I had never heard of Bricks, a UK-based magazine dedicated to LEGO, until I watch the National Geographic show Inside LEGO last week. One element of that show focused on the publisher trying to win LEGO approval for another magazine, Bricks Culture, aimed at AFOLs or Adult Fans Of LEGO.
I’ve just ordered a copy of this issue and thought the pricing wasn’t too bad, but not cheap. The magazine itself is £4.99 and shipping to Canada was another £4.50.
From the publisher’s site, here is a rundown of the content of this issue.
“The Brick Bank
A floor by floor assesment of the latest high-street modular
Inside the LEGO Vault
Mark and Tim travel underground to explore the LEGO archive
LEGO railways – part 1
Huw Millington starts his new series with a look at the history of LEGO trains
Getting medieval with Luke Hutchinson
Learn how to build things all medieval in our new technique series
Urban travel the LEGO way
Her Majesty’s Theatre
An epic recreation of the famous west-end theatre
The 2016 line-up looks impressive: NINJAGO is taking to the skies, City has a great new island prison and the intergalactic craziness of NEXO KNIGHTS boasts some great new pieces. Alongside all these store releases we have two massive exclusives available in the form of the Ghostbusters fire station and the very impressive Brick Bank Modular.
Inspired by these vast buildings, this month at Bricks we are wandering into the world of all things urban. Starting with the Brick Bank, Mark and Dr Dave examine this modular floor by floor, leaving no tile unturned. Packed full of new elements and great colour pieces, this new offering looks set to be a winner. Chris Pearce investigates the latest 2016 sets and highlights what we should be looking forward to most. Alongside this there are amazing custom builds in the form of Janet VanD’s theatre, Patrick Bosman’s piece of historic Holland and Jamie Douglas’ twin-roofed Brickadilly station.
As it’s a new year we have some great new series starting. Huw Millington hits the rails and starts his journey aboard on LEGO trains while our new technique master, Luke Hutchinson, begins his medieval village build.
We have in-depth reviews on the latest Frozen sets, Architecture’s skyline of New York, a peep at the new Star Wars Battle Packs, Tim and I go inside the legendary LEGO Vault in Billund and Kev P takes a look at some Banksy-esque LEGO.
All this and much much more..
Enjoy the issue and keep building
With 126 pages packed full of inspirational models and exclusive features Bricks is the premier LEGO fan magazine. With a price of just £4.99, why accept anything less?
Order your copy today“
I’ll post full details and a review when I receive my copy. I have no idea how long international shipping will take, so I’ll just have to wait and see.