A few days ago, I’ve received a new Dorling Kingsley LEGO book in the mail courtesy of Penguin Group, The LEGO Movie: The Essential Guide. Before the movie was released, the book gained recognition early by revealing some of the movie sets and minifigures that will be released in a few months. The Essential Guide retails for $12.99 and is written by Hannah Dolan. The book only consists on 64 pages but it is jam-packed with details about the movie.
The book starts off by introducing Bricksburg and some of its citizens. It then goes into detail of some of the main characters that you will see in the movie. Each of these characters gets two pages dedicated to them filled with random facts and tidbids. There are also pages that show some of the locations the characters will be visiting such as the Octan Tower, The Old West, and Cloud Cuckoo Land, just to name a few. The guide also mentions some of the other Master Builder of Bricksburg and their skills like the highly-popular popular Green Lantern and Johnny Thunder. Like I’ve mentioned before, the book also shows details of the three new Movie sets that will be released in the near future, Emmet’s Constructo-Mech (70814), Super Secret Police Dropship (70815), and Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (70816). At the end of the book, it goes behind the scenes with Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design for Playthemes and Intellectual Properties at The LEGO Group and it shows how the designers came up with the Movie characters and sets.
Overall, The LEGO Movie: The Essential Guide is a fantastic book with a good amount of information that you may not have known about the movie. The artwork used is very nice and colorful. I have to put in the obligatory spoilers warning for the individuals who haven’t watched the movie yet. The book is available now on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. But wait! Since I have an extra copy of the book, I’m doing another giveaway for it. Like with our previous giveaways, just use the Rafflecopter app below to be entered as a participant. The contest will go on until midnight February 22nd. A winner will be chosen from the valid entries. Good luck to everybody!