Blocks number 70 looks at LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
This time again like Magazine Blocks issue 70 features the latest LEGO news, including a look back at the Indiana Jones The 2008 LEGO line, hitting shelves tomorrow, August 6.
It’s a full issue of Blocks magazine this month, available now at www.blocksmag.com and in UK stores from August 6, with an epic look at 15 years of LEGO video games with the people who have them. created.
Issue 70 also includes an in-depth dive into the creation of the new set of haunted houses with chief design officer Jamie Berard, who shares an overview of sketch models and development versions, as well as tips for getting all those rides. fairgrounds fit perfectly into a layout.
In an exclusive feature that’s as epic as the games themselves, 15 years of LEGO video games look back at every LEGO game from TT Games since Star Wars started the trend in 2005. Design manager Arthur Parsons and four of his talented Colleagues share unique behind-the-scenes ideas, thoughts, and secrets as they watch the games develop over the years, from Harry Potter to Marvel’s Avengers and everything in between. They even give a preview of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
Physical bricks are never far from the minds of the Blocks teams, however, with attention turning to the incredible haunted house that was recently launched in the Fairground collection. As well as going over the set, Blocks sits down with Chief Design Officer Jamie Berard to learn about the collaboration that led to the design of this insanely tall model. There are pictures showcasing the various sketch models and prototypes that the design team also built.
With so many sets of rides and theme parks out now, what’s the best way to layout them? A special feature looks at this, showing how to build complementary models such as a ticket booth, entrance, shooting gallery and catwalk. This isn’t the only building guide in this issue, with Technique revealing how to put together attractive display bases.
As much as the LEGO hobby is a distraction from the outside world, so much has been the lockdown – and now that he’s back in the office, model maker Milan Madge reflects on his experience designing a very large set away from the group’s resources. Lego. Working from home can be difficult for everyone, but it’s all the more true with thousands of LEGO bricks to accommodate.
If nostalgia for LEGO themes had a name, it would be Blockstalgia. In this month’s edition, Blocks takes a look at Indiana Jones’ memorable appearance in brick. Highlighting three classic sets of the theme and presenting three new vignettes – one for each of the first three films – is a celebration of the whip-cracking archaeologist that belongs to this magazine.
The 116 pages of Blocks Number 70 are completed with a guide to LEGO Super Mario, a reaction to LEGO Art and an interview with the designers of the exclusive LEGO House Wooden Duck. All the regulars are there too, including Top Ten, Month in MOCs, Rebuild Challenge, Ideas Showcase and Piece Perception.
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