LEGO Official Annual 2011

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LEGO Annual 2011

We first mentioned this book back in May and at the time it emerged that annuals are not known of or published in the USA. So, for those who have no idea what one is, they are books published once a year which, to quote bluemoose, are 'a staple of Christmas morning here' in the UK. They are usually aimed at kids and this one, the first LEGO annual to my knowledge, is no exception.

It is now available from Amazon.co.uk, priced around £5. It's produced by Ameet, a Polish company, and published by Ladybird. They were also responsible for these Atlantis books.

It's an A4 hardback consiting of 60-odd pages of puzzles and games for small kids. It's very colourful and has some great artwork in it, including of the series 2 minifigs, but beyond that there is nothing in it to interest anyone over about 8.

LEGO Annual 2011

In fact, I wouldn't bother even to tell you about except for its one redeeming feature: its cover. As you can see from the larger version of the photo above the '2011' numerals are actually made from yellow 1xn plates, set into a plastic frame which keeps them in position.

If you aspire to be 'LEGO book complete' then it's worth buying, particularly as it's only a fiver, but if not, I wouldn't worry. If you're in the USA, where it isn't even listed on Amazon, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it...

Stay tuned for another book review in a few days, written by a guest contributor!

20 comments on this article

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By in Germany,

Can you remove the LEGO plates from the cover, or not?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I have not, but yes you can. They are housed in a plastic two-sided bubble pack.

Dr. S.

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By in Germany,

@Dr. S.: Ok. What's the colour of the plate that's underneath the visible plates? Do you know?

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By in United States,

How much Hero Factory content is there?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas, It's not a plate, it's printed.

@ndb, about 10 pages.

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By in Canada,

I wonder how much this would fetch on Ebay.

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By in Canada,

i wonder what the 2012 one will look like....

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like another great annual....I'll probably pick it up in the christmas holidays..

By the way amazon UK has a sale on the summer 2010 star wars sets:

Plo Koon's Fighter: £22.49
Wampa Cave £31.49
General Greivous' Starfighter: £40.49
palpatine's Shuttle £53.99
Slave I: £71.99
Clone Turbo Tank: £89.99

Hope this helps =)

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By in United Kingdom,

@I like lego, On ebay? £2 or so, as it's only £5 new
Doesn't the US have the Beano/Dandy? Because they make an annual every year?

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By in United Kingdom,

I picked this up for free in a 3 for 2 offer at Waterstones. Nice for free but I'd never pay the full £7.99 RRP.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks Huw, I was struggling to find any reviews on this, and now I know I definitely don't need it.

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By in Poland,

It's funny that it's made by a Polish company but we don't have it in Poland - but we don't have the tradition of annuals either :) Ameet has two new books with minifigures:
firefighter http://ameet.pl/prod_1196.html
construction worker http://ameet.pl/prod_1229.html
it has a minifigure with accessories, a poster, games and puzzles, comics and stories and really nice graphics. I guess it will be published in other countries too?

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By in United States,

This one website i found while browsing the web has already gotten the series 2 minifigs and showed us all the pieces. and the guys up close.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas, thanks both issues are now fixed.

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By in New Zealand,

The annual is available cheaply through book depository if anyone is looking for it.

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