Blocks Issue 79 is available now and features an exclusive interview with the Star Wars creatives who brought R2-D2 to the screen, a look at 21326 Winnie the Pooh, Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures reviews and the inside story behind 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery.
The all-new LEGO Star Wars 75308 R2-D2 is here, and we knew that the only way to mark the occasion was to get droid experts Don Bies and Lee Towersey, who between them have worked on eight Star Wars movies, to reveal how the plucky astromech life was realised on-screen. It’s all in the latest issue of the LEGO magazine for fans, Blocks Issue 79.
With May the Fourth coming up – the date that has become Star Wars day – we are offering a special promotion. Everyone who takes out a print subscription between April 30 and May 4 will get a bonus free Blocks back issue featuring a LEGO Star Wars cover (while stocks last).
Our prize draw this month is Star Wars too, with one lucky winner getting a bundle including 75308 R2-D2, 75302 Imperial Shuttle and 75306 Imperial Probe Droid. Just subscribe before June 2 to be included.
For non-Star Wars fans though there’s plenty to enjoy, including Winnie the Pooh, NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures and classic Islanders.
We speak to Ben Alder, the fan designer behind 2021’s most charming LEGO set, as well as the LEGO Ideas team responsible for 21326 Winnie the Pooh. They provide a great peek into how Pooh bear finally made it to a ‘proper’ set, even showing how Eeyore was developed as a LEGO character for the first time.
For those who prefer a bit of real-life space exploration, LEGO designers Milan Madge and Mani Zamani explain how 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery became the most detailed and accurate brick version of the Discovery yet.
In the Reviews section there’s a look at the new Looney Tunes minifigures, with plenty more besides including every model we’ve mentioned above, plus Harry Potter sets, Marvel builds and the eagerly anticipated 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE ‘AF Corse #51’.
Find out how to build tech for your minifigures in this month’s Technique guide, whether you’d prefer to build a sleek, modern PC or something big and 1990s style. There’s step-by-step instructions as well as useful tips that can be applied to whatever else you’re building right now.
Fans of classic themes will find a guide to building a modern throne for the leader of the Islanders, King Kahuka. The classic character is revisited along with some of the best sets from the fondly remembered Pirates subtheme.
There’s the contest too – one lucky winner will get 75308 R2-D2, 75302 Imperial Shuttle and 75306 Imperial Probe Droid! To be entered into the latest prize draw and to get Blocks magazine delivered every month – ahead of the shops – check out the money-saving subscription deals available. We have a fantastic new subscriber perk that we’ll be unveiling soon!
Everyone who subscribes to the print edition by June 2 will be in with a chance of winning (existing subscribers will automatically be entered into the prize draw).