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Upcoming LEGO DK Books for Late 2015

New LEGO DK Books

Hoth Bricks has found images of the potential covers for some upcoming LEGO books from DK. The first book is called Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History which will be available on October 6. The 256 page book will be similar to LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: a Visual History but will focus on the sets instead.

Packed with stunning photography and fascinating facts, Great LEGO® Sets: A Visual History explores the history of LEGO sets in magnificent detail. The guide offers an expansive overview of the most significant, popular, and interesting play sets, featured in chronological order from 1955 to the present day.

Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History features the most beloved sets in the LEGO Group’s long history, including much-loved classic 1980s LEGO Space and LEGO Castle sets and the latest stunning licensed themed sets, such as LEGO® Star Wars®.

Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group and with profiles and quotes from LEGO designers, this captivating new book also comes with an exclusive retro-style LEGO set for readers to build.

The second book is called LEGO Awesome Ideas which contains 200 pages and will be available on September 1. This book will be similar to The LEGO Ideas Book and the LEGO Play Book which will give you more building ideas and techniques to create your own masterpiece.

LEGO® Awesome Ideas is an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination. Beautifully clear photography and informative text demonstrates


LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide Book Review

A few days ago, I received a package in the mail from DK and inside was the fairly recent released LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide. I actually got two copies of the book so I’ll be doing a giveaway after the review so stay tuned for that.

LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide

LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide

The book itself is a hardback which contains 232 pages and retails for $40. Like all other DK books, you know you’ll be getting high quality content as well as crisp images. In collaboration with LEGO and Adam Reed Tucker, The Visual Guide takes a look at the LEGO Architecture sets along with builders and the inspiration behind the set.

The first thing you notice when you first look at the LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide is the sheer size of it. The book comes with a nice slipcover which features some of the more recognizable Architecture sets.

The book starts off with an introduction with the beginnings of the LEGO Architecture theme which actually started in the 1960s and how LEGO artist Adam Tucker Reed revived the theme. LEGO noticed Adam’s models and were so impressed with his vision that they relaunched the Architecture line in 2008. The book also takes a look at the four LEGO designers who have worked on the theme including Steen Sig Andersen, Rok Zgolin Kobe, Jorn Kristian Thomsen, and Michael Hepp.

LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide

In between the previous chapters is a visual timeline of all 22 LEGO Architecture sets that have been produced since 2008. This timeline is split into the Landmark Series and … Continue

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

**Via Brickset**


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.


LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded Minifigure Revealed

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

DK has just revealed the exclusive minifigure that will be in the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded book on their Facebook Page. It will be Luke Skywalker in his Tatooine outfit. They named him “retro” Luke Skywalker because it is the same yellow-skinned variant that was found in the Landspeeder (7110) set from 1999. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars theme and DK is acknowledging that. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be available in May.

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded


LEGO 2014 Dorling Kindersley (DK) Books

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

Dorling Kindersley (DK) has released their 2014 Summer Trade Catalog which showcases some of the LEGO books that will be released. Some notable ones are the high quality LEGO books that DK regularly releases including the ones based on The LEGO Movie.

One of the new DK books that we expect next summer is the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded. This updated version will have 48 additional pages showing all the latest Star Wars sets. Like with previous versions of the Visual Dictionary, it will include an exclusive minifigure.

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

LEGO Legends of Chima also gets their own encyclopedia called The LEGO Legends of Chima: The Secret History. The book talks about the various characters in the world of Chima as well as the tribes and locations. The book also includes an exclusive minifigure.

LEGO Legends of Chima The Secret History

There are also a couple of LEGO DK Ultimate Factivity Collection books being released next summer including Legends of Chima and City. These books will have various facts and information about the themes as well as fun activities to do. The Factivity books also have more than 500 stickers.

LEGO Ultimate Factivity Collection

LEGO Friends will also get their own Character Encyclopedia in 2014. The book will have various facts about the characters of Heartlake City as well as the Friends sets. The Character Encyclopedia will include an exclusive mini-doll.

LEGO Friends Character Encyclopedia

Continuing with their Brickmaster series, DK will be releasing LEGO Ninjago Brickmaster: Updated and Expanded. The book will include more than 140 bricks and two minifigures for you to … Continue

LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia Exclusive Minifigure Revealed

LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia Exclusive Minifigure

Last year, we reported there will be a brand new LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia being released this year but weren’t sure what the exclusive minifigure was. Today, Hong Kong LUG (HKLUG) revealed what this minifigure will be in the DK Book. As you can see in the image above, it will be a Toy Soldier in a red and blue colored uniform with a rifle and a wind-up key.

The LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia will feature all the minifigures from Series 1 through 10. The book has 208 pages and will retail for $18.99 and will be available May 1, 2013 but you can pre-order it on Amazon today.

In one of the images from the book, Mr. Gold from Series 10 is also featured. The description for him is as follows:

Somewhere out there is a very special Minifigure called Mr. Gold. Shiny and golden from the top of his hat to the tips of his toes, he never turns up exactly where and when you are looking for him. If you do happen to spot him, it is said that you will be lucky all day long!

Mini Facts
Likes: Being found by accident
Dislikes: Fingerprints on his spotless finish
See Also: There’s no one else like Mr. Gold!

Did You Know?
Mr. Gold was created as an exclusive character to celebrate the 10th series of LEGO Minifigures. He is very rare and the only figure that can’t be found in every case of Minifigure bags.

LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia Exclusive Minifigure

LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia Exclusive Minifigure

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