LEGO Friends Apartments and LEGOLAND at 25 in Blocks magazine Issue 81

Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, is back with Issue 81. This month we get the gang back together and there’s a Friends reunion of LEGO characters as we look at 10292 The Friends Apartments, plus we celebrate 25 years of LEGOLAND Windsor by speaking to the original model makers.

Blocks magazine Issue 81 is available worldwide as a single issue or as part of a subscription now and will be in UK stores from July 1. Subscribe today to be in with a chance of winning 10292 The Friends Apartments!

It’s the one with 10292 The Friends Apartments! We review the new set based on the classic sitcom and check out the new Chandler, Joey, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross and Janice minifigures. The set review is illustrated by photography showcasing classic moments from the series, recreated using the set and the LEGO characters found within. Could we BE any more excited?

In an extended interview feature, we exclusively present an oral history of LEGOLAND Windsor to mark the theme park’s 25th anniversary. This is the inside story of the original UK model shop – you’ll find out how the models were built, how the creatives were recruited and what the vibe was like during this unique time period.

We also find out what went into creating two new real life objects using LEGO bricks, speaking to te talented people behind 10282 adidas Originals Superstar and 21327 Typewriter. As if that isn’t enough, there’s also a look at the development of Marvel 76178 Daily Bugle, the epic Spider-Man set.

If you’ve got yellowed bricks in your collection, you’ll want to check out our experiment into a method for rescuing them. Can they be saved? We share some conclusions that will help you decide whether to risk any old elements.

Blockstalgia is turning back the clock to the era of the Black Knights, the Castle subtheme that opted for a Batman style black and grey colour palette. Black Monarch’s Ghost is the classic set that gets an upgrade, looking significantly spookier as an exclusive, reimagined model.

That barely scratches the surface of Blocks magazine Issue 81, which also includes Harry Potter reviews, tips for building ladders, VIDIYO stage tests, a tour of LEGO MYTHICA, Technic tractor photography and a tasty looking food MOC within the title’s 116 pages.

Blocks is giving away LEGO 10292 The Friends Apartments this month! To be entered into the latest prize draw and to get Blocks magazine delivered every month – ahead of the shops – check out the money-saving subscription deals available.

Everyone who subscribes to the print edition by August 4 will be in with a chance of winning (existing subscribers will automatically be entered into the prize draw).

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