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Bricks Issue 16 Press Release

Bricks Issue 16

The folks over at Bricks has sent over the press release for their latest issue of the magazine.

Raising the standard

Bricks issue 16 scales the castle walls, wonders at the world of steam punk and how to accessorise the VW beetle and camper.

Be they fantastical or historical, castles have long been of interest in the LEGO world. That is probably why they continue play a prominent role in the ever growing portfolio of LEGO products. We have seen everything from pink sparkling homes for princesses to haunted vampire retreats, classic fortresses and even futuristic castles mounted on caterpillar tracks. We have been spoilt for choice, with every taste catered for.

Bricks Issue 16

71040 The Disney Castle is the latest offering, and arguably the most iconic of all castles. Bricks delves inside these magical walls to discover all the secrets and nods to the Disney franchise. Every room and brick is explored to discover how this mammoth set captures all that is wonderful in the world of Disney.

Lucy Boughton catches up with our favourite dragon, Miku, for the concluding part of the Elves dragon search which includes a dangerous encounter at Ragna’s Shadow castle, will she make it back safely! There’s a visit to the Mad Hatter’s house a detailed exposé of Michael Kalkwarfs modular castle system before James Pegrum illustrates how to build circular towers.

Bricks Issue 16

Bricks Issue 16

This month we also look at the highly fantastical genre of Steampunk. We speak with expert builder Rod Gillies as he talks us through this Victorian-inspired alternate universe. We meet

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Bricks Issue 13 Press Release

Bricks Issue 13

Great builders, great buildings

Issue 13 of Bricks takes a look at some of the world’s best LEGO structures and the amazing builders that create them.

Bricks Issue 13

Architecture plays a pivotal role in sculpting our landscapes whether old or new, big or small, structures that push the boundaries of design hold a constant fascination. Our relationship with architecture is no more apparent than when it comes to our use of LEGO bricks; we love to create castles, houses and skyscrapers and much more.

Bricks Issue 13

In this issue, Bricks takes a close look at some of the best microscale architecture on offer, from official sets to those brick architects that never cease to amaze. Ingeniuos part usage and unique techniques are of a plenty.

Bricks Issue 13

The journey begins in London, with the new Creator Expert Big Ben set. The techniques used within this set area testament to the skills of the designer, Jamie Berard. We then fly to the USA where Adam Reed Tucker has built wonders of the engineering world for a Chicago museum. Another native of the Windy City is Rocco Buttliere, who reveals the clever techniques used to create his detailed skyscrapers. This month we have an exclusive feature from Tom Alphin, author of The LEGO Architect book, who not only guides you through scale and proportion in LEGO building but also provides his never-before-seen instructions to build your own model of San Diego’s Geisel Library.

Bricks Issue 13

In fact this issue is packed with experts, including one of the LEGO Group’s newest signings, Markus Rollbühler. We take a … Continue

Bricks Issue 12 Press Release

Bricks Issue 12

The guys over at Bricks Magazine is celebrating their first year and they have sent over a press release of the latest issue.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
Celebrate the Bricks Birthday as we turn one with the release of issue 12.

Join us in a retrospective look at our first year and relive the incredible adventure that has been 12 months in Bricks. This journey of ours leads perfectly into this month’s topic – quest. A quest can be described as an adventurous expedition with an end goal – much like a LEGO build.

Bricks Issue 12

The questing fun starts in Elevendale, where Miku the dragon takes us on his hunt for the lost dragon with Emily Jones and the elves. These sets have produced some lovely pieces and enchanting builds; it is a world you won’t want to miss. As the story closes on a cliffhanger Bricks ventures over to Eurobricks to examine their long-running LEGO fantasy role-playing game, Guilds of Historica; a fictional world of territories building custom creations to earn points for their chosen factions.

Bricks Issue 12

Bricks Issue 12

There’s plenty of building to take part in as we take a stab at recreating Jason Allemann’s working trebuchet, build a medieval crane using the book Build Your Own LEGO Knights Realm. James Pegrum gets into the spirit of our theme as he recreates Bilbo’s banquet, showing us ways to make trees and authentic Hobbit furniture. There is insight from Timothy Jones as he explains how he created a giant blue sea serpent and Claus-Marc Hahn reveals how his incredible tower

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Bricks Issue 11 Press Release

Bricks Issue 11

The folks over at Bricks/ has sent over the press release for Issue 11 of the magazine.

In the name of the game

Whether it was watching a family member flip the Monopoly board across the room, crushing armies in Risk or just simply guessing whodunnit in Cluedo, there is no disputing games are a key part of growing up. Despite the humble board game now taking second fiddle to consoles and mobile devices, games still play a huge role in development, regardless of format. This month, Bricks looks at the influence games have had on LEGO and vice versa.

Bricks Issue 11

Keeping it traditional, we start with six – SIX – new Angry Birds sets. Chris Pearce takes us through their crazy world, as he explores the new pieces and figures you can expect to find. As we pass go, we catch-up with Lucy Boughton as she looks into The LEGO Group’s game division, which gave birth to the amazing rebuildable dice games that have provided endless hours of fun. It’s checkmate with Dr Dave, as he looks at the highly collectible, themed Chess offerings from across the years which, inspired Bricks to make our own LEGO chess set, using collectible minifigures. We review the latest ideas set Labyrinth Marble Maze and even provide some alternative courses, thanks to its creator Jason Allemann. We finish our gaming section with a recreation of the classic board game, Ghost Castle.

Bricks Issue 11

Bricks Issue 11

In addition to this, we get the inside scoop from Carl Greatrix as he is announced as the latest

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Bricks Issue 10 Press Release

Bricks Magazine Issue 10

The folks over at Bricks has sent over a press release for Issue 10 of the magazine. This latest issue focuses on the Super Heroes theme from both DC and Marvel.

Bricks Issue 10 – Calling all heroes

The time has come to stand and be counted as superheroes battle their arch rivals in the latest edition of Bricks. Issue 10 explores the great rivalries between our favourite heroes and villains from the ever-expanding universes of Marvel and DC Comics, both popular licenses in the LEGO world that have spawned some of the greatest minifigures to date.

The journey begins in the 1960s, deep underground into the newly released retro Batcave set. Inspired by the Adam West era, this giant set is packed with all of our favourite characters and a beautiful Batmobile. This is the latest big exclusive LEGO release and despite some criticism from the online community, we’re confident it will prove to be a big hit. The potential for collectors and customisers alone is huge.

Bricks Magazine Issue 10

Outside the Batcave Lucy Boughton investigates the best LEGO villain figures before taking you around her amazing Poison Ivy Lair. Next stop is Arkham Asylum as we look at the amazing work of Louis Blackwell, a man who is as talented with a pen as he is with the brick as you will see from his one-off exclusive Bricks superhero piece.

We chat with Arthur Parsons of TT Games and get the inside line on the new Avengers console offering, and if this wasn’t enough there is plenty

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Bricks Issue 9 Special Promotion

Bricks Issue 9

The folks over at Bricks has sent over a new press release regarding Issue 9 as well as a special promotion for it.

All orders of Bricks issue 9 print, single orders and subscriptions will receive a free digital edition*.

Inspired by the Ghostbusters Firehouse, Bricks goes all retro, looking at an era that has influenced some of the finest franchises and sets to date. So flick back your mullets, plump your shoulder pads and enjoy celebrating a decadent decade.

It was a generation that tasted cable television, fed on Hollywood blockbusters and consumed merchandising like no other. Collectable culture was born, every show came with its own toy line leading to a mass production that oozed originality and new levels of creativity. LEGO upped the anti as new exciting themes hit our shelves. It was here that we were introduced to the likes of Classic Space, Pirates and Castle collections, to name but a few… it was no longer just about the city.

The issue starts with a thorough examination of the long-awaited Ghostbusters Firehouse set before blasting back through the decade. Michael LeCount chooses his ten best sets of the ’80s, David Alexander Smith shows us his Neo-Classic Space dinosaurs while Orion Pax recreates iconic toys with LEGO. The likes of Optimus Prime, Castle Grayskull and Inspector Gadget are all brought to life through the brick. Lucy Boughton looks at the official licenses inspired by the decade’s finest films, alongside a peek at LEGO food throughout the years.

Jumping back into the present we

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Bricks Issue 9 Press Release

Bricks Issue 9

Adam over at Bricks has sent over the press release for Issue 9 of the magazine which includes articles such as the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse (75827), builds by Orion Pax and the Arvo Brothers, as well as more information about LEGO Nexo Knights.

Bricks issue 9 – The influential 80s. Inspired by the Ghostbusters Firehouse, Bricks goes all retro, looking at an era that has influenced some of the finest franchises and sets to date. So flick back your mullets, plump your shoulder pads and enjoy celebrating a decadent decade.

Bricks Issue 9

It was a generation that tasted cable television, fed on Hollywood blockbusters and consumed merchandising like no other. Collectable culture was born, every show came with its own toy line leading to a mass production that oozed originality and new levels of creativity. LEGO upped the anti as new exciting themes hit our shelves. It was here that we were introduced to the likes of Classic Space, Pirates and Castle collections, to name but a few… it was no longer just about the city.

Bricks Issue 9

The issue starts with a thorough examination of the long-awaited Ghostbusters Firehouse set before blasting back through the decade. Michael LeCount chooses his ten best sets of the ’80s, David Alexander Smith shows us his Neo-Classic Space dinosaurs while Orion Pax recreates iconic toys with LEGO. The likes of Optimus Prime, Castle Grayskull and Inspector Gadget are all brought to life through the brick. Lucy Boughton looks at the official licenses inspired by the decade’s finest films, alongside a peek at LEGO … Continue

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