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Blocks Magazine - What do you think?



  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,087
    Gosh, I never noticed that! And I had a chance to proof read the PDFs before they went to print!

    Niw it's under new management maybe things like that won't occur; we can but hope.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,469
    I know that headlines are typically editorial choices rather than writer choices, but i was surprised at that one. Unfortunate it's so close to the start of the mag.
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman Member Posts: 1,524
    Ooops, lol.
  • CalvCalv Member Posts: 904
    edited March 2015
    Personally I didn't care for the 10 page article on the person with his minifigs tattoos. If I wanted to read about tattooing (I don't) then I would buy a tattoo magazine. Bit of a waste of 10 pages there I think.

    Perhaps we can have a competion to guess Huw's headline!!
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    edited March 2015
    ^Yes, flicking through the magazine, I was surprised that the article kept on going.

    Perhaps it was to distract from the lack of headline on earlier pages.
  • deephorsedeephorse Member Posts: 83
    I like Blocks magazine, and reading the first two issues was enough to make me subscribe.  It certainly seems to be aimed at people such as myself.  I have some knowledge of the product, having 'played' with it off and on for nigh on 50 years.  But, unlike many posters here (and elsewhere), I do not have an encyclopedic knowledge of part numbers, set numbers, or what colours certain parts come in.  Consequently Blocks helps to improve my knowledge of LEGO with its mix of history and current product.

     It has its faults though.  Proofreading could be improved.  That interview where three or four people were asked exactly the same questions, with, predictably, much the same answers being forthcoming, should have been binned.  The tattoo article was perhaps misplaced, better in a tattoo magazine than a LEGO one.  The one on army building was all too short for me.

    i look forward to the magazine arriving each month and so I hope that it will improve bit by bit and be with us for a long time to come.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,469
    edited March 2015
    despite my teasing on the headline error, I did enjoy that issue, particularly the techniques section about building trees. Agree with the comments above about the tattoo article, that really should have been at most a double page spread, I get that it was probably easier to do as a longer article because of it being high in pictures, but if you aren't careful about how content is selected it will put the audience off.
    (Edit: Slight afterthought, is the new editor a member on here? I know that CapnRex and Huw will most likely take any feedback to him if not, but I think it's always worth knowing who's watching what.)
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,087
    Issue five may have suffered slightly because it was Mark's last, produced after he knew he was leaving.

    Issue 6 was produced by temporary editor; issue 7 will be Rob's first.
  • sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
    edited March 2015
    Being new to the hobby, I looked for a magazine as well and only found the Lego Magazine and Brick Journal.  I didn't go for Lego Magazine since it seem very kid oriented and Brick Journal was too expensive as is this Blocks Magazine for state side subscribers.

    They should have digital subscriptions.

    Anyone read these three and have an opinion on the best one.  Based on your comments, it seems brickjournal is the way to go for me.  Adult who enjoys difficult builds and dreams of being able to build (pun) my skills to create MOC's
  • sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
    FYI, it appears brickjournal does have a digital subscription.
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