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Blocks Issue 21 Press Release

Blocks Issue 21

Blocks has sent over their press release for Issue 21 of the magazine.

Secrets from the LEGO Architect in Blocks magazine

Have you ever wondered about the designers behind the LEGO sets you buy? Blocks Issue 21, on sale now, has an interview with Adam Reed Tucker – the man behind LEGO Architecture. Here is a sample of the conversation he had with Blocks magazine, that had to be left out because we didn’t have the space…

Adam Reed Tucker is living the dream of many – if not most – LEGO fans. Many know that he has designed sets with the LEGO Group and tours exhibitions of his skyscrapers, but as well as that he has been a speaker for LEGO Education, worked on a DK book and contributed to the Master Builder Academy. It’s all in a day’s work for a LEGO Certified Professional.

Blocks Issue 21

But one surprising thing about this LCP is the controversial methods he will employ when necessary. He prefers to be a purist – but is willing to bend that rule when he needs to. 100% purist builders should not read any further.

‘The one area I am not a purist in,’ Adam tells Blocks, ‘is that, if it is absolutely necessary, I will cut pieces. There were times when I needed a 1×11 plate for the rollercoaster. There is nothing that I can do. I cannot take a 1×3 and a 1×8, because I can’t splice them. I could glue them, but I’ll just take a 12 and snip a

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Blocks Issue 21 Press Release

Blocks Issue 21

Issue 21 of Blocks magazine is now with subscribers and on shelves across the UK.

This month, we’re deconstructing the Architecture range to find out what makes those iconic buildings tick, including exclusive interviews with two of the biggest names on the scene – Adam Reed Tucker and Rocco Buttliere.

Elsewhere, MOD Squad member Alec Hole takes a comprehensive look at the new CITY Police range, before giving us his own spin on expanding 60130 Prison Island, while Daniel Konstanski examines LEGO jails through the ages.

There’s much more besides, as we take you behind the scenes on our front covers and introduce you to some ingenious methods for creating roofs from build specialist Simon Pickard. It’s all topped off with a journey into interior design, with detailed instructions for a pair of inspired living room and kitchen builds.

You can get your copy now in the UK, and why not subscribe to get future copies early and enter monthly free prize draws? See www.blocksmag.com for more details.

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Blocks Issue 20 Press Release

Blocks Issue 20

The folks at Blocks has sent over the press release for Issue 20 of the magazine. The latest issue takes an in-depth look at the newest wave of LEGO Speed Champions sets and more.

Issue 20 of Blocks magazine has zoomed through subscribers’ letterboxes, and will be in shops on Thursday 19th May.

This month, we’re gearing up for a comprehensive look at the new Speed Champions range, including an exclusive interview with the man behind a real-life Audi.

Elsewhere, Simon Pickard introduces us to his brand new technique for building mind-bending roads, while Daniel Konstanski finds out what goes into a LEGO racing car. It’s not all about the wheels this month, however, with a look back at some classic LEGO football sets and reviews of the latest Ninjago and Super Heroes releases.

We’re also celebrating the premiere of two new blockbusters, with a pair of whimsical Alice in Wonderland builds and instructions for some superpowered X-Men Mighty Micros. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with viral sensation Iain Heath and a complete guide to Technic clutch control.

You can get your copy from Thursday in the UK, and why not subscribe to get future copies early and enter monthly free prize draws? See www.blocksmag.com for more details.

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Blocks Issue 19 Press Release

Blocks Issue 19

Issue 19 of Blocks magazine is now with subscribers, and on shelves from today (Thursday 21st April).

This month, we pit Captain America against Iron Man in our Civil War cover feature, as six brilliant builds go head-to-head in the superhero showdown of the century.

Continuing the Marvel-lous theme, Daniel Konstanski dissects every LEGO Quinjet so far, while MOD Squad member Chris Wight shows us how to improve the latest version. Our Civil War coverage is rounded out with reviews of the latest sets and an exclusive interview with TT Games head honcho Arthur Parsons, who talks all things LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

There’s also plenty of non-superhero related goodness to get stuck into, as we go behind-the-scenes on the latest LEGO Ideas project and celebrate the live adaptation of The Jungle Book with a series of exclusive builds. Meanwhile, Minifigs.me’s Nick Savage gives us the lowdown on starting your own LEGO business.

You can get your copy from Thursday in the UK, and why not subscribe to get future copies early and enter monthly free prize draws? See www.blocksmag.com for more details.

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Blocks Issue 18 Press Release

Blocks Issue 18

The folks over at Blocks has sent over the press release for Issue 18 of the magazine which is now available for purchase.

Issue 18 of Blocks Magazine is now with subscribers and on shelves nationwide in the UK.

This month, we celebrate all things Batman v Superman, with an exclusive series of builds, reviews of the new sets and the lowdown on how to create the perfect Dark Knight Tumbler.

Elsewhere, MOD Squad member Daniel Konstanski shows us how you can improve your Carbon Freezing Chamber, while we catch up with the Brick to the Past team and find out whether TT Games’ latest effort is worth your time.

There’s much more besides, including reviews of the latest Frozen sets and a behind-the-scenes look at David Pickard’s Blacktron project. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya on his DC Comics exhibition.

Get your copy now in the UK, and why not subscribe to get future copies early and enter monthly free prize draws? See www.blocksmag.com for more details.

Blocks Issue 18

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Blocks Magazine Issue 17 Press Release

Blocks Magazine Issue 17

Blocks has sent over their press release for Issue 17 of the magazine. They’ll be review various sets including an in-depth look at the new LEGO Nexo Knights theme.

Issue 17 of Blocks Magazine is now with subscribers, and will be in shops on Thursday 18th February.

This month, we dive headfirst into LEGO’s latest Big Bang theme, with full reviews of every Nexo Knights set, plus an in-depth interview with LEGO Designer Mark Stafford – who reveals a few tantalising secrets behind the space-castle mashup, and gives us some hints as to its future direction.

Elsewhere, we head back to the glory days of Castle, with a detailed look at the 1984 Lion Knights range, and showcase an incredible collection of Doctor Who builds from Thorsten Bonsch – as he unveils his latest timey-wimey creation exclusively in Blocks.

There’s much more besides, with comprehensive reviews of the brand new Brick Bank and Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ, while Simon Pickard introduces us to the art of microscale. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with Tom Poulsom, LEGO’s very own birdman, on books, building and, of course, birds.

Get your copy on Thursday in the UK, and why not subscribe to get future copies early and enter monthly free prize draws? See www.blocksmag.com for more details.

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Blocks Magazine Issue 16 Press Release

Blocks Magazine Issue 16

The folks over at Blocks has sent over the press release for Issue 16 of the magazine.

Issue 16 of Blocks Magazine is now with subscribers, and will be in shops on Thursday 21st January.

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and what better way to declare your love than with LEGO? From Valentine’s hearts to brick bouquets, this month’s issue is packed with outside-the-box ideas to make this year’s celebrations a little more special.

Elsewhere, we dive into our ‘Build It’ section to show you how to construct your own transforming Optimus Prime model, with step-by-step instructions and a guide to sourcing all the parts you’ll need, and find out how you can recreate long-retired sets without breaking the bank.

There’s much more besides, as Daniel Konstanski takes us through the history of ramp and pit baseplates, while Simon Pickard investigates how LEGO can save a national heritage site from ruin. It’s all topped off with an exclusive interview with Matt De Lanoy, the man behind one of LEGO Ideas’ fastest-growing projects.

Get your copy on Thursday in the UK, and why not subscribe to get future copies early and enter monthly free prize draws? See www.blocksmag.com for more details.

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