Last month, LEGO announced a poll of three books, asking fans which one they’d like to see brought to print. The people have spoken, and the book that won is The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks. A crowdfunding page on Unbound is now live for the book, and those interested can purchase a copy starting from £50.
The description of the book reads as follows:
This book is the one fans have always wanted: a behind the scenes look into the story of the beloved LEGO brick and the company which makes it, and it will include a wealth of new visual material from the LEGO Archive in Billund. It truly is a book for AFOLs, by AFOLs – made with the full support and involvement of the LEGO Group.
The Unbound page went live yesterday, along with some very special tiers to choose from. Some lucky early birds were able to purchase the book alongside now-discontinued LEGO sets, “specially retrieved from the LEGO basement”. The sets available were the Shield Helicarrier, Ewok Village, Big Ben, The Tower of Orthanc, the Parisian Restaurant, and Mini Modulars.
Regardless of the set, each tier was priced at £300 each – for most sets, a steal for a brand new retired set, you’ll agree. There was only one of each available though, making their availability little more than a publicity stunt.
Alongside the rare and retired sets, there was also a number of LEGO House sets available, signed by their creators. These have all since sold out, too.
It’s not all bad news though: the book is still available, costing £50 for a hardback version. A number of rewards featuring exclusive art prints are also available, with tiers at £60, £70 and £80.
If you want to back the campaign and get your copy of the book, head over to the Unbound page now. Don’t expect to get The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks in your hand any time soon though: books are expected to ship in spring 2022. It’s still got to be written!