Blocks magazine is a celebration of everything LEGO. Aimed at enthusiasts of all ages it is the perfect way to immerse in the world of plastic bricks. Each month it’s full of reviews, hints, how-to features, from LEGO experts.
Do you remember reading the old ‘choose your own adventure’ type books as a child? I was reminded of thumbing through those stories when building through the new LEGO City Missions sets. These boxes offer a really interesting new concept without traditional instructions, so we hear from the people who took this project from a bluesky idea to three finished products. It’s a fascinating story about how the LEGO Group approaches innovation. Given that they need to be constantly adapted and modified throughout the story, those City Missions sets are never going to be your dream display models; the new Chevrolet Camaro, Atari 2600 or BD-1 from Star Wars might be though. They are just a few of the sets we’re assessing in this month’s reviews. If those sets give you the taste for building bigger, then our guide to putting huge MOCs together will come in handy. This isn’t so much about specific techniques, more things to think about when embarking on a huge project. If you follow this advice, it suddenly won’t seem so daunting. Our in-depth interview is a bittersweet one; Jesper Vilstrup is leaving the LEGO Group after 21 years. While you might not know his name, you have enjoyed the results of his work if you have set foot inside LEGO House or enjoyed pictures of it in this magazine. The conversation on his career makes it clear why he was the person chosen to lead the attraction and turn the intangible LEGO ethos into a physical place. That’s just a taste of what you’ll find within this edition of Blocks magazine, so get comfortable and get ready to be inspired. Leg godt!