LEGO Collector 2nd edition: I now have it

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The long-awaited second edition of this excellent book has just been published and I now have a copy. I'm not going to write a long review; instead I've ressurected my review of the first edition, as written in 2008, and will thus concentrate on the differences between the two editions.

- At 928 pages, it's about 130 pages longer.
- Edition 1 covered sets released in 1958 up to the first half of 2008. This new version starts at 1949 and goes right up to the end of 2011, including sets not yet released.
- Errors noted in my 1st edition review have been corrected.
- It comes with an exclusive keychain: a black 4x4 tile with 1 row of studs, printed with the classic space logo.
- It has a blue brick on the front rather than a red one :-)

Suffice to say that this is a must-have for every LEGO collector, whether you have the first edition or not. It's a fantastic thing to browse through. Kudos to the team behind it for continuing to work on the project and keep it up-to-date.

At the moment it's only available from the German publishers via their website (click on the image to go there), but in time it will appear on Amazon worldwide like the first edition did, and maybe even turn up in LEGO brand stores.

40 comments on this article

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By in Germany,

Nice to see that review: The set page of the first edition had a link to an "Official Brickset review", but it didn't work. Now, it's back! :)

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By in United States,

I would love it if I could catalog all those sets. Nice review!

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By in United States,

Does it have the Black Pearl in it?

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By in Germany,

@dmm: Someone at Eurobricks posted an image of its "fact list": It's mentioned, but doesn't have an image.

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By in United States,

This is available on 'The Book Depository UK', certainly cheaper than the EUR$35 the publisher wants to charge for shipping to Australia. Do a search using the ISBN number 9783935976640.

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By in Sweden,

I got the collector book too directly from the publisher. I am also very satisfied with it. Would like to get a hardcover version like the special edition one that was available of the 1st edition.

Huw, please add the book to the database.

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By in United States,

Where all can this be purchased at?
28eur for the book and 29eur for shipping to the US from the German website

That is $82 USD.

I own the first edition and it was no where near that amount.

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By in United States,

Thanks ;-)
I check that before i posted, here what it says:

LEGO® Collector - 2. Edition: Katalog aller LEGO® Bausätze - von den Anfängen bis heute (Paperback)(English / German) By (author) Michael Steiner

Free worldwide shipping
Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock and you don't have to register

no price listed either.

Hopefully Shop at Home will carry it soon....

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By in Taiwan,

Thanks Jad308, that's a sweet deal you found.

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By in United States,

Hiya Redblurr, I think you must be looking at the US Book Depository site which doesn't show it as available.. Use the co.uk one in the posted link. It ships in 72hours apparently.. I've ordered 2. Also you can make use of the ReferAFriend offer and score a 10% discount voucher as well.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/referafriend

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By in Singapore,

Is it in German or English?

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By in United States,

should be in both German and English.
Jad, Thanks! didn't realize my browser was redirecting me to the .com site LOL

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By in United States,

Im curious what was added prior to 1958 because i thought that was the beginning of the plastic bricks of lego but thats off the top of my head i may not be remembering right. Im a little bummed that this book duplicates all the stuff in the first book because it kind of makes having the first book pointless. Oh well, thanks for the news.

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By in United States,

Nice!....I got it too....excellente....just need to wait for delivery.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ It wouln't really make sense to issue a book that covers just pre 1958 and 2008+, would it?

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By in United States,

@Huw: while you're adding books to the database, you still haven't gotten in Building the Magical World. Could you please add that, as well as this collector book?

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By in United Kingdom,

I didn't get the 1st edition, but I've got this one, and I'm loving it. I like just randomly flicking to pages and checking out some sets I've never seen before.

That reminds me @Huw, when is 'Brickset: The Book' coming out?

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By in United States,

Regardless of how good it is, I don't want to get a book like this that's going to be outdated in 6 months.

EDIT: @atkinsar, are you for real? :D

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Surely on that basis you'd never buy any non-fiction book, then? Even books about dinosaurs, for example, go out of date as more is discovered :)

^^^ I've added them to the database now.

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By in United States,

@Jad308: Wow, thanks for that tip. I would have never known about it otherwise. I had already convinced myself I wasn't going to get it due to the high shipping cost. I can't tell you how delighted I am to be able to get it now. You are my hero. :-)

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By in United States,

Brickset, the book? Yay!
@Huw: Why does BtMW say "not yet released" and why does it not have an image?

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^^ Sadly not, but maybe I've just inspired Huw to create one (and maybe not)!

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By in United Kingdom,

i wasn't convinced to buy this, but i decided "why not"...i thought it would make a great reference guide...shame about shipping costs. Also, Northern Ireland, much to contrary belief is part of the UK, but according to their website its not, so i had to use Ireland as my address - not sure if this has worked out more expensive or not, but all said and done, i am looking forward to my copy arriving :o)

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By in United States,

I would love to buy this book, but I'm going to save my limited income for real lego.

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By in United States,

^^^^^^ (@Huw) - That's not what I meant really. I mean Lego constantly brings out new sets, as everyone here obviously knows. Not to be a kiss-up, but Brickset is my LEGO Collector's Book.

...I guess I was sort of blunt with that comment, huh? :(

P.S. I'm sure you were just joking a bit anyways, :)

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By in Canada,

^^ Same here. Can't wait for the review!

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By in United States,

^Huw isn't writing one.

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By in United States,

^Someone else probably will.

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By in Canada,

@LEGOlas1-Sorry about that. Misread the caption.

Huw, the link to LEGO Shop.com has vanished. Where did it go?

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By in United States,

You can get the book on ebay for $38. I didn't check shipping.

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By in United States,

@Huw
Wow book must be great , no postings from you recently. Must be engrossed in its pages.

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By in United Kingdom,

No, just a quiet week...

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By in Hungary,

Saw it at Legoland, Germany this past week. Price: 27.99€.

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By in New Zealand,

Whats the RRP of the book, e.g. the price printed on the cover?

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By in Netherlands,

Received it today.

Took a quick look and saw that set:

20020
BrickMaster - Ninjago
Ninjago
83 pieces
BrickMaster exclusive set.
2011

is missing.

Want my money back.

There is no price on the cover.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ordered my copy from book Depository.co.uk last Friday, cost me £20.41 inc postage.
It arrived today (p.s. noticed tht Book Depository now charge £28 for it)
Very impressed with it, indeed I just can't put it down....

Thanks for the review, Huw, it was what you wrote that convinced me to get it, just got to work on the wife now in order to purchase the Minifig book :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

If you have this book take a look at pages 279 through 284 - the text refers to the wrong pictures - 43 incorrect entries!

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By in United States,

^^^Kind of stupid reason, really. I mean, how much does ONE LOUSY BRICKMASTER SET matter?

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