The Resource LEGO : a love story, Jonathan Bender

LEGO : a love story, Jonathan Bender

Label
LEGO : a love story
Title
LEGO
Title remainder
a love story
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bender
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An adult LEGO fan's dual quest: to build with bricks and build a family. There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down? In search of answers and adventure, Jonathan Bender sets out to explore the quirky world of adult fans of LEGO (AFOLs) while becoming a builder himself. As he participates in challenges at fan conventions, searches for the largest private collection in the United States, and visits LEGO headquarters (where he was allowed into the top secret set vault), he finds his LEGO journey twinned with a second creative endeavor-to have a child. His two worlds intertwine as he awaits the outcome: Will he win a build competition or bring a new fan of LEGO into the world? Like every really good love story, this one has surprises-and a happy ending. - Explores the world of adult fans of LEGO, from rediscovering the childhood joys of building with LEGO to evaluating LEGO's place in culture and art - Takes an inside look at LEGO conventions, community taboos, and build challenges and goes behind-the-scenes at LEGO headquarters and LEGOLAND - Tells a warm and personal story about the attempt to build with LEGO and build a family Whether you're an avid LEGO freak or a onetime fan who now shares LEGO bricks with your children, this book will appeal to the inner builder in you and reignite a love for all things LEGO
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1978-
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Bender, Jonathan
Dewey number
688.7/25
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Bender, Jonathan
  • LEGO koncernen (Denmark)
  • LEGO toys
  • Journalists
  • Handicraft
  • Toys
Target audience
adult
Label
LEGO : a love story, Jonathan Bender
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
430736500
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780470407028
Lccn
2009031387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
LEGO : a love story, Jonathan Bender
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
430736500
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780470407028
Lccn
2009031387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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