The Cult of LEGO

Created on October 25, 2011 9:39 am

The Cult of LEGO book review.


I was recently sent a review copy of the new “the Cult of LEGO” book by John Baichtal and Joe Meno, by No Starch Press.

Firstly, it is a very well presented book, its solid and has a great feel to it. Those who get it in E-book form are missing out on something.

Like other No Starch Press LEGO books there is plenty of great pictures, you can tell that lots of Joe Meno’s experiences are contained here, and there is lots to pique your imagination with.

Its a very good introduction to LEGO, but sadly as LEGO is such a huge topic nowadays it really only just scratches the surface on the myriad of LEGO topics that are out there. To be fair though if you were to be detailed about every topic it would be an encyclopaedia as opposed to a book.

The book is very American based (it tried hard not to be) which means it misses out on other great parts of LEGO, but again, it does really cover a LOT of different parts of the LEGO Hobby.

Overall I give the book a 7.5 out of 10.
It is a worthy purchase which I think will sit rather nicely in anyone’s LEGO book collection.

Great pictures and photography
Excellent print and physical quality
Covers just about every LEGO topic known to man.
If you didn’t know anything about LEGO in the community, this book will introduce you to it in every way possible.
Good value for money.


American centric.
Each section is very short and introductory on each topic.

Info on the book can be found here: