Brickset exclusive: The LEGO Adventure book

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The LEGO Adventure BookI do like a good LEGO book, particularly when it's been written by someone I know and respect. So this book, written by Megan Rothrock and published in November, will be right up my street.

Megan has sent me exclusive information and pictures to share with you:

When you take a legendary former LEGO Designer, talented AFOLs from around the world and a thirty year-long desire for a sequel to the classic LEGO Idea Book what do you get?

The LEGO Adventure Book: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs and more!

Megan Rothrock (megs/megzter) has gathered some of the top LEGO builders from around the globe for the unofficial sequel to the classic 6000: LEGO Idea Book, she has even tracked down one of the former LEGO Designers of the original book and the new book features MOCs he has built since retiring!

Former LEGO Designer Megan says “Ever since the LEGO Fan Community started to find each other online many of us have hoped and dreamed for a sequel to the LEGO Idea Book from 1979. For many that little book kicked us into a LEGO building overdrive! Each page inspired and showed so much potential for what could be built at the time with LEGO bricks. My aim with The LEGO Adventure Book is to do the same for this generation, as well as shake up the AFOL builders a little with quite a few challenging builds for them too.”

What is The LEGO Adventure Book about?

Follow mini-figure Megs as she journeys into different worlds, meets awesome AFOLs and explores their LEGO building techniques! Learn some of their closely guarded secrets, read Building Journal entries to gain a deeper insight into how each of them approaches LEGO model design and there's at least one complete model breakdown (photographic instructions might describe this better) from each builder too. There's everything from small brick by brick builds to more complex model breakdowns of hard to build AFOL masterpieces. Whether you are a seasoned AFOL builder or just getting into LEGO, there is something in The LEGO Adventure Book for everyone.

What will the book be like?

This is a 200 page hard cover book chock-full of vibrant illustrations, building guides and featuring well over 200 inspirational models! It is full colour throughout and is printed on high quality glossy paper. It contains NEVER before seen LEGO models from retired LEGO Designer Daniel August Krentz, one of the Designers who worked on the classic LEGO Idea book and features many other chapters from both LEGO professionals and AFOLs!

The LEGO Adventure BookThe LEGO Adventure Book

 

Where can I get The LEGO Adventure Book?

The book is released in early November and can be pre-ordered from Amazon:

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It looks and sounds great, doesn't it -- I can't wait for it to be published!

18 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

This looks absolutely wonderful, a must have for me.

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By in Australia,

That train picture *alone* makes me want it. Dang, that looks good.

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By in United States,

Whoaaaaa ... Now I want one!

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By in United States,

Sounds great. I am surprised to hear that Megan isn't with LEGO anymore, though - when did that happen?

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By in United Kingdom,

Sounds great. But a 'sequel to 6000' is quite a high expectation to set.

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By in United States,

I'm really digging the Power Miners articulated dump truck on the cover!
And the blue vintage roadster is also nice.
I just might have to pick up that book. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks interesting. But was the Lego Ideas book from last year not also a sequel (which is also great btw). Is Meg the designer of those crazy trains? As I spoke to her at The UK Lego show so surprised to hear she's no longer working for them.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ No, Carl Greatrix (bricktrix I think he's called on flickr) did the trains and layout: they were at AFOLCON, you may recall.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Sorry I meant the caterpillar train.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Ah yes, she is...

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By in Canada,

I'm usually not into LEGO books but this one looks amazing.

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By in Norway,

If I will see it around, I might go for it. A Christmas present maybe?

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By in United States,

Is there supposed to be a link to Amazon in there?

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By in United Kingdom,

THere are two dirty great links to Amazon at the bottom. If you can't see them disable your ad blocker.

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By in United Kingdom,

I might have to get one of these for Xmas.

One ad says vol 1. Does this mean that she is currently working on vol 2 ???

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By in United States,

Thanks. I thought I had Adblocker disabled for this domain, but i checked and it was just the homepage.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks really good, but I'm assuming it's US published with the price difference? £18.99 (or about $30) in the UK but only $16.47 in the US? Nearly twice the price? I'd like one but I think i'll wait and see if it can get it a little cheaper first.

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By in United States,

I actually might get this, it looks fantastic.

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