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A detailed behind-the-scenes feature looks at the development of the latest LEGO Ideas set that is soaked in classic LEGO Pirates nostalgia – 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay. The salty crew behind the incredible build reveal how they decided to sneak two models into one set, the challenges in recreating vintage packaging and why there’s a trophy in Captain Redbeard’s cabin. Concept models illustrate the feature, showing how it went from the fan design to the finished set.
After taking a trip to the pirate island, the Review section gives the LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 a test drive, as well as checking out Collectible Minifigures Series 20 and a selection of the latest Marvel Avengers sets.
Sitting down for an in-depth conversation is Ekow Nimako, a Canadian artist who builds exclusively in black. He discusses sculpting with bricks, representation within his creations and whether LEGO builders are also artists, in what makes for a fascinating and thought-provoking interview.
Blockstalgia turns back the clock to 2002 (or should that be 1993) for a look back at Ice Planet, the LEGO Space subtheme set on a frozen world. As well as putting the original sets under the spotlight, the Blocks team reimagines 6814 Ice Tunnelator, with exclusive instructions for building a modern version.
There are more tips and tricks in Technique, which this month offers a guide to building birds. From puffins to eagles, this will have your avian builds looking more lifelike and authentic than ever.
Due to the impact of coronavirus on the world, the Brickman Experience did not get to stay open for long during its UK debut. To provide a taste of LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught’s exhibition, Blocks magazine shares an exclusive interview with the Aussie builder and a look at some of the models in the exhibition.
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