You know the scene. You walk into any toy-store, “for the kids” (*wink-wink*) to purchase just ONE toy. You come out with just about every LEGO set the store has – for yourself. Next, you’re wondering how you’re going to pay the bills, and whether you’ll be able to give your kids Christmas presents this year.
Brickdiction: A Seven Step Recovery Guide for People Addicted to LEGO lays out the principles and procedures YOU can apply to YOUR life to recover from your plastic brick-addiction.
Countless people have turned their lives around by going through the steps outlined in this book. You too can recover from your LEGO addiction by working through these steps.
Recovery will be hard, but it is possible. Have hope.*
*Disclaimer: This might be a good time to point out that this whole book is a joke. (You didn’t think I was actually serious, did you?)
The above is the intro to an awesome little LEGO book I have been reading by Bill Deen (yep, you are right; that sounds like Billdeen = building… with LEGO of course). The book lightheartedly pokes fun at adult LEGO fans and their addiction to the LEGO hobby.
Brickdiction is written like a recovery-guide with seven steps; starting out with admitting that you have a problem, and finishing with sharing your journey to recovery with others.
The author is an AFOL himself, and knows the secret lives of adult LEGO fans intimately; everything from swooshing around LEGO spaceships when others are not around, to hiding new LEGO sets under the bed from spouses and kids. This LEGO book would be a fun read for any LEGO fan, and I highly recommend you get a copy just for the chuckles. It also makes a great gift for other LEGO addicts you know!
Although the book raises the topic of adults addicted to LEGO in a lighthearted manner, I believe it would also be helpful if someone indeed has a serious issue. Yeah, there are people for whom LEGO does become an addiction; jeopardizing their relationships, finances and careers. I guess by now you all heard about the wealthy executive who recently got caught stealing LEGO from Target stores and keeping them for his own collection or selling them on eBay. It was clear that what he needed was not more money or more LEGO, but help with his addiction. If you have someone like him in your life, this book would be a good conversation-starter. And because of its half-joking, half-serious style, it could be an ice-breaker to start discussing an important topic. So, if you are the unfortunate spouse or child of a brickdicted individual get them this book!
To summarize; if you (or someone you know) have no life outside of building with LEGO, physically could not fit any more LEGO in the house, have no savings left for retirement, get daily LEGO deliveries from the UPS guy, and have no money left for food and rent, or got an ultimatum from a spouse, get this book! And if you just want a fun read at the beach from a fellow LEGO fan, get it too.
Brickdiction is only a few bucks (less than a small LEGO set) and available at Amazon.com. Click link or image below to check it out!
What do you think? Are you addicted to LEGO? Have any plans of recovering? Share your thought below! Remember the first step of recovery is admitting that you have a problem. As for myself; I don’t have a problem… I can stop at any time. 8)
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