We absolutely love LEGO in our house. Indeed, the kids have already built an extensive collection. What’s more, the sets I had as a kid remain all present and correct at my parents’ home.
There’s something quite brilliant about following the instructions to make vehicles and buildings or, of course, creating your own. This new title from DK is therefore right up our street!
The LEGO Book New Edition is a wonderful read that fans young and old will adore. Starting with the history of the iconic brand, it guides readers on a fantastic journey through the evolution of the much-loved playsets.
In case you’re wondering, the name derives from the Danish for “play well”. And play well we all certainly have.
I had always assumed that the LEGO company started out with the sole intention of creating the system it’s now synonymous with. Not so!
The first LEGO toys were actually wooden. It wasn’t until the late 1940s that the forerunners of the plastic bricks we’re now so familiar with were introduced.
In 1958, the brick was patented and continues to form the building principles today. It was fascinating reading about how these famous pieces came into being and took over as LEGO’s mainstay.
The LEGO Play Themes section covers all sets from the 1970s right through to the present day. I like the way they’re organised by theme rather than chronologically.
Showing them side by side shows how the sets have subtly changed while remaining true to their origins.
My kids are going to love going through the pages spotting favourite sets. They’re not alone in that either. I got rather sidetracked while flicking through it and caught myself saying “That’s so cool” on numerous occasions!
There was also a warm feeling of nostalgia looking through the LEGO sets I owned as a child. One of my favourite kits was a Light & Sound fire engine so I was particularly pleased to see it included.
It’s obvious that this book has been put together by people with the same affection for LEGO, which is only right as far as I’m concerned.
Finally, no LEGO book these days would be complete without a covermount and this one includes a marvellous collector’s item. An exclusive brick to commemorate the 60th anniversary of LEGO.
The LEGO Book New Edition is a comprehensive and brilliant celebration of a hugely popular toy. If you love LEGO, you’ll love this. It has an RRP of £18 but I have five copies to give away.
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Disclosure: this post is a paid collaboration with DK.