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Brick Fanatics Magazine Ending

Brick Fanatics has announced that their in-house magazine will be ending as of today. The magazine started a year and half ago with the publication coming out monthly. Brick Fanatics will now be using those resources and focusing on other projects that “offer a greater and more direct LEGO experience to readers.” Subscribers will be getting a refund for issues left on the subscription. You’ll have to email them at [email protected] with your name and order number. It’s sad to see another LEGO magazine go away but in the digital age, it’s hard to rely on print media, especially for news.

Brick Fanatics Magazine to conclude

Brick Fanatics Magazine, the print publication dedicated to building your world of LEGO, will cease production from Issue 12

After 18 months of hard work and fun, 12 editions of Brick Fanatics Magazine packed full of brick-based content and some quite remarkable, overwhelming support from readers, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the publication will cease production, with Issue 12 the last issue released.

We have learned a great deal during the creation, production and release of Brick Fanatics Magazine, during each issue generating and tailoring content to an intelligent, ever-changing LEGO audience, always with the aim that our tagline set out – building your world of LEGO.

It is with that message and ambition in mind, and with what we have learned during the course of producing Brick Fanatics Magazine, that we have come to this decision. There are many ways that we can build your world

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Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 12 Available Now

An interview between LEGO Star Wars and Lucasfilm, a first look at 76139 1989 Batmobile and an exclusive LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure report all make Issue 12 of Brick Fanatics Magazine unmissable

The 12th edition of the print publication all about LEGO is available worldwide to order now at www.brickfanatics.com/magazine, with shipping due from the end of November. Single copies (with additional postage and packaging charge) and 12-issue and 24-issue subscriptions from Issue 12 are all available to order.

This issue leads with a very special interview between LEGO and Lucasfilm, as Brick Fanatics Magazine brings together designers from both companies who have played their part in shaping this most recent era of Star Wars on the big screen and in LEGO.

As part of Pinewood Studios’ Creature Department, Concept Designer Jake Lunt Davies is responsible for designing a host of droids and creatures that have appeared in Star Wars, starting with The Force Awakens and ending with December’s upcoming The Rise of Skywalker. From prominent characters such as BB-8 and the Porgs to memorable creatures such as the Rathtars, the Caretakers and Thala-sirens and background heroes like Pao and Ello Asty, Jake has helped shape the last five years of Star Wars on the big screen, and, inadvertently a large number of LEGO Star Wars sets too.

As the Skywalker saga and sequel trilogy draws to a close this December with the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Brick Fanatics Magazine sits Jake down with LEGO Creative Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Design Manager … Continue

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 11 Available Now

Issue 11 of Brick Fanatics Magazine looks closer at 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer, takes 21318 Tree House into a real treehouse and previews Speed Champions in 2020

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 11 is available to order worldwide from today at www.brickfanatics.com/magazine via single copy purchases (with additional postage and packaging charge) and as part of 12-issue and 24-issue subscriptions (offering free postage, free issues and a subscriber guarantee). Orders will be shipped from the end of October.

The 11th edition of the print publication all about LEGO leads with a special look at the latest Ultimate Collector Series release from the LEGO Star Wars team.

At £649.99 / $699.99, 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer is the joint-most expensive set ever released by the LEGO Group for UK collectors, and second most expensive for US collectors after the UCS Millennium Falcon. At that level, the 4,784-piece wonder is worth our special attention this issue.

Back in the real world, Brick Fanatics Magazine also takes a special look at 21318 Tree House, taking the largest Ideas set released to a unique tree house location in the New Forest. The UK national park is home to rare wildlife, protected woodland and a purpose-built education centre up in the trees, where we were lucky to spend a day with Countryside Education Trust’s Chief Executive, Jane Cooper, and play a bit of LEGO too.

Issue 11 of Brick Fanatics Magazine also includes a preview of Speed Champions’ first confirmed release of 2020, as we exclusively discuss with the theme’s design lead a … Continue

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 10 Available Now

Avast, me hearties! A special look at 30 years of LEGO Pirates themes Issue 10 of Brick Fanatics Magazine, alongside Hidden Side, Overwatch and 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer

The 10th edition of the print magazine all about LEGO is available to order today at www.brickfanatics.com/magazine, with shipping due for subscribers and early orders from the end of September.

This issue is full of treasure to be discovered, perhaps nowhere better than across our multi-page retrospective on LEGO Pirates, the theme that launched a generation of swashbuckling adventure and brick-based play for many of us.

Alongside some specially-created photography inspired by this iconic theme, we sit down exclusively with the lead designer responsible three decades ago for creating more than just this range of classic LEGO sets, but the world of LEGO Pirates as we know it.

From the past to the future, Issue 10 of Brick Fanatics Magazine also explores new theme Hidden Side, talking not only to the design team behind these unique, transforming LEGO sets and their tie-in app, but also with industry experts, who offer a real insight into the LEGO Group’s latest attempts to merge digital and physical play.

Meanwhile, Overwatch’s two new upcoming releases – 75977 Junkrat & Roadhog and 75976 Wrecking Ball – get the designer walkthrough treatment, as the LEGO Group’s Woon Tze Chee exclusively explains the detail and charm that has gone into creating these eye-catching video game creations.

Once more in the larger print format with high definition gloss cover, this issue is also a first … Continue

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 9 Available Now

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 9

The humongous T.Rex from the LEGO Group’s 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage bursts through the cover of Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 9

The eye-catching brick-built dinosaur from 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage takes centre stage in the latest edition of the print publication all about LEGO, available to order worldwide from today at www.brickfanatics.com/magazine. Shipping will begin from the end of August.

Senior Model Designer Mark Stafford takes us through the details that have created the huge LEGO T.Rex, and considers the challenges faced in building at such a large scale. This in-depth exploration of such a unique LEGO set is placed across several pages of amazing photography from one of Brick Fanatics Magazine’s in-house photographers, who decided the only place to take the T.Rex was back into the jungle.

Issue 9 of Brick Fanatics Magazine, available to purchase as a single copy (with additional postage and packaging charge) or as part of a 12-issue or 24-issue subscription (offering free postage, free issues, delivery fastest and first, and our subscriber guarantee), also includes a special look at the world of physical LEGO User Groups. What do they do? Who are they for? How do they differ to one another? The Adult Fan of LEGO world is bigger and more wide-ranging than you may realise…

This issue takes a tour of the just-announced LEGO Ideas F•R•I•E•N•D•S set and sees a first collaboration with Brickset, as they put together a very special feature looking at 30 years of LEGO Pirates, calculating the stats, facts … Continue

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 8 Now Available

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 8 Cover

Brick Fanatics Magazine marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing with NASA and the LEGO Group in an exclusive Issue 8

July marks half a century since the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took man’s first steps on to its surface.

To celebrate, Issue 8 of Brick Fanatics Magazine goes back to 1969 with the help of NASA historian Brian C. Odom to discover the details and the moments that made history, whilst Creator Expert Design Manager Specialist Jamie Berard reveals how those shaped the design of the LEGO Group’s 10266 Lunar Lander.

Celebrate design ingenuity with this unique cover feature in Issue 8, exclusively featuring NASA and the LEGO Group.

Issue 8 of Brick Fanatics Magazine is available to order now, with shipping due from late July into early August. Subscribe to Brick Fanatics Magazine to benefit from free issues, free postage, delivery of each issue fastest and first, and other noteworthy benefits.

Inside this issue we also sit down with the LEGO Jurassic World design team to find out exactly how the mini-series LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar came about and, why it opened up a number of creative possibilities for them. We also find out from Design Manager Marcos Bessa all about how a crazy concept became a unique LEGO set in the form of 75938 T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle.

Issue 8 also goes from one Buzz to another, as we take a special look at the latest … Continue

Brick Fanatics Issue 7 Now Available

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 7

Today marks the the beginning of Season 3 for Stranger Things and it also marks the beginning of our collaboration with Brick Fanatics to help them promote their magazine. In Issue 7, they talk about the newly released LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set. It goes in depth into talking about the design of the set with Justin Ramsden as well as the marketing campaign surrounding it.

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 7 available now

Issue 7 of Brick Fanatics Magazine explores how the LEGO Group took building in a new direction for their collaboration with Stranger Things

Single issues of Issue 7 and 12-issue and 24-issue subscription packages starting with Issue 7 are available to order now at brickfanatics.com/magazine. Issue 7 is available in a new, larger format and distributed worldwide from the first week of July. Subscription packages offer free issues, free postage and guaranteed
delivery of every issue fastest and first.

Leading the seventh edition of Brick Fanatics Magazine, the print publication all about LEGO, is a fascinating discussion with three of the creative team behind not only the unprecedented physical design of 75810 The Upside Down, but also its smart, 1980s-fuelled marketing campaign.

In this first issue of Brick Fanatics Magazine presented in a new larger format, Senior Model Designer Justin Ramsden reveals how exactly the challenge of creating a large scale director-to-consumer LEGO set built half upside down was tackled, as Senior Global Marketing Manager Anders Hellegaard Iversen touches upon the importance of the box art. Meanwhile, Associate Communication

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