The first few chapters of The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks are already done

The author of the first LEGO book for adult fans has revealed that the first few chapters are already complete.

Daniel Konstanski is currently putting pen to paper (or, more likely, fingers to keys) on The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks, a joint venture between the LEGO Group and crowdfunding publisher Unbound. And as promised in the original campaign, it sounds like this genuinely is going to be the deepest dive into the inner workings of the LEGO Group ever released in print.

“I won’t lie: when I pictured the amount of material that would be generated by interviews for The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks I wasn’t imagining 600 pages of raw transcripts,” Daniel explained on the LEGO Ideas blog. “Sorting through them, however, has been a blast, if at times a little overwhelming.

“Having done so many interviews over several months, I sometimes felt in the later ones that I was rediscovering things I’d learned in the initial ones; I had forgotten so many of the great stories from those first 20 or so conversations.”

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To better organise the absolute wealth of material at his disposal, Daniel came up with a system that involved grouping quotes by one of roughly 60 topics, including themes such as CITY, Star Wars and Pirates. 

“It took forever, but was an absolute necessity for building the book, and it worked great,” Daniel continued. “I have now got several chapters complete and into the LEGO Group for review. This book is going to be awesome, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!”

The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks reached its funding goal in just two weeks, but you can still pre-order your copy at Unbound. That’s essentially your only option if you do fancy reading it, though, as it won’t be available to buy anywhere else.

If you have backed it already, you can expect to get your hands on The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks in 2022. We’ll bring you a specific release date as soon as we hear it.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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