Friday, March 20, 2020

ReadItDaddy's Book of the Week - Week Ending 20th March 2020: "Lego: Absolutely everything you need to know" (Dorling Kindersley)

We are absolute Lego nerds on the blog, and though this book is a few years old, it was rather a lovely present to receive from my wonderful Mother in Law (who REALLY knows how to pick presents out for me).

"Lego: Absolutely Everything you Need to Know" is a luxurious deep dive into the world of those utterly addictive plastic bricks.

If you, like me, find yourself still playing with Lego as an adult, you'll absolutely love the approach this book takes - digging back in time to the history of the Lego company, and also taking a look at the various innovations, the different sets, and of course a whole ton of amazing anecdotes surrounding this brilliant building block - and all its weird and wonderful variants.

Did you know, for example, that Lego are the largest tyre manufacturer on the planet? They make more tyres for Lego vehicles than anyone else.

Did you also know that Lego kits have genuinely been into space?

The history of the Lego company, from wooden toys to plastic bricks and beyond
The presentation and layout of each spread is absolutely brilliant, and we loved spotting kits that we'd had as kids - as well as some that are still being proudly displayed here at ReadItDaddy Towers.

Lego is 'wheely' great!
All the stats, facts and clever 'in jokes' that get worked into the products are just amazing, and this big thick tome will keep your (ahem) youngsters occupied for ages.

SPACESHIIIIIIIIP! 
Utterly, utterly awesome stuff.

Sum this book up in a sentence: The ideal gift for your Lego-loving loved ones, packed full of amazing detail and a ton of jaw-dropping facts about the humble bricks.

"Lego: Absolutely Everything you need to Know" by Dorling Kindersley is out now (bought as a birthday present, not supplied for review). 

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