In this month’s packed magazine, Daniel Konstanski continues to share stories from his travels to the LEGO Group’s bases in Billund and Enfield. A new mini build demonstrates how to build a less functional, but much cuter version of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. Elsewhere in Issue 48, Blocks counts down the top ten LEGO artists.
The Review section is dominated by the latest LEGO Ideas release, Voltron, alongside a whole host of NINJAGO reviews. From the enormous 70657 NINJAGO City Docks to the Mad Max inspired releases such as 70654 Dieselnaut, the ninja get the spotlight. The latest BrickHeadz also get a look over, with Harry Potter, Star Wars and Frozen all covered.
Month in LEGO looks at 40 years of the minifigure, how many sets each Star Wars movie has and hears Alice Finch explain the challenges of recreating Hogwarts Castle – and whether the LEGO Group has met them. Family Tree looks into the fantastical realms that the LEGO Group has visited over the years, including Lord of the Rings and Elves.
Technique shows how to get great looking LEGO ships, while Blocks Photography provides a lighting masterclass using 70922 The Joker Manor. In Technic 301, the journey into the most complex theme of all concludes by looking at the most advanced sets of all.
All of the other regulars features are present too, including Brickpicker – who compares Star Wars and Harry Potter sets to see which theme appreciates in value more, Brick Wife, the team’s diaries, LUG Spotlight and Month in MOCs.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 21st of September, 2018.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.