Building a History

The Lego Group

Author: Sarah Herman

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 472

The story of these beloved bricks and the people who built an empire with them. 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, educational benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group from 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 growing catalogue of products—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—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. Building a History 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).

LEGO Studies

Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 956

Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO has also become a medium into which a wide number of media franchises, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, Superman, Lord of the Rings, and others, have adapted their characters, vehicles, props, and settings. The LEGO Group itself has become a multimedia empire, including LEGO books, movies, television shows, video games, board games, comic books, theme parks, magazines, and even MMORPGs. LEGO Studies: Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon is the first collection to examine LEGO as both a medium into which other franchises can be adapted and a transmedial franchise of its own. Although each essay looks at a particular aspect of the LEGO phenomenon, topics such as adaptation, representation, paratexts, franchises, and interactivity intersect throughout these essays, proposing that the study of LEGO as a medium and a media empire is a rich vein barely touched upon in Media Studies.

A Million Little Bricks

The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon

Author: Sarah Herman

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 428

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—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—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).

Building a Global Learning Organization

Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO Group

Author: Patrick Graupp

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 966

Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO Group describes how a multinational company developed a global structure for learning based on the TWI (Training Within Industry) program to create and sustain standardized work across multiple language and cultural platforms. In this book,

Great Lego Sets

A Visual History

Author: Dk Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 456

Traces the history and development of Lego toy sets, with profiles on the designers, break down of the bricks used, and guided tours of advanced sets. A chronological tour of the history of LEGO's most significant, popular and interesting playsets combines lavish photography with coverage of such classics as the LEGO Space and LEGO Castle series as well as licensed theme sets, including LEGO Star Wars.

You Can Build It Book 1

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 969

YOU CAN BUILD IT is a new ongoing series of instruction books on the art of LEGO® custom building, from the producers of BRICKJOURNAL magazine! Spinning off from BrickJournal’s popular “You Can Build It” column, these FULL-COLOR books are loaded with nothing but STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS by some of the top custom builders in the LEGO fan community. BOOK ONE is for beginning-to-intermediate builders, and features instructions for custom creations including Miniland figures, a fire engine, Christmas ornaments, a street vignette, plus miniscale models from “a galaxy far, far away,” and more! So if you’re ready to go beyond the standard LEGO sets available in stores and move into custom building with the bricks you already own, this ongoing series will quickly take you from novice to expert builder, teaching you key building techniques along the way!

You Can Build It Book 2

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 293

YOU CAN BUILD IT is a new ongoing series of instruction books on the art of LEGO® custom building, from the producers of BRICKJOURNAL magazine! Spinning off from BrickJournal’s popular “You Can Build It” column, these FULL-COLOR books are loaded with nothing but STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS by some of the top custom builders in the LEGO fan community. BOOK TWO is for intermediate-to-advanced builders, with even more detailed projects to tackle, including advanced Miniland figures, a miniscale yellow castle, a deep sea scene, a mini USS Constitution, and more! So if you’re ready to go beyond the standard LEGO sets available in stores and move into custom building with the bricks you already own, this ongoing series will quickly take you from novice to expert builder, teaching you key building techniques along the way!

Create A Castle And Other Great LEGO Ideas

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 442

This bite-size collection of LEGO castle build ideas will whisk you back to the days when knights were bold. Small in size but big in inspiration, this neat 32-page volume contains a collection of projects from the 'In Days of Old' chapter of The LEGO® Ideas Book. These ideas will do more than teach building skills; they will unlock your imagination and get you dreaming up dozens of ideas of your own. First build your majestic castle. Then create a drawbridge that really lifts and a portcullis that really lowers. Build a giant dragon for your minifigure knights to fight - maybe using a brick-built cannon. How about some sneaky traps for your enemies, and a brick-busting battering ram? There's all this and lots more inside this book, so dip in - and don't forget, there are four other exciting books in this series, too. ©2020 The LEGO Group

Beginning Drupal

Author: Jacob Redding

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 484

View: 116

A thorough introduction that lessens the learning curve to building sites with Drupal 7 Drupal 7 is the latest version of the free, open source content management system Drupal. A powerful content management system and framework Drupal has an unfortunate reputation of having a steep learning curve. This guide to Drupal 7 methodically demystifies Drupal and shortening the learning curve. Author Jacob Redding is deeply embedded in the Drupal community, and walks first-time Drupal developers through the installation and configuration of a Drupal system. In-depth information on key areas of Drupal explore the Drupal hook system, Drupal's theming layer, and Drupal's API. You'll also get sample code, and lessons that guide you through various aspects of Drupal. Introduces you to every aspect of Drupal 7 Demystifies key areas of Drupal and shortens the learning curve for even the most novice beginner Features lessons and sample code that offer extra insight into a Drupal web site Exploring simple single website installations and more advanced multiple site installations that share users and/or content. Addresses how to use Drupal's theming layer to your advantage. With this comprehensive and clear book by your side, you will quickly learn to leverage Drupal's impressive power.

Extreme Bricks

Spectacular, Record-Breaking, and Astounding LEGO Projects from around the World

Author: Sarah Herman

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 927

From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge to the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they’re re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form, building life-size superheroes, breaking world records with skyscraping towers, or firmly adjusting their thinking caps to program plastic robots, some LEGO fans are taking their passion for plastic to the extreme. Sarah Herman, the author of A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon, has brought together some of the world’s most ambitious builders in a fact-filled showcase of truly mind-blowing models for this exciting illustrated book. Extreme Bricks chronicles the first attempts at large-scale models embarked on by the LEGO Group as well as the early work of LEGOLAND artists and builders and contemporary LEGO Certified Professionals who build big for a living. It charts the rise of AFOLS (adult fans of LEGO) and their increasingly spectacular models and gargantuan collections. Packed with two hundred color photographs to shock and surprise, the book also explores the popular building competitions and includes a closer look at the shockingly smart LEGO MINDSTORMS robots that can do everything from solving a Rubik’s Cube to building their own LEGO models.