As soon as I took out this book, one of my kids jumped on it. All of them loves Lego and can build for hours when motivated especially when there is a contest (see below for more details!). When I got this book, I seriously thought that it would contain step-by-step ideas for the kids to explore and develop their Lego skills. Ah! I was so wrong. This book is not an idea book but more like a book that unfolds the story of Lego as a company and the brick itself!
Literally it is a trip down memory lane... As soon as I skipped through the pages, I could identify some of the Lego package I have received when I was younger in the 70s (and I still have the blocks and instructions believe it or not!) Now my own kids plays with them! *grin*
The book starts with how it is a family business and how Lego became a trademark toy over the years. Back in 1974, I believe that it wasn't easy to find Lego toys in Canada but in the years that followed the famous boxes found their way on the Canadian market. You will also get a timeline to discover what major products were developed in what year. You will also have the opportunity to read more about the patent and the brick itself, learn when the first of some of the elements came out on the market and discover how the Lego bricks are made.
Once you have gone through history and discover how they are made, you will explore the pages where the various play themes are presented. Then you will discover the amazing creativity of the people who helped to put Legoland together. These pages have brought major reactions from my kids. Now my dream is to bring my kids to LegoLand in Florida and even to the one in Denmark where everything started.
In the book, you will also get to learn about the Lego Master Builders which has definitively picked the interest of Dominic.
Lego fans will love to learn more about the history of the famous brick as well as discover the play sets that were created through the years. I am pleased to have this book in the house because it motivates my child to read more.