Blocks magazine is back with Issue 78, containing 116 pages of exclusive interviews, LEGO building tips and in-depth reviews. We’re donning our retro shades and dancing to the tune of the brand new LEGO VIDIYO theme, but that isn’t all you’ll find in this month’s LEGO magazine.
In this month’s issue of Blocks we explore the new collaboration between Universal Music and the LEGO Group to bring to life LEGO VIDIYO, which mixes different genres of music with bricks. Find out how the project was nearly shelved, the challenges behind making the accompanying app and the design influences for the zany cast of pop-star characters.
It’s not all song and dance though, and within the new issue you’ll find many more LEGO features that you can’t get anywhere else.
Here are five that you’ll definitely want to check out…
Building LEGO video games
Making your own LEGO game sounds fun, but unless you’re some coding genius with a super computer that has more processing power than NASA, it feels daunting. Enter LEGO Microgame. With absolutely no prior technical knowledge needed, fans can make minifigures characters do almost anything and even publish their creations for people to play online. Find out everything you need to know to get started and what happened when Blocks Editor Graham gave it a try in the this month’s edition of the LEGO magazine for fans.
LEGO Audio & Braille Instructions
Passionate LEGO devotee Matthew Shifrin has found a unique way to engage with the brick. The fan with a vision impairment has teamed up with the LEGO Group’s Creative Play Lab to be create a tool that makes LEGO sets more accessible. In a long-form interview he explains how the idea began, how it evolved and other ways that the LEGO system can help with day-to-day life.
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Building LEGO pianos
Do your minifigures need to get in tune? Then the pianos in our Technique guide are perfect. Learn how to use grille tiles or printed 1×4 pieces to make realistic looking keys for funky keyboards or sleek upright pianos. They’re the perfect mini build for adding the finishing touch to LEGO music rooms or modular building interiors. Did you know that this LEGO magazine include build tips like this every single month?
Revisiting the classic UFO theme
Aliens invade Blocks! Watch out for flying saucers and colour-changing stickers as we look back at a LEGO Space classic from the 1990s. There were aliens wearing shoulder-pads, cyborgs with see-through heads and some of the wackiest spaceship designs to come out of Billund. Plus, channel your inner Benny from The LEGO Movie and build a modern interpretation of the V-Wing Fighter using our exclusive instructions.
Latest LEGO car reviews
Start your engines and get ready to race through our reviews for the latest LEGO vehicles. Is the new 10295 Porsche 911 worthy of its Turbo status? Can the 42122 Jeep Wrangler offer a great Technic set for a mid-range budget? And what’s the app-control like for 4124 Off-Road Buggy? Find out everything you need to know in our newest batch of reviews.
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