There’s a definite split right now between the old, nostalgic LEGO-loving crowd and the usual young crowd of kids who just want to build anything and everything. That’s not saying the kids can’t be clever – Have you seen LEGO Masters on Channel 4?? -but it’s the adults who are taking on their pop culture loves and helping to make LEGO one of the biggest retail success stories of recent times… and why not, it’s a whole lot of fun whatever your age.
This new book, from DK Publishing, is more so for the younger audience of 6-7 years and up because it’s one of those classic fact-filled collections that you can delve into deeply and lose yourself with facts, history and figures. I used to love this kind of book in my youth and although the older LEGO fanatic could still find a lot of information here, it’s your younger viewers who’ll love the bright, excited details, the look at everything LEGO that’s ever been and the chance to impress your friends with stats and stuff.
For example: Did you know that over 68,000 pieces of LEGO are created every minute? That the first LEGO-branded pieces were produced in 1934? That they chose yellow because it represented all skin colours on their first release in 1978… and that that minifigure form hasn’t changed since then?! The first LEGO Star Wars spaceships launched in 1999 and, it’d very easy to go on for 232 pages.
The sheer scale of information in the book is super smart, from colour schemes and charts, to animals and LEGO parks, from reinvention and new invention, right through to Technics, Ninjago, pop culture-tie-ins and SO much more… LEGO’s ‘Absolutely Everything You Need to Know‘ really is very impressive and definitely gives you everything you really could ever know up-to the present day!
LEGO: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, by Simon Hugo, is out to own now – Order it by clicking on the image below!