An update on the upcoming The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks book has allowed the author to reveal one of the novel’s many included secrets.
The LEGO Ideas blog is once again home to another tease for The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks, as the end date for ordering the title draws near. This time, one of the publication’s facts has been shared to tease the secrets within the pages.
“Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the LEGO Group’s third-generation family owner and CEO, grew up on a diet of bricks and sets anyone else could only dream of. He was so prolific that, eventually, one of his models was turned into an official product,” explains Daniel Konstanski, author of the book. “For the 1968 range when Kjeld was 21 years old, a small, white vehicle marked as set 330 was released. It was one of Kjeld’s designs.”
“To this day, it remains the only LEGO toy that he ever designed. Years later, when one of the LEGO Group’s senior designers learned about this model, he asked permission to create a modern rendition of both it and several other of Kjeld’s cars.”
That secret is just one of many that can be found and even expanded on in the upcoming title. We’ve spoken to author Daniel Konstanski about how the process is coming along and another of the book’s numerous tales.