Bricks and Pieces was the UK LEGO Club magazine in the 1970s and 1980s. Unlike today's effort which is little more than a glorified sales brochure, it was a real magazine that contained news, interesting articles and building inspiration.
Today I have uploaded 5 issues from 1981 and 1982. The first issue is interesting in that it contains a lot of information about the 'new' 12v train system which was about to be introduced (somewhat belatedly) into the UK.
Another thing that's interesting is that the kids' models in the centre pages are actually quite good, and not the thrown-together bolocs models featured in today's issues. I wonder why that is?
I won't rant on about these any more, I'll let you read them for yourself to see what they are like, but I will just urge you to check out he David Lyall feature, which is usually on th back page of each issue. He was LEGO UK's display model builder until 1983 and has reached legendary status here in the UK where his models are now much sought after.
Do let us know what you think of them. I will be adding more issues in the coming days, so check back often.
Update: 1983 and 1984 issues are now available for download.
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