Blocks magazine Issue 87


What’s that storming across the ice plains of Hoth? It’s the AT-AT! The Imperial machine that made an incredible entrance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has been realised as an enormous, gravity-defying LEGO set and Blocks magazine Issue 87 has a full review. There’s also analysis of 10297 Boutique Hotel and experts explain why play is good for adults.


Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, kicks off 2022 with Issue 87 and a review of the enormous new LEGO Star Wars 75313 AT-AT set. Should the designers have gone so big? Are those thousands of pieces put to good use? Find out whether this is one worth saving up for.

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That’s just the opener for a Reviews section that also takes a tour of 10297 Boutique Hotel to find out if it’s worth booking a stay and checks out the 150th BrickHeadz set, Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Architecture, Jurassic World, City, Friends and Batman models are also covered this month.

We’ve also got a great justification for your LEGO hobby in a feature that sees experts confirm that play is good for you – find out the ways that adults are using play in positive ways and be proud of your brick-based life.

Our exclusive interviews in Issue 87 lead with LEGO Ideas Design Manager Sam Johnson – he’s been at the LEGO Group for more than a decade and he’s got some great insights into what it’s like to be part of the design team in Billund. From his story of landing the dream job to working on the Ideas Voltron set, this extended conversation covers a lot of ground.

There’s also a chat with the Hagemans, who many fans will know as the showrunners of NINJAGO for most of its run – but did you know they also came up with the first treatment for The LEGO Movie? LEGO House CEO Jesper Vilstrup also stops by to tease what’s coming to the Home of the Brick in 2022 and to reflect on 2021.

Also in Issue 87:

  • Heading underwater with the classic Aquanauts sets.
  • Learn how to build small clocks for your minifigure interiors.
  • Top 10 LEGO video game minifigures that haven’t been released physically.
  • How the new LEGO NINJAGO mechs were developed.
  • Are City sets getting too simplified?
  • Discover when digital tools were first used for LEGO set instructions.
  • Plus much more!

Win LEGO sets! To be in with a chance of winning LEGO Star Wars UCS 75313 AT-AT, order a Blocks magazine print subscription before February 3, 2022. All subscribers are entered into a new prize draw every month – plus they get their copy of the magazine early. We’ve also just launched the Blocks magazine digital back catalogue and print subscribers get full access!