ICYMI: Last Two Days Left To Join the LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! Contest

Last month, LEGO Ideas and premium puzzle maker Chronicle Books have teamed up for a new and unique LEGO contest. Dubbed as the LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! Contest, this contest challenges you to come up with your very own LEGO design or photograph that can be rendered into a 1,000-piece puzzle.

LEGO Ideas You're The Final Piece!

The contest has already begun its Idea Intake Stage last month and is about close this stage on July 20. As of date, the contest platform has already received almost 300 fan entries and will close its intake in two days. The LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! contest mechanics are very much the same as that of the Music to Our Ears, and We Love Sports! building contests. After the Idea Intake, panelists will determine which among the entries will proceed to the Fan Vote Stage and the Product Idea Review Stage. Again, the LEGO Ideas Team reminds us that being selected as the winner from the Fan Vote Stage does not automatically guarantee that the winning entry will qualify to become an official puzzle. This will be determined by the Review Team under the Product Idea Review Stage.

Contest entries may be divided into four categories, as per the LEGO Ideas contest rules:

Space & Astronomy

Think out of this world, real or imagined! We’re looking for images destined for infinity and beyond!

Nature Scenes

Jaw-dropping mountains, lush jungles, plants and flowers, detailed landscapes, and incredible sunsets would all be great entries in this category. We’re looking for nature at its most beautiful.

Retro

We’re talking anything older than 20 years or so, but brought back to life in LEGO bricks! Dig out the classics— LEGO nostalgia to vintage clothes, patterns, hairstyles, tech, or anything else that screams ‘retro-cool.’

Architecture

Modern, classic, ancient, futuristic? You be the architect! Find inspiration from classic styles or dream up the next big thing.

 

Four winners from the fan vote stage (one per category) will be chosen and will get to receive the following super-cool prizes.

Remember, you still have two days before the end of the fan submission stage. For the complete contest rules, don’t forget to check the guidelines right here.

New LEGO Star Wars Book Features The Return of a Familiar Character

Amazon US has just listed a new LEGO Star Wars book that features an endearing and familiar character from the recent Skywalker trilogy. The LEGO Star Wars Awesome Vehicles from DK is now listed over at Amazon US and is expected to be released in April 2022.

I know it’s a kind of very long wait before we can actually get our copy, but if you’re willing to have it pre-ordered as early as now, you can get it at a selling price of $20. And like other LEGO and DK books, this one comes with a free minifigure of Poe Dameron. A closer inspection of the image above shows that this minifig version of the legendary starfighter commander is similar to that found on this year’s LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-wing Starfighter (75297), and from 2016’s set 75149. It’s a great way to get this minifigure version in case you missed getting these sets.

The LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-wing Starfighter (75297) features the same version of Poe Dameron as found in the new book offered by DK.

In case you’re interested, here’s what Amazon has to say about this new LEGO Star Wars book. You may also click on the following affiliate link if you wish to pre-order this book right now.

LEGO Star Wars Awesome Vehicles: (Library Edition) Hardcover – To be released April 5, 2022

With X-wing pilot Poe as your guide, check out the most amazing brick-built vehicles in the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy!

Which vehicle in the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy is the one for you? Join Poe Dameron, the best X-wing pilot in the Resistance, and take a look at 25 out-of-this-world vehicles, from Poe’s zippy X-wing to the moon-sized Death Star. Take a peek inside an AT-AT and discover what it’s really like to drive the Millennium Falcon.

Get top tips from pilots, including Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Check out driver reviews and find out what you need to know about taking the controls of a vehicle in the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. Let Poe show you each vehicle’s amazing features and then decide which one you would like to take out for a test drive!

New LEGO Books From Ameet Arriving in October

It’s been a while since I’ve shared about the licensed LEGO books that are out there in the market, and thankfully this little segment of LEGO fandom still has quite a following. This is particularly true especially in the case of LEGO books that includes several bricks and pieces such as those offered by Ameet.

Ameet Publishing has revealed its next pair of LEGO activity books in the likes of LEGO Build and Stick Custom Cars and LEGO 5 Minute Builds. Though they are currently listed at Amazon France with a release date of October 2021, we can somewhat assume that these LEGO books will also be around Amazon US anytime soon.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at what these new LEGO books have to offer. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.

LEGO Build and Stick Custom Cars

LEGO Books

Start your engines for the ultimate racing car adventure! Young builders will love this fun-filled LEGO® pack which includes bricks, a 48-page book of ideas and activities, and over 260 reusable stickers.

Use the LEGO bricks to build any of the three awesome racing cars, before customizing them with the stickers. The book includes building instructions and loads of hints and tips for customizing each car with cool new looks and upgrades. With more than 10 different rebuild options, you can keep creating new cars over and over again.

The book also includes plenty of fun puzzles for when you need a breather from the racetrack.

 

LEGO 5 Minute Builds

LEGO Books

Discover over 100 great ideas for LEGO® builds, games, puzzles, and challenges, and use the bricks included in the box to bring them all to life.

Budding LEGO master builders will love using this fun pack to construct brand-new creations. Each activity has been designed to take just five minutes and can be created using the 50 LEGO bricks included.

 

Be Sure to Check Out This LEGO Life Hacks Book from DK Publishing

As an AFOL, I have to admit that I can’t remember how many times my trusty ol’ LEGO brick brought me out of a tight spot. It’s those pieces of loose LEGO bricks left lying around that somehow proved useful for some of the most annoying and inconvenient things that you have to deal with every day. Whether it’s organizing your cables, placing your phone on a desk from a considerable vantage point, or even organizing those chaotic jumble of keys, it seems that the humble LEGO brick always has a solution to offer. That’s what DK Publishers have in mind with this latest offering, LEGO Life Hacks, now available via Amazon.

It may not be your usual go-to book to find your latest building inspiration, but it has at least 50 building ideas to make your modern life a bit easier. Some of the things that this book offers range from a weekly planner to even a speakerphone amplifier. The brick solutions offered through its pages are simply essential for anyone who know the potential of LEGO bricks.

The LEGO Life Hack book is currently offered by DK Publishing and is now available in Kindle format via Amazon. A paperback version of this book is slated to be released this April. You may click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to pre-order your copy. For more LEGO books that might interest you, be sure to check them out right here.

LEGO Life Hacks: 50 Cool Ideas to Make Your LEGO Bricks Work for You!

This book is bursting with more than 50 smart ideas to streamline your life and accessorize your space. You’ll find stationery hacks that help you organize your desk, cool ideas to make the most of your tech, and gadgets to blitz your boring chores. From a speaker that amplifies your phone, a weekly planner made of LEGO bricks, and a catapult that flings paper into the wastepaper basket, these ideas will make your LEGO bricks work for you. Discover ways to personalize your living space, from photo frames to brick-built houseplants, plus smart ways to display your favorite LEGO builds and minifigures. These creative ideas will inspire you to use your LEGO bricks in awesome new ways.

With amazing images, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and handy tips for further building, this book will take your building to the next level.

LEGO Teams Up With Chronicle Books for a LEGO Still Life Photo Contest

Here’s another way of looking at LEGO.  Chronicle Books have teamed up with LEGO for a pretty neat LEGO Still Life Photo Contest where you can show your most creative brick rendition of real-life situations without connecting LEGO pieces! Here are some examples of creative entries.

Chronicle Books launches this contest to coincide with the upcoming release of their eight new licensed LEGO products in April, including a first in a line made specifically for adult fans of LEGO.

In order to join the LEGO Still Life Challenge, participants have to compose their own “still life” scene using only unconnected LEGO bricks. Then you need to share a photo in a public Instagram or Twitter post with hashtags #LEGOStillLife and #ChroniclexLEGO. Once shared over at social media, you need to enter the details of your entry at Chronicle Books’ website.

LEGO Chronicle Books

In order to participate, you need to be a US resident and 18 years old and above. Participants ages 13-17 may require parental consent in order to join. There will be three winners to be announced: a Grand Prize Winner (to receive all 8 Chronicle Books products + a LEGO Gift Card worth $250), a Second Prize Winner (6 Chronicle Books products + Brick Backpack + Key Chain + more), and a Third Prize Winner (Chronicle Books Stationery + Colored Pencils + Buildable Ruler)

If you wish to know more about these latest LEGO Chronicle Books products, you might be interested to know that you can pre-order them now over at Amazon, with a release date of April 7. Click on the following links to know more. For more 2020 LEGO-themed books that come with free LEGO bricks and minifigures, click right here.

LEGO® Still Life with Bricks: The Art of Everyday Play

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Small Parts: The Secret Life of Minifigures

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Paint Party Puzzle

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Note Brick Blue-Green

LEGO® Note Brick Yellow-Orange

LEGO® Brick Notebook

LEGO® Brick Erasers

LEGO 100 Ways to Rebuild the World Book Coming in October

This is something that you may want to add to your checklist of must-have LEGO books for 2020. DK Publishing will be launching its next LEGO-themed book that goes hand-in-hand with The LEGO Group’s initiative of fostering creativity among young children. The LEGO 100 Ways to Rebuild the World book echoes LEGO’s mission of nurturing the creative skills of the next generation.

The LEGO 100 Ways to Rebuild the World is not just about playing with LEGO bricks but also incorporating life lessons and skills such as taking care of the environment, valuing the importance of both flora and fauna, and encouraging others around us to do the same. And of course, this is done by creatively using LEGO bricks as a medium.

If you want this hardcover added to your collection, then you might be interested to know that it is currently listed via Amazon and is slated for release in October. You may pre-order the LEGO 100 Ways to Rebuild the World for $14.99. Click on the link below to know more.

LEGO 100 Ways to Rebuild the World: Get Inspired to Make the World an Awesome Place!

Pre-order for $14.99; slated to be released on October 20, 2020.

A children’s guide to being a good citizen and making the world a better place, with 100 LEGO®-inspired activities.

You’re never too young to change the world.

Discover 100 fun, practical ideas to be kind, be bold and make the world an awesome place – all while getting creative with your LEGO® bricks.

From making a neighbor a LEGO thank-you card to planting bee-friendly flowers, learn how to make little changes to help you, your family, your friends, and your community. Each idea encourages you to build with your LEGO bricks and minifigures – and to be inspired to make a difference in the real world around you.

Build a LEGO tree for inspiration and then help plant a real tree. Create a LEGO emoji to make your friends smile. Gather up your family and play a LEGO game together. Make a LEGO desk pot to help keep your room tidy. Learn about endangered animals and build your favorite ones with LEGO bricks. How will you start to rebuild the world?

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.

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!

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
LEGO Imagine and Play Creatures

LEGO Imagine and Play LEGO Imagine and Play

 

LEGO Imagine and Play Vehicles

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