Tuesday, July 2, 2013

LEGO Books For Pint-Size Builders

LEGO has come a long way in the past few decades, carving a name into toy-maker history with building sets for kids of all ages. For parents, this can be both a blessing and a curse, as there are literally hundreds of designs and structural kits that can leave gift-buyers confused. However, these popular manufacturers come to the rescue again with LEGO books for kids; an entire line of everything LEGO combined in several, easy-to-read manuals.

For example:


LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia (Daniel Lipkotwitz)

Cheerleaders! Vampires! Warriors! Space Aliens! All of these characters and 208-pages more have been packed into this book. Separated into series groups of 10, each segment features a wide variety of figurines, their character biographies, and fun facts that led to their production. Kids will be fascinated to find that each figurine has been inspired by an actual creature, person, or symbol from the real world. It's also amazing (and yet, unsurprising) to discover that the top-selling mini-figures are Santa, Pirate Captain, Clockwork Robot, and Daredevil.


LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World (DK Publishing)

This book is a must-have for any LEGO enthusiast and Harry Potter fan. An entire collection of mini-figures and accompanying play-sets were made in the style of HP movies, and these pages offer an in-depth look in a magical, miniature world. Children will be surprised to realize that Voldemort is actually the only HP "person" with a nose in the LEGO set! Plus, most copies include a Harry Potter figurine.


LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (Simon Beecroft)

As the other books, this one features biographies, fun facts, and product information about a line of LEGO Star Wars. From Jedi Masters to the worst in super-villains, there are hundreds of photos to peruse, on weapons, vehicles, and accessories.

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