Review: My LEGO World

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We've mentioned the The Book People a few times recently as an excellent source of discounted LEGO books and as a result many of you have placed orders via our links, so thank you for doing so.

Last week they sent me a few titles that they'd like me to bring to your attention, including this big box of 25 books called My LEGO World which is available exclusively from them.

Its stated retail price is an astronomical £124.75: nobody in their right mind would pay that for it but at its actual price of £29.99, which is just £1.20 a book, it's a far more attractive proposition.

Furthermore, today and tomorrow it's in the flash sale and priced at just £27.


The books are packaged in a very sturdy box, 24 x 20 x 12cm, which has a lift off lid.

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Inside, the 25 32-page paperback books are neatly arranged in numerical order which reveals a neat picture across their spines.

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There are 20 building ideas books and five 'meet the minifigures' books.

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The back of the box shows the contents.

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The building books carry the title of one particular building project but often the others in it have no connection to it at all.

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As you can see...

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The title of some of the minifigure ones is loose enough that they could contain anything...

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I haven't yet mentioned where the material in them comes from. DK has been publishing LEGO books for some years and in addition to the titles that we review and include in the database, it also produces many repackaged editions containing content from their back catalogue. This is the case here.

The content in the ideas books has been previously published in The LEGO Play Book and Awesome Ideas while that in the minifigure ones comes from I Love that Minifigure. Consequently it's top-quality, with the majority of that in the Ideas books contributed by AFOLs, such as Peter Reid of Exo-Suit fame.

If you have them already then this collection will not be particularly appealing but as a box set to gift at Christmas it's a different story. It's an attractively packaged product containing a wealth of ideas and inspiration that would be welcomely received by any aspiring master builder. The bite-sized format of the slim books will ensure they are not immediately overwhelmed and instead will have great fun dipping into them one at a time.

Verdict: Not much to appeal to seasoned DK book collectors but it would make a fantastic gift for the target age-group.

It's available from The Book People, normally for £29.99 but today and tomorrow, 14/15 November, it's just £27.


Thanks to The Book People for providing the books for review. The review is an expression of my own opinions.

 

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8 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

What a deal! Just ordered one for my son's Xmas present.

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By in United Kingdom,

A great idea for kids who can't handle heavy books.
Or any AFOL who wants a quick reference guide to basic building techniques for different themes.

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By in Belgium,

Would buy it buy i think the shipping cost (to belgium) would be to much

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By in Belgium,

^ It's £12, and unfortunately an extra £12 per extra book, so that's not helping... So yea, passing due to shipping cost here, too :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Having a look through via he links above I see they also have the DCSH build your own adventure book at £8 & the Nexo Knights one.

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By in United Kingdom,

Models by Peter Reid? Repackaged, in a new edition? I need this.

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By in Czech Republic,

Shipping is a bit pricey but since I can't find some of these titles on amazon and other places I ordered this one plus 3 others, even with shipping I feel like I am getting a decent deal for looks I would not normally come across in the wild.

Thanks for the post. :)

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By in United States,

I picked this up this at Barnes and noble the other day thinking it was old and retiring,for only 10$ dollars!

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