Top 10 LEGO Books 2017


2017 Best LEGO Books for Kids and “Big Kids”

 
LEGO Minifigure DudeThe word “LEGO” means so much more than in the seemingly far-far away days of the past. Not only are there now many simple bricks for building, but many other different kinds of sets, characters, a movie and more that both kids and adults love. And – there is at least one book to summarize the different sets and character groups available – and if it isn’t released yet, it probably soon will be.

Which is where the list of the top 10 LEGO books comes in – the best books for LEGO fans to familiarize themselves with the different characters and sets as well as to help unleash creative imagination.

What’s here:  On this page are the ten best LEGO books for the spring and summer of 2017, based on consumer popularity and ratings.  For each book, one or more online shopping resources is recommended to buy it online – online merchants chosen for low pricing, availability and trusted reputation for safe and easy shopping. Links to reviews are also provided where available.

Post Updated: April 9th, 2017


What’s Here:

1. The LEGO Architect (1st Edition) by Tom Alphin
2. The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz
3. LEGO Awesome Ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz
4. LEGO Elves: Dragon Adventures by Ameet Studio
5. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia by DK Publishing
6. LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded by DK Publishing
7. LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force by Adam Bray
8. LEGO NINJAGO Character Encyclopedia, Updated Edition by DK Publishing
9. LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life by Daniel Lipkowitz
10. The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town! 1st Edition by Brian and Jason Lyles

Top 10 LEGO Books:


1. The LEGO Architect (1st Edition) by Tom Alphin

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Price: $17.65
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Ages: 10 and up

First place among this year’s top 10 LEGO books is held by The LEGO Architect (1st Edition) by Tom Alphin.

One of the most awe-inspired books in the LEGO collection, this one covers the entire LEGO Architecture series.

It is jammed full of amazing, full-color pictures of LEGO Architect models, like a finished replica of the Eiffel Tower and Saint Paul’s Cathedral.

It’s broken into sections of unique artistic styles.

 

 

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2. The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz

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Price: $11.91
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Ages: 8 – 12

The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz is a returning favorite, for 2017 it comes in second among the best.

A favorite of mine, this book is all about inspiration and imagination. When I build with LEGOs, I often stick to houses and nonsense structures. However, for those who want to create something different, this book brims with creativity-jogging ideas.

 

 

 

 

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3. LEGO Awesome Ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz

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Ages: 7 – 10

Another great LEGO book from the master of creative LEGO ideas, Daniel Lipkowitz – Awesome Ideas makes it to the #3 spot on the list.

Everything is awesome, so sayeth the LEGO movie characters! This book has all-new ideas, pictures, and instructions. You could build a “rubber” ducky, creepy-crawly insects, remote islands, and more.

 

 

 

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4. LEGO Elves: Dragon Adventures by Ameet Studio

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Price: $6.47
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Ages: 7 and up

A great pick among LEGO books for the young “Elves” fans – Dragon Adventures by Ameet Studio.

LEGO Elves is a relatively new series that both kids and adults are lovin’. This book includes a miniature, buildable LEGO set from the Elves series. There are pages of Elves character stories, fun facts, interactive games, and drawing activities.

 

 

 

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5. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia by DK Publishing

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Ages: 6 and up

Know any superher fans? LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia by DK Publishing also makes it as one of the best kids’ books in the lineup for 2017.

For DC Comics fanatics, this book covers the extensive collection of DC Comics characters that have been transformed into LEGO miniatures. It comes with a limited edition Batman LEGO figurine. Learn about villains, like The Joker, Harley Quinn, and Ivy, or heroes, like Wonder Woman, Robin, Superman, and Green Lantern.

 

 

 

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6. LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded by DK Publishing

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Price: $11.89
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Ages: 8 and up

Next up on the list – LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded by DK Publishing.

Comprehensive and perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages, this book is the expanded edition of fun facts about Star Wars/LEGO figurine favorites. It comes with a new Troopers miniature. The book is separated into light and dark sides.

 

 

 

 

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7. LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force by Adam Bray

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Ages: 6 and up

Marking a spot at #7 of the top kids’ LEGO books this year – LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force by Adam Bray.

One more Star Wars must-read. This one tells the tales of the new Star Wars movies, like The Force Awakens. Of course, a miniature figurine is included. Find information about the latest Star Wars/LEGO sets, character figurines, and saga collectibles.

 

 

 

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8. LEGO NINJAGO Character Encyclopedia, Updated Edition by DK Publishing

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Price: $15.68
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Ages: 6 and up

LEGO NINJAGO Character Encyclopedia, Updated Edition by DK Publishing also manages a place on the “best of” list for 2017.

I love that the LEGO Encyclopedias are divided into sections that represent the battles of the featured series.

Ninjago, for instance, boasts sections of both good ninjas and evil ninjas.

Kids will learn what makes their favorite Ninjago characters tick.

 

 

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9. LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life by Daniel Lipkowitz

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Price: $14.19
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Ages: 7 and up

And making 9th place on the list – LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life by Daniel Lipkowitz.

Let’s just call Daniel Lipkowitz a LEGO genius, shall we? This book has even more amazing, inspirational ideas to get your tyke’s imagination going. There are over 200 creation concepts, complete with pictures and step-by-step instructions on how to build.

 

 

 

 

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10. The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town! 1st Edition by Brian and Jason Lyles

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Price: $13.57
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Ages: 10 and up

This year’s final addition to the top ten LEGO books is The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town! 1st Edition by Brian and Jason Lyles.

For architects-to-be and builders of all ages, the Neighborhood Book teaches creators how to build structures with realistic details, like balconies, light fixtures, and scaffolds.

If you follow all of the instructions, you can easily put together entire LEGO neighborhoods.

 

 

 

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Update note: This Top 10 LEGO Books 2017 page was modified to reflect current information
on April 9th, 2017.