Blocks magazine Issue 97


All aboard Issue 97 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans! We’ll be at Platform 9¾  to see find out how LEGO Harry Potter 76405 Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition was designed by the company’s biggest Potterhead. There are also LEGO Ideas interviews, a look back at Power Miners and tips for building LEGO games. Subscribe before November 30, 2022 to be in with a chance of winning your own LEGO Hogwarts Express!


Harry Potter’s iconic train, the Hogwarts Express, has been realised at a scale never offered by the LEGO Group before. In Issue 97 of Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, Design Master Marcos Bessa reveals how he designed the most detailed scarlet steam engine yet and the review team inspect the new set to see if it’s worthy of your collection.

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Discounted poster! When you buy this magazine, use the discount code potterposter to save £5.00 on the limited edition Hogwarts Express poster. It’s a great Christmas gift.

It’s not just LEGO Harry Potter you’ll find in this issue though – there’s a bumper behind-the-scenes look at LEGO Ideas. You can learn how the designers of 21336 The Office and 21335 Motorized Lighthouse converted an designs into official models, plus Design Manager Jordan Scott explains the new Dungeons & Dragons contest. Best of all though is a look behind the development of 21337 Table Football – it was one of the trickiest models every for the LEGO design team and the story is fascinating.

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Christmas is coming! Blocks has you covered with new LEGO books to ask Santa Claus for, a review of 10308 Holiday Main Street and the top 10 festive LEGO sets. Plus, if you want some interesting board games to share with your family this holiday, this issue includes a guide to building a game using LEGO bricks.

There is a great hands-on project to try; the original 497 Galaxy Explorer included a crater baseplate, so Mod Squad shows how to build a modern version of that classic moulded piece. After following this guide, you’ll have the perfect place to showcase 10497 Galaxy Explorer.

Also in Issue 97:

  • 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum – new Doctor Strange set reviewed
  • Blocks magazine’s editor reports back from Billund
  • Looking back at Power Miners, a modern classic LEGO theme
  • Welcome to Fabuland – a colourful layout featuring classic characters
  • Plus much more!

Win a LEGO set! To be in with a chance of winning 76405 Hogwarts Express – Collectors’ Edition, order a Blocks magazine print subscription before November 30, 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!