MonkeyCrumb, on 07 December 2012 - 03:55 PM, said:
Same principle as their re-use of printed pieces. Lego has already paid someone to write the web bio's, why pay again? Lego *loves* to recycle
Shame they couldn't expand and show the design process of each figure.
It would be incredible if they could do that, but unfortunately, there's hardly precendet for that sort of thing in books of this kind. Essentially what this book is, as with the other character encyclopedias, is a fancified collectors' guide. DK publishes these for other companies too-- I've seen one of characters from Disney's Cars
with a focus on the die-cast toy cars.
Meanwhile, I don't know how many series this book will cover, but if it has through Series 9, then that's already 144 pages of content, not counting section divisions, a table of contents, or other supplementary pages. Since these books have had 144-208 pages in the past, a page count like that is already bumping up against that lower margin. And that's with the assumption it won't feature more than Series 1-9, which isn't certain (Series 10 is due for an April release, so it's not impossible that they'll plan this book to feature all the series that are out at the time of publication, just as was done with the LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia). Overall, there might not be much room to have more than one page per minifigure.