Issue 67 of Blocks magazine is now available

The latest issue of Blocks is now available to order.

A detailed behind-the-scenes feature looks at the development of the latest LEGO Ideas set that is soaked in classic LEGO Pirates nostalgia – 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay. The salty crew behind the incredible build reveal how they decided to sneak two models into one set, the challenges in recreating vintage packaging and why there’s a trophy in Captain Redbeard’s cabin. Concept models illustrate the feature, showing how it went from the fan design to the finished set.

After taking a trip to the pirate island, the Review section gives the LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 a test drive, as well as checking out Collectible Minifigures Series 20 and a selection of the latest Marvel Avengers sets.

Sitting down for an in-depth conversation is Ekow Nimako, a Canadian artist who builds exclusively in black. He discusses sculpting with bricks, representation within his creations and whether LEGO builders are also artists, in what makes for a fascinating and thought-provoking interview.

Blockstalgia turns back the clock to 2002 (or should that be 1993) for a look back at Ice Planet, the LEGO Space subtheme set on a frozen world. As well as putting the original sets under the spotlight, the Blocks team reimagines 6814 Ice Tunnelator, with exclusive instructions for building a modern version.

There are more tips and tricks in Technique, which this month offers a guide to building birds. From puffins to eagles, this will have your avian builds looking more lifelike and authentic than ever.

Due to the impact of coronavirus on the world, the Brickman Experience did not get to stay open for long during its UK debut. To provide a taste of LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught’s exhibition, Blocks magazine shares an exclusive interview with the Aussie builder and a look at some of the models in the exhibition.

That’s by no means all though, there is plenty more packed into Blocks Issue 67’s 116 pages –including Top Ten, Month in LEGO, Mod Squad, Rebuild Challenge and Month in MOCs.

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Issue 66 of Blocks magazine is now available

The latest issue of Blocks is now available to order.

This month’s cover is given over to the LEGO Ideas International Space Station, with an in-depth review of the set inside the magazine. LEGO Design Master (yes, that’s his job title) Mike Psiaki explains how he developed Manchester United’s stadium and shares a peek at some of the concept models for LEGO Creator Expert 10272 Old Trafford.

A spotlight is shined on some of the talented LEGO fans on Instagram, as some of the prominent photographers who are showing off their beautiful images reveal the inspiration behind their creativity. Blocks also pays a visit to the Natural History Museum, where imaging expert Dr Steen Dupont is using marvellous LEGO contraptions to photograph the millions of tiny specimens that are housed within the insect collection.

Johnny Thunder makes a dramatic entrance in Blockstalgia, swinging over chasms, springing booby traps and uncovering Egyptian artefacts. He even has a new ride, with exclusive instructions showing how to build a modern rendition of the classic Scorpion Tracker.

Elsewhere in the magazine’s 112 pages, readers will find the next stage in the LEGO Star Wars UCS Star Destroyer mod project, a debate on the new LEGO Night Mode concept, a surprising use for a BIONICLE minifigure arm and much, much more.

You don’t need to head outside to get your hands on the latest issue. Simply order it online, or set up a subscription, and it will come straight to your front door. Along with the 12 and 24-month subscriptions available online, we now have a 3-month direct debit option available. If you’d like to set that up, get in touch at subs@silverbackpublishing.rocks.