Just in time for Black Friday and a special offer that’s launching tomorrow, Issue 86 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, is here. Starting on Black Friday – or should that be Bat-Friday? – every new print subscriber gets a free back issue (November 26 to 29 or while supplies last. Everyone who subscribes by December 23 will also be in with a chance of winning £1,000 to spend at the LEGO Store!
Our Reviews section is led by LEGO 76240 Batmobile Tumbler, which gets the full Blocks assessment before being compared to the original 2014 version to see how they measure up. You’ll also find a look at Star Wars sets, Speed Champions two packs and the epic Disney Frozen Ice Castle.
Design Master Mike Psiaki takes us onboard LEGO 10294 Titanic to demonstrate how he crated a brick version of the iconic vessel, revealing which techniques he is most proud of and which he’s getting too much credit for. We also have the inside story on 21330 Home Alone, with fan designer Alex Storozhuk joining Model Designers Antica Bracanov and Enrique Belmonte Beixer as well as Graphic Designer Kirsten Bay Nielsen to provide a tour.
A special project sees a damaged old copy of 6597 Century Skyway getting a loving restoration to make it look brand new – this is packed with tips that you’ll be able to use on your own vintage sets. getting white bricks white again, replacing stickers and removing bad smells are all part of this step-by-step tutorial.
There’s also a great mod this month that demonstrates how 10293 Santa’s Visit can be turned into a regular house to fit into your layout once the Christmas season is over. If your minifigures need some shelter from the snow, Technique reveals how to create canopies and awnings.
Plenty more can be found within Blocks magazine’s 116 pages, including a look at LEGO bricks helping reef restoration in Singapore, the top 10 Ideas sets so far, a Blockstalgic look at LEGO Dino, a visit to the Launderette of Dreams and much, much more.
Blocks is giving away a £1,000 LEGO gift card! To be entered into the prize draw and to get Blocks magazine delivered every month – ahead of the shops – check out the money-saving subscription deals available.
Everyone who subscribes to the print edition by December 23 will be in with a chance of winning (existing subscribers will automatically be entered into the prize draw).