May 1, 2014 – For many years (decades, even), I totally ignored the LEGO assortment of Star Wars vehicles, figures and playsets. The old me thought: “Wow, the LEGO sets are REALLY expensive. And the figures are too childish. Some of the boxes even say, ‘Ages 4-9’. Surely, Star Wars LEGO sets are just a passing fad for children – something similar to Star Wars Angry Birds”.
Jump forward to 2014: The new me now appreciates the rich details, thought, cleverness and even the artistry that goes into each LEGO figure and set. While I won’t start collecting the sets (we have to set limits here), at least I can understand how loyal LEGO’s fans are.
For newcomers and connoisseurs, just released today is the updated book: “LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary”. Here is a description from the Amazon.com site:
With more than two million copies of the original sold worldwide since 2009, DK now brings you a fully revised and updated edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller, LEGO® Star Wars®: The Visual Dictionary.
Complete with 48 additional pages and updated throughout to show all of the new sets and innovations from LEGO® Star Wars®, LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Update and Expanded provides detailed and annotated photography giving insight into the characters, locations, creatures, and spacecraft of the LEGO galaxy far, far away. Young Padawans will learn the ins and outs about their favorite vehicles, weapons, and minifigures such as Anakin, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader.
Fans of all ages will learn about every LEGO Star Wars set released while exploring the updated cross sections that expose the inner workings of larger-piece sets such as the Death Star or Millennium Falcon. The updated “Beyond the Bricks” chapter goes behind-the-scenes to take a look at how LEGO sets are made, new models, plus fun fan creations. Of course this book would not be complete without an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure, which is sure to impress even the most dedicated collector.
Amazon.com has the book currently listed at $17.36 today (MSRP is $21.99). Amazon prices fluctuate regularly, so you should check back at this link to verify.