Last week we told you about a new magazine being launched by our friends over at Brick Fanatics.
It's now available to order. Here's how:
Issue 1 of Brick Fanatics Magazine is available for purchase now, as are 12-issue and 24-issue subscription packages that offer savings including free postage
The newly announced print publication dedicated to all things LEGO is now available for purchase worldwide via brickfanatics.com. You can buy single copies of Issue 1, as well as 12-issue and 24-issue subscription packages, via the dedicated section of the website, brickfanatics.com/magazine.
Purchasing the magazine is quick, simple and secure. Check out our guide on how to order Brick Fanatics Magazine for a quick run through of the process.
Inside Issue 1
Issue 1 sees Brick Fanatics tackle two of the LEGO Group’s largest releases of 2018. We delve deep into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as we lead our brand new Review+ section with a look at 71043 Hogwarts Castle, including a walkthrough from LEGO designer Justin Ramsden. We then turn attention to 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City, and improve a few of its issues with some clever modifications of our own.
Brick Fanatics also sits down with the father and son team behind an innovative charity scheme set up to bring LEGO to children in Uganda, whilst our trio of insider columnists give us a first glimpse into the unique brick lives they live, and our first trip into the LEGO archives takes us from Town to Space. We also have time to consider the LEGO Group’s foray into crowdsourcing, and pick out Batwoman for some special attention.
There’s a lot packed into the 80 A5 pages of Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 1, and it’s all available for purchase now, with delivery scheduled from October 26.
Brick Fanatics Magazine’s Review+ section is about more than just reviewing the latest LEGO sets…
We’ve just announced our LEGO print publication Brick Fanatics Magazine and made both single issues and 12-issue and 24-issue subscriptions available for purchase. Let’s now delve a little deeper into the publication, and offer you a look at some of its pages, beginning with one of our favourite feature concepts…
In developing Brick Fanatics Magazine, one of the first sections that we put together was Review+. Love them or hate them, set and product reviews are a staple of any LEGO media outlet, be them website, YouTube channel or magazine. There’s an audience out there interested to hear opinion and observations on what’s available to buy.
The reality of print deadlines and the fact we have a healthy review section on brickfanatics.com meant that incorporating reviews into Brick Fanatics Magazine was a unique challenge. We still wanted to offer coverage on the latest LEGO sets released and certainly capitalise on the way that a print magazine can use text and photography, but we wanted to do so in a different way, and offer readers of Brick Fanatics Magazine something more than just straightforward reviews, something truly worth their money. Allow us to introduce you to Review+.
Pairing smart writing with eye-catching photography is just the starting point in Review+. We lead each issue with a detailed analysis of a set that has caught our eye, and fill the pages with as many facts, figures and callouts as we will with review copy and large images. We want to give you a fun, informative and engaging experience, page by page. And we are always looking for an opportunity to give the reader even more than that – Issue 1’s look at 71043 Hogwarts Castle, for instance, includes a walkthrough from its designer, Justin Ramsden.
Our desire to dive deeper into the latest LEGO releases continues with unique focuses in other Review+ features. We may pick out interesting minifigures and tell you more than you think you already know about them; or find comparisons between new and old sets, important or unusual; we may be drawn in by a particular technique used in a set and explore its concept and potential; we may decide to test a set to its true limits all for the love of destruction LEGO – whatever the rabbit hole a set offers, Review+ will be diving down it.
Importantly, we recognise that print media has the potential to utilise imagery and text in creative ways that online platforms have still yet to offer, and Review+ is just one section of Brick Fanatics Magazine that aims to take advantage of that. Each issue, we will task some of the LEGO community’s most talented photographers with giving you a completely new way to look at that set you may have been eyeing in the LEGO store. Issue 1 has the Stuck in Plastic team work their magic on 21311 Voltron. You may have read a review or two on this set, but, have you seen an artist play with it?
Review+ is all about offering more than just straightforward reviews. Clever writing and engaging photography is just the starting point for a section we guarantee will draw you in. Come to brickfanatics.com for the latest expert reviews, subscribe to Brick Fanatics Magazine for something special.