Wednesday, 8 June 2016

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday

As the UK news relentlessly focuses on the EU referendum, a respite is on the way this weekend as the Queen's 90th Birthday is celebrated. The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have started Miniland celebrations early, with a street party taking place in the minaturised brick world. Read on for the full press release. 

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Blocks Magazine Issue 20 - Available Now

Issue 20 of Blocks magazine has zoomed through subscribers’ letterboxes, and will be in shops on Thursday 19th May.

This month, we’re gearing up for a comprehensive look at the new Speed Champions range, including an exclusive interview with the man behind a real-life Audi.

Elsewhere, Simon Pickard introduces us to his brand new technique for building mind-bending roads, while Daniel Konstanski finds out what goes into a LEGO racing car. It’s not all about the wheels this month, however, with a look back at some classic LEGO football sets and reviews of the latest Ninjago and Super Heroes releases.

We’re also celebrating the premiere of two new blockbusters, with a pair of whimsical Alice in Wonderland builds and instructions for some superpowered X-Men Mighty Micros. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with viral sensation Iain Heath and a complete guide to Technic clutch control.

Read on to find out where to buy.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Is Star Wars a Minifig Step Closer to LEGO Dimensions?

Disney has announced that the company’s toys to life game experience, Disney Infinity, is to see no further development or releases beyond what has already been announced for the year. As well as Disney developed characters, both Star Wars and Marvel gaming fell under the Infinity banner which precluded either of the properties from showing up in LEGO Dimensions. What are the chances now?

Friday, 6 May 2016

LEGO Dimensions: Ghostbusters Level Pack (71228) Review

Fans of the movie Ghostbusters get more than just an Adventure World to check out, with Peter Venkman bringing with his minifigure sized self a new level to play through. Read on for a run-through of what the Ghostbusters Level Pack brings to LEGO Dimensions when you pop those new components onto the Toy Pad.

Friday, 29 April 2016

4D Nexo Knights Movie at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has a second new 4D movie coming at the end of May, with Nexo Knights being added to the schedule alongside The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure. As well as the new short, shields will be dotted around the park for fans to scan and add to their virtual collection. Read on for the press release.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Blocks Magazine Issue 19 - Available Now

Issue 19 of Blocks magazine is now with subscribers, and on shelves in newsagents, too.

This month, we pit Captain America against Iron Man in our Civil War cover feature, as six brilliant builds go head-to-head in the superhero showdown of the century.

Continuing the Marvel-lous theme, Daniel Konstanski dissects every LEGO Quinjet so far, while MOD Squad member Chris Wight shows us how to improve the latest version. Our Civil War coverage is rounded out with reviews of the latest sets and an exclusive interview with TT Games head honcho Arthur Parsons, who talks all things LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

There’s also plenty of non-superhero related goodness to get stuck into, as we go behind-the-scenes on the latest LEGO Ideas project and celebrate the live adaptation of The Jungle Book with a series of exclusive builds. Meanwhile,’s Nick Savage gives us the lowdown on starting your own LEGO business.

Read on to find out where to buy.

Friday, 15 April 2016

First Look: LEGO Star Wars Summer 2016

Images of five sets from the LEGO Star Wars Summer range have been revealed on Amazon. Considering the first new live action Star Wars movie in a decade was only just released, there’s a prequel set and animated series sets too! So is this an inspiring line-up to keep fans busy until the release of the Rogue One range in September?

Monday, 4 April 2016

Book Review: Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics

LEGO fan Martin Hudepohl designs working guns and weapons using the humble brick (and a fair few Technic pins). In his book, Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics, he provides instructions for thirteen fully functional models. It is as unofficial, unauthorised book as the subject matter falls outside of what the LEGO Group consider appropriate for the brand. The builds included are clearly not targeted at children, but the more mature builder. So is it worth adding to your LEGO library?

Monday, 28 March 2016

AAB Report: Death Star now at the LEGOLAND Windor Resort

The Star Wars Miniland Experience has been at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort since 2012, recreating scenes from the Episodes I to VI and The Clone Wars. A New Hope is represented by a wonderful Mos Eisley setting, forming the basis for a huge Millennium Falcon model. But another iconic location from that movie was notable by its absence – and has now joined the exhibit. It’s time for the Death Star.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Blocks Magazine Issue 18 - Available Now

This month, we celebrate all things Batman v Superman, with an exclusive series of builds, reviews of the new sets and the lowdown on how to create the perfect Dark Knight Tumbler.

Elsewhere, MOD Squad member Daniel Konstanski shows us how you can improve your Carbon Freezing Chamber, while we catch up with the Brick to the Past team and find out whether TT Games’ latest effort is worth your time.

There’s much more besides, including reviews of the latest Frozen sets and a behind-the-scenes look at David Pickard’s Blacktron project. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya on his DC Comics exhibition.

Read on to find out where to buy.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Beyond the Sets

Many LEGO Star Wars collectors want to own all of the sets released to re-create scenes from the blockbusting movie The Force Awakens. With the impending release of the movie on Blu-ray and some crappy thing called digital download, fans will see their favourite moments all over again. But to go along with the sets released, there are already a few extra minifigures to track down…

Monday, 7 March 2016

LEGO Dimensions: Sensei Wu Fun Pack Review

Each type of LEGO Dimensions expansion offers a different amount of content to add to the game. Fun Packs are the lowest price pack, adding an extra hit of variety. Each includes a minifigure and a 3 in 1 mini build. This Ninjago themed Fun Pack includes Sensei Wu and the Flying White Dragon (primary build).

Monday, 22 February 2016

LEGOLAND Windsor Death Star Will be Completed on Schedule

In the video game LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, the Emperor has trouble with his construction workers spinning on their chairs and generally not getting on with the job in hand. In the memorable scene it parodies, Darth Vader visited to motivate the troops. Thankfully, no Dark Lord of the Sith has had to head to LEGOLAND Windsor, as the new addition to Star Wars Miniland is put in place...

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Blocks Magazine Issue 17 - Available Now

The March issue of Blocks magazine hits UK shelves today, having already arrived with subscribers. 

This month, we dive headfirst into LEGO’s latest Big Bang theme, with full reviews of every Nexo Knights set, plus an in-depth interview with LEGO Designer Mark Stafford – who reveals a few tantalising secrets behind the space-castle mashup, and gives us some hints as to its future direction.

Elsewhere, we head back to the glory days of Castle, with a detailed look at the 1984 Lion Knights range, and showcase an incredible collection of Doctor Who builds from Thorsten Bonsch – as he unveils his latest timey-wimey creation exclusively in Blocks.

There’s much more besides, with comprehensive reviews of the brand new Brick Bank and Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ, while Simon Pickard introduces us to the art of microscale. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with Tom Poulsom, LEGO’s very own birdman, on books, building and, of course, birds.

Read on to find out where to buy.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Quick Reaction: LEGO Star Wars - Assault on Hoth (75098)

The Internet is abuzz with news of the latest LEGO Star Wars behemoth – Assault on Hoth (75098). With over 2,000 pieces and 14 minifigures, it follows Death Star (10188) and Ewok Village (10236) as the next huge play orientated set. There is undeniably a lot in the box, but what does it add up to? Is this the giant set you’re looking for?

Monday, 8 February 2016

Why LEGO Fans Should Learn to Love Resellers

There is a lot of frustration out in the LEGO fan community about resellers. When collectors see a classic LEGO set at a vastly inflated price, that puts it beyond reach, it can be frustrating. The target of this frustration is often the resellers who are profiting from this long retired set. But do they deserve to be labelled as the bad guys?

Friday, 29 January 2016

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Review

Version reviewed: Playstation 4

TT Games are back with the latest entry in the LEGO video game series, released today in the UK. This is only the second game based on the Marvel universe, this time based on the cinematic world of the Avengers and the surrounding movies. There’s still room for comic book goodness, but this time players will recognise locations and storylines from different Marvel movies. 

Read on for the All About Bricks review…

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Disability and LEGO: Five Minifigures with Disabilities

Image: Promobricks on Facebook
Fans have greeted the news that LEGO are to include a wheelchair as part of an upcoming LEGO City minifigures pack, Park Life (60134), positively. It sometimes takes a while for LEGO to get representation right, and now it seems that the scope is broadening further to be more inclusive of disabled people. Of course, this wheelchair user does not mark the first appearance of a disabled minifigure in LEGO – although previously the representations have been from more fantastic realms…

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Blocks Magazine Issue 16 - Available Now

Today sees the latest issue of Blocks on sale, so here is my monthly plug;

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and what better way to declare your love than with LEGO? From Valentine’s hearts to brick bouquets, this month’s issue is packed with outside-the-box ideas to make this year’s celebrations a little more special.

Elsewhere, we dive into our ‘Build It’ section to show you how to construct your own transforming Optimus Prime model, with step-by-step instructions and a guide to sourcing all the parts you’ll need, and find out how you can recreate long-retired sets without breaking the bank.

There’s much more besides, as Daniel Konstanski takes us through the history of ramp and pit baseplates, while Simon Pickard investigates how LEGO can save a national heritage site from ruin. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with Matt De Lanoy, the man behind one of LEGO Ideas’ fastest-growing projects.

Read on to find out where to buy.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

LEGO Change Policy Following Ai Weiwei's Letgo Room

LEGO have announced that bulk orders of bricks will be accepted without asking about the theme of the planned project - a seemingly innocuous press release. It's a great win for Ai Weiwei, the artist who turned to Chinese manufactured bricks when LEGO refused to support his order to produce a piece about freedom of expression.

Monday, 4 January 2016

The LEGO Movie in 4D joins LEGOLAND in 2016

The LEGO Movie fans have plenty to be excited about this year, with the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort - and other LEGOLAND parks around the world - featuring the new 4D adventure. Star Wars Miniland at will also have a new LEGO Death Star finale joining the exhibit in Windsor. Read on for more details and a trailer...