it's a LEGO world
2000-2010 : foundations for the future
Building outside the box
ISBN: 1620870541
9781620870549
Branch Call Number: 338.768872 H5518m 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-285) and index
Subject Headings: LEGO toys Toy industry United States Toy industry Denmark LEGO koncernen (Denmark)
Topical Term: LEGO toys
Toy industry
Toy industry
LCCN: 2012018220
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Dec 11, 2012
  • piman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book has a misleading title. I counted only 123,483 bricks in it. I am starting a recount to check my work but I don't think I am going to get close to a million.
The book itself is interesting to flip through. A little to dry for my son who is the real LEGO fan in the family. The content is geared to those fascinated with LEGO history but even kids will enjoy the pictures.

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