Issue 63



Issue 63 of Blocks magazine launches to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter in the Skywalker saga.

There is only one person who could really tell Blocks magazine about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels. He is the only person to have been on the set of every Star Wars movie, going right back to 1976. To illustrate the actor’s unique insight into the series, three builders took on the task of putting together nine vignettes – one for each film – focused on C-3PO. The exclusive builds provide a visual look back at the story of cinema’s most memorable droid.

As well as exclusive cover art based on the film poster, new Star Wars sets take over the Reviews section. From the latest edition of Kylo Ren’s Shuttle to the BOOST Droid Commander, the team takes a look, with Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer getting an extra special deep dive.

Carving out a place in the Star Wars-centric reviews this month is the LEGO Technic Liebherr R9800 Excavator, which gets not just the traditional review treatment, but is also put through its paces in a series of challenges. How much can it push? How much can it pull? How much can it lift? Blocks has the answers.

Many fans have dreamt about owning a LEGO shop – and a few have actually taken the plunge. Associate Editor Chris Wharfe takes a tour – not just to buy some bricks – but also to find out what really goes into setting up a brick business and what tips these entrepreneurs have to share.

Architecture fans will be fascinated to hear from LEGO Senior Designer Rok Zgalin Kobe, who shares even more about the development of the fan-favourite theme. On the topic of behinds-the-scenes access, the latest History of LEGO feature turns the spotlight on the 1980s to reveal what was going in Billund at the time.

The 1980s was the decade that saw the Forestmen introduced to the Castle subtheme, with the Robin Hood inspired Merry Men providing the focus for this month’s Blockstalgia section. For those who fondly remember the theme it is a trip down memory lane, for those who don’t it is the perfect introduction.

There is plenty more packed into the latest issue of Blocks magazine, with Technique, Month in LEGO, Rebuild Challenge, Ideas Showcase and BrickPicker just some of the regulars that readers will find within the 112 pages.