Have you been wanting to transform the incredible UCS AT-AT into the AT-ACT seen on Scarif in Rogue One? If yes then this is the issue for you because Blocks Magazine’s in-house Mod Squad provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step set of photo instructions that rebuilds the head and adds the cargo doors to create the Empire’s amped-up cargo van.
There’s even more LEGO Star Wars content, with reviews of both of two new sets – 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Vader and 75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter – that are part of the just-released Summer wave.
Speaking of the Summer wave, it’s time for the most anticipated LEGO sets of this 90th anniversary year – and Blocks magazine has the essential companion to 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle and 10497 Galaxy Explorer.
To set the scene for the incredible 4,514-piece castle of fans’ dreams, Model Designer Milan Madge and Design Master Mike Psiaki give an in-depth interview, revealing their process for coming up with this enormous homage to LEGO Castle. They talk sketch models, Black Falcon Knights, hitting the right complexity level – and more.
Then to get the mood right for focusing on the reimagined Galaxy Explorer, Blocks goes down memory lane with the original Classic Space sets, looking back at why these models became ‘classic’ and the particular take on science fiction that they offer. It’s followed by more from Mike Psiaki, who shares his experience of bringing the theme back.
If that’s not enough Space nostalgia, Blockstalgia spotlights Space Police II and includes instructions for building a modular cellblock. From the Vault reveals why monorails didn’t become a LEGO mainstay.
This month’s 116-page magazine also includes insight into the new Collectible Minifigures packaging, a behind-the-scenes look at 21333 Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night, a classic Pirates set reimagined and much more.
Issue 94 is available worldwide as a single issue or as part of a subscription at blocksmag.com and will be in UK stores from August 4, and everyone who subscribes by August 31 will be in with a chance of winning 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle!
Fervent documentarian, effusive AFOL and founding partner, Jeremy manages the daily news content and set reviews.
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.