Dorling Kindersley book lineup for 1H 2014

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Penguin books has just published its catalogue of DK book releases for the first half of 2014. There are four notable LEGO books, along with 'hundreds' of kids reading/activity/sticker books which I won't list here. They are:

- Star Wars Visual Dictionary, an update on the first edition, published in 2009.
- Friends Character Encylopedia, surely that'll only need a dozen pages or so, but it's listed as having 208!
- Ninjago Brickmaster, which is apparently updated and expanded, and strangely it seems to feature skeletons which are, like, so 2011...
- Legends of Chima: The Secret History, follow the epic story of the Legends of Chima minifigs...

I'm sure they'll be great and I'll no doubt buy them all, but I'm getting a feeling of 'more of the same' from DK, who are not showing the same innovation as, for example, No Starch Press. I suspect the official LEGO licence prevents it.

Via Hoth Bricks.

15 comments on this article

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By in United States,

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By in United States,

I wonder what ultra rare minifig will be included in this one? (Sigh) Guess that means Ill have to get that too, that's fine since the only other dk book I have is the first Star Wars book

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By in United States,

The encyclopedias are always fun. I wonder what the exclusive figures will be.

Steve

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By in United States,

I can't wait for Star Wars Visual Dictionary. First one was terrific, this one will be even better, I'm sure. A much-needed update. :D

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By in United States,

The figure will be Chewbacca with medal. Calling it now.

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By in United States,

Yes! Finally a update to the Star Wars Visual Dictionary. :D

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By in United States,

I think they already made a clone wars darth maul.

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By in United States,

^They made one with different longer more mechanical legs the newer Clone Wars Maul has for human looking mechanical legs.

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By in Poland,

Can't wait for that R2-D2 with Medal! *sarcasm*

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm looking forward to seeing what Minifigure is included in the Chima book ;)
Also why does the Ninjago Brickmaster have one if the same bad guys from 2011? if there are meant to be Nindroids next year.

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By in United States,

^ Given it says 'postponed' on the page I suspect they were planning some sort of reissue but now that Ninjago is reborn no doubt it will be themed to match the latest range.

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By in Republic Of Korea,

wish it has a NY yoda minifig in that book..

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By in United States,

@Lordofdragons, as cool as it sounds, I thought that there was no confirmation yet on what figure would be included?

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By in United States,

@Huw... In that case, it makes it even less surprising that Ninjago was continued... after all, if even external licensing partners like DK still saw money in it, even as the sets were due to be cancelled, that seems to indicate that said cancellation would have been a bit premature!

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