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LEGO studies : examining the building blocks of a transmedial phenomenon

Author: Mark J P Wolf
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J P Wolf
ISBN: 9780415722872 041572287X 9780415722919 0415722918
OCLC Number: 880520948
Description: xxv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The cultural history of LEGO / Lars Konzack --
Adapting the death star into LEGO: the case of LEGO set #10188 / Mark J.P. Wolf --
Middle-earth and LEGO (re)creation / Neal Baker --
Myth blocks: how LEGO transmedia configures and remixes mythic structures in the Ninjago and Chima themes / Lori Landay --
Chicks with bricks: building creativity across industrial design cultures and gendered construction play / Derek Johnson --
(Un)blocking the transmedial character: digital abstraction as franchise strategy in traveller's tales' LEGO games / Jessica Aldred --
Playset nostalgia: LEGO star wars: the video game and the transgenerational appeal of the LEGO video game franchise / Robert Buerkle --
Brick by brick: modularity and programmability in MINDSTORMS and gaming / Christopher Hanson --
Building the LEGO classroom / Michael Lachney --
The LEGO system as a tool for thinking, creativity, and changing the world / David Gauntlett --
LEGO: the imperfect art tool / Nathan Sawaya --
LEGO art engages people / Ed Diment and Duncan Titmarsh --
The virtualization of LEGO / Kevin Schut --
Bright bricks, dark play: on the impossibility of studying LEGO / Seth Giddings --
Afterword: D.I.Y. disciplinarity-(dis)assembling LEGO studies for the academy / Jason Mittell --
Appendix: Resource guide for LEGO scholarship.
Responsibility: edited by Mark J.P. Wolf.

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