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LEGO Collectors Guide available as E-Book with online Links

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I'm still selling the 2,800 page, 1/3 million word, over 6,000 images (many historic) collectors guide... with links to many online sites with LEGO TV commercials and the History of the LEGO Family, Sets, Parts, other material, and how LEGO boxes, instructions, sets and even the LEGO plastic has evolved. Here's my E-Book cover... (note... delivery as a 688MB download only takes 6-20 minutes). There will be free E-Book updates about every 6 months for those who own a copy of the download. This way you will never have to buy another version of my guide!! :sweet:

Only $29.95 as a one time download... worldwide (although DVDs are available, but are on back order)...

http://legocollectorsguide.weebly.com/

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You'll be able to access 73 chapters on an immense number of LEGO items that you never knew existed....

LEGO chapter on Printed and Painted LEGO.... (Chapter 48)

http://www.1000stein...2048%20Vol2.pdf

Or maybe Town System parts....

http://www.geminisys...chapter32v2.pdf

Or maybe the history of LEGO Instructions....

http://www.geminisys...chapter49v2.pdf

Or maybe the history of LEGO Display Items....

http://www.geminisys.../chapter2v2.pdf

Or maybe something obscure such as LEGO TV Commercials.... (Chapter 71)

http://www.fulori.co...LEGO/index.html

There are Eurobrick threads that show and talk about some of my LEGO chapters (at least check out the very rare pictures from my LEGO Guide....

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=73627

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=69200

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=73724

There is also a chapter on LEGO Counterfeits... a chapter on LEGO logos (over 30), a chapter on the LEGO Christiansen family on LEGO box artwork, a chapter on LEGO display models, many chapters on all the different LEGO Systems (Town, Train, Technic, Duplo, Fabuland, Paradisa, Scala, Spare Parts Packs, Service Packs, DACTA, Pirates, Space, Castle, Hobby Sets, Architectural Sets).... thousands of pages with pictures.

There are even "non-LEGO" LEGO chapters... such as one on LEGO Minitalia (sold in Italy only from 1970-77), a chapter on Modulex (the smaller brick Architectural parts, for use by architects), a chapter on LEGO Clones, a chapter on LEGO Retailer signs, furniture, racks, display stands, display models, LEGO order forms, retailer announcements of new LEGO items, retailer books, etc.

And lastly there is a 10,156 item price guide both in Dollars and in Euros.

2,800 pages in an online E-Book that you can download to your desktop in less than 15 minutes, and will be at your fingertips whenever you need it.

Plus, if you get a new computer or get a virus... a new download will be sent upon request.

And... no shipping fees, no customs fees... plus future updates for free (perhaps once ever 6 months I will be adding chapters to bring it more current....

These are all things that a printed book cannot do (view commercials, provide more current updates, add newly discovered items.

Only $29.95 as a one time download... worldwide (although DVDs are available, but are on back order)...

http://legocollectorsguide.weebly.com/

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One of my favorite chapters in the DVD/download E-Book is the chapter on Prototype.... Chapter 18 - LEGO Sets/Parts Not Put Into Production. This chapter is being discussed in General Discussions right now under the LEGO Sets/Parts Never Released into Production heading.

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=73775

And pair of those parts are still a mystery to me (and others).... those are what I call the DUPLO Pine and Cypress tree.... much larger than the regular sizes, and made so that they can only fit onto DUPLO parts (or also onto a ring of 4 regular macaroni bricks).

The origins of these trees remains a mystery. If these were made for regular store displays (as some have suggested), then I would have thought that many more are known. And I would love to find a display image using them, but have not yet come across one.

I'm only aware of these 2 large trees. So perhaps they may have been Duplo prototypes that were not put into general production, but maybe got out of the factory. One factor that is known is that they have sharp branches... a feature that would ordinarily date them to the 1970s and 1980s.

Although the jury is still out on these 2 very rare large trees, for right now they are in my Prototype chapter.

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17 of the 82 Wooden box sets in my guide... no online database has more than 10!!!

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This is a typical contents to one of the many box types of LEGO wooden box sets... most of which have 24 partitions....

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For current buyers of the new LEGO DVD/download (The Unoffiical LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide (1949-90s).... FREE new items will be sent out every 6 months as freebies for an ever expanding Encyclopedia of LEGO. The first new chapter will be a history of the evolution of the LEGO Minifig... from 1956-90s.... The DVD/download is available as a customs free instant desktop download (688 MB of data in 2,800 pages)...

http://legocollectorsguide.weebly.com/

The cover of the new chapter on LEGO Minifigs...

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I just got some comment from a Dutch DVD download buyer.....

"Yesterday I had another evening ''ploughing'' through your dvd. GOSH! what an enormous amount of work did you do! I wont have another dull evening for at least 6 months - THANKS.

HenK"

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New updates to the DVD download (available for free to current owners)... will be coming out in a few months. Already 3 new chapters are completed... including a new chapter on Japanese LEGO...

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=81168

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Sigh... I'm always grousing about what a poor selection of windows the worlds leading building toy system has... :angry:

I was just updating the Modulex Chapter of my LEGO DVD/download... and my friend Michel from the Netherlands sends me this wonderful picture... Modulex windows in sizes with 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 studs!!!

How much easier building wonderful LEGO structures if we had this type of selection... :sceptic:

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Still available for $29.95... no shipping, no customs...

You can download it to your PC or MAC, or your iPad or SmartPhone... or all 3! :wink:

Dowload on your device in just hours (only takes 6-15 min. to download).

Plus get free annual upgrades for new and old LEGO items discovered and uncovered...

http://legocollectorsguide.weebly.com/

Or if you wish to give this as a last minute gift... it can get to it's destination ASAP... no holiday rush!

Happy Holidays!

Gary Istok

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My collectors guide has been getting a lot of rare upgrades. This includes some minifig sets that were never put into production.... such as this beauty, which if it had been put into production... would have been a major error... the contents don't match the label !! :look:

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My LEGO collectors guide is a download of 688MB (only takes 6-15 minutes to download)... that can be downloaded to your PC or MAC, you iPad, SmartPhone... or all of the above! :wink:

Plus you get free annual upgrades to the DVD data.... 73 chapters, 3000 pages, 6000+ photos.... 10,156 prices LEGO Price Guide (1949-80) in Euros and Dollars. Everything you ever wanted to know about LEGO!!

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The 2800 page download will be upgrade later this year to include all the years 1990-2000.... free to current owners.... and will be at over 3500 pages!

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For those of you who are going on vacation this summer to some place that you really don't want to go.... such as your in-laws.... or to the beach (lake-river-ocean) so that the kids can play.....

Take along your laptop.... and since so many places don't have Wifi.... enjoy spending your summer at the family gathering or seashore checking out over 10,000 facts that you didn't know about LEGO..... from rare LEGO sets to rare parts, to rare advertisements, rare promotional items.... everything LEGO....

Still only $29.95.... with no shipping or custom charges, since you get it as a download from the cloud (only 6-15 minutes to download 688MB of data).

Don't be stuck this summer without your favorite building toy at your fingertips..... :sweet:

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Rare LEGO sets and parts that you've never seen before!! :wink:

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Special offerings... along with my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide as desktop computer download.... you get these free...

1) my Unofficial LEGO 1:43 Chevrolet Trucks/Wagons Collectors Guide (1952-57)... a $7.95 value....

2) a copy of my REGINA MAERSK model instructions. The Regina Maersk was the first LEGO Maersk ship.... sold as a glued display model in continental Europe in 1959-60... a $.4.95 value....

My Chevrolet Truck Guide banner....

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The REGINA MAERSK model... that building instructions, contents list, a copy of the original 1959 model, and a copy of an original 1959 retailer order sheet for the model....

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All this plus the 2800 page collectors guide (as a desktop download)... for only $29.95 (no shipping charges, no customs worries!)....

http://legocollectorsguide.weebly.com/

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Special offer of 1/2 off on my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide.... only $14.95, instead of the $29.95 original price, for a short time.

If you are interested, just Paypal me $14.95 ( istokg@earthlink.net ).

No shipping costs (you download it from the CLOUD per my instructions) and no Customs fees!!

This offer won't last long!!

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Special offer of 1/2 off on my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide.... only $14.95, instead of the $29.95 original price, for a short time.

If you are interested, just Paypal me $14.95 ( istokg@earthlink.net ).

No shipping costs (you download it from the CLOUD per my instructions) and no Customs fees!!

This offer won't last long!!

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Is this offer still valid? I'm quite interested!

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Still offering a 1/2 off sale of my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide..... with rare images such as this of printed bricks over the years....

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There's even a chapter on LEGO commercials

and LEGO movable models.... which give a whole new meaning to "Studs Not On Top".... :sweet:

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.... as seen in this video from my collectors guide (which links you online and back from a desktop document).....

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Special offer of 1/2 off on my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide.... only $14.95, instead of the $29.95 original price, for a short time.

If you are interested, just Paypal me $14.95 ( istokg@earthlink.net ).

No shipping costs (you download it from the CLOUD per my instructions) and no Customs fees!!

This offer won't last long!!

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Check out my posts in EUROBRICKS TRAINS TECH Forum.... Blue Track and Gray Track Box images for future updates (for free to current owners)...

http://www.eurobrick...howtopic=108675

The half off price is still in effect for a while!

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Still offering the half off price with the free LEGO Chevrolet 1:43 (1952-57) Collectors Guide,

And also the freebie of the 10 page instructions to build the first Maersk model ever.... the 0751 REGINA MAERSK ship of 1960, shown here behind the 1974 model of the 1650 MERSIK LINE CONTAINER SHIP.

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Included are the 10 pages of 4 documents to build your own copy of the first Maersk LEGO model.... the REGINA MAERSK....

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All for only $14.95 with an immediate download that only takes 10 minutes to your computer desktop!

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Just got the nicest complement ever from a European who purchased my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide computer desktop download. He also downloaded it to his SmartPhone....

.....he went to a flea market in a nearby town, and came across 2 of the 310 Esso Service stations... in fact two identical to these (1958-60, 1957-58), both in used condition like these, but the 2nd (older one) in better condition that the one shown here....

http://www.ebay.de/i...=p2047675.l2557

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In his Email to me.... he said it was a lot like finding a pair of good used condition boxed 10179 Millennium Falcon's but at only approximately 100 Euros each... with other people not knowing how much they were worth!!

Some of the older LEGO sets have really gone thru the proverbial roof in value.... these 310/1310 Esso Service Stations of 1956-65 are running as high as $3000-$5000 each now.... :look:

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My Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guilde.... still on sale, and you can download it to you PC/MAC as well as SmartPhone.... for when you go LEGO treasure hunting...... :wink:

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Well I've not posted about my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide (1949-1990s) in over a year. And there a reason for that. I'm working on a bigger project.... but it still includes my Guide. I'm working on bringing it forward to 2016... and am about at 2002 so far. And of course current owners of my computer desktop guide (over 80 chapters so far)... will be getting future updates for free, since I keep your Email on file (no Spamming).

My guide is being expanded and developed into a multi book format. However the first country to have it... will get it translated into their Asian language in book form. And once that comes out, I will no longer be able to offer the online English 2800 page version for sale to new owners... although free updates will still be available for current owners.

I'm just giving folks who may have procrastinated in buying it a fair warning... that this will be a closed edition (except for current owners).... so if you are still interested in a $29.95 (US) guide... it will be a lot cheaper than when it finally gets out in English in a few years after Asia is done with me.

So my online guide right now covers 1949-95... with 1949-2016 as the goal by next year (free to current owners).

Here's hundreds of old LEGO items you've never seen....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/istokg/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/82930629@N08/

And there will likely be hundreds of new items that are obscure or prototypes that you may never have seen as well... when the final (free to owners) edition comes out.

For only $29.95 US..... this will include over 5000 pages of LEGO items that include things not in the LEGO Archives/Collections!!

No shipping required, and no customs!! :wink: You get it within an hour or so (depending on when I sleep!).

I will likely have no early warning when ordered to stop offering the online guides for sale by the publisher... :sceptic:

Ordering link below....

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