Blocks Issue 57 – Entering The Upside Down with LEGO Stranger Things

Blocks magazine issue 57 is out now, and here is what you will find inside this packed issue….

The latest issue of Blocks magazine finds out what is going on in the LEGO version of Hawkins courtesy of the new Stranger Things set.

As well as a deep-dive review looking at LEGO Stranger Things 75810 The Upside Down, Senior Model Designer and fan of the series Justin Ramsden talks about how he developed the model, while two LEGO marketing experts explain the fun 1980s inspired campaign that they came up with.

The Star Wars 20th anniversary coverage continues with the final part of the exclusive Blocks interview with Design Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, in which he talks about how the theme’s modern era and devising the special commemorative sets. There is also a round-up of everything LEGO related that happened at Star Wars Celebration and a review of 75224 Tantive IV

A new series begins this month, chronicling the history of the LEGO Group, and the first instalment looks back at the very earliest days of the company with rare images. NINJAGO Legacy is spotlighted in the Reviews section, with the updated sets getting an attentive eye cast over them. A trip to Billund’s new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel reveals what guests can find within the LEGO inspired accommodation.

Elsewhere this month, the Games Director behind LEGO Legacy Heroes Unboxed talks about the new nostalgia fuelled mobile game, Ideas Showcase takes a trip to the Hundred Acre Woods with Winnie the Pooh and Technique demonstrates how to build authentic looking campfires.

That is all in addition to regular features including Brick Wife, Piece Perception, Brickpicker, Top Ten and Month in MOCs – it is another issue packed with fascinating LEGO content.

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