The Cult of LEGO

November 1, 2011|
The Cult of LEGO by John Baichtal
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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.
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 even...
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Title:The Cult of LEGO
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 10.25 X 8.31 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 10.25 X 8.31 X 0.98 in
Published:November 1, 2011
Publisher:No Starch Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781593273910

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