Here Are Some 2020 LEGO Books to Watch Out For

It seems that we’re off to a good start on this side of the brick world. Other than having more than a hundred LEGO sets released at this first quarter of the year, there are also plenty of 2020 LEGO books to go around and watch out for. What’s nice about these books is that each of them comes with either an exclusive minifigure, or minibuilds that you will not find anywhere else, such as the upcoming LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) with its orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifig.

In case you want to add this to your library of LEGO books, then go ahead and browse through this listing of 2020 LEGO books to watch out for. Please take note that most of these are available for pre-order so you may want to add them to your wishlist if you want to get them later on. Click on their respective links for more details.

LEGO Disney Princess Under the Sea and More!

$9.99 | Release Date: February 4, 2020 | Comes with an exclusive minibuild plus a Sebastian the Crab minifigure!

 

LEGO Ninjago Game Time

$9.99 | Release Date: April 21, 2020 | Comes with an exclusive LEGO Ninjago Jay minifigure.

 

LEGO Epic History

$19.99 | Release Date: May 12, 2020 | Comes with bricks to make four exclusive LEGO mini-builds: woolly mammoth, Parthenon, pagoda, and rocket launchpad.

 

LEGO Cute Ideas

$14.99 | Release Date: June 23, 2020 | Comes with the bricks you need to make an exclusive cute LEGO mini build.

 

LEGO Halloween Ideas

$14.99 | Release Date: August 4, 2020 | Comes with the bricks you need to make an exclusive mini model.

 

The LEGO Games Book – 50 Fun Challenges, Brainteasers, Puzzles, and Games

$19.99 | Release Date: September 1, 2020 | Includes all the LEGO bricks you need to complete at least 10 of the challenges in the book.

 

As far as I know, these next LEGO activity books from Ameet Publishing are still not listed for purchase. But you may still want to keep tabs with them once they are available.

LEGO City Moon Landing

Contain a comics packed with LEGO® humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and buildable astronaut minifigure.

 

LEGO Ninjago Into the Fire

Features story content based on the TV series; comics packed with LEGO® humor, and fun-filled activities and puzzles; a LEGO Ninjago Cole minifigure.

 

LEGO Ninjago Ninja Mission

This book contains a 3D pop-up play scene perfect for LEGO play; inspirational story starter; fold-out playmat; and LEGO Ninjago Lloyd and Garmadon minifigures. 

 

LEGO City Duke’s Mission

The book features a story inspired by the latest LEGO City Adventures TV series; comics packed with LEGO humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and a LEGO City Duke DeTain minifigure. 

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Night Patrol

The book features comics packed with LEGO humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and LEGO DC Comics Robin minifigure.

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Orange LEGO Classic Spaceman Minifigure Coming In October 2020

Here’s something that will put a smile on Benny’s face. Amazon UK has listed a new LEGO book offering from DK Publishing and it comes with a freebie that LEGO fans of the classic Space genre will be raring to have. The LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) will be released later this year with an exciting new minifig that most of us will love to have – an orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifigure!

This new LEGO book chronicles the journey of the iconic LEGO minifigure, with an updated roster of the best minifigures around since 1978. Like most LEGO books released by DK, its quite obvious that the huge selling point of this upcoming book is the exclusive minifig that goes with it. Aside from having a cool reference material to the evolution of the LEGO minifig, this orange variant of the LEGO Classic Spaceman is a must-have for fans of the classic theme. If you already own the LEGO Movie2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) set, then be sure to keep this DK offering under your radar. It will surely be a welcome gesture if LEGO will eventually consider re-releasing it’s Classic Space theme, similar to what they did with their 2015’s series of Pirates-inspired sets. But for now, other than Benny and his gang from the LEGO Movie 2, the closest that we currently have similar to this will be the LEGO City Space sets from last year.

Amazon UK is already accepting pre-orders as early as now, with the LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) tagged at £30.00. I’ll provide you with updates once this book appears in US stores or at Amazon US. Here’s a quick blurb of this new LEGO book.

LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition)

Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure with this new edition – featuring an exclusive spaceman minifigure!

Why don’t minifigures have ears? Which minifigure has appeared in the most ever sets? Which minifigure has a wolf alter ego?

This updated edition highlights the best minifigures from every year since 1978. Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rare minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIE™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry Potter™ and many more. Discover the evolution of minifigure design from past to present and explore their accessories and sets.

From divers, astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes, firefighters and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade!

A New and Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul Minifigure Arriving in 2020

If you had the opportunity of grabbing almost all of the LEGO books that were released this year, then you may want to add this next one to your must-have list of collectible LEGO books. And those who are looking forward to DK’s annual LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia will also be glad to know that it will also include once more an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure. For 2020, LEGO is paying homage once more to one of the most controversial and influential Sith Lord of the Star Wars saga. A never-before-seen, exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure will come as a freebie for those who will opt to purchase the said DK offering when it arrives at bookstores on April 7, 2020 as listed via Amazon. Read on for the details of this new LEGO DK book.

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia New Edition: with Exclusive Darth Maul Minifigure

Pre-order: $19.99 USD | Will arrive on April 2020

Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy!

DK’s LEGO® Star Wars™ Character Encyclopedia: New Edition is updated to include all the latest and new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Meet amazing minifigures from all the Star Wars movies-including new minifigures from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigures are rare and which minifigures have exclusive printings, parts, and accessories. This new updated edition contains more than 200 best-loved minifigures, including Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Rey, Kylo Ren, and BB-8. The book also comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure!

LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul

From the looks of this minifig, it seems to be our first minifigure iteration of the infamous Sith as we see him in the spin-off film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. For most audiences and Star Wars fans, Darth Maul’s cliff hanger appearance at the end of the film shows how much the Dark Lord is still instrumental to the events leading to the classic Star Wars trilogy. Having this new LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure as an exclusive freebie for this book, in my opinion, is an excellent choice.

If you wish to be guaranteed a copy of this newest edition of DK’s LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, then be sure to visit the above links and place your pre-order. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the heads up.

Build Your Own Collection of LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains With These Books

LEGO BrickHeadz is still going strong and with the recent reveal of the LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232), we can still expect that LEGO still has more plans for these brick collectibles. I guess part of the appeal with this theme is the fact that the design follows a prescribed format that allows you to recreate any of your favorite pop icons into a standard LEGO BrickHeadz. With a bit of experimenting with your own LEGO bricks, you can even come up with any BrickHeadz character that you want. This is the principle behind these collections of books written by Charles Pritchett – the unofficial guide of building your own LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains.

I first stumbled upon Charles’ works when I was casually browsing Brickset’s listing of available LEGO books. His Building LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes Volume One: The Unofficial Guide, and its counterpart that allows you to build a collection of BrickHeadz villains, immediately caught my attention. I am impressed with the excellent custom LEGO BrickHeadz sets that he was able to come up, especially when it included some of my favorite Marvel and DC characters. The best part of it is that he makes the building instructions for these MOCs available for everyone. You simply need to search through your collection of LEGO bricks to see if you have the parts needed to build your favorite heroes and villains. Since your working with a LEGO BrickHeadz, you can easily look for a substitute part if in case you don’t have the prescribed LEGO piece mentioned in assembling the build.

As of this posting, Charles offers three volumes on how to build his custom LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains all of which you can purchase via Amazon. You may click on the following links if you wish to know more about these books.

Building LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes – Volume One: The Unofficial Guide 

Readers will find detailed, full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions on how to build the following characters:

  • Ant-Man
  • Beast Boy
  • Daredevil
  • Deadpool
  • Green Lantern John Stewart
  • Gwenpool
  • Robin
  • Starfire
  • Thor
  • Wolverine
Building LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes – Volume Two: The Unofficial Guide 

In this follow-up book, building instructions for the following characters are included:

  • Black Panther
  • Cyclops
  • The Flash
  • Green Lantern Kyle Rayner
  • The Invisible Woman
  • The Human Torch
  • Mister Fantastic
  • Raven
  • Shazam
  • The Thing
Building LEGO BrickHeadz Villains – Volume One: The Unofficial Guide 

LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains

And of course, our ensemble of custom comic book LEGO BrickHeadz will not be complete without our heroes’ archenemies. This volume highlights 10 most famous villains and how to give them that LEGO BrickHeadz twist.

  • Deathstroke
  • Green Goblin
  • Harley Quinn
  • Loki
  • Mysterio
  • Red Skull
  • Rhino
  • Sandman
  • Two Face
  • Weather Wizard

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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LEGO Imagine and Play Vehicles

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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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