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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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LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded Book Tour

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded Book Tour

The LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded national book tour with co-author of the book, Jason Fry, is going on right now and the first event of the tour was held at Philly Brick Fest a few weeks ago. Yesterday, I had the chance to attend the one here locally in San Diego.

This leg of the book tour was held at the Carlsbad City Library and the turnout was pretty good. There were activities that children could do such as coloring pages and watching animated Star Wars movies. There were also people dressed up as various Star Wars characters so kids can take a picture with them. The main attraction at the event was in the auditorium where Jason talked about the book and had a Star Wars trivia game. Kids who answered correctly were given a limited edition Jason Fry trading card. At the end of the presentation, Jason had a book signing where I had my book signed by him. If you followed my social media sites, you would’ve seen that I posted a picture a few weeks ago of an exclusive print that was also signed at PBF.

Overall, it was a pretty cool event and it was great meeting Jason again. The book tour will last until the end of the month so check out the schedule to see where Jason will be at next. You can also read my review of The Visual Dictionary here.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded Review

Back in 2009, DK Books released the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft. The book comprised of images and facts of LEGO Star Wars sets up to that point. It’s been five years since that book has been published and many more sets have been released since then. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars theme and what a better time to release a new edition of the book aptly called the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded. The book retails for $21.99 and contains 144 pages. Simon Beecroft returns as the author of the Visual Dictionary and Jason Fry joins as the co-author.

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

Cover

Like all other LEGO DK reference-type books, the Visual Dictionary is hardcover and has a holographic shine on the front and back of the book. It now features the iconic bounty hunter, Boba Fett, who replaces Darth Vader who graced the cover in the previous book. The lower right-hand corner has a window that shows the exclusive minifigure of the book, Luke Skywalker.

Minifigure

To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars theme, DK went back to its roots and has included the yellow skinned Luke Skywalker minifigure. This version of Luke pays homage to the one that was in the Landspeeder from back in 1999. Although there are similarities between the two, this new Luke has updated printing on the torso and legs. The back also has printing which the original version did not have. There’s been … Continue

Preview of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

Earlier today, an image of the new LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059) was presumably found in the new LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded. The previous version of the book was released in 2009 and this updated Dictionary will have 48 additional pages to include all the sets that have been released in the past 5 five years such as last year’s Ewok Village (10236), the new Microfighters sets from this year, and the Sandrawler as mentioned above.

The book also has updated their “Beyond the Bricks” chapter where it behind-the-scenes on how the sets are made by the designers. As with many other LEGO books by DK, there will also be an exclusive minifigure included. It hasn’t been revealed of who it will be. DK has noted they will reveal who it will be very soon. It has been rumored that it will be another variant of Luke Skywalker. If you’re a fan of the previous LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary, you’ll surely be a fan of this version as well. Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for the book and it will be available in May.

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

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