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The Lego Book [Hardcover]

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp , Daniel Lipkowitz , Alastair Dougall
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

1 Oct 2009
Reveal, explore, and celebrate the fascinating LEGO® story in The LEGO® Book. From its beginnings in a carpenter's workshop and the development of the first plastic brick, to the group's current position as an international brand, a timeline highlights key moments in LEGO® history.

Fascinating facts on every significant LEGO® product line, theme park, video game, artwork, competition, club, collectible and more combine with images from the LEGO Group's photo archives-many seen here for the first time-and inspiring ideas on how to make a variety of things from just a few bricks. Packaged in a beautiful slip case with cutting-edge design, this two-volume set also features Standing Small-a 96-page book celebrating the minifigure.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2009 The LEGO Group.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 199 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley); Slp edition (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756656230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756656232
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 24.1 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,672,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Daniel Lipkowitz is an Editor and story developer for the LEGO Group. He writes for LEGO® Master Builder Academy and LEGO Club Magazine, creates characters and storylines for new LEGO themes, and writes scripts for animated LEGO movies and videos. He is the author of DK's New York Times bestselling The LEGO Book, The LEGO Ideas Book, and LEGO Batman Visual Dictionary. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for all 6 year old boys. 2 Mar 2010
Bought this book for my 6 year old son who loves lego. He thinks this book is absolutely fabulous. He spends hours looking at all the different lego figures and models. A great buy, would highly recommend.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Excellent buy for a lego enthusiast 30 Dec 2010
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I bought this book for my 12yr old son for xmas, who is a huge lego fan, he spent most of xmas day with his nose in it!! brilliant buy!!
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Officially fun for all ages! 7 Oct 2009
I've grown to believe I was loner when it came to the fascination with Lego, yet many individuals I've met over the years gradually begin to admit it. What was always missing though was a comprehensive guide, or indeed detailed catalogue of all the Themes that have existed, and the sets within them. Even as I was building my sets in the early 90's as a child, I knew their was a wealth of history before all the sets I owned.

So once again, Waterstones came to rescue as I saw this book on one of my time-killing visits, taking me completely by surprise. Just as an early eye-opener, it appears this book is available both on its own (as it appears on this Amazon product page) and as part of a set with another book called 'Standing Small', a catalogue of all the mini-figures in Legos history. I was fortunate enough to lay my hands on this box-set, and so while I talk 'The Lego Book' first, bare in mind 'Standing Small' is not part of this product page.

As you flick through this book, you'll end up talking to yourself, saying "Oh.. I always wanted that one!" and most of the other comments you'd make in a toy shop. This is the great thing about the book - it's not a progressive narrative, as although theirs an introduction by the author, aside the from the small pieces of text explaining particular themes, this should be treated as a graphical book and not a textual analysis. So, if you like big colourful pictures like me, you're bound to be entertained!

What becomes apparent when viewing the transitions of bricks and themes is that the 1990's was surely a peak for companies imagination and creativity.
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought it would be... 9 Dec 2011
By MrsGatz
So, after reading the many positive reviews for this book and the young ages mentioned I thought this was going to be perfect for my 4 yr old nephew who loves lego. I had read the reviews for the Lego Ideas book and decided that this book seemed to be better suited. Alas, it has just arrived and although it is every bit as impressive as the other reviewers have said; it looks good, and I am sure it is interesting to the Lego fan, it is not what I thought it was going to be. Somehow I got the impression this would show ideas of the many models / structures you can make from random bits of lego. It does not! It shows more of a history of Lego and pictures of the different kits- past and present. So this review is for anyone else who is considering this book as an inspiration for what to do with your lego pieces. This is not the book for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars legotastic! 21 Mar 2011
I bought this for me (yup, 30 year old lego fan!). I was immedietly impressed by the presentation of the book set. You get "The Lego Book" and "Standing Small", which are both hardback books presented in a good quality cardboard slip. Both books are fabulous, showing detailed images of lego. Although these books are brilliant and do contain lots of interesting facts about lego, it's just a shame there aren't more models represented. However, on the whole, these books really are superb. My 2 children aged 10 & 12 years(who are also lego fans) love these books as much as I do. The presentation and content of this book set would make it an ideal gift for a lego enthusiast of just about any age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcomed with wide eyes! 29 Dec 2010
By AlanC
This was a Christmas present for my 7yr old grandson - the look of enjoyment and wide-open eyes said it all. He has been turning the pages and copying designs ever since - a sure way to keep them quiet and busy!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have 29 Nov 2010
I Recently purchased this product from amazon and i am very pleased with it as it arrived earlier than stated. This is a must have for all Lego fans, packed with info, well illustrated. Note: this product comes as a box set with 'standing small' (A history of the mini figure) which is not stated in the product description.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book. 28 Nov 2010
My 7 year old son loves lego and I bought him this book as a gift which he adores; it's a big, chunky book and is full of lovely pictures which he spends hours going through. It's well written in a detail but child friendly way and is genuinely interesting for him and me as well! If you've got kids who like lego, I'd strongly recommend this as a brilliant gift idea.
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This item is being bought for next Christmas as a present for someone I love dearly (my grandson). I know it is early but It won't rot!,
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
Arrived today and was very pleased with it. its for a christmas present for my son a lego fanatic. beautiful book lovely clear pictures and the history of lego is interesting from... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Lego book
I bought this for my grandson's 8th birthday. It was on his list and he is very pleased with it.
Published 11 months ago by P. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical
Gives a lot of information about lego history, previous sets including a really good mini figure book inside. Pictures are very helpfull to understand the lego excellence!
Published 12 months ago by Burak Atay
5.0 out of 5 stars great for any lego fan!
I bought this for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it, it's got so much interesting content, I flicked through it myself and was especially interested to see how the company... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kerri
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book.
This is a really interesting and informative book, with beautiful illustrations. It is an excellent gift for any lover of Lego.
Published 16 months ago by ZeldaB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for any Lego fan
I gave this to my nephew for his birthday as he is a true Lego fan and he loved this book. Great price, great delivery, great book. Thanks
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. N. Wait
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
I had hoped for slightly more detail on the early development of Lego through the early '60s, when I was a child. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Stephen Baker
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