In Focus (Book Review)

In Focus is a new LEGO® book that releases today. It offers a refreshing new take on the LEGO® hobby that differs from the usual outdated encyclopedias and picture books. In contrast, this book features photography from the AFOL community. In Focus comes to us from Chronicle Books. This is the same publishing house that…

DC Comics Character Encyclopedia – New Edition Review

Back when True North Bricks began, one of my earliest reviews was the first edition of the DC Comics Character Encyclopedia. While entertaining for an AFOL returning to the hobby and DC Comics fan, I had some issues with the book. Firstly, it was organized chronologically and not by character. Additionally, it relied heavily on…

Art of the Minifigure Review

On June 14, 2022, the newest collaboration between the LEGO® Group and Chronicle books hits store shelves. The Art of the Minifigure “[celebrates] the history, evolving design, milestones, and lasting impact of the world’s favorite toy” all in one book. The hardcover retails for $58.00 in Canada. While the volume offers interesting tidbits of information,…

Master Builder Notebook

Call me old fashioned, but I like books and paper. Yes, I have recently started transitioning to digital books and drawing. However, there are some things I just prefer to do on paper. I still prefer doodling on paper. I still prefer paper agendas and planning. Consequently, I was intrigued to learn of the new…

The Dino Files (Book Review)

LEGO® Jurassic World is one of my favorite themes. Interestingly, I am not always a fan of the sets. I love the theme for the dinosaur figurines. Consequently, when DK Publishing put out LEGO® Jurassic World: The Dino Files, I was intrigued. The book takes a look at the characters and sets from the Jurassic…

Val Zod Minifigure Coming in 2022

While perusing LEGO® deals for this week’s post, I found something interesting. Indigo published a new listed for the updated DC Comics Character Encyclopedia. Back in 2016, I reviewed the first edition of this book. It was one of True North Brick’s earliest reviews. I acquired the last edition because of the exclusive Pirate Batman…

LEGO® Search and Find Book Review

I often see ads on social media directing me towards the Penwizard site. The ads are for making a LEGO® search and find book featuring a custom Minifigure. I admit I was curious. Then the LEGO® Group and Penwizard offered me the chance to make one for free. Obviously, I jumped at the opportunity. Therefore,…

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (New Edition)

I have been at it again. I purchased another book that is already out of date just to get a new Minifigure. This time, I got a good deal on the new edition of the LEGO® Star Wars Character Encyclopedia from Dorling Kindersley (DK Publishing). The book came out on April 7, 2020. However, many…