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LEGO Space: Building the Future Book Review

I recently received a copy of LEGO Space: Building the Future by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard from No Starch Press. Over the past week, I had a chance to read it and I literally couldn’t put it down. Although I don’t know Peter and Tim personally, I’ve been familiar with their contributions to the LEGO community including Peter’s recently released LEGO Ideas Exo Suit (21109). LEGO Space: Building the Future is a very nice hard cover book that consists of 216 fully illustrated pages which retails for $24.95.

LEGO Space: Building the Future LEGO Space: Building the Future

LEGO Space: Building the Future is not your ordinary book that showcases just models of spaceships but it is a story that pays tribute to many of the LEGO Space themes like Classic Space, Blacktron, Ice Planet, and Space Police with a wide variety of different kinds of builds. The book is written in past tense as if was a history of events that happened from the early days of space exploration to the colonization of the moon to reaching first contact with another species and beyond. All the themes mentioned above and are nicely represented and their roles are thoroughly explained throughout the book.

LEGO Space: Building the Future

The first part of the book begins with an overview of actual space travel from the launch of Russia’s Sputnik, to Neil Armstrong landing and stepping on the moon, to the NASA Curiosity Rover exploring Mars. During this chapter, there are some LEGO builds to represent these events.

LEGO Space: Building the Future

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LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary Minifigure Revealed

A few months ago, we reported that there will be some new books from Dorling Kindersley and one of these books is the LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary. Like with many LEGO DK books, there will be an exclusive minifigure included with the book. Unfortunately with this book, there will not be any new exclusive minifigures but one that is already out in a set. As you can see below, the limited edition minifigure that is included is Zane Rebooted which is already in the Destructoid (70726) set.

With DK, we usually see minifigures that we haven’t seen before like Emperor Palpatine in LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side and Luke Skywalker in LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded, even though we’ve seen him before but he has updated printing. But with Zane, he’s the exact same one that was in a set so it’s sort of a head-scratcher as to why this minifigure was chosen. I would’ve been happy with even the Brown Ninja.

The LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary is set to be released on September 15th but you can pre-order the book now on Amazon.

LEGO Ninjago The Visual Dictionary - Zane

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LEGO DK Publishing at San Diego Comic Con 2014

DK San Diego Comic Con 2014

DK Publishing will be coming to San Diego Comic Con 2014 and Jason Fry, author of the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded, will be there for some book signings and giveaways. He will at the DK Star Wars Booth #2913G in the LucasFilm pavilion on Friday, July 25 from 1-2pm and Saturday, July 26 from 11-12pm and from what I remember, he will have some of his trading cards to give away to attendees as well. Be prepared for a crowd near the booth since it’s right there with all the Star Wars props and people wanting to take pictures with it.

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Incredible LEGO Technic by Sariel Available for Pre-Order

Paweł “Sariel Kmieć has been hard at work this year to release his second book, Incredible LEGO Technic: Cars, Trucks, Robots, and More! For this book, Sariel with the help of Blakbird from Technicopedia has brought together a number of people in the LEGO community who specializes with Technic to produce a book of some of their best work.

Incredible LEGO Technic includes 74 models filled with photos, details, facts, and specs of not just cars and trucks, but planes and mechs as well. Many of the builds also includes see-through renders by Blakbird so you can see the inner workings of the vehicles. In addition to the details of the builds, you also get an in-depth look at the builders themselves which includes:

2LegoOrNot2Lego, Amida, andrea Grazi, Barman, Brunojj, Crowkillers, Designer Han, Dirk Klijn, Dmac, Drakmin, Edwin Korstanje, Efferman, Eric Trax, Francisco Hartley, Gyuta, Jennifer Clark, Jerac, Jurgen Kroopshoop, Klaupacius, Konajra, Lasse Deleuran, M_longer, Madoca, Mahj, Makorol, Marat, Nathanael Kuipers, Nico71, Oryx Chen, RoscoPC, Sariel, Senator Chinchilla, Sheepo, Spiderbrick, Splat, Thirdwigg, and ZED

As mentioned before, Incredible LEGO Technic is the second book that Sariel has released with the first being his very popular The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide. You can now pre-order the 280 page book from No Starch Press for $29.95 and it will be available in October.

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DK Officially Reveals Emperor Palpatine Minifigure for LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side

LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side

DK has finally revealed the official Emperor Palpatine minifigure that is exclusive for the LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side book on their Facebook Page. It wasn’t a big secret if you’ve been following our site since we’ve been reporting on it for quite a while now. LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side will be available in August but you can pre-order the book now on Amazon.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side Emperor Palpatine Minifigure Fully Revealed

We’ve been seeing bits and pieces of the exclusive Emperor Palpatine minifigure from the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side book from DK Publishing. Today, there’s a couple of new images coming out of Eurobricks of the complete minifigure. For this version of Palpatine, he wears a black robe with printing on both the torso as well as the legs. He has a double-sided head and wears a black hood. You can now pre-order LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side on Amazon and it’ll be released in August.

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LEGO Legends of Chima: Character Encyclopedia Exclusive Minifigure Revealed

Hoth Bricks has revealed that the exclusive minifigure that will be in the LEGO Legends of Chima: Character Encyclopedia will be Firox from the Phoenix Tribe. Firox is a new character that has been introduced this year to Chima along with Fluminox, Flinx, Foltrax, and Frax.

The Character Encyclopedia features all the characters of Chima and includes details about each of them. The book also takes a look into the vehicles, locations, and weapons from the world of Chima. The Encyclopedia will be available in August.

LEGO Legends of Chima: Character Encyclopedia

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