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ISBN1593275714-1 The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build a LEGO Town!

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Books

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Books is a LEGO category that had 409 sets released in 1966-1973, 1976-1977, 1980-1982, 1984-1985, 1987, 1990-1991, 1997-2005 & 2007-2020. This page details statistics of this theme, derived from all of the reviews Brick Insights has gathered and interpreted. You'll find a breakdown of the following:

Best rated Books sets of all time

Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated Books sets of all time.

All Books sets by rating

ISBN1593275218-1 LEGO Space: Building the Future

100

2 4

LEGO Space: Building the Future

ISBN1593275218-1 Books No Starch Press 2013

ISBN1593275285-1 Steampunk LEGO

100

2 3

Steampunk LEGO

ISBN1593275285-1 Books No Starch Press 2014

ISBN1409347303-1 LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, Updated and Expanded

98

3 4

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, Updated and Expanded

ISBN1409347303-1 Books Dorling Kindersley 2014

ISBN1593277415-1 The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies!

98

2 4

The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies!

ISBN1593277415-1 Books No Starch Press 2016

Worst rated Books sets of all time

Just for fun - these are the worst rated Books sets.

ISBN1591747694-1 Crazy Action Contraptions

65

2 2

Crazy Action Contraptions

ISBN1591747694-1 Books Klutz 2010

8890-1 Ideas Book

66

2 2

Ideas Book

8890-1 Books LEGO 1987

3058-1 Busy City

69

2 2

Busy City

3058-1 Books LEGO 2000

ISBN0241196892-1 I Love That Minifigure!

69

3 3

I Love That Minifigure!

ISBN0241196892-1 Books Dorling Kindersley 2015

86

is the average rating of all Books sets.

This rating is the average of all 74 scored sets in Books. Compared to other categories this is average. 335 unscored sets are not included. 18% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where Books is in relation to the others.

To know what it takes for a set to get a score and thus be included in these calculations, check out the FAQ.

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Books rating over the years

Years without scored sets are not included.

Recommendation distribution

Alright, so that's the rating. But are the sets generally recommended? The data we've collected shows that the majority of Books sets are considered up to personal taste:

Indifference 53%

45

96

42

Total: 183 / 409

Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 226 sets in Books that are considered unknown. They are excluded from these calculations.

A set is considered recommended when the majority of reviews recommend it. If you're interested in knowing when a review is considered a recommendation, I keep that reasoning updated in Brick Insights FAQ. I've also written an article detailing the recommendation distribution of all reviews.

Prices

Since part prices vary a lot depending on part types, Brick Insights attempts to group similar categories together. We call these meta-categories comparable categories. Books is bundled into Other along with these:

The average price per part (PPP) of all Other sets is 1.14. The average PPP for Books is 2.77. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in Other is 15.07 and the average PPM for Books is 19.88.

Books prices over the years

All prices are adjusted for inflation.