The Secret Life of LEGO® Bricks
By Daniel Konstanski
A celebration of the LEGO® brick, exclusively for fans
Monday, 19 April 2021
Starting to take shape...
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 rediscovering things I’d learned in the initial ones; I had forgotten so many of the great stories from those first 20 or so conversations. To sort through all that material I went through all 600 pages and grouped portions of interviews by topic. If a designer talked about elements from LEGO® City, LEGO® Star Wars™ and LEGO® Pirates, those portions of our conversation got grouped with other excerpts covering those topics. At the end I had around 60 topics, some of which had 20 or more pages all by themselves. It took forever, but was an absolute necessity for building the book, and it worked great. I have now got several chapters complete and into the LEGO Group for review. This book is going to be awesome, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
LEGO® prototype element and minifigure
Only 500 available.The LEGO Group is offering for the first time ever, a brand-new, specially 3D printed prototype element on which you can give your personal feedback. It comes with its own AFOL-themed minifigure.
Printed in Billund, Denmark, the element is yet to be finalized so it will be a surprise when you receive it, but we can tell you that this isn't something you will have seen before. The element will present a new integrated function as a part of our exploration of new design and play functions. It is the first time the LEGO Group is asking AFOLs and fans to give their thoughts on a specific element while the technology is being developed.Limited to one per household.
- One hardback book
- One name in the supporter list
A Gift for a Friend
Give the gift of The Secret History of LEGO® Bricks to a friend or loved one.
They will receive the book when it is available in 2022, with their name in the back. Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with a voucher to give to the gift recipient.
For gift voucher FAQs click here.
- One hardback book
- Recipient's name in the supporter list
I know that overwhelming feeling when everything seems to be in a muddle and overlapping etc. but it’s a great feeling when you get it in to a shape that makes sense to yourself at least! Sounds like it’s going well & coming together nicely X Remember to enjoy it ☺️
Really looking forward to the finished book.
posted 19th April 2021
Take your time to do it right! We’ve waited and are happy to wait for the best! I have full confidence the wait will be worth it! This is very exciting!
posted 20th April 2021