One of my favourite LEGO® titles from DK Books are the Visual Dictionaries. This unique format books take an in depth and varied look at a particular LEGO theme. Every few years DK release updated versions, which cover many of the new sets and Minifigures released in the theme. The LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary is the latest book to get an updated New Edition. This covers the entire history of the LEGO NINJAGO theme, including the TV show and The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. From the numerous Minifigures to the various sets, the book is a great source of information for LEGO fans and those who love the NINJAGO theme. It also features an exclusive Minifigure, packaged with the book. So let’s take a closer look DK Books’ new LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary.
LEGO NINJAGO fans will love this stunning treasure trove of their favourite sets and minifigures.
With the LEGO® NINJAGO® Visual Dictionary, you will find out everything there is to know about the LEGO NINJAGO world. Explore the awesome vehicles, mechs and weapons that belong to everyone’s favourite ninja heroes (and their enemies!)
Features sets and minifigures from every year of the LEGO theme, up to and including 2019’s exciting Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu storyline, plus a chapter on THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™. Discover how the amazing LEGO NINJAGO sets and minifigures are created, through concept art and an interview with the LEGO NINJAGO design team.
This fascinating visual guide comes with an exclusive Teen Wu minifigure, making it the perfect gift for a LEGO NINJAGO fan.
- Book Title: LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary New Edition
- Publisher: DK Books
- Pages: 128
- RRP: £17.99
- ISBN: 9780241363768
- Availability: Online, selected book stores & supermarkets
The book is set out across four chapters, which include: Friends, Foes, The LEGO Movie & Expanding Worlds. These are filled with photographs of sets and their Minifigures, along with information boxes that highlight which sets they appear in, piece counts and when they were released. There are also various Brick Facts boxouts, these offer snippets of information about various things for example some of the special Minifigures included with other DK Books, special elements used and other genuinely intersting LEGO facts.
The book kicks off with a nice concise timeline of NINJAGO history, this highlight key sets, TV series airings and other iconic moments like video game releases and the opening of rides at various LEGOLAND parks. The first chapter covers the friendly faces from the world of NINJAGO, which key characters getting full page spreads, there are also closer looks at locations and vehicles. This is the same for the Foes section, with an obvious leaning towards the darker forces. Surprisingly The LEGO NINJAGO Movie gets its own chapter. Now I know it wasn’t exactly what NINJAGO fans wanted, but it was still a decent enough film and offered some amazing sets. The final chapter offers a behind the scenes look at how the LEGO NINJAGO Design Team go about creating sets and one of my favourite sections of the book is a Character Minifigure gallery, which gives a visual catalogue of all the NINJAGO Minifigures and their variants.
The book features an exclusive Minifigure in the form of Teen Wu. This younger version of Wu is unique to this book, although his younger self has appeared in a NINJAGO set but in a different outfit. This Minifigure has the same faces and hair element as the versions from the Dieselnaut set and LEGO NINJAGO magazine. His outfit is white features a red symbol on the back and chest of the torso. Teen Wu also has a golden staff weapon. It’s a great little Minifigure and a nice addition to the various versions of Wu.
DK Books are always a fascinating read, even if you have an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. There are always snippets of information that will be new. I particularly like the behind the scenes stuff, which could have been a few more pages. DK seems to be including these more and more in their LEGO titles so it nice to see how the various LEGO Design Teams work in their particular themes. I like that The LEGO NINJAGO Movie has been included, especially as it gave us some amazing sets. I also love the Minifigure Gallery, it’s great to see how character design has evolved over the years. It’s a brilliant book for NINJAGO fans but even if you aren’t that big a fan of the theme, it’s still an intersting look across the history of one of the LEGO Group’s most beloved themes.