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It can finally be announced, Part 2!

My franchise agreement with the Lego Corporation continues to be a fruitful source of revenue for both of us. The Child of Fire Lego set sold well beyond expectations, and they’re coming back for another round (naturally).

Here’s the cover for the new novel, coming out in August:

Game of Cages

And here, revealed to you for the first time ever, is the early concept art for the box the Game of Cages Lego Set will ship in:

Game of Cages Lego Cover

I like how they made the lightning shoot sideways, like it’s coming out of the house, although I *told* their designers last time that they had Ray’s hair color wrong, but did they remember to change it?

Ah well.

The good news is, this deal is making me filthy rich, and pretty soon I’m going take of from rainy, miserable Seattle and settle down with my family in an Italian vila. Mediterranean, here I come!
Once again, just joshin’. This image was created with Lego Digital Designer, a CAD program (of sorts) that lets you design a Lego model virtually, then upload it to their site and have the pieces mailed to you. The nice thing about the LDD joke for this second book is that I’m such a big cheese writer now that I can offshore the actual creation of the image to South Korea my 8-year-old son. He did a great job, and it would have taken me hours to do it myself.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.


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Feb. 24th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Heh. Thanks.
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
You know, if you write a letter to LEGO, they'll write back.

also, Mango did that? Awesome!
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
He's a clever kid.
Feb. 24th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Another cover that alone would have made me pick it up and study it, and then read the back and read a chapter towards the middle to see if it grabbed me.


Gotta love covers like that.
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm really happy with it.
Feb. 24th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
You do have excellent cover-fu!
It's cute that Mango makes you Ray lego pics!
Feb. 25th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
It *is* a terrific cover, although Ray's red ears make me want to give him earmuffs.

And he was very good at the Lego design. (He loves it)
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