Blocks magazine Issue 85 celebrates the 20th anniversary of LEGO BIONICLE

It’s 20 years since LEGO BIONICLE launched and Blocks magazine is getting the creators of the theme together to reminisce about how it all began.

BIONICLE is a divisive LEGO theme – its devoted fans love it, but LEGO traditionalists bristle at the lack of bricks – yet the story of its creation is fascinating either way. It’s an example of the incredible creativity that goes into coming up with LEGO themes and changed the way that the LEGO Group approaches developing original themes. The ways that BIONICLE influenced NINJAGO are particularly notable.

In Issue 85 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, you’ll get to understand how the key creatives who developed BIONICLE came up with what would become a global phenomenon. This exclusive feature is illustrated with rarely seen concept art.

If you subscribe to Blocks magazine before December 1, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £1,000 LEGO Store gift card AND one of five 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber sets!

To really celebrate the anniversary, the cover art for this month’s magazine is also available as a high quality A2 poster. These have been produced as a limited print run and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Subscribers can save £6.00 on the regular price using the discount code BIO6.

LEGO Pirates also return to the pages of Blocks magazine with a look back at the classic 1989 sets. As well as returning to the theme’s best – and worst – sets, Blockstalgia includes instructions for building a mini Black Seas Barracuda.

This month’s reviews cover a range of releases including 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block, 10282 adidas Originals Superstar, 10289 Bird of Paradise, City wildlife sets, the latest Technic vehicles and – ready for Christmas – 10295 Santa’s Visit.
Holiday cheer runs into Mod Squad, with a guide to turning 31120 Medieval Castle into a jolly Christmas market. Rather than leave the castle as it is, these instructions show how to turn into a European style snow-covered market, the perfect spot for minifigures to browse for some festive treats.

If you’re thinking of attending a LEGO convention or want some extra tips for the next one you visit, then there’s also a guide to attending brick events. Find out what’s in store and get some advice on making sure your MOC is admired.

There’s plenty more besides in Blocks magazine’s 116 pages, including an interview with the latest LEGO Masters champions, the top 10 Harry Potter minifigures, LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery models, how to light paint around your minifigures, a guide to building clocks and much, much more.

Don’t forget that we’re giving away a £1,000 LEGO gift card and five 75296 Darth Vader Meditation Chamber sets! To be entered into the prize draws 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 1 will be in with a chance of winning (existing subscribers will automatically be entered into each prize draw).

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