DK Books have released an updated version of their LEGO® Minifigure Visual History book. It takes a look at some of the rarest and most popular Minifigures from over the last 40 years. Throughout the book, you’ll find fun facts about certain characters and the special elements created to bring them to life, as well as a peek behind the scenes to see how Minifigures are created. The book begins in the late 70s and spans right through to 2020. Every copy of the book will also include an exclusive orange suited Spaceman Minifigure. So here’s a closer look at the LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History book
Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure. Features an exclusive orange spaceman!
Enter the world of minifigures with this fully updated edition. The first minifigure was created in 1978, and today the entire minifigure population could circle the globe more than five times!
Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rarest minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIE™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry Potter™, and many more.
From astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade!
- Book Title: LEGO Minifigure A Visual History
- Publisher: DK Books
- Pages: 256
- LEGO Elements: Exclusive Orange Spaceman
- RRP: £30.00
- ISBN: 9780241409695
- Availability: General release
Back in 2013, DK Books published a comprehensive guide to LEGO Minifigures, called LEGO Minifigure: Year by Year, which featured three physical Minifigures and charted many of the iconic mini-folk who inhabit LEGO sets. This latest addition features much of the same content. In fact, rather disappointingly it’s basically the same book. Much of the book is almost identical to the previous edition, including many of the special pages. This new book does have a little new content, including covering the years beyond the original edition. So you’ll also learn about Minifigures released between 2013 and 2020. It’s still an inserting addition to your LEGO Book library but I’ll certainly recommend waiting until it’s a lot cheaper.
Despite featuring previously published content, it’s still full of interesting facts and information about certain characters, the sets they were featured in and elements used to bring them to life. It’s not just Minifigures either, there are small snippets of information about Mini-dolls, Fabuland figures, BrickHeadz and other unusual takes on the Minifigure form.
As a little bonus, because the book features content from the 2013 edition, that means it features some of the Minifigures from my own collection. Back in 2012, DK Books asked the LEGO community to provide some of the Minifigures they didn’t have images of. I sent a few of my to DK and they were featured in the Year by Year book and now the Visual History. You’ll find my name along with a few other recognizable ones at the back of the book. Learn more here.
As with many books from DK, this one includes an exclusive Minifigure. Which is an orange variant of the classic spaceman. This is the first time this much-loved version of the Minifigure has appeared in orange. When the Minifigure was first revealed many commented on the strangely textured helmet, well the final version of the Minifigure doesn’t feature this. The helmet is smooth and the same style as other recent takes of the Classic Space characters. It’s a nice bonus to have with the book.
The LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History book will be published by DK Books on October 1st in the UK and October 13th in North America.
5th October 2020
Has anyone else faced issues on getting their hands on this book? Pre-ordered mine from Amazon back in July and now they are estimating I won’t get it until the beginning of December!?
5th October 2020
Amazon are the worst for books. I ordered another book due out last Friday, in-stock now but not being delivered until November!! Try WHSmith.co.uk it’s in stock same price I think and you may even find a code for them. A trick is to sign-up, sign-in and leave it in your basket, they often email a 10% code. If you live near a store you may be able to get it delivered to there for free
28th March 2021
Hi, I am new to Lego at the age of 58 and completely hooked. I especially love all the minifigs and after only a few months I have managed to gather about 250 fully complete characters. I am a bit of a tidy freak and love databases and everything I have is catalogued to add to etc. But what I am looking for is a place to find a full catalogue to buy of every minifig produced which can be added to each year with supplements. Does such a catalogue exist? If so where can I buy one? Many thanks
28th March 2021
There was a book that listed them all but I don’t think it’s been published for a few years. You could try sites like BrickLink or Rebrickable to see what sets have been produced each year and the Minifigures they include. You can also track your collection on Brickset. Adding set numbers will automatically list the Minifigures you own as well as being able to add individual characters.