"The Cult of LEGO" reminds us what these little blocks can do.

We just stumbled upon this, but The Cult of LEGO by John Baichtal and Joe Meno was released this past November and seems right up our alley. The book provides both a history and commentary on the ubiquitous LEGO bricks. Read a review of it here.

Here’s a taste from the publisher:

The Cult of LEGO introduces us to fans and builders from all walks of life. People like professional LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya; enigmatic Dutch painter Ego Leonard (who maintains that he is, in fact, a LEGO minifig); Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator who builds CubeDudes, instantly recognizable likenesses of fictional characters; Brick Testament creator Brendan Powell Smith, who uses LEGO to illustrate biblical stories; and Henry Lim, whose work includes a series of models recreating M.C. Escher lithographs and a full-scale, functioning LEGO harpsichord.

Josiah Harrist

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