Thursday, 18 June 2015

Blocks Magazine Issue 9 - Available Now

The latest issue of Blocks Magazine is available today from all good stockists, and features LEGO Jurassic World on the cover to tie in with the biggest movie opening of all time. Inside there’s the Anatomy of a TIE Fighter, Star Wars Celebration coverage and the Kwik-e-Mart review. Read on for more details on the July issue of Blocks…

LEGO Jurassic World 

  • Back From Extinction sees editor Rob Paton get the inside scoop on LEGO Jurassic World with Nicholas Groves, design lead on the new theme.
  • A Prehistoric LEGO Adventure looks at the history of dinosaur related LEGO themes, from early Adventurers sets right up to the recent Dino theme.
  • Animasaurus gets behind the scenes in one of the most ambitious and impressive brickfilms the world has ever seen.
  • The Animation section looks at LEGO Studio Moviemaker Set (1349), the ideal product for making Jurassic movie adventures.
  • Plus reviews of the entire LEGO Jurassic World range!

Star Wars 

  • Fans get treated to the Anatomy of a TIE Fighter, which looks back at the various incarnations of the Empire’s standard TIE Fighter over the years. 
  • The Force is with LEGO at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim – and I was there to provide this feature covering everything brick built at the event.
  • Shuttle Tydirium Review – I review the latest incarnation of the Imperial Shuttle in LEGO form.
  • Underrated LEGO – Chris Wharfe reappraises Duel on Geonosis (75017), to find out whether it really was just a vehicle for a new Count Dooku minifigure.

Elsewhere in Issue 9…

  • Blocks has been globe-trotting with Yorkshire Brick Show coverage plus an event report from Philly Brick Fest 2015.
  • The Kwik-e-Mart from The Simpsons is reviewed in detailed, with a look at the new Minifigures too.
  • Custom Corner looks at the Top Gear team and Charlie Chaplin minifigures – the latter reviewed by yours truly!
  • In Blocks Project, Simon Pickard teaches fans techniques for building advanced trees which once again delve deep into the building process. 
  • In Blocks Showcase, there’s Polar Bear Encounter, Lunar Colony and Conquering the Wall - plus more!

Plus there’s great regular features such as Brick Wife, Brick Picker, My First LEGO and more!

How to Buy:

  • Blocks Magazine website – a subscription gets you 12 issues for the price of 11, you can also order back issues.
  • Pocket Mags website – buy digital issues here, helpful for international fans. 
  • Order from your local newsagent, or buy from WH Smith, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons or Waitrose (selected stores).
  • In the USA – available at Barnes & Noble.    

Enjoy the issue!

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