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Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History Book Review

Great LEGO Sets

A few weeks ago, DK sent in one of their upcoming books with Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History. I’ve already done a review of the Micro-Scale Space Cruiser (11910) that’s included with the book which has 256 pages and normally retails for $40.

Great LEGO Sets

Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History

Great LEGO Sets starts off with a visual timeline of some of the important events and key developments in LEGO set history. If you’re a newer LEGO fan, you probably didn’t know that some of the best LEGO sets came out in the 1980s like Blacktron and Futuron including the Monorail Transport System (6990). A few years after that, M-Tron was released as a new LEGO Space subtheme.

Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History

The next chapter gives an in-depth description of how a LEGO set is made. A few LEGO designers also chime in to give some information on the whole development process including Mark John Stafford and Jamie Berard, just to name a few. It’s a very interesting chapter of how a set goes from an idea to being on store shelves.

Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History

After that, we get to the meat of the book where it starts going in-depth of some notable sets from LEGO’s history. The sets are divided in chapters by decades starting from the 1950s to 2015. For each set, there’s either a one or two page spread detailing some specifics and why they make it a great set. There is a sub-section called the Guided Tour where it shows some key features of the sets. Another section is called Brick by Brick and … Continue

Upcoming 2015 DK Book Exclusives Revealed

I Love That Minifigure!

Official images for some upcoming DK LEGO books have also reveal the exclusives that are included with the books. Coming out in October, the first book is called LEGO: I Love That Minifigure! and right on the front, it shows the exclusive minifigure to be a Zombie Skateboarder. Unfortuantely, there are no images of that particular minifigure at this time.

Meet the most sought-after LEGO® minifigures of all time, I Love That Minifigure brings together 200 of the coolest, rarest and most collectable minifigures.

I Love That Minifigure is your indispensable guide to the LEGO® world’s unique characters. Whether you want to check your collection or read-up on all your favourite LEGO® minifigures, I Love That Minifigure covers more than 35 years of LEGO history, and comes with its own new and exclusive LEGO minifigure for your collection.

Find out the key features of each minifigure, their original availability and rarity rating perfect for any budding LEGO minifigure collectors.

I Love That Minifigure!

I Love That Minifigure!

I Love That Minifigure!

I Love That Minifigure!

The other DK book that will be released in October is Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History which will include a Micro-Scale Space Cruiser. Yes, that’s right a micro version of the classic LEGO Space set 928 and one of the inspirations for Benny’s Spaceship.

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

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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

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