We’re back with Issue 83 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, with 116 pages of exclusive features, never-before-seen builds and expert reviews. It’s time to board the Hogwarts Express with Harry Potter as we cast a review spell over 76391 Hogwarts Icons, but there’s more than this impressive model to explore in this month’s LEGO magazine.
In this month’s issue of Blocks we review the latest direct-to-consumer model in the Wizarding World theme, 76391 Hogwarts Icons. With a set that uses ‘icon’ in the title, there’s a lot of expectation riding on it – find out whether this is one to accio into your collection!
For those not in the mood for spells and charms, then 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…
Designing LEGO Marvel
LEGO bricks assemble! With the Infinity Saga complete and new Marvel shows streaming on Disney+, Blocks magazine sits down to interview the designers behind the latest wave of sets and Collectible Minifigures series. Find out how the latest sets have been designed to offer better detail and screen accuracy than ever before and how the minifigure character list was whittled down to just 12.
75309 Republic Gunship insight
With 75309 Republic Gunship, begun, the Clone Wars have. It may be the biggest LEGO Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set based on the Star Wars prequels – but size matters not when it comes to Blocks reviews and we give a full assessment to 75309 Republic Gunship. With problems on the packaging, not to mention a lack of a pilot, is this truly a set Star Wars fans need? We get inside info from the set’s designer, Hans Schlömer and the LEGO Star Wars leader Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, who explain how this set went from fan vote to reality.
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Rebuild Hogwarts Castle
Although the new 20th anniversary Hogwarts Castle sets are great, they don’t match up with the previous releases due to their classic sand-green rooftops and rocky undersides. But what if you want to display them with the other recent sets? The Mod Squad has your back! We show you what to swap out and add so that you can have one sprawling, perfectly matching, Hogwarts display.
How to build a tipi
Want your minifigures to be able to live a nomadic life? Learn how to make a Native American inspired LEGO tipi, perfect for any camping display or Western setup. It uses completely regular LEGO parts so there’s no need to go hunting for those rare cloth elements from the 1990s.
Inside Brick History
History books aren’t for everyone, so Warren Elsmore has a touring brick-built exhibition as an alternative. From the Stone Age right up to more modern events in the White House, Brick History follows civilisation through the ages via bricks and minifigures. Warren reveals where he got the inspiration, how he chose which time-periods to represent and his personal favourite models.