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Blocks issue 40 out now

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The latest issue of Blocks magazine is now out. Here's the press release:

Blocks magazine goes into Hyperspace with the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon, the largest LEGO set ever released.

‘She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts.’ Blocks finds out just how much the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon lives up to Han Solo’s promises, taking an in-depth look at the sell-out set. Daniel Konstanski then takes a look at what kind of ‘special modifications’ can be made to add an interior to this amazing set, starting off with how to incorporate the crew quarters.

Going behind the scenes, this month sees TT Games Head of Design, Arthur Parsons, reveal secrets behind the making of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 in an exclusive interview. A trip to Enfield is also in order, as the LEGO Group holds the first ever Fan Media meet and greet at the company’s US headquarters.

Blocks checks out the work of Bricksy, the photographer who has recreated famous pieces by Banksy with LEGO bricks to find out what inspires his unique art. In Technique, the challenge of creating optical illusions with this 3D medium gets a deep dive, showcasing a unique type of build for LEGO fans to try.

Joker Manor, another of the mega-sized LEGO sets recently released, also gets the Blocks review treatment. In other Batman related antics, Mike Freeman talks readers through his Steampunk Bat Mech. The LEGO NINJAGO Movie gets a look in too, as Destiny’s Bounty is completely dismantled to be rebuilt as a modular building.

The regulars are all present too – from Month in LEGO to Brick Wife, from This LEGO Life to Brickpicker. Steel City LUG gets profiled in LUG Spotlight, the Teddy Bear shows up in Piece Perception and Game of Thrones appears in MOC&A.

Instead of risking bumping into all manner of scum and villainy en route to Docking Bay 94, get Blocks magazine delivered to your door, where it will arrive before it is even on store shelves. Visit www.blocksmag.com to find out more about subscription deals.

8 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Haven't bought a copy for a while now but get this one to see what they've done with the Falcon.

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By in Jordan,

I would love to see some pictures of that Destiny's Bounty modular alt build!

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By in United Kingdom,

There's an interesting article called 'Top Ten Lego Failures'. Most of the list I'd agree with (Galidor and the like), but Constraction Figures were in their top 5. Personally I don't like them, but I thought they sold a bit too well to be considered a failure.

Their argument was 'They're not complex enough for people who like putting Lego together, and people who just want to play with Action Figures don't want to faff about building them.'

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By in United States,

I wish I could just buy a print edition of this issue without a full year subscription $150 in the states. Does anyone know if any retailer sells them in the US?

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By in United States,

@rainstorm26
You can get them at Barnes & Noble. They run about month behind so look for this issue sometime in February. You can also order single issues directly from the Blocks website if you want it sooner.

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By in United Kingdom,

@BooTheMightyHamster, I thought that article was ridiculous, and purely the views of the compiler, some random who doesn't usually write for the magazine.

Besides, the Nesquick rabbit is an excellent figure!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw

It did smack of 'filler', but I'm a sucker for a "Top 10 list"!
:o)

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By in United Kingdom,

I thought the spot the difference was a particular highlight

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