By Andrew Liszewski
While G.I. Joe and Transformers served me well as a kid, I can safely say I spent most of my childhood pouring through containers of LEGO pieces. And since the company has been around since 1958, I know I wasn’t the only kid to grow up with them. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick the company has commissioned a ‘LEGO Collector’ guide that includes full color photos of every single LEGO set ever produced between 1958 and 2008. (At least the first half of 2008.)
The catalog is being published by Fantasia Verlag, a German company who is well experienced in creating collector guides. The book will be about 800 pages long and will include photos of close to 8,000 different sets. To make it easier to find the sets you grew up with the guide is broken up into chapters based on years, and also includes a comprehensive index in the back. Each set is even rated on a scale of 1 to 6 LEGO bricks depending on how rare it was.
The book is expected to be available in Germany around May for about $35. And Joel over at Boing Boing Gadgets not only managed to dig up these scans of the book, but also got confirmation that the guide will be available in North America later in the year.