Dive into the Fast-Paced, Art of the Brick in Blocks Magazine Issue #33.

Blocks Magazine Issue #33 is now available in stores, and this new issue focuses on the finer aesthetics of the brick as LEGO artists share their passion in using LEGO as an art medium. The latest sets under the Speed Champions line are also placed under the spotlight, alongside the awesome Speed Champions Monaco Grand Prix MOC of Simon Pickard. Read Blocks Magazine’s official press release for its issue #33 for more details.


Monaco Grand Prix build, Technic interview and inside LEGO art in Blocks 33

It’s time to get in gear with Blocks Issue 33, as the monthly LEGO magazine takes on the world’s most famous hairpin turn with our Speed Champions Monaco Grand Prix build.

Fans will delight in seeing how Simon Pickard has adapted his innovative building technique for the Monaco hairpin, taking the challenge to the next level in an impressive, completely exclusive build – he has even provided build tips showing how to incorporate the techniques used into future MOCs.

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The relationship between art and the LEGO brick gets a deep-dive, as Blocks looks at how different artists have used this medium to express their creativity. With access to some of the world’s most prolific artists, this is a feature not to be missed.

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LEGO Technic Senior Design Manager Andrew Woodman takes readers through the development process of the mammoth Bucket Wheel Excavator, explaining just how Technic designers create models that are both authentic and functional.

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Speed Champions and Technic also get the Blocks review team putting new sets through their paces, before they slice through a number of pizza-themed sets and the new BrickHeadz range. Over in Technique, readers will get expert advice on producing life-like plants for those LEGO landscapes.

As well as a trip down memory lane to look back at some classic LEGO Police sets – and see how they have developed to become what they are today – AFOLs will enjoy regular sections Month in MOCs, BrickPicker and Brick Wife.

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Be Inspired With Your Next Pirates Build With Blocks Magazine Issue #32.

Blocks Magazine Issue #32 is now available for subscribers. This month, Issue #32 helps you to come up with your own unique pirates build based on the Silent Mary (71042) set, and just in time before the 5th instalment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hit theaters on the 26th. We also get to look at some GOTG Vol. 2 builds, building techniques that are unique to the LEGO Friends theme, and how to create the most realistic curtains and blinds to decorate your LEGO MOC interior.

Here’s the full press release of Blocks Magazine Issue #32.


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This summer sees two massive LEGO-related sequels arriving in cinemas, both of which get the big build treatment they deserve in the latest issue of Blocks magazine.

Pirates of the Caribbean sees its fifth installment sail into cinema screens just as The Silent Mary finds itself shipwrecked on LEGO Store shelves, inspiring a build project like never before. A series of scenes commissioned exclusively for Blocks magazine showcases the new set with plenty of tips along the way to inspire your next Pirates build.

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As for the other sequel, the dramatic scene in which the band of misfits that are the Guardians of the Galaxy face off against the Abilisk was not without its challenges as a build, but the finished result was well worth the hard work. So much so that when you flip this month’s magazine over, you get an alternative cover featuring the Guardians.

But that’s not all, as we delve into how the topic of visual thinking relates to building with LEGO, TT Games take us behind the scenes of their most creative video game yet and we go through the LEGO Friends houses to see what makes these homes so appealing.

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In Technique we demonstrate how to build curtains and blinds to decorate those LEGO interiors, BrickPicker looks at Creator sets to see whether 3-in-1 means three times the profits and the Reviews section measures up the latest Technic, Guardians of the Galaxy and Pirates of the Caribbean sets. With plenty more filling the pages in between, it’s another month full of LEGO action.

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Do You Have What It Takes to be the Toughest LEGO Builder Around? Find Out in Blocks Magazine Issue #31!

Who says being a LEGO fan ain’t tough? Next month’s Block’s Magazine Issue #31 shows what a UFC mixed martial artist and a budding LEGO Master Builder have in common. Issue #31 also gives an in-depth look at ‘cyberpunk’ building, and what it takes to re-create the sci-fi, over-the-top, apocalyptic, LEGO aesthetic.

Issue #31 also puts LEGO Technic’s latest remote-control creation and puts it under the harshest road tests. Will the LEGO Technic RC Tracked Racer (42065) stand the most gruelling tests that the Blocks magazine crew can think of? We shall see. Finally, the latest waves from LEGO Dimensions, NEXO Knights and DC Superhero Girls also get a share of the limelight with some pretty cool reviews from the staff, who perhaps can give us an idea on what the future holds for these themes. If you recall, there has been plenty of talks surrounding LEGO Dimensions and NEXO Knights, where these relatively young themes is rumored to be cancelled any time soon.

Better grab your bricks and get ready for some serious brick-building action!

Blocks Magazine is available both in print and digital formats. You may visit their website for more information on how to order your copy, or visit any Barnes & Noble bookstore nearest you. As a side note, Wildcard Toys are also offering several back issues that you may have missed, so be sure to check on them as well.


Brick Factor, famous fans and Cyberpunk in Blocks magazine Issue 31

There are all kinds of LEGO fans around the world, and the latest issue of Blocks magazine demonstrates that by talking to a mixed martial artist, competitive builders down under and one of the most dedicated collectors.

We take a look at Australia’s answer to The X Factor, as the country’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Centre looks for its resident Master Model Builder. If anyone is planning to enter one of these contests one day, it’s a must read account of the ropes that these LEGO building professionals go through to get there.

Cage Rage British Featherweight Champion Brad Pickett talks to Blocks magazine about his love of the brick, sharing his experiences balancing his LEGO hobby and UFC career. Lewis Aylmer shares his fascinating story of LEGO collecting, based around classic 1960s sets that are rarely seen in person – the images of his collection alone will fill fans with envy.

RC Tracked Racer from the LEGO Technic range gets put through the paces in the Blocks Review section, to see how it stands up to different terrain. Creator, Friends and NEXO KNIGHTS are all put under the spotlight too to see which sets are worth picking up and which are worth skipping.

Cyberpunk gets a deep dive in this month’s build section, with Cole Blaq analysing what LEGO fans do in order to recreate the unique aesthetic found in stories such as Ghost in the Shell. The best builders in the genre demonstrate how to create awesome Cyberpunk settings, before Ghost in the Shell itself gets the LEGO treatment.


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Blocks Magazine Highlights the Designers Behind LEGO Assembly Square, Architecture, and the Newest LEGO House in Issue #30!

Blocks Magazine Issue #30 is now available over at the UK and will soon be arriving to subscribers in North America. In this recent issue, Blocks Magazine focuses on the creative designers behind the 10th anniversary modular release, LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255), and the newest LEGO Architecture Skyline series. Blocks Magazine also takes us into a tour inside the grandest LEGO crib around: the posh LEGO House at the heart of Billund, Denmark. Read on for the full press release.

Blocks Magazine is available both in print and digital formats. You may visit their website for more information on how to order your copy, or visit any Barnes & Noble bookstore nearest you. As a side note, Wildcard Toys are also offering several back issues that you may have missed, so be sure to check on them as well.


Behind the scenes with LEGO Creator Expert and Architecture designers in Blocks Issue 30

This month Blocks magazine gives LEGO fans an unrivalled look behind the scenes with three exclusive insider interviews.

Jamie Berard, Design Manager for LEGO Creator Expert, talks Blocks readers through the 10th anniversary modular release, 10255 Assembly Square. For everyone who has always wanted an interior corner for their modular set-up, the Mod Squad demonstrate how to turn the latest release into just that. Of course the set also gets the Blocks eye cast over it in our in-depth review.

Over in the Build section, LEGO Architecture Designer Rok Žgalin Kobe explains the development of the new Skyline subtheme, providing the insight only a LEGO designer can. Tom Alphin, author of the LEGO Architect, then takes the Skyline concept and demonstrates how to apply it to new cities, before the Blocks build team provide four more exclusive build examples.

We take a look at the LEGO House, the home of the brick, that will take pride of place in the centre of Billund. The LEGO Group’s Trine Nissen explains how the concept came to be and details exactly what fans will find inside the must-visit location.

Of course our regular features are all present and correct too, with Simon Pickard demonstrating different techniques for building detailed LEGO walls. Month in LEGO sums up what has being going on in the brick world, with commentary on the upcoming summer releases and new Month in MOCs pages to showcase a variety of amazing builds.

To subscribe to Blocks magazine and get your monthly fix of LEGO content delivered straight to your door, visit www.blocksmag.com.