The Secrets of LEGO House

– Jesus Diaz  –

Chronicle Books

Published 10 August 2021




Since watching a documentary about The Lego House, I’ve been intrigued with its design and purpose. So, when I saw this book, I knew I just had to read it.

Who doesn’t love Lego or have some memory of a Lego set or a time spent building? When the Lego group set out to build a space to celebrate and remember Lego, they knew the building had to be special. This book, The Secrets of Lego House explores the history of the Lego House and how it came to be.

What I really love about this book is how it dives into the ideas and purpose behind each area and exhibit. This is no mere guide book. Yes, there are plenty of photos. Yes, the book is divided into sections and features each section of the Lego House. But, by delving into the design and purpose, this book also becomes a a story of play, creativity, design and how these were brought together. For me, that meant there were lots of takeaway ideas that I can apply to my own setting. It’s also book I can’t wait to share with my school’s design teacher and students. 

The design of The Secrets of Lego House is absolutely stunning. From the book jacket, stark white brick design that hides beneath, bright brick endpapers and perfect balance between white space and full colour photos, it is gorgeous. 

Easy to read, this book is part story, part reflection and will take pride of place in my creativity section in my school library (if I don’t have it borrowed out all the time. Perhaps I need my own copy).

More information

Category: Non fiction

Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, business, university, marketing.

Published: 31 May 2022 by Kogan Page

Format: Paperback. 240 pages

ISBN: 9780749497347

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