The Cult of LEGO, by John Baichtal and Joe Meno, I knew it would be a perfect Christmas gift for him!
From the book, I learned that people who never grow out of their love for LEGOs are called Adult Fans of LEGO, or AFOLs! My son, however, hasn’t gone quite as crazy over LEGOs as some people, who spend thousands of dollars a year attending LEGO conventions and creating life-sized replicas of buildings, ships, creatures, and more. These types of fanatics are featured in The Cult of LEGO.
This coffee-table style book with plenty of photographs includes the history of LEGO, “minifigs” (those little figures that comprise the “people” in LEGO sets), models that re-create movie scenes and those that are highly original, LEGO art, LEGO-based stories, LEGO games and online programs, LEGO robotics, conventions, and much more. I love the interesting facts. For instance, did you know that the first minifig was a police officer? Or that the year 2003 marked the first year that the minifig’s yellow “skin” changed to a more realistic flesh tone? The Cult of LEGO will delight any fan of LEGOs, regardless of their age!