Blocks magazine celebrates milestone in Issue 100 with exclusive LEGO interviews

Today sees the launch of Issue 100 of Blocks, the monthly magazine, with an edition packed full of special features to mark the occasion and a colourful cover.

Two LEGO favourites share their stories in Blocks magazine Issue 100 – Jamie Berard explains how he developed the beloved 10182 Café Corner, and Niels Milan Pedersen talks about creating the classic LEGO Pirates theme. We even have an image of 6285 Black Seas Barracuda with white sails, the way Niels originally wanted the model to look.

The latest issue of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, is available now. Anyone who takes out a print subscription by March 1, 2022, will also be in with a chance of winning one of three 10313 Wildflower Bouquet sets!

Free posters! Everyone who takes out – or extends – a print subscription before the end of Monday, January 30, gets a free limited edition double-sided poster that usually costs £9.99 plus postage. It features the LEGO pinata cake on one side and all 100 numbered Blocks covers on the other.

Cheap posters! If you already subscribe or just want to buy Issue 100 as a single, you can get the poster for just £1.99 plus postage – just add it to your basket and use the code 1.99p poster

To celebrate the 100-issue milestone, we have a special feature that delves into the Blocks magazine archive. Former editors Rob Paton and Chris Wharfe join the Blocks team to pick out significant issues and reflect on what went into creating them, offering new insight into how we put Blocks together every month.

In 100 Creative Connections, we’re demonstrating 100 different ways to combine LEGO elements, and there are sure to be at least some that you have never seen before. These are perfect for using in your next build project to solve those tricky challenges.

Jamie Berard discusses his journey from AFOL to a household name, focusing on the development of 10182 Café Corner and the modular building series. He talks about the way adult product design has changed from an ‘evenings and weekend’ project to a core focus for the LEGO Group.

LEGO legends Niels Milan Pedersen talks about his storied career, starting with the improbable story that led to him being hired as one of the first product designers. He shares stories from the development of LEGO Pirates and working for Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, the second-generation owner of the LEGO Group.

Elsewhere in the 116 pages, Design Manager Nicolaas Vás reveals the models that led to 40581 BIONICLE Tahu and Takua, new The Lord of the Rings sets are reviewed; we count down the top 10 LEGO Batman villains, plus much more.

Blocks is giving away three 10313 Wildflower Bouquet sets! 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 March 1, 2022, will be in with a chance of winning (existing print subscribers will automatically be entered into the prize draw).

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