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Blocks Magazine issue 4, 2 different covers ?

Is it me or has the latest issue of Blocks, (issue 4), got 2 different front covers ?.
I have just seen a version listed on ebay with the #21301 Birds set on the front cover instead of #75060 UCS Slave 1.
The item number is 251816485773, I put a little bid on it just to keep a eye on it.

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  • JdslaterJdslater Member Posts: 59
    I got the Slave 1 cover. Didn't look through the others to see if there were others.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,272
    The Ideas Birds cover is exclusive to Tesco. The content inside is identical.
    andhe
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,807
    Glad to see the BIONICLE article I wrote appears on the cover of both issues!

    I still need to get a copy of this latest issue... unfortunately, ordering them online is rather expensive in the U.S., so I'm going to see if I can get a copy (probably even a few extra copies for family and friends) from my local Barnes & Noble.
    Andor
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    ^ Don't you get a freebie copy considering you supplied an article?
    Legopassion8andhe
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited February 2015

    The Ideas Birds cover is exclusive to Tesco. The content inside is identical.

    Being both a fan of the magazine and a collector, that is NOT something I wanted to hear. I thought I'd bought the only LE/special release of the magazine, being the pilot issue. Not good.
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,510

    The Ideas Birds cover is exclusive to Tesco. The content inside is identical.

    Mine has birds on the cover and came from WHSmith.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,272
    ^ Well in theory the Birds cover is exclusive to Tesco.
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,510
    Non of the supermarkets of any size i have been to around here have sold blocks. Have to go into town to get it.
  • slyreptileslyreptile United StatesMember Posts: 15
    Love the Birds cover! Too bad I'll never see it here in the US. The layout is nicer and fits my tastes better than than the Slave I. Wish we could order it online. Hint hint Blocks! ;)
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,127
    Never seen Blocks sold in Tesco. Only WHSmith. Would like to hear from anyone who has found/bought Blocks in Tesco and what grade of store it was, extra, local etc as much as the location, please.
  • aldreddaldredd United KingdomMember Posts: 203
    Fairly certain it's only in (selected) Extras
    Lego_Star
  • aldreddaldredd United KingdomMember Posts: 203
    Some example stores where you'll find it (or has been available)...
    Dundee Extra, Bedworth Extra, Hatfield Extra, Peterborough Extra, Pitsea, Poole, Bar Hill (Cambridge), Glasgow, Brooklands (Weybridge), Wisbeach
    (not exhaustive at all)
  • aldreddaldredd United KingdomMember Posts: 203
    Ok, looks like virtually every Tesco Extra store has / has had it out. Limited stock, I should think (6 or less per store if I had to guess...)
  • raygunnraygunn Member Posts: 91
    I got this issue (birds cover) in Sainsburys on Saturday.
    My problem with looking for it in WHSmiths is that they have so many different magazines and Blocks can be located in so many different sections that I take ages searching for it and can still be uncertain whether I've missed it or it is out of stock.
    andhe
  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    Is there a definitive list of stores that do sell it? I thought only WH Smiths did, is it just Tesco, Sainsburys, and WH Smiths or do ASDA, Morrisons and like sell it too?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,217
    edited February 2015
    @Huw - do you know if Blocks supply a suggestion to retailers as to where to shelve it?

    I remember that a lot of magazines used to supply retailers with diagrams showing where their publications would be best shelved (often even mentioning competitors which I always found odd) but don't recall if any of the smaller published did so too.

    This is a memory of stuff from around 10 years ago, helping out at my grandparents family business so it might not happen any more at all.
  • DroneDrone U.KMember Posts: 194
    edited February 2015
    None of the two large Sainsburys in my area stock it. If I'm lucky I can find it in Tesco Extra.
  • keithsimpsonkeithsimpson Member Posts: 39
    Blocks mag in Tesco Extra Coulby Newham,Middlesbrough.
  • comedydave1979comedydave1979 Member Posts: 13
    Tesco in Chorley, Lancashire has it. Granted, it's tucked away on an aisle end amongst other specialised interest magazines such as those for train enthusiasts, craftworks, knitting, horse-riding etc. but it's there. Usually have about 8 or 9 copies. Mine was the Lego Ideas Birds cover. The Tesco is a huge, full on version with an upper and lower floor, unlike the nearby Buckshaw Village store or the Leyland store. I can't say that I've seen the magazine in those stores but it may be.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,258

    Granted, it's tucked away on an aisle end amongst other specialised interest magazines such as those for train enthusiasts, craftworks, knitting, horse-riding etc. but it's there.

    Isn't that where you'd expect to find it?
    aldredd
  • comedydave1979comedydave1979 Member Posts: 13
    True. I guess I didn't put the emphasis on the correct part, being that it's on an aisle end where it's less easy to spot due to the number or other specialist interest publications. Just trying to help. :)
  • JdslaterJdslater Member Posts: 59
    Just finished reading the Peter Brookdale interview. Kinda good, kinda bad. He has built 3 excellent models and each set of questions were exactly the same. The questions should be even slightly tailered to the model. Just asking the same question regardless of the model is dumb.
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