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LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia

by admin on April 12, 2016

in LEGO Books & Magazines

There is a new book for LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes fans published by DK Publishing, titled the LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia. It is similar to the previous books released in this series, featuring LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Legends of Chima, LEGO Friends and LEGO Collectible Minifigures characters. And as usual, this book also comes with an exclusive minifigure. Details below. 🙂

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The LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigures, including Batman, Superman, and their friends and foes. Learn little-known facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Green Lantern, the Joker, and Wonder Woman. Find out details on the various sets and where each minifigure appears, as well as their special weapons, cool gadgets, and amazing vehicles. Featuring an exclusive minifigure, LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is the must-have guide to the LEGO DC Comics minifigures.

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LEGO books by DK Publishing are known for their very high quality. They are hardbound, with amazingly high quality images, and just enough information to make the book interesting to both adult collectors and children alike.

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The LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is 208 pages, and features LEGO versions of DC Comics characters and vehicles in a chronological order, from the 2006 LEGO Batman sets all the way to the recently released #76052 LEGO Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave, and the LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros collection. The book even includes very rare and unique sets, like the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.

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While the book itself is very nice, what really makes it super special is the exclusive minifigure included with it; Pirate Batman. Both the front and the back of Batman’s torso are printed, as well as the front of the legs. The head comes with double-sided printing with two different expressions. The cape is dark-blue, so is the cowl. Note that this is the new chinless cowl version that was introduced last year. Pirate Batman comes with a couple of accessories; a pirate sword and a mace. See video below for a detailed look. The book is the only way you can get this unique minifigure.

Normal price for the LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is $18.99, which – in my opinion – is totally worth it. Amazon however already has a 30% price-cut on the book, which makes it even a better deal, especially with the minifigs included. You can find it here: BUY LEGO DC COMICS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA ON AMAZON

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So what do you think? Do you have any of the books from the LEGO Character Encyclopedia collection? How do you like them? Are you planning to get this one? And what do you think of the exclusive LEGO Pirate Batman minifigure? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

And you might also like to check out the LEGO Super Heroes section for more news, reviews and discussions, or select from the following posts:

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Strider April 12, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Lego has added a lot of characters to the Lego DC theme over the past few years (some Teen Titans, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern,) so this book seems really nice, for DC fans as well as Lego fans who may want to know more about the characters in the sets.

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admin April 12, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Yes, it is a very nice book as well as reference guide – especially for collectors.

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TheBrickLot April 12, 2016 at 12:12 PM

When is a Marvel one coming?! All DC no Marvel…

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admin April 12, 2016 at 12:29 PM

I’m fairly certain that they will make one sooner or later. It just makes sense.

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Håkan April 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM
Håkan April 20, 2016 at 6:47 AM

I forgot the three Marvel-based Juniors sets…

http://brickset.com/sets/theme-Juniors/subtheme-Super-Heroes

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Narrator_Bob April 12, 2016 at 8:19 PM

I always enjoy reading these encyclopedias that Lego makes, but I think I’ll pass on this one for two reasons. The first one is just that I am such a huge comic book nerd that when I find mistaken information about characters (and I WILL find some) it will really bug me. The second is that I know that the Lego DC line will continue to expand and add more characters, so there will probably be another one with a more unique minifig included (as in, not batman).

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Narrator_Bob April 12, 2016 at 8:21 PM

I mean, there are tons of star wars ones, so it seems likely that DC will go the same way.

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admin April 12, 2016 at 9:26 PM

Yes, they have already done that with the Ninjago Encyclopedia and I think also the Star Wars one – having an updated version. As far as mistakes, yeah, I can understand that. Although this also means that you can argue with the book, making it more interactive. 😉

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Narrator_Bob April 12, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Just in case anyone is wondering why Batman is dressed like a pirate, I think that it is based off of his time traveling in Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, which was a book about how he ended up alive even though he appeared to die during the final crisis.

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admin April 12, 2016 at 9:27 PM

I was wondering about that. Thanks for the info! 😀

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Håkan April 14, 2016 at 3:08 AM

Or it might be based on this Captain Leatherwing story from the 90’s…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Leatherwing

http://comicvine.gamespot.com/detective-comics-annual-7-leatherwing/4000-38403/

(The ammo belt looks like the Return version, but the cowl like Leatherwing, curiously enough… Maybe the cocked tricorne hat of the Return version wouldn’t be recognizable enough…)

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admin April 14, 2016 at 11:03 AM

That’s very interesting. I’m not that deep into the Batman story, but always appreciate unique minifigs. They often make me learn something new. 🙂

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