The latest edition of Blocks Magazine arrives in UK stores next week and here’s what you can expect to discover in issue 106. The upcoming new issue takes a look at the brand new dream-filled theme, LEGO® DREAMZzz. There’s also a celebration of the return of LEGO Pirates. Plus reviews of new LEGO sets and more. The new issue is arriving to subscribers now and will be available in stores from August 3rd. Learn more below.
LEGO DREAMZzz, Eldorado Fortress and the Shape System in Blocks magazine Issue 106
Blocks magazine Issue 106 is full of exclusive interviews that will take you deep into the LEGO design department; the team behind DREAMZzz shows how three sets went from concept sketch to final model, Pierre Normandin explains how he recreated a classic in 10320 Eldorado Fortress and Ole Vestergaard Poulsen reveals the previously untold story of the LEGO shape system.
Issue 106 is available worldwide as part of a subscription or a single issue at blocksmag.com and will be in UK stores from August 3. Everyone who subscribes by September 6 will be in with a chance of winning LEGO DC Super Heroes Batman 76252 Batcave – Shadow Box.
LEGO DREAMZzz sets are finally here and the talented designers behind the imaginative new theme reveal how they developed the sets. It’s the perfect companion to the previous edition of Blocks (103) that looked at how the whole concept came about. This time around, you can see how the designs started as concept sketches, were developed as models, then became finished sets.
What many fans dream of is a return for LEGO Pirates – and that dream has come true with the release of 10320 Eldorado Fortress. Senior Designer Pierre Normandin explains how he captured the look of the classic set with modern techniques, adding in a few surprises along the way.
Modern builds like the new Eldorado Fortress and DREAMZzz sets wouldn’t be possible if the LEGO Group hadn’t moved beyond the standard bricks and slopes that were the norm in the 1980s. Ole Vestergaard Poulsen reveals how he and his team pushed LEGO Technic to have more form, before setting their sights on LEGO System and creating the ‘shape system’.
Epic sets are covered in the Reviews section, including the new 76252 Batcave – Shadow Box inspired by Batman Returns and 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade. A critical eye is also turned on the Disney 100 sets, including 21341 Hocus Pocus: The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage.
Within the 116 page magazine you’ll also find a look back at Ahsoka’s LEGO Star Wars minifigure journey, a Town Flight retrospective, an incredible life-sized jeep build and much more.
Blocks is giving away 76252 Batcave – Shadow Box! To be entered into the prize draw and to get Blocks magazine delivered every month – ahead of the shops – visit www.blocksmag.com and check out the money-saving subscription deals available.
Everyone who subscribes to the print edition by September 6 will be in with a chance of winning (existing subscribers will automatically be entered into the prize draw).