Responsible: Benjamin Franz
Studying History B.A. degree at LMU in Munich.
The man behind History's Bricks.
History's Bricks itself is a Public History project which shows and discuss historical dioramas, elements, topics with and by LEGO bricks in an exciting but demanding and responsible way. History's Bricks has launched by me, Benjamin. I'm studying History at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In this project I want to focus on two essential issues:
1) Discussing historical presentations made out of LEGO bricks
2) Creating my own historical interpretations with LEGO bricks
This side deals with many aspects of LEGO. Especially the historical questions. The question is how The LEGO Group (TLG) actually presents history and what kind of influences it has. But it's not just the company that will be the subject of my research. A central topic will be the community. I will ask how these people represent history with their models. Which topics will be presented in which way and how? Which topics are forgotten or not dealt with? What do the third party companies do? How do they promote their historical products? And many more questions.
This is an approach to what I call "legostudies". LEGO has become a very important medium in our day and age and it's time to focus on it. Everyone knows the medium. Almost everyone can relate to it. This has a strong meaning. So I wonder how LEGO bricks represent social aspects and debates but also how it even construct or fortify them.
Finally I would like to thank you for visiting my website. This is a heart project, which I wanted to realize for some time and you can be a part of it.
You still have questions left? No problem! Contact me.