Blocks Issue 55: Celebrating 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars

Blocks magazine issue 55 is out now, here’s what you’ll find inside this packed issue….

With the long-running collaboration reaching a significant milestone this year, Blocks magazine looks back at two decades of the theme with the help of the LEGO Star Wars Design Director.

This special commemorative issue of Blocks magazine celebrates 20 years of LEGO Star Wars, with a feature picking out the theme’s key milestones since 1999, from the very first sets to the retro boxed anniversary editions. Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen speaks to Blocks about the earliest days of the theme, in the first part of an epic interview that sees the prolific designer reflect on his LEGO Star Wars career.
Star Wars continues into the Reviews section, where the latest releases get a close inspection worthy of the Empire. Some of the upmarket LEGO releases get attention this month too, including the Creator Expert Ford Mustang and Architecture skyline sets.

In Technique, the secrets behind building convincing animal heads are revealed, while in this month’s Build section, a classic Kingdoms layout is recreated. As ever, Ideas Showcase and Month in MOCs reveal some of the finest LEGO builds devised by talented fans.

There is plenty more besides packed into Issue 55, including interviews with the LEGO Ideas fan designers behind Steamboat Willie and Friends Central Perk, a review of The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame and a countdown of the Top Ten Collectible Minifigures. Regular features like Family Tree, Brickpicker and Brick Wife are all included too.

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