From the dawn of time to the first civilizations, we look at the events which took place over the course of the first millennium; events which shook the world and changed the course of history.
Using LEGO bricks, artist Warren Elsmore and his team recreate stunning historic scenes, from the beginning of life in the pre-historic era right through to the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Brick History is a celebration of humanity and its achievements, and of moments in time that changed the course of history. To faithfully recreate each scene or image, Warren uses only standard LEGO bricks-and a lot of imagination! Choosing the right piece, color or orientation is crucial to this process, enabling the models to reflect the spirit of the time through these iconic plastic bricks.
As the book walks through history, the LEGO recreations draw from a 60-year history of the toy itself and tie into many of the company's most popular themes. In this way, Brick History reveals the adaptability of LEGO to its full extent.
Whether you are a fan of LEGO, interested in world history, or just fascinated by the use of LEGO as a modeling medium, this book promises to take you on a fascinating journey into the past and around the globe.
Warren Elsmore is an adult fan of LEGO ('AFOL') based in Edinburgh, UK. He's been in love with the plastic brick since the age of four and is now heavily involved in the LEGO fan community as well as working with a number of commercial companies to realise their dreams in plastic. Since rediscovering his love of LEGO at the age of 24, Warren has never looked back. Warren is best known for his model of St. Pancras station in London. A 150 000-brick, 4 metre long bohemoth, this model has been written about in numerous news articles and was the subject of a BBC feature article, alongside Warren's 6 metre long model of the Forth Bridge. Warren also organises 'AFOLCON' and The LEGO Show - a dedicated LEGO fan convention, followed by the largest public LEGO event in the UK, which attracts many thousands of fans.
Warren is the author of Brick City, Brick Wonders, Brick Flicks and Brick Wheels.
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