50 Years of the LEGO Brick

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50 Years of the LEGO Brick (English)

If you live in the U.K., Australia or New Zealand, you can order the new book "50 Years of the LEGO Brick" from LEGO S@H. Just click on the yellow link below, and search for item number 810002 to find it.

Update: This book is now available in German from S@H.

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By in United States,

Does anybody know what this book is about?

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By in United States,

The best description I can give it right now, since I only got it yesterday, is that's it's a coffee table history book. In other words, it looks great, has loads of nice pictures but no real substance.

It does, however, come with facsimilies of old catalogues such as the 1969 and 1974 full range catalogues and a 1978 (I think) Technic catalogue.

It's an essential purchase for the die-hard fan, but if you're strapped for cash, the £25 (c.$50) would be better spent on a normal LEGO set.

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By in United States,

Does it have any of the pictures of the upcoming sets? And judging by the price tag, I think I'll leave it.

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By in United Kingdom,

No new sets; it covers history only

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By in Australia,

50 years of LEGO® bricks, building, creativity and fun!

Discover the history of the LEGO brick, from its origins in a small Danish workshop to being named Toy of the Century. This unique book includes historic photos, removable reprints from classic LEGO catalogues, six LEGO bricks (with more than 900 million possible combinations!) and many more surprises for LEGO fans of all ages.

* This book celebrates 50 years of the LEGO brick with history, fun facts and pictures!
* Includes 6 red LEGO bricks!
* Includes a copy of the patent for LEGO brick from 1958!
* Includes LEGO system catalog with promotional material from 1963!
* Includes a copy of the LEGO System 1969 catalog that features the electric LEGO railway!
* Includes LEGO gold brick stickers!
* 63 pages.
* Available in English only.

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By in United States,

I went to order it $50 australian I could live with then another $25 - $40 for postage. I think ill wait for a bit

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By in New Zealand,

Includes a copy of the patent - Yep, definately for diehard fans. I hope the chinese get to see this documentation. perhaps it should also be shown to the Torro brand, I hate how people sell lego that isn't lego.
900 million different combinations - I wonder how they arrived at that number.

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By ,

$50 seems like too much for just a book. I'm a big lego fan but $50 would be better for a Agents set or for saving up for the gunship

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By ,

What is the Torro brand? just asking.

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By in Germany,

This book is also available in a german version at S@H.

The description is the same as above by scholte23 except that it is in german.

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By in United States,

What are the chances of this coming to the US??? I would LOVE to get this book!!

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By in New Zealand,

The torro brand is like megabloks, basically a copy of lego that isn't lego. I was just saying that the patent should be shown to companies that make that.

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By in Ireland,

The book (English version) is also available on LS@H Ireland and many other European countries for euro 29.90.

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By in Canada,

Amazon.com has it listed as a July 15 release for the US. It will probably be available is US/Canada bookshops soon.

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By in United States,

I might get a copy from Amazon as they are usually cheaper but mainly as I don't think they will charge $25 for postage... we will see

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By in United Kingdom,

Had a look at this book in the lego shop in Milton Keynes (uk). For a book that is supposed to detail history of lego, i think it is essentially a waste of time and money. I am very disappointed as this could have been a much better colourful book if more thought had been given.

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