BrickJournal is one of my favorite magazines and chances are you have never heard of it.
Unlike magazines published by Conde Nast which are hard to miss everywhere you look, you won’t often find the BrickJournal Lego magazine on news stands or in bookstores.
Which is a shame really because if you or your family are Lego fans then, like old Lego catalogs and brochures, this is one magazine you will never throw away.
Every two months publisher TwoMorrows and Editor Joe Meno produce an 80 page full color magazine about Lego; from the latest cool sets to what’s happening in the Mindstorms world to the best, most eye-popping original Lego sculptures you have ever seen.
Often each magazine has a theme and articles in the magazine approach that theme from different angles.
One recent issue was all about animation and featured articles on how to create your own movies, instructions on how to design a dynamic and articulate Lego “actor” and interviews with Lego film makers.
Back Issue Sale 40% Off
For the month of October BrickJournal is discounting their back issues to the tune of 40% off.
Normally each issue retails for $8.95 but now all are available for $5.37, and with every hard copy issue you even get a free Digital PDF file of the magazine to read on your ipad as well.
I picked up 4 back issues just now and while I wait for the physical issues to arrive in the mail I am downloading the digital copy to read straight away.
I can highly recommend Brickjournal and my son (who loves Lego but struggles to read) has his own subscription (which he very gracefully lets me browse) reads these over and over again.
If you haven’t read BrickJournal before now is a great time to pick up a back issue (like Lego, old BrickJournal magazines never age) or if you have a few holes in your collection, October is a great time to pick up the ones you are missing. Just keep in mind they do sell out and some are in limited quantities so check out the site sooner rather than later.