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LEGO: A Love Story | Jonathan Bender
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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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ReadingRover Omg this is fantastic! I love LEGOs. I do them all the time only the ones I do are the complete opposite of life sized. They‘re the nanoblocks. Super tiny! I could get into life sized cats though! 🐈 6mo
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LEGO: A Love Story | Jonathan Bender
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Happy #FriYayIntro :) Fun fact: I ordered this scarf last year from an Etsy shop in North Yorkshire, England. But it only got cold enough to wear it this month so this selfie was its first time out 😂
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alisonrose It‘s adorable!! 9mo
Blueberry I love Legos! And you too. 💜💛 9mo
NataliePatalie Thanks @alisonrose ! 😁 9mo
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NataliePatalie @Blueberry 😘😘😘 9mo
sprainedbrain Very cute!! 9mo
NataliePatalie Thanks @sprainedbrain 🤩🤩 9mo
alisonrose @NataliePatalie do you happen to remember the name of the shop? 9mo
NataliePatalie I think it's called "Brick by Brick!" @alisonrose 9mo
monalyisha LOVE a good denim jacket! A++! 💙 9mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 9mo
alisonrose @NataliePatalie 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
NataliePatalie @monalyisha Hahah agreed! Thank you! 9mo
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