LEGO Imagine and Play Books Coming Soon

We’ve covered a lot of LEGO books that comes with the usual LEGO elements and pieces, and its a great way to have the little LEGO fans around us or perhaps even yourself, occupied with a lot of new building ideas and designs. Ameet Books has now added to its repertoire another pair of LEGO books that are loaded with activities to keep the LEGO building fun going. The LEGO Imagine and Play series features several coloring pages and other hands-on activities, including of course building with LEGO bricks. These books come in two variants: Creatures and Vehicles, and each has their own unique set of 50 bricks that allows you to create several suggested minibuilds. As of this posting, they are not yet on sale over at Ameet Books’ website so better keep tabs with them or at Amazon once they go for sale.

Read on for their complete product descriptions, and check some of its sample images.

LEGO Imagine and Play 

Imagine & Play is a new series of boxes that encourages creative play and supports imagination. For playing together or on your own, there are more than 50 LEGO® bricks included in this gift set.

Set contains:

  • Over 50 bricks to build various LEGO® models
  • Book with activities of varying levels of difficulty to encourage young builders
  • Colouring book
  • Outstanding illustrations
  • High quality, reusable box that can serve as a play mat
  • Instruction and tips for parents that encourage their kids’ creativity
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2019 LEGO Books To Watch Out For

LEGO books have been a staple for most LEGO fans, especially those that come with freebies such as exclusive minifigures and cool mini-builds. From LEGO Star Wars to Ninjago, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, let’s take a look at some of the upcoming 2019 LEGO books slated to be released this year via Amazon.

If you recall, some publishers like Dorling Kindersley (DK) and Scholastic often release these titles bundled with free features that coincide with the themes or activities of the books. Here are some of the currently available and upcoming titles that come with free LEGO pieces and exclusive minifigures that you may want to watch out for. The LEGO Harry Potter and Wizarding World seem to dominate this list, followed by inspirations from LEGO’s non-licensed themes such as those from Ninjago.

For starters, we have the following 2019 LEGO books currently available today over at Amazon’s online store. Just click on the following links for more details of each of these titles.

LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

Release Date: July 4, 2019; $27.17 USD. The book comes with LEGO bricks and pieces to build an exclusive model not available in toy sets. It also comes with a LEGO Harry Potter minifigure with a Sorting Hat accessory. 

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LEGO Harry Potter The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

Release Date: July 2, 2019; $8.55 USD. 

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Additionally, here are upcoming LEGO books that you may want to watch out for this year.

LEGO Harry Potter Annual 2020

Release Date: September 1, 2019; $8.55 USD; comes with a LEGO Young Ron minifigure and accessories. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Holiday Ideas: More than 50 Festive Builds

Release Date: October 1, 2019; $8.41 USD. Comes with 41 LEGO pieces to build an exclusive LEGO Reindeer mini-model. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Harry Potter: A Magical Search and Find Adventure

Release Date: December 26, 2019; $9.99 USD; comes with a LEGO Snape minifigure and accessories.

The LEGO Castle Book: Build Your Own Mini Medieval World

Release Date: December 26, 2019; $24.95 USD

 

LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary, New Edition: With Exclusive Minifigure

Release Date: September 10, 2019; $15.39 USD; comes with an exclusive LEGO Ninjago Teen Wu minifigure. 

LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Galactic Missions (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

Release Date: August 6, 2019; $17.49 USD; comes with 70 LEGO bricks and pieces to build an exclusive Bespin Guard’s Cloud Car, and a LEGO Star Wars Bespin Guard minifigure. 

LEGO Ninjago: Legends of the Ninja

Release Date: September 1, 2019; $9.45 USD; comes with a LEGO Ninjago Lloyd minifigure and accessories. 

LEGO Ninjago Choose Your Ninja Mission

Release Date: April 7, 2020; $19.99 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Ninjago minifigure.  

LEGO Ninjago Activity Book with Minifigure

Release Date: April 21, 2020; $9.99 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Ninjago minifigure.  

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LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition

Release Date: April 7, 2020; $14.01 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Star minifigure exclusive.

  

I’m sure that we’ll hear more about these books in the next few weeks. Which one are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

“LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure” Book Ready for Pre-Order on Amazon

From a certain point of view, UK publisher Dorling-Kindersley (DK) is the king of LEGO printed media and references. Recently they brought out a New Edition for their long-running “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary.” It even got a 20th Anniversary Edition (with extra freebies) timed with the product line’s milestone.

But “Star Wars” is just one licensed franchise under LEGO’s belt. They also have Warner and J.K. Rowling’s “Wizarding World,” particularly “Harry Potter.” That’s the subject of this new “Build Your Own Adventure” book that’s been listed on Amazon. It’s also now ready for preorder.

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As can be expected from DK’s “Build Your Own Adventure” series, this book combines visual references to the world of “Harry Potter.” That’s doubled with nifty building instructions to recreate locales and scenes familiar to “Potter” readers from books and films, using existing LEGO pieces.

The book also comes with several goodies too. There’s a Harry Potter minifigure, a poster and several bookmarks. It also carries enough LEGO bricks with which to build an exclusive 2-in-1 set not rendered in any other LEGO HP products. The builds appear to be a Hogwarts Castle interior doorway and a possible fireplace to use the Floo Network on.

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“LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure” from Dorling-Kindersley is priced at $16.33 on Amazon. Like we said earlier, it’s up for preorder over there now, in anticipation for its official release on July 4.

“LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary – New Edition” Releases “Platinum Anniversary Version” with Extra Goodies

Earlier last May, LEGO Star Wars fans were able to acquire a big new reference book for their product line. That was when Dorling-Kindersley (DK) released the “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary – New Edition.” This book is significantly updated with info on more recent LEGO Star Wars products, plus an exclusive minifigure on the cover.

If LEGO Star Wars fans haven’t purchased the new visual dictionary yet, then perhaps they’d like this alternative version instead. While the New Edition came out before the date, DK also has the 20th Anniversary of LEGO Star Wars in mind. That’s why they also brought out a “Platinum Edition.”

This is a version of the new “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary” that ties into the product line’s 2-decade milestone. New LEGO-Vader dominated slipcase aside the contents are the same as the baseline “New Edition,” including the Bacta-suit Finn minifigure. But this one has extras.

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You might recall the gift-with-purchase ($35 min) LEGO Star Wars art print for May the Fourth. This 20th Anniversary version has two such art prints, tucked in the slipcase with the book and minifigure. Those posters would make great additions in the walls of a LEGO Star Wars collector’s room.

So far, the special “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary Anniversary Edition” is listed only on Shop@Home UK. The basic “New Edition” book that came out in April is still available on Amazon US and UK.

“LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary – New Edition” Finally Released

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.

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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.

Custom-Build Cool Cars with New Reference Guidebook: “How to Build Dream Cars with LEGO Bricks”

Just reading through our past articles here in The Brick Show will easily tell you that LEGO, and its fandom, love cars. The brand has a dedicated car theme in Speed Champions, and many of its Technic sets are speedy vehicles. Automobile love is plain in many best-selling LEGO lines.

If however, you’re interested in making brick-built cars outside of the established LEGO products, then this upcoming book is for you. Co-written by veteran LEGO book contributors, “How to Build Dream Cars with LEGO Bricks” will help its readers do exactly as the cover says.

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Mattia Zamboni (“Amazing Vehicles,” “Tiny LEGO Wonders”) joins forces with designer George Panteleon to present detailed instructions on how to assemble 12 sweet high-performance cars out of LEGO. These guides include LEGO-piece list, step-by-step illustrations, and even an info sheet of the cars in question:

  1. Bugatti Atlantic Type 57SC
  2. Corvette Stingray C3
  3. Datsun 240Z
  4. Dodge Charger R/T ’70
  5. Ferrari 458 Italia
  6. Ferrari F40
  7. Ford GT
  8. Ford Mustang GT Fastback ‘67
  9. Lamborghini Countach
  10. Pagani Zonda Cinque
  11. Porsche 911 Turbo
  12. Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

The resulting car builds are smaller than LEGO Speed Champions (can’t fit minifigure drivers) but are uncannily accurate in details and contours to their inspirations. Panteleon and Zamboni achieved that effect through the seamless mixing of traditional LEGO bricks with stud-less Technic parts.

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“How to Build Dream Cars with LEGO Bricks” is a paperback reference book and is now available in both US and UK editions of Amazon for $13.38 and £15.26 respectively.

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Exclusive Minifigure for “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition” Revealed: Bacta Tank Suit Finn

Print media, as we have talked about before, is one of the integral components of a “complete” LEGO experience. This is most particular when the LEGO material in question is reference books. Thanks to their publishing partnership with UK label Dorling-Kindersley (DK), there’s always been a number of “visual dictionaries” coming out every year, detailing current LEGO product lines from sets to the collectible minifigures.

Well, way back in July of the year before, LEGO and DK announced that the latter’s “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary” was going to get a new edition. The book originally came out in 2009 and again in 2014 as the “Updated and Expanded” version.

In the same vein as so many LEGO hardbound volumes, the upcoming “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition” will come with an exclusive character minifigure. Readers have had their time speculating who it might be all the rest of year 2018; now, Amazon has revealed who that character is.

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The global online retail giant has added new information and images to their item listing for the new visual dictionary. For a brief period, their shot of the front cover showed the included minifigure to be First Order trooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn, suited in the bacta tank as seen in his first appearance in “The Last Jedi,” healing from his injuries sustained during “The Force Awakens.”

Amazon must have realized that the cover photo was a spoiler, and has since replaced it with a blacked-out minifigure version. Thankfully other LEGO news sources have caught it before the change; this image down below is courtesy of Brickset.

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Quite obviously, the additional content added to the “LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition” covers the new Disney-Lucasfilm media: “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi,” and even “Solo.” The volume will be released this coming April, but an Amazon preorder now will shave 33% off the $14.71 price listed.

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From Alarm Clocks to Pillows: Here Are Some Cool LEGO Movie 2 Products to Watch Out For

We’re just counting the weeks before the LEGO Movie 2 hit theaters and what better way to celebrate the film by having any of these TLM2 memorabilia. From Happy Meal toys to DK’s collection of books inspired by the film, it seems that there is still plenty of room for other LEGO Movie 2 products to join this year’s most brickstacular film. So while waiting for the film’s opening on February 8, let’s take a look at some of the cool TLM2 tie-in products that are out there. Clicking on the following affiliate links below will provide you with further details about each product.

Alarm Clocks

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Light Up Alarm Clock (9003967)

Emmet Brickowski longed to be popular in his town of Bricksburg, but due to living his life by the book, no one ever noticed him. This all changed however, when Bricksburg came under attack and it was up to Emmet to save the town. Emmet showed that everyone is special in their own way and became a hero!

Help Emmet rescue his friends from the intergalactic invader Sweet Mayhem with this fantastic LEGO mini-figure clock and you too can become on of the great master builders!

  • Help save the people of Bricksburg with this LEGO Movie 2 Emmet mini-figure Kids Light Up Alarm Clock
  • Digital LCD Screen with 12hr display, Back Light colour: Orange, Height: 6 inches tall, Alarm and Snooze functions, Moveable parts: Arms, Battery Type: 2x AAA (included), Age:6+
  • Official LEGO Product

 

LEGO Movie 2 Wyldstyle Light Up Alarm Clock (9003974)

Wyldstyle is a tough and creative free spirit. She is streetwise master builder and doesn’t let people give her orders. Although she is tough as nails, she has a soft side and puts a lot of faith in those close to her.

It’s time to team up with Wyldstyle against Sweet Mayhem with this fantastic LEGO Movie 2 Mini-figure Alarm Clock and you too can become one of the great master builders!

  • Help save the LEGO Universe from Sweet Mayhem with this LEGO Movie 2 Wyldstyle mini-figure Kids Light Up Alarm Clock
  • Digital LCD Screen with 12hr display, Back Light colour: Orange, Height: 6 inches tall, Alarm and Snooze functions, Moveable parts: Arms, Battery Type: 2x AAA (included), Age:6+
  • Official LEGO Product.

 

Buildable Wrist Watch

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Buildable Watch (8021445)

LEGO Movie 2 Wyldstyle Buildable Watch (8021452)

LEGO Movie 2 Unikitty Buildable Watch (8021476)

 

Pillows

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Buddy Pillow

LEGO Movie 2 Unikitty Buddy Pillow

LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem Buddy Pillow

LED Key Lights

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet LED Key Light

 

Emmet returns in The LEGO Movie 2. The full-length theatrical LEGO adventure opens in theaters February 2019. Emmet features a sensor on the chest which, when pressed, will illumiate his feet. Add a splash of fun to your backpack or bag with this delightful Emmet Key Light.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Batman LED Key Light

Batman returns in The LEGO Movie 2. The full-length theatrical LEGO adventure opens in theaters February 2019. Batman features a sensor on the chest which, when pressed, will illumiate his eyes. Add a splash of fun to your backpack or bag with this delightful Batman Key Light.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Unikitty LED Key Light

Princess Unikitty returns in The LEGO Movie 2. The full-length theatrical LEGO adventure opens in theaters February 2019. Starring as one of Emmet’s fellow travelers is Unikitty, a sweet, loveable member of the team with a powerful secret. Unikitty features a touch sensor on her face which, when pressed, will illumiate her horn. Add a dash of sass and sunshine to your backpack or bag with this delightful Unikitty Key Light.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Costumes

LEGO Movie 2 Lucy Deluxe Child Costume

 

Lucy is a no-nonsense determined kind of girl with a huge heart. You can look just like the amazing Master Builder herself in this Lucy Deluxe Costume! This costume is bold just like Lucy! Costume features a longsleeve top with an attached skirt, leggings, a pair of fingerless gloves, and a headband with attached hair extensions.

DK LEGO Movie 2 Tie-In Books Released This Week

LEGO and Warner Bros are revving up promotions for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, especially that its due to release in cinemas February next year. Other than the awesome tie-in sets now made available across LEGO brand stores and shop.LEGO.com, LEGO is working again with longtime publishing partner Dorling Kindersley to give us the best collection of LEGO Movie 2 tie-in books for children of all ages.

Here’s a rundown on all the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in books that were recently released by DK via Amazon right on Christmas Eve. Head over directly to Amazon by clicking on the links below.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Awesomest, Most Amazing, Most Epic Movie Guide in the Universe 

A sweet introductory guide to the LEGO Movie world setting, its characters and other fun trivia facts all in 96 pages and priced $8.99 on retail.

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Discover everything there is to know about THE LEGO® MOVIE 2(TM) with this totally awesome guide to all the characters, vehicles and locations.

The ultimate companion to the highly anticipated THE LEGO MOVIE 2, this book explores the heroes and the villains you’ll meet in the movie. Packed full of exciting and informative text, plus illustrations of THE LEGO MOVIE 2 sets and minifigures, this book provides everything you need to know about THE LEGO MOVIE 2.

The LEGO Movie 2: Ultimate Sticker Collection

Not an information treasure trove like the above. Rather, it’s a handy 72-page collection of LEGO Movie 2 stickers to put wherever you like them; retails for $12.99.

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Join Emmet, Lucy, Batman and Unikitty from THE LEGO ® MOVIE 2(TM) as they explore the brick-built world in this awesome new LEGO sticker collection, which includes more than 1,000 stickers!

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Ultimate Sticker Collection features stickers of all the latest LEGO MOVIE 2 sets and minifigures, and is full of exciting facts and images of the heroes, villains, locations and vehicles. Have fun finding the stickers for each page to recreate your favourite moments from the movie, or choose to create your own scenes.

The LEGO Movie 2: Emmet to the Rescue

Now we come to the story adaptations; this is a Level 1 DK reader for young kids to learn about Emmet’s quest to save his friends in the movie. 24 pages for $4.99 are worth it.

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Join Emmet, Lucy, Batman and Unikitty from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2(TM) on their new adventures in this exciting book for children learning to read. Packed with images of THE LEGO MOVIE 2 sets and minifigures, this book will get young fans hooked on reading.

Exciting images, simple vocabulary, and a fun quiz will engage young readers and help them build confidence in reading. Combining DK’s four-level reading scheme with the popular THE LEGO MOVIE 2 theme, THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Reader is at Level 1 and will help children learn to read-and to love

The LEGO Movie 2: Awesome Heroes

Last but not least we have a more advanced Level 2 Reader tie-in, this one’s a nice reference to the main characters of the LEGO Movie franchise, from the everyman to the superhero, to the unicorn-cat princess, Master Builders all. That’s 42 pages of character adventures for $16.99.

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Join Emmet, Lucy, Batman and Unikitty from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2(TM) on their new adventures in this exciting book for children learning to read. Packed with images of THE LEGO MOVIE 2 sets and minifigures, this book will get young fans hooked on reading.

Exciting images, simple vocabulary, and a fun quiz will engage young readers, helping them to build their confidence in reading. Combining DK’s four-level reading scheme with the popular THE LEGO MOVIE 2 theme, THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Reader is at Level 2 and will help kids learn to read-and to love reading.

You can catch all of these sweet LEGO Movie 2 book tie-ins from DK at LEGO Stores, major book retail outlets like Barnes & Noble, and online such as with Amazon.

LEGO Inks New Publishing Partnership with Chronicle Books

For as long as can be remembered perhaps, LEGO and books have been comfortably complementary partners in the total experience of the toy brand. While independent publishers bring out books having ideas for DIY MOCs, quite the number of printed material comes from publishers partnered with LEGO itself, such as Scholastic and definitely Dorling-Kindersley (DK). Now, another publishing company will be joining hands with The LEGO Group to bring out a new series of books that will focus on a recently emerging and newly prominent sector of the fandom. While most official LEGO books are geared somewhat towards children, the proposed material from Chronicle Books will be for the AFOLs.

“We are delighted to welcome Chronicle Books into a select group of publishing partners who work closely with the LEGO Group to create books that delight and inspire fans around the world,” noted LEGO publishing director Robin Pearson, elaborating that Chronicle’s past books, filled with unique humor and style, are perfect for an innovative publishing effort leaning towards the older side of the LEGO fandom.

This new LEGO-Chronicle Books partnership will start with seven books scheduled for release in 2020. While initially following other LEGO books such as DK’s and Scholastic’s with puzzle books and such, more upcoming works will comprise art volumes and even non-fiction titles for AFOL consumption.