Blocks magazine Issue 93


Get the inside scoop on how the LEGO Group created the first ever brick Transformer with 10302 Optimus Prime in Issue 93 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans. You’ll also find out how to convert Lightyear’s spaceship into a Classic Space fighter, learn why the LEGO Group’s founder started making wooden toys and get prepped for LEGO Avatar. One lucky subscriber will win 10302 Optimus Prime – subscribe before August 3, 2022 to be in with a chance!


It’s Prime time in Issue 93 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, which is leading with the unprecedented collaboration between the LEGO Group and Hasbro that has led to the Transformers Optimus Prime set. There’s also a mod guide to turn the Lightyear spaceship into a Classic Space fighter, a retrospective on Exo-Force and the full story behind why Ole Kirk Kristiansen decided to make toys.

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For years, fans have dreamed of LEGO Transformers – but figured it would never happen, as Optimus Prime and friends are owned by rival toy manufacturer Hasbro. Well, it’s happened – and Blocks magazine hears from the Hasbro-turned-LEGO designer who used to work on traditional Transformers, then found himself designing a LEGO version. We also review the set to see if it’s worthy of your LEGO shelves.

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More mechs show up in Blockstalgia, where we turn our attention to the excellent Exo-Force theme from the noughties. There are reviews of the classic sets, a reminder of what the theme was all about and a modern upgrade for one model.

Going even further back in time, Blocks reveals why the LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen started making toys – even if you think you know this story, there are some twists and turns that will probably surprise toy.

Classic Space will enjoy this month’s mod guide, which shows how to convert a new Lightyear set into a spaceship worthy of the beloved theme that took the minifigure to infinity – and beyond.

Reviews is a packed section this month, covering a whole range of LEGO sets including Ideas 21333 Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night, Marvel 76217 I Am Groot, Star Wars, 710330 The Muppets, Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza and Botanical Collection sets.

Also in Issue 93:

  • Star Wars Celebration – find out what LEGO activities went on at the galaxy’s biggest bash.
  • Jurassic start – which Jurassic movie was the first to get a LEGO set?
  • Avatar – get ready for LEGO Avatar, the newest licensed theme.
  • Into 21331 Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone with LEGO Ideas Design Manager Sam Johnson.
  • Serious Play – playing with LEGO bricks isn’t always just for fun.
  • Hot Topic – how annoying is it that 10303 Loop Coaster has yellow track?
  • Plus much more!

Win a LEGO set! To be in with a chance of winning Transformers 10302 Optimus Prime, order a Blocks magazine print subscription before August 3, 2022. All print subscribers are entered into a new prize draw every month – plus they get their copy of the magazine early. Print subscribers also get a free digital subscription along with their hard copy subscription!