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.

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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

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LEGO® Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards

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LEGO® Paint Party Puzzle

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LEGO® Note Brick Blue-Green

LEGO® Note Brick Yellow-Orange

LEGO® Brick Notebook

LEGO® Brick Erasers

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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
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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. 

2019 LEGO Books

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.

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.

New LEGO Ninjago Visual Dictionary Arriving in 2019

With the wide-ranging releases of LEGO sets and minifigures across different themes and licensed franchises, the publishing of supplementary printed material such as visual dictionaries by the likes of Dorling-Kindersley are a godsend to collectors, and also a great source of entertainment especially for fans of the properties depicted within. Speaking of visual dictionaries and DK, they first published such a volume for the LEGO Ninjago line way back in 2014. In typical LEGO book fashion, the LEGO Ninjago Visual Dictionary also included a free minifigure in the cover, that of Zane. Now, four years have passed since that first printing, and an update is welcome.

That’s why DK is bringing out a new edition of the LEGO Ninjago Visual Dictionary next year. In 128 pages of glorious color photographs, the book will bring LEGO fans and collectors up to speed with the latest releases on the Ninjago line thus far.

LEGO Ninjago Visual Dictionary

In addition to the minifigure and Ninjago set images and info, the visual guide will also include a “Beyond the Brick” section detailing how they were conceptualized and developed. An interview with the Ninjago design team and rare concept sketches and artwork can also be found between the book’s covers.

Dorling-Kindersley expects to have the LEGO Ninjago Visual Dictionary New Edition to be released in bookstores sometime in September of 2019. As expected, it’ll also come with a free minifigure, though for now, LEGO is keeping mum on the character’s identity. We’ll have to wait for later info. Preorders are also available on Amazon UK.