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The Lego Adventure Book – Images, Instructions & More

The Lego Adventure Book by Megan Rothrock, a former set designer for Lego, is a beautiful book that is a cross between an instruction book, a story book and a comic book – A perfect pitch for kids who love Lego, love building and love reading.

Kids are instantly drawn to books like this. The images are bright and vibrant, and there are heaps of them! When you add extras like the hundreds of ideas and instructions included as part of the story, you create a purchase that will earn it’s initial cost over and over again.

The book clearly reminds me of Lego Idea books I had as a child – here is an 1980’s sample, inexpensive magazine style books that told a story of a couple building a home then setting off to the moon (as you do) through building instructions and original design ideas with basic Lego pieces. Megan has just taken that idea and amped it up. Stickers would have been an awesome addition but I guess we always have Brickstix 🙂

The Lego Adventure Book is a double bonus for parents because in addition to occupying them for hours (more like weeks!), the book welcomes kids who struggle with reading. The comic book format provides a wonderful way for them to engage with books without becoming overwhelmed by large tracts of prose. Kids can read at their own pace but also keep up with the story via the images and word balloons (one of the many reasons my house is full of comics).

To be honest the best way to explain The Lego Adventure Book to you is via pictures. The publishers and staff at No Starch Press were kind enough to send us some (thanks guys!).

The Lego Adventure Book is 208 page hardcover, will be released on November 9, 2012 and is now available for Preorder :

The Lego Adventure Book Image Gallery

The Lego Adventure Book – Description

The LEGO Adventure Book is a heavily-illustrated, colorful book of LEGO ideas and building guides for fans at almost any age.

Chock-full of inspiration, model ideas, and (of course!) building instructions, the book guides you through many exciting LEGO theme worlds, like outer-space, medieval times, the wild west, and Roman cities.

Each stop along the way showcases incredible builds by well-known members of the LEGO community and includes photographic step-by-step building instructions for automobiles, spaceships, castles, and more.

Megan Rothrock is a former set designer for the LEGO Group. Her models have been displayed at LEGO events across Europe and have been featured at the San Diego Comic-Con. Rothrock enjoys attending LEGO fan events and meeting fans. Her greatest wish is to inspire the LEGO Builders of tomorrow. She works as a freelance toy designer and currently lives in Denmark.

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The Lego Adventure Book is 208 page hardcover, will be released on November 9, 2012 and is now available for Preorder :

Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopeadia

Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia + Green Ninja ZX MiniFigure

The Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia is the latest visual guide to join other Lego titles by Dorling Kindersley like the Star Wars Visual Dictionary, the Harry Potter Building the Magical World and the upcoming Lego Batman Visual Dictionary.

Understandably, this particular guide covers Lego’s own theme, created by The Lego Group in-house, Lego Ninjago, a theme which centres around four Ninja who battle the forces of evil for the control of the world of Ninjago.

Lego Ninjago

Lego Ninjago sets were first released in early 2011 and have since become one of Lego’s most successful themes ever.

A large part of the success can be attributed to the extensive back-story created by Lego which has been developed through books, comics and a cartoon shown on The Cartoon Network (and now on DVD)

Originally, four Ninja; Cole (Black Ninja – Earth Element), Jay (Blue Ninja – Lightning Element), Kai (Red Ninja – Fire Element) and Zane (White Ninja – Ice Element) were brought together to battle Lord Garmadon, the evil brother of their master  Sensei Wu.

After “defeating” Garmadon, the four ninja were confronted by a bigger threat – in the form of mutant snake tribes who want to unleash a creature known as The Great Devourer to destroy the world.

Their battle with the snakes came to a dramatic conclusion at the end of Season Two and the Ninjago story continues this year with the release of the third season of the cartoon.

Adults and kids have been entranced by the theme’s story, humor and the sets themselves which have evolved from Japanese inspired Dojos, through flying Dragons and on to Mecha Robots and sophisticated vehicles.

Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia

The Lego Ninjago Visual Guide covers all the figures, vehicles, locations and more throughout it’s 176 pages, and is an essential read for fans of the sets. Like most other books in the DK Visual Guide series, there is no doubt this title will be read and re-read for years to come.

As an extra bonus the book comes pre-packaged with an exclusive Green Ninja ZX figure, one of the most talked about characters in the series so far.

The Ninjago Character Encyclopedia will be released on the 1st of November 2012 and retails for UK £12.74 or US $19.99.

You can pre-order the Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia now for reduced prices at Amazon:

Ninjago Character Encyclopedia – Description

Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopeadia

Every minifigure, weapon, vehicle and dragon – master the world of LEGO® Ninjago

Go on the ultimate LEGO® Ninjago adventure with LEGO® Ninjago Character Encyclopediaplus there’s an exclusive and fully-armed minifigure so you can put your Ninjago knowledge into practice.

Meet every single LEGO Ninjago character, including Kai ZX, the Ninja of Fire; learn about their weapons, the vehicles, the dragons and the exotic locations from the Ninjago universe. Follow the action as they battle the Skeleton Army and fight to defeat the evil snake villains, the Serpentines.

With story pages taking you through the events that shape the Ninjago world, fact boxes on every page telling you the coolest facts and a Ninja file for each character, LEGO® Ninjago Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for any budding Ninja.

The Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia is out on November 1st and is now available for Preorder :

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