LEGO Minifigure Year by Year

A Visual History


Author: Greg Farshtey,Daniel Lipkowitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465414113

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 255

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A visual timeline of the classic toy combines photographs with information about more than two thousand significant, popular, and rare LEGO minifigures.

LEGO Studies

Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon


Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317935446

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 716

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.

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment


Author: Megan Richardson,Sam Ricketson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784710792


Page: 528

View: 3511

The phenomenal growth of the media and entertainment industries has contributed to a fragmented approach to intellectual property rights. Written by a range of experts in the field, this Handbook deals with contemporary aspects of intellectual property law (IP), and examines how they relate to different facets of media and entertainment.

From an Idea to Lego

The Building Bricks Behind the World's Largest Toy Company


Author: Lowey Bundy Sichol

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 1328954935

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 621

For fans of the successful Who Was series, From an Idea to Lego is a behind-the-bricks look into the world's famous toy company, with humorous black & white illustrations throughout. Today, LEGO is one of the biggest toy companies in the world, but a long time ago, a Danish carpenter, Ole Kirk Christiansen, started with just an idea. Find out more about LEGO's origins, those famous bricks, and their other inventive toys and movie ventures in this illustrated nonfiction book! Find out the origin the name "LEGO." (Hint: it combines two Danish words) See how LEGO grew from a carpentry shop to a multi-platform toy company. Discover how LEGO bricks are made and how they came up with their design.

365 Things to Do with Lego Bricks (Library Edition)


Author: Simon Hugo

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465460363

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 6186

365 Things to Do with LEGO® Bricks inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways. This interactive book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours. Visual tips and advice from LEGO fan builders will encourage you to get creative and have fun while learning new building skills such as building your own LEGO pet, challenging your friends to make the tallest LEGO tower against the clock, and creating a LEGO treasure hunt. 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks is full of games and activities that will keep you busy every day of the year. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.

Building a History

The Lego Group


Author: Sarah Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844681259

Category: Toy industry

Page: 316

View: 5520

The history of LEGO from its early days making yo-yos and other wooden toys (which continued until the 1960s), a record of its toys, including the famous building bricks and Duplo and how it's adapted to the changing toy market e.g. bringing in licensed products such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. The book will also include LEGO world records, the LEGOLAND theme parks and their development, including how they commemorate world events such as President Obama's inauguration was anticipated with an impressive LEGO display. In more recent times, James May built a LEGO house, complete with flushing LEGO toilet and people have sailed in homemade LEGO boats. This fascinating book contains lots of LEGO facts including how wooden yo-yo discs were turned I to truck wheels when the yo-yo craze died, how many bricks were used in LEGOLAND's Mount Rushmore and the meaning of LEGO – 'play well' and 'I put together'. The book ends with a chapter full of practical tips and designs for making objects out of LEGO e.g. keeping balance, hollow insides to save on using bricks, waterproofing etc.

A New Hope


Author: Emma Grange

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465420268

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 554

Retells the story of the iconic science fiction film through LEGO figurines as they attempt to save Princess Leia from the clutches of the Empire.