A foil bag of bricks and some comic strips are great for children, but they’re not exactly a LEGO magazine for adults. With in-depth features, advanced building tips, advice on collecting and much more though, Blocks very much offers an experience for the ‘mature’ LEGO fan.
There are a number of LEGO magazines for children, including the free LEGO Life magazine that contains a few activities, comic strips and adverts. Then there are the branded titles like Star Wars, City and Jurassic World – they come with a cover mounted, foil-bagged mini set – and let’s face it, that’s why most children and adults pick up those mags.
In the past decade though, the LEGO Group has become more welcoming to adults and now there’s a whole host of 18+ sets designed for grown-ups. Starting out in this huge hobby is a daunting prospect though.
Blocks is the LEGO magazine for adult fans, designed to be a companion to your LEGO life. There’s no foil-bagged mini set mounted on the cover – but there’s 116 pages of high quality content, every single month. Subscription prices start at just £59.00 for a year and there are lots of perks to enjoy.
That’s right, Blocks is around four times the size of the branded LEGO magazines, because that’s how thick it needs to be to pack in the in-depth, detailed features written for an adult audience. They include behind-the-scenes interviews, where we speak to the LEGO model designers who come up with the amazing models that we so enjoy building.
Then there are fascinating peeks into where LEGO bricks intersect with real life, whether that’s in art, science, education or some other walk of life. We’ve covered bricks helping Singapore scientists grow resilient reefs, specialised Braille Bricks that help teach children with vision impairment and LEGO wheelchairs for injured tortoises.
If you really want to get deep into the LEGO hobby you might want to try creative building. Every month we share tips on getting more out of bricks, showcasing techniques and tricks that adults can use to make genuinely impressive models. There are different levels to this, so you can try things out at an entry point that suits you.
As the LEGO magazine for adult fans, Blocks also reviews LEGO sets so you can find out which products might be best for you. We assess the big, detailed 18+ models to make sure they’ll satisfy a LEGO fan, but we also look at the sets intended for children in case you want something smaller.
You might even find that your child has aged out of the LEGO magazines for youngsters – if they’re an avid reader, it’s worth buying a single issue of Blocks to see how they enjoy it. If they get along with Blocks, even though it’s primarily a LEGO magazine for adults, then consider taking out a subscription for them.