The LEGO book, second edition, out now
The 'expanded and fully revised' version of Dorling Kindersley's The LEGO Book is out now and I've just received mine from Amazon.
The original was published in 2009 and I reviewed it here. This new edition is 50 pages longer than the original and is now 256 pages in total.
A lot has happened in the LEGO world since 2009 and the book has been updated to reflect this. The 50 new pages cover topics that didn't exist when the first edition was published (HERO Factory, LEGO Games, Ninjago, Alien Conquest, Friends etc.) and all other relevant pages have been updated to include content from the last 4 years.
It looks as if all content in the first edition is included in this one, although due to significant reorganisation in some places I can't be 100% sure.
The book is up to date and covers all themes that have been released the second half of this year (LotR, Monster Fighters) but not The Hobbit, unfortunately :-)
The original edition was packaged and sold with a book about minifigs, Standing Small. That's no longer included but I wouldn't be at all surprised if we saw a much larger book about minifigs published in the near future.
It's a superb 'coffee-table' book that's a pleasure to dip into when you have a spare moment. If you buy just one LEGO book, make it this one. Even if you have the first edition there is enough new content in it to make it a worthwhile purchase.