Thursday, 26 May 2022
- an update from Unbound –
In the last month we’ve been working hard on the cover for The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks - we can’t reveal it just yet but we hope you’ll be very pleased when you see it!
The page proofs are looking great; there are so many LEGO treasures to pore over.
The schedule is on track. We anticipate finished copies reaching our warehouse from the printer in early November…
Exciting things are happening...
Wednesday, 2 March 2022
- a note from Daniel Konstanski -
Exciting things are happening with The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks! After months of review and work the text has been approved by the LEGO Group. This is a huge milestone but we still have a little more work to do.
In order to tell some of the really cool stories I learned about licensed products we have to get the approval of various partners. They have to…
Accuracy is Everything
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
An update from Daniel Konstanski:
We have been deep in the thick of things the last several months!
I completed a full draft of The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks at the end of July. Eleven chapters filled to the brim with fascinating, detailed insider information, plus an introduction and epilogue; all told, over 70,000 words.
Getting to that point began with transcribing the more-than sixty…
Update - a secret revealed!
Friday, 28 May 2021
An update from author Daniel Konstanski:
I have uncovered more secrets about the brick than I can even remember at this point. The book is quickly filling up to overflowing, which leaves a few secrets I can reveal ahead of time! I recently got to share a couple of exclusive ones with select LEGO® fan media sites so be on the lookout for those, but I also have one to share here.
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen…
Illustrating the Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks
Monday, 24 May 2021
An update from Daniel Konstanski -
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it might be more in the case of LEGO® sets. Indeed, as several senior members of the LEGO Group’s in-house advertising agency told me, they spend more hours than you can imagine putting together the key images which appear on set boxes. But that is all I can say about that for now so as to not spoil a really great…
Starting to take shape...
Monday, 19 April 2021
An update from author Daniel Konstanski:
I won’t lie: when I pictured the amount of material that would be generated by interviews for The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks I wasn’t imagining 600 pages of raw transcripts. Sorting through them, however, has been a blast, if at times a little overwhelming. Having done so many interviews over several months, I sometimes felt in the later ones that I was…
Delving into the secrets of the bricks...
Monday, 29 March 2021
That is the number of interviews I have now completed since beginning this process around four months ago. I had no idea when I started how many people I was going to get to speak to, but almost every interview inevitably contained a comment about someone else with knowledge of a subject I was interested in. The LEGO Group has been phenomenal, helping to track down and carve out time…
Brand new, exciting rewards for The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks!
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
We’re absolutely delighted to be able to tell you today about the excellent new rewards we have just added to the pre-orders for The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks by Daniel Konstanski.
While Daniel is hard at work researching and writing, we have been working with the LEGO Group to offer an amazing new batch of rewards you won’t find anywhere else, including:
- a super cool minifigure designed…
The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks: November 2020 update
Friday, 6 November 2020
It feels like an eternity ago that I wrote the first update, so much has happened since then. With the final book plan approved by the LEGO Group and being vetted by the original AFOL group, the writing process is getting underway, with a mix of about 50/50 writing and conducting interviews with some amazing folks at the LEGO Group.
Multiple people within the company are liaising with their…
The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks: an update from the Author
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Wow, what a crazy and amazing couple of weeks! Years of voting for LEGO® IDEAS submittals had prepared me for a long, slow, climb to fully funded on The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks; I could not have been more wrong. I cannot say thank you enough to the fan community for bringing us across the finish line in just 10 days! You nearly set an Unbound record!
While I certainly did refresh the books page…