Blocks Magazine Issue #36 is now on shelves, and this month’s issue explores the inner workings of The LEGO Ninjago Movie (now on its third day of screening across the US and North America), together with their hands-on review of the many cool, LEGO sets that comprise the theme. It also features an exclusive interview with Hollywood star Dave Franco, the voice behind Lloyd Garmadon, as he details some of the incredible, behind-the-scenes prep that goes on in the making of the film. Check out Blocks Magazine’s press release below. Issue #36 is now available both in digital and print formats. Visit blocksmag.com for more details on how to subscribe.
Complete The LEGO NINJAGO Movie preview in Blocks Issue 36.
This month’s issue of Blocks magazine, on sale today, is a celebration of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie with exclusive behind the scenes access and a mind blowing big build.
If fans are wondering how LEGO NINJAGO is being translated to the big screen, then this issue of Blocks has the answers. Our all-access look at The LEGO NINJAGO Movie begins in Hollywood, with interviews with Dave Franco – voice of Lloyd, the Green Ninja – and director Charlie Bean. The pair take Blocks through the process of adapting NINJAGO into an animated feature, illustrated with never before seen concept art.
Back in Billiund, the key designers behind The LEGO NINJAGO Movie take readers through the process of working alongside a major movie production, explaining the development of the sets, their contribution to the film itself and teasing a few little Easter eggs to watch out for on screen. Simon Lucas, Nicolaas Vás and Chris Stamp also provide a focused look at the development of 70620 NINJAGO City, demonstrating how it became the masterpiece that it is.
Daniel Konstanski is inspired by the amazing concept art that was designed for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie to build a massive version of NINJAGO City, taking ques from all of the different styles, colours and features that are found in the cinematic version. If readers think that Blocks magazine has gone big before, they have not seen anything yet.
Of course The LEGO NINJAGO Movie special would not be complete without reviews of the entire theme, giving readers some recommendations about which sets to put at the top of the must-have list. In our regular Technique section readers are spoilt for choice for brick bed designs, while Brick Wife is exasperated at the AFOL’s escalating polybag obsession – and of course, Month in LEGO keeps track of all of the key goings on in the world of the brick.
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