It’s the 40th anniversary of Star Wars Return of the Jedi this year and there are several LEGO sets to mark the occasion – Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, has 75352 Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama on the cover of Issue 105. Inside, you’ll find reviews of all of the commemorative sets.
The latest issue of Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, is available to order now and will be with subscribers any day now. Issue 105 will be available in UK shops from July 6 and in US stores the following month.
Anyone who takes out a print subscription between now and Sunday (July 2) will also get extra FREE items – a 12 month subscription gets you a FREE copy of 100 Incredible LEGO Builds special one-off mag and a 24 month subscription ALSO gets you a FREE Blocks 100 poster. That’s in addition to all of the usual discounts and benefits.
It’s not all about the galaxy far, far away though – recently, the LEGO Group visited a video game classic in 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade. The model designer behind the complex build explains how he came up with something that would pay homage to PAC-MAN while also showing off the functional possibilities of the LEGO System.
Brick Classicists is the brainchild of Liam Jensen, who speaks to Blocks exclusively about how he is making the ancient world accessible with the help of the humble minifigure.
LEGO legend Jørn Thomsen passed away earlier this year and Blocks pays tribute to this prolific creative, with a look back at his career. He worked on Space, Western, MINDSTORMS and many other projects, touching a great many childhoods around the world.
Every LEGO fan knows the company motto – ‘Only the best is good enough’ – but translations are never straightforward. In this deep dive, you’ll understand the context of Ole Kirk Kristiansen’s motto, what it meant to him and how his grandson interprets it.
There’s also a guide to Vignweek, one of the LEGO community’s toughest contests. You can find out what goes into building a new scene every day for a week and find inspiration in the impressive entries that fans have created.
There’s much more within the 116-page LEGO magazine, including a look back at Blacktron, a guide to LEGOLAND Windsor’s Ferrari Build and Race attraction and instructions to build a Last Crusade bi-plane for Indiana Jones.