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?