As LEGO is a constantly evolving toy line, many reference materials produced in partnership with publishing companies need updating now and then. For instance, the “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary” from Dorling-Kindersley UK first arrived in 2009, and received only an expansion in 2014. A “New Edition” was promised last year. That has finally come.
It’s just like companies working on products and merchandise related to a major IP to time their releases during a significant milestone. DK is releasing ““LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary – New Edition” now, during LEGO Star Wars’ 20th Anniversary. Amazon has the hardcover reference book listed, and major bookstores carrying LEGO books should already be stocking it on shelves.
We probably didn’t forget but just in case: like most other LEGO books from DK and several other partner publishers, this visual dictionary comes with a bonus exclusive minifigure. Revealed this February, we know it’s going to be Finn in his Bacta Tank suit from “Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.”
That pretty much all we need to know, but for completion’s sake we’ll leave you with the official synopsis for the New Edition of the “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary,” also viewable on Amazon (US/UK):
Explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy with this visual guide to the minifigures, vehicles, and sets from the entire Star Wars saga. Discover every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron’s X-wing starfighter, and find out about all your favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigures-from Rey to Darth Vader. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team.