Blocks magazine Issue 76 contains 116 pages of LEGO features, build inspiration and reviews. While the cover shows off our LEGO Colosseum exclusive, there is plenty more to find inside this month’s LEGO magazine…
This month’s issue of Blocks delves into the fascinating history behind the real-life Colosseum that inspired the largest LEGO set yet, with an exclusive interview at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum delving into the landmark’s role in Roman society and why the place is still so important today.
But for those who prefer to live in the present, within the 116 pages 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…
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Mod
LEGO Star Wars 75270 Obi-Wan’s Hut is getting a home renovation. Learn how to transform the set from a Jedi’s humble abode into the dusty cantina of Mos Pelgo outpost from Chapter 9 of The Mandalorian. With only a few tweaks and some extra bricks, you’ll be recreating the Western-inspired showdown in no time. It’s a great project for beginners as well as LEGO pros.
Going back to Racing
It’s time for sports cars to race the streets of Classic Town, sponsored by Octan. Find out why Racing sets from the 1980s and 1990s are tricky to define and remember all of the charm that was packed into those cute little cars as we look back at vintage sets. Then zip through our exclusive instructions to build a modernised version of 6605 Classic Race Car.
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Building grandfather clocks
Are your minifigures always late? Well, give them a helping hand with this month’s Technique guide. There are plenty of tips and tricks to help you build realistically detailed grandfather clocks, that will look classy and imposing in any LEGO castle or modular building.
LEGO at Toy Fair
You’ve probably heard about the numerous international toy fairs and the fact that they are cancelled for 2021. Getting to know about upcoming LEGO sets may be harder, but thanks to this feature learning about the history of toy fairs couldn’t be easier. We explore how toy fairs can trace their origins all the way back to the Industrial Revolution to become the massive events they are today, important to toy manufacturers, retailers and media alike.
Inside the design of 10280 Flower Bouquet
The new LEGO flowers are nothing to sniff at, quite literally, as we hear some inside secrets about this plastic bouquet. Creating something organic from LEGO is no easy feat, as LEGO Model Designer Anderson Ward Grubb reveals. The creative who added some flower power to the ever-expanding adult range also explains why a LEGO vase wasn’t included and how the idea went from seed to bloom.