Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 1 and subscriptions available now

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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.

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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.

Introducing Review+

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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23 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope it does well - it looks like a lot of hard work.

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By in New Zealand,

Is Mark Guest anything to do with this ?

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By in Belgium,

Seems very image heavy which is no bad thing when it comes to a magazine about Lego I suppose. Hard to judge the journalistic value though when they won't tease us with an article. Lorem ipsum up yours.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Reg raises an important point for me. Having been burnt once by a LEGO themed magazine subscription I am very reluctant to embark on another.

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By in Germany,

Same here. I will not buy a Lego magazine subscription for a while.

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By in United States,

The whole spiel about "Review+" might have a little more weight if those preview images had actual content on them, instead of just sample text.

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By in Norway,

Tried to order. Not working on my iPhone...

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By in United Kingdom,

Why not just be upfront about the price? You go to the "how to order" page, but don't tell the customers how much it costs there, they have to go to yet another page to find that out. Also the price is not mentioned in the brickset advertorial for it. It's £5 by the way.

It would have been a much better idea for them to give away a digital preview of a few pages of the first issue with real content rather than generic text placeholders.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CCC
"Why not just be upfront about the price? [snip] It's £5 by the way."

Plus 80p postage.

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By in Norway,

I've orderd a copy for an evaluation. £6,78 including shipping

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By in United Kingdom,

is this in store too, like whsmiths, or only available online?

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By in United Kingdom,

Well no harm in giving it a try but just ordering the one for now. I do enjoy a 'proper' magazine over on-line content. Just hoping it won't have a knock on effect on my Blocks subscription, as both mags seem to share a fair few team members. Still slightly peeved 2 years on about the Bricks debacle which left me over £50 out of pocket on unfulfilled subs.

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By in United States,

It looks like print really means print- unless I missed something there’s no digital edition, which I suspect I’m not alone in preferring.

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By in United Kingdom,

Did anything ever get resolved regarding Bricks magazine aside from the brief update that was on here?

I used to read Blocks and this new magazine looks just as professional so I’ll probably give it a go too!

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By in United Kingdom,

Echoing comments above, I'm certainly not taking out a subscription after previous... ahem... "disappointment" with a certain 2 related Lego magazines, however going to order this one edition as it really does look well put-together. Good luck to them, I hope it proves popular!

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By in United States,

Unfortunately because of how informative and current Brickset is I find no need to subscribe to any periodical. Lego DK books are nice as long as they contain an exclusive minifigure.

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By in United Kingdom,

What Obi_G said. Can I get it at WHS and other newsagents? Would like to flip through it before getting it.

Besides, I like my LEGO magazines in perfect condition and if my postman has anything to do with it, it won't be that!

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By in United Kingdom,

Ordered a copy to see what it is like. I too like others got burned on a subscription, however that was not their fault but the fault of the publishers.
Next issue isn't out till the new year after that so will see what I think of it first before potentially getting a subscription for a Christmas present.

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By in United States,

Pricing $10.51 including shipping for US in case anyone is wondering.

I like to get rid of Magazine’s the moment I look at them, so I won’t be ordering these. I’d hate to recycle them due to content quality and price.

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By in United States,

I ordered one issue to check it out. I would love a good quality magazine aimed at AFOLs.

It was $10.54 for me in the US so maybe different postage? I’m all the way out here in Arizona. That is comparable to the Lego Star Wars magazine (it’s about $10.50 after conversion to USD).

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By in Germany,

Looks good and refreshing....Good luck to them :0)

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By in United States,

Will this be at any bookstores in the US?

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By in Zimbabwe,

If I subscribe to 12 or 24 issues.... Do I get issue 1 or do I have to order it separately?

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