Book Review: LEGO Heroes: LEGO Builders Changing Our World
Posted on August 29, 2023 at 5:59 am by Gene Ambaum
LEGO Heroes: LEGO Builders Changing Our World — One Brick at a Time by Graham E Hancock. Chronicle, 2023. 9781452182339. 112pp.
This book introduces twelve builders from around the world who are doing amazing, unexpected things with LEGOs. The book itself contains a brief introduction to each person and their work and includes a number of photos. Though there are no plans in the book, it could serve as inspiration in any maker space or library trying to inspire young engineers, artists, and activists. Here are my personal favorites from the book, with a link to additional information about what each does.
- Designer Carlos Arturos Torres partnered with the LEGO Future Lab to make his customizable prosthetic compatible with LEGO bricks. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2015/jul/22/lego-prosthetic-arm-that-kids-can-hack-themselves
- Artist Jan Vormann uses LEGO bricks to fill in holes in bricks and mortar around the world. https://theculturetrip.com/europe/germany/articles/jan-vormann-colors-crumbling-buildings-with-legos/
- And then there’s Rita Ebel, who creates colorful wheelchair ramps using LEGO bricks. https://abilitymagazine.com/lego-oma-german-grandma-builds-lego-ramps/