LEGO Official 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'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.
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!