Issue 6’s front page is taken over by Iron Man, as we take in Tony Stark’s impressive wardrobe of minifigure suits, following 11 years of Marvel movies and seven years of LEGO sets. With so many to fit into this retrospective, we’ve built our own workshop and Hall of Armour for Iron Man.
This issue, Brick Fanatics Magazine also meets Cambridge University’s Professor of Play. Heading a research department funded by the LEGO Foundation, Paul Ramchandani offers insight into a unique role geared towards better understanding play and its role in child development.
One topic of discussion is the distinction – or lack thereof – between digital and physical play, something also on the lips of the LEGO Group in Issue 6’s Review+ section. Its Head of Marketing for the UK and Ireland, Marius Lang, offers some fascinating insight into the functionality of The LEGO Movie 2’s Movie Maker set.
Elsewhere, in Review+, where we offer new ways to look at LEGO sets, is some eye-catching photography to celebrate what is a truly one-off Creator Expert set, the Ford Mustang.
Brick Fanatics Magazine’s How To section – full of LEGO tips, tricks and techniques – includes a look at how to recreate a Jeep in bricks, how the likes of dragons Drogon and Toothless can be built in LEGO, a consideration for why the T-piece is so essential, and a special guide on how to build vignettes to display your Disney Collectible Minifigures.
Issue 6 of Brick Fanatics Magazine is also where you’ll find a first look at the new Stranger Things set, 75810 The Upside Down, as well as the new Star Wars BOOST combination, 75253 Droid Commander. We also consider the latest developments regarding the LEGO Group’s battle with Lepin in China, including a timeline of events so far.
We take in a classic Aquazone LEGO set with an unusual twist, remembering when some exclusives were released without fanfare and sold everywhere but the online LEGO store, and reflect on the near advent of LEGO mobile phones a decade ago.