Blocks, the LEGO magazine for adult fans, has 116 pages of insider interviews, exclusive builds and set reviews in Issue 84. It’s time to assemble the Avengers as we review 71031 Marvel Studios Collectible Minifigures, but there’s much more to explore in this month’s LEGO magazine.
In this month’s issue of Blocks we take an in-depth look at the new Marvel minifigure series, searching for all the Easter eggs and whether they live up to their on-screen counterparts in the latest series on Disney +. Our review also has handy feebling tips so you’re not doing a Groot and blindly looking for that one fin piece.
For those who’d prefer not to travel the multiverse, 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…
Bringing Santa’s Visit to the LEGO brick
With Santa Claus coming to town in this year’s Winter Village offering, 10293 Santa’s Visit, we grab a mug of cocoa and sit down with set designer Chris McVeigh to learn all its festive secrets. Find out how storytelling was at the heart of this model and how the design had to accommodate its spacious interior. Plus, learn what part of Chris’s own family Christmas traditions managed to sneak into the build.
Hit the slopes – minifigure style
Have you ever wanted to learn how to take your minifigure skiing? But maybe you don’t have access to real snow? Our expert photographer Anna Perminova has put together an easy guide on how to get those perfect minifigure action shots using household items and a bag of flour. It’s messy, it’s fun and now you can shoot your very own minifigure milk run.
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Making the LEGO loft
When Netflix brought Queer Eye back to screens, it quickly became mainstream conversation as the show celebrates much-needed positivity with the help of the Fab Five. It was a surprising choice for a LEGO set, but a welcome one to many fans. So how does a reality TV show become a model? What were the trickiest parts to realise? And what went into making the exclusive minifigures shamazing? We find out all about 10291 Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft in our exclusive interview with Vice President of Design Matthew Ashton and Bobby Berk of the Fab Five.
Secrets behind Camp Nou
Did you think that was the last of the designer insights? Absolutely not! Blocks has a triple-crown for readers this month, as we get into the brick stands of Camp Nou, Barcelona’s iconic football stadium. Who better to tackle this stadium than Design Specialist Rok Kobe, who’s in the round with bricks currently, having also designed 10276 Colosseum. We talk comparisons, collaborations and scale, with info about the Billund ‘world cup’ thrown in too.
Flying high with LEGO airlines
First class, no queues and perfectly managed runways. LEGO airports and aviation enjoyed two decades of innovation between the 1980s and 1990s, where everything stuck to a standard brick palette and the sets were even cheaper than a Ryanair ticket. We take a look back at Flight, from the tiny helicopters to the massive airports, and there’s an exclusive safety upgrade to 6563 Aero Hawk too.