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.

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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.

The LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book Offers Plenty of Building Suggestions for Your LEGO Star Wars Sets

The new LEGO Star Wars book released by Dorling Kindersley  looks to further enhance the experience for collectors and fans of the LEGO Star Wars line, by encouraging them to go beyond the official set builds and helping them find inspiration for putting together the LEGO Star Wars MOC of one’s dreams. This is the professed goal of the LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book.

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Find a galaxy full of LEGO® Star Wars(TM) ideas to build–from activities and art, games and challenges, to practical makes and your very own inventions!

This book features 200 imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and a handful of bricks, to builds to keep you occupied for hours. Set up a game of LEGO Star Wars skittles, create a pencil pot shaped like your favorite Sith or Jedi, build a fleet of tiny TIEs, design Darth Vader’s family tree, and customize a podracer. Challenge a friend to take on a rathtar, mix up your minifigures, stage your favorite movie battle scene with LEGO Star Wars bricks–and much, much more! LEGO® Star Wars(TM) Ideas Book is packed with a family friendly range of activities to inspire every LEGO Star Wars fan. What will you build?

Created by the authorial team of Hannah Dolan, Elizabeth Dowsett and Simon Hugo, LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book presents ways to take existing Star Wars sets and builds, then editing and customizing them into something new. Its contents are divided into quick-reference sections, from random builds of the day, to recreation of Star Wars scenes.

These tips and suggestions are then interpreted into beautiful LEGO Star Wars MOCs by a team of expert LEGO builders who have even included “Challenges” that involve creating MOCs a particular way and inviting the reader to figure them out. Solutions are provided, of course.

The LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book is available now at bookstores carrying LEGO books from DK, priced at $24.99 in the US, $31.99 in Canada, and £17.99 in the UK. It’s also available at a discounted price in Amazon here.

The LEGO Zoo Offers Easy-to-Build Animals Using Readily Available LEGO Bricks At Your Home

For younger-leaning LEGO builders, one favorite subject for brick creation would be animals. There’s something very imaginative about assembling basic LEGO bricks to create the basic shape of a beast or bird or dinosaur. A LEGO Animal Atlas released earlier this year by publisher DK featured plenty of animal-building instructions.Now, another brick-building book has  come out that shines the spotlight on brick-built animals. Unlike the DK Animal Atlas, it’s not officially partnered with LEGO, but The LEGO Zoo by Italian author Jody Padulano is just as appealing to children (and probably to some AFOLs as well) with its charming photography and building steps.

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The LEGO Zoo: 50 Easy-to-Build Animals 

A children’s book that shows how to build 50 simple models of LEGO animals using only standard LEGO parts that every LEGO fan has in their collection.

The LEGO Zoo book shows kids of any age how to build 50 simple animal models using only standard LEGO parts that are already likely to be in their collection. Readers learn how to build models of animals like crocodiles, zebras, wolves, lions, flamingos, plus many more. Projects are ordered by increasing difficulty making it easy to jump in without getting in over your head. The animals are so cute and goofy, whether building as a family or solo The LEGO Zoo is sure to deliver a roaring good time!

Originally published in Italy 2017, The LEGO Zoo proved a popular enough seller that No Starch Press has brought it into an international readership. In 200 pages it details 50 animals famous as exhibits in zoos all over the world, and features instructions to recreate these using basic LEGO blocks.

The LEGO Zoo is divided into five chapters sorting the featured animals by level of brick building difficulty and complexity. But young readers shouldn’t worry; they’re not that difficult. The book is now available on Amazon for $13.36, as well as from No Starch Press. Hard copies come with  the free eBook version.

New 2019 LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Book Listed at Amazon UK

Here’s another DK offering that will appeal to LEGO Star Wars fans. After the reveal of the LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure book a few days ago, Amazon UK has now listed a similar LEGO DK book that takes its cue from the LEGO Star Wars theme. The LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Book Galactic Missions is now available for pre-order via Amazon UK, and I hope that it will find its way soon in the US.

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Like other Build Your Own Adventure books, this upcoming release also comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars build and a minifigure. It also gives plenty of suggested alternate builds that you can create using the free LEGO pieces that goes with it. Understandably, the exclusive LEGO Star Wars build that comes with this book is still yet to be revealed, and we only have an outline of its image placeholder to speculate on. I couldn’t help but notice how similar it is to the shape and form of the Cloud City Patrol ship found in the recent LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) set. The pieces also shown on the cover of the book, if this is the actual pieces to be used for the build, also hints on the predominantly dark red color of the ship.

The Cloud City Patrol Ship as seen in the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) Master Builder series.

The LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Book Galactic Missions will be available on August 1, 2019 – a good nine months from now – and will retail for £19.99. That’s kind of a very long wait, but if you don’t mind the long wait, then I’m sure this book will eventually pop up at other Amazon regional sites very soon. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect from this newest LEGO DK title.

LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Galactic Missions: With LEGO Star Wars Minifigure and Exclusive Model

Want more ideas for LEGO® Star Wars™ models to build? You need this book with bricks that inspires children to build, play, and learn all about the LEGO Star Wars universe.

LEGO Star Wars Build your Own Adventure: Galactic Missions combines action-packed story starters with more than 50 fun ideas for building. Once you have built new creations, play out exciting adventures of your own using your personal LEGO collection. Use your favourite Star Wars minifigures to complete five top secret missions! This book comes with a minifigure and the bricks to build an awesome exclusive vehicle that features in the story.

LEGO Jurassic World Activity Book Comes With a Limited Owen Minifigure

Here’s another upcoming LEGO-themed book from Scholastic that you may want to pick-up from your local bookstore starting next year. After the reveal of a handful of LEGO Harry Potter themed books, it seems that LEGO and Scholastic is back to the Jurassic World with yet another activity book that also comes with – as you may have guessed – another cool minifigure. The LEGO Jurassic World Activity Book not only comes with several dino fun facts and challenging puzzles, it also comes with a limited LEGO Jurassic World Owen Grady minifigure.

LEGO Jurassic World Activity Book

Listed via Amazon, the LEGO Jurassic World Activity Book is slated to be released on January 29, 2019 and retails for $8.99. This Scholastic book release also offers you the chance of having this particular minifigure version of Owen Grady that can only be seen in LEGO Jurassic World Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929). This particular minifigure also includes several accessories such as a tranquilizer gun, satchel and dinosaur egg as you can see in the image below.

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Here’s a brief product description for your reference. Just click on the title below to pre-order via Amazon.

LEGO Jurassic World: Activity Book with Minifigure 

An action-packed, hilarious activity book featuring a LEGO(R) Owen minifigure!

Meet the greatest hero of Jurassic World! Owen Grady is a dinosaur trainer, adventurer, and incredible tracker. In this activity book, solve puzzles, read comics, and explore the incredible place that is Jurassic World. It’s a prehistoric adventure not to be missed!

More LEGO Harry Potter Books With Free Minifigures Coming in 2019!

It looks like we can expect more LEGO Harry Potter books to arrive in 2019, and the best part is, most of them will come with more free minifigures. After the reveal of the LEGO Harry Potter Back to Hogwarts Activity Book, we now have additional Potter-inspired books from different publishers which will also offer their own free LEGO minifigs.

LEGO Harry Potter Books With Free Minifigures

First off, we have DK’s LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure book to be released int the UK on July 4, 2019. If you recall, DK’s Build You Own Adventure books usually come with an exclusive building set and a free minifigure.

LEGO Harry Potter Books With Free Minifigures

Though the Amazon UK listing in which this book has been initially found does not show yet the actual build, it provides a silhouette of what it will be. I really can’t figure out what the build is, but I can clearly see a wizard’s hat in the middle (could it be the Sorting Hat?!). Here’s a preliminary image courtesy of Amazon UK. DK’s LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure Book retails for £19.99 in the UK.

Second, we also have another LEGO inspired book written by Jenna Ballard, slated to be released in the US on May 14, 2019. Listed via Amazon US, details are still very scant about this title, save for one important detail that LEGO Harry Potter fans will not miss: it comes with a free LEGO Hermione minifigure. The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook seems to be like any typical activity book whose main selling point is the free LEGO minifigure that comes with it. Like the previously mentioned activity book, we really don’t have an idea what particular minifig version of Hermione are we going to see bundled with this offering. But it is highly probable that it might be the same as that of her younger version of during her first years in Hogwarts, just as we see her in more recent LEGO Harry Potter sets such as the Hogwarts Whomping Willow (75953), Hogwarts Great Hall (75954), and Quidditch Match (75956).

Here’s a brief description of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook, now available for pre-order retailing for $8.80.

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Includes a buildable Hermione LEGO(R) minifigure!

Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Check out this Hogwarts Student Handbook to make sure you’re ready when it arrives!

From Platform 9-3/4 to the Sorting Ceremony to final exams–that is, if they haven’t been canceled again thanks to a monster getting loose in the school–this handbook covers everything a new student should know about this school of witchcraft and wizardry. Read all about the classes, top-secret locations, and, of course, Quidditch! Then put your Hogwarts knowledge to the test with tons of fun quizzes and activities.

I’m sure that there will be more LEGO Harry Potter books with free minifigures out there by next year, so be we’ll be sure to keep on a look-out for these. Just be sure to subscribe to our blog for more news and updates on this side of LEGO Potterverse.

Free LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure Comes With Scholastic’s Back To Hogwarts Activity Book

LEGO Harry Potter fans will be pleased to know that long time LEGO publishing partner Scholastic has now listed via Amazon a new LEGO Harry Potter inspired book that you may want to purchase next year. Entitled Back to Hogwarts, this Scholastic book also comes with a free LEGO Harry Potter minifigure based on Harry’s early years in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In fact, this free and exclusive minifigure is based on new versions of Harry as found in the polybag set Harry’s Journey to Hogwarts (30407) and Hogwarts Great Hall (75954).

Free LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure

This free LEGO Harry Potter minifigure also includes a Hedwig minifig, wand accessories, the Nimbus broomstick, and a unique newspaper printed tile. Scholastic’s Back to Hogwarts Activity Book is now available for pre-order via Amazon and will be available to the public by January 29 next year retailing for $7 USD. Here’s a closer at the free EGO Harry Potter minifigure, followed by a brief description of the book for your reference.

Free LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure

Back to Hogwarts (LEGO Harry Potter: Activity Book with Minifigure)

Go back to Hogwarts(TM) with all your favorite characters from the Harry Potter films! This activity book is packed with comics, puzzles, mazes, games, and a whole lot more. Guide Harry Potter and Ron Weasley through the moving staircases, untangle the spells to reveal Hermione’s Patronus, help Neville match pairs of plants in Herbology class, and discover more of what Hogwarts(TM) has to offer!

These pages are full of endless fun — plus, a buildable Harry Potter minifigure!

DK LEGO Factivity Books Available for Additional $2 with Magazine Purchases in Woolworths, Australia

There seems to be no doubt that when it comes to The LEGO Group’s many publishing partners that produce official licensed books and magazines, one of the foremost is the UK’s Dorling-Kindersley (DK). Many of our past articles on The Brick Show that talks about the hottest LEGO books are mainly about those from DK. And it looks like we have more LEGO-DK published material coming out, these ones being included in a promotional tandem with the Woolworths Supermarkets retail chain in Australia. These are the new LEGO Factivity books and there are six in all to collect. Each can be gotten by adding only two Australian dollars to every purchase of magazines from Woolworths, namely Better Homes and Gardens, and Australian Men’s Health.

These LEGO Factivity books from DK are divided into two prominent themes with two volumes each. The Ninjago Factivity Books include “Ninja & Foes” and “Training & Battles”; LEGO Friends has “Animal Friends” and “Hobbies & Friends”; finally, LEGO City volumes are comprised of “City Jobs” and “On The Move”.

Each Factivity Book contains fun activities and games, trivia about the characters and elements from each of the three featured themes, and some encyclopedic trivia that are relevant to the theme and subject of each book. For example, LEGO Friends “Animal Friends” include animal trivia.

This offer is only available at Australia’s Woolworths Supermarkets, from September 17 to October 28 and while supplies last. Other participating publications include Who, Women’s Health, New Idea, Girlfriend and many more. Only one Factivity Book for each magazine purchased.