Great LEGO Sets

Great LEGO   Sets

Great LEGO Sets

This stunning LEGO® book is a visual history of more than 300 of the best LEGO sets, from the first Town Plans of the 1950s to today's dazzling sets. It comes with an exclusive retro-style LEGO set for you to build! Packed with stunning photography and fascinating facts, Great LEGO® Sets explores the history of LEGO sets in magnificent detail. It showcases the best-ever sets in the LEGO Group's long history, including much-loved classic 1970s and 1980s Space and Castle sets and the latest LEGO® Star Wars(tm) and THE LEGO® MOVIE sets. Follow the timelines of LEGO set history, discover how LEGO sets are made and see hundreds of LEGO sets in amazing detail, superbly captioned and annotated. Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group, Great LEGO® Sets reveals exclusive insights from LEGO designers into how LEGO sets are made. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2015 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under licence from the LEGO Group.

LEGO Minifigure a Visual History New Edition

LEGO   Minifigure a Visual History New Edition

LEGO Minifigure a Visual History New Edition

Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure. Features an exclusive orange spaceman! Enter the world of minifigures with this fully updated edition. The first minifigure was created in 1978, and today the entire minifigure population could circle the globe more than five times! Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rarest minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIE(tm), LEGO® Star Wars(tm), LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry Potter(tm), and many more. From astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade! ©2020 The LEGO Group.

The LEGO Book

The LEGO Book

The LEGO Book

Includes one red LEGO brick inside front cover.

LEGO Studies

LEGO Studies

LEGO Studies

Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO has also become a medium into which a wide number of media franchises, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, Superman, Lord of the Rings, and others, have adapted their characters, vehicles, props, and settings. The LEGO Group itself has become a multimedia empire, including LEGO books, movies, television shows, video games, board games, comic books, theme parks, magazines, and even MMORPGs. LEGO Studies: Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon is the first collection to examine LEGO as both a medium into which other franchises can be adapted and a transmedial franchise of its own. Although each essay looks at a particular aspect of the LEGO phenomenon, topics such as adaptation, representation, paratexts, franchises, and interactivity intersect throughout these essays, proposing that the study of LEGO as a medium and a media empire is a rich vein barely touched upon in Media Studies.

Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars

Discover everything you need to know about Star Wars LEGO. If your child loves Star Wars LEGO, they'll enjoy this book complete with an exclusive Star Wars mini-figure. Watch as they find out all about Star Wars LEGO weapons, battle stations and even the Death Star through amazing photos and incredible details. They'll come face-to-face with LEGO versions of Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and more and discover hundreds of little known facts about the Star Wars characters. Packed with information on the history, manufacture and construction of Star Wars LEGO.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising is an essential guide to the crucial role that music plays in relation to the audio or audiovisual advertising message, from the perspectives of its creation, interpretation, and reception. The book's unique three-part organization reflects this life cycle of an advertisement, from industry inception to mass-mediated text to consumer behaviour. Experts well versed in the practice, analysis, and empirical studies of the commercial message have contributed to the collection's forty-two chapters, which collectively represent the most ambitious and comprehensive attempt to date to address the important intersections of music and advertising. Handbook chapters are self-contained yet share borders with other contributions within a given section and across the major sections of the book, so readers can either study one topic of particular interest or read through to gain an understanding of the broader issues at stake. Within the book's Introduction, each editor has provided an overview of the unifying themes for the section for which they were responsible, with brief summaries of individual contributions at the beginnings of the sections. The lists of recommended readings at the end of chapters are intended to assist readers in finding further literature about the topic. An overview of industry practices by a music insider is provided in the Appendix, giving context for the three parts of the book.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Throughout his 40-year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through musical ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd behaviours, and a seemingly apolitical (yet always political) offering of popular art. A consistent player on the public stage from the age of eight, his consciousness was no doubt shaped by his countless public appearances, both designed and serendipitous. The artefacts he left behind - music, interviews, books written by and about him, and commercial products including dolls, buttons, posters, and photographs, videos, movies - will all become data in our cultural conversation about who Michael Jackson was, who he wanted to be, who we made him to be, and why. Michael Jackson: Grasping the Spectacle includes essays that aim to understand Jackson from multiple perspectives: critical cultural theory, musicology, art history, media studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, literary theory, gender studies, performance studies, disability studies, film studies, and African-American studies. Intended for classroom use as well as research and general interest, this book expands our understanding both of this fascinating figure himself and of gender, sexuality, celebrity, and popular culture.

Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary

Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary

Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary

The ultimate visual exploration of the sets and minifigures of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy Explore the LEGO® Star Wars(TM) galaxy with this visual guide to the minifigures, vehicles, and sets from the entire Star Wars saga. Discover every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter, and find out about all your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures-from Rey to Darth Vader. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team. The LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary - New Edition has been fully updated and expanded to cover the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and to tell you everything there is to know about LEGO Star Wars. The book also comes with an exciting exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure! ©2019 The LEGO Group. © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Poets Writers

Poets   Writers

Poets Writers


World War I

World War I

World War I

Discover the misery of life in the trenches -- and how the Great War devastated Europe. Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation upon nation sent their men to join the carnage, combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this most terrible war. See the bullet-riddled car of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, everyday life in the dugout, sappers mining tunnels beneath the enemy, and Mata Hari learning the art of spying. Learn how people avoided gas attacks, when periscopes were used, what soldiers wrote home to their sweethearts and mothers, the best way to use a tank, how troops flattened a hillside, and the meaning of Armistice Day. Discover how it felt to go over the top, what happened to all the bodies, how people dealt with shell shock, why war led to revolution, and much, much more.