Blocks magazine Issue 79

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In Blocks Issue 79, the LEGO magazine for fans, you can hear from Star Wars droid experts Don Bies and Lee Towersey as they reveal how they have brought R2-D2 to the screen. There’s also exclusive interviews with the LEGO teams behind the new Winnie the Pooh and NASA Space Shuttle Discovery sets.

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Issue 79 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, gets under the dome of R2-D2. The beloved Star Wars character who speaks in beeps and boops has a new LEGO set – 10278 R2-D2 – so we’re celebrating the heroic droid with an exclusive interview. Don Bies and Lee Towersey reveal how they brought the character to life for the prequels, sequels and a few appearances in between.

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It’s not just the Star Wars sound stages that the stories come from though, with the LEGO design team in Billund sharing their secrets. A special feature looks at the design process behind the Winnie the Pooh set that came from a fan’s imagination, including a look at how the Eeyore figure was developed. For fans of real-world LEGO models, we also get the low-down on 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery from the model and element designers who worked on it.

There’s a stacked Reviews section in Issue 79 – as well as reviews of the new Star Wars sets, 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery and 21326 Winnie the Pooh, we cast a careful eye over the new Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures, Marvel sets, Harry Potter builds and 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE ‘AF Corse #51’.

It wouldn’t be a LEGO magazine without some build inspiration, and the Technique guide demonstrates how to provide tech for your minifigures – from sleek modern machines to retro 1990s PCs. In Blockstalgia, there’s a modern version of King Kahuka’s throne from the Pirates Islanders subtheme, with instructions showing how to build it.

Also in Issue 79:

  • Top 10 LEGO droids.
  • Inside the new Star Wars helmets and Probe Droid set.
  • Collectible Minifigures – should they come in boxes or bags?
  • Checking out the Sutton Hoo helmet, a historical build gathering support on Ideas.
  • A theme has broken the Blocks review scoring system – we reveal what and why.
  • The best fan MOCs from around the world, including a Clikits house.
  • There’s only one way to use the ornamental fish piece… right?
  • LEGO Friends is an evergreen theme today – we recall the controversial early days.
  • Plus much more!

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