Tim Johnson has been in touch as Brick Culture hits issue 5. The LEGO pop culture magazine for adults has just entered their second year. The other news for fans of the magazine is it’s now available in digital format via their apps for Android and iOS, as well as desktop.
Here is the press release and spreads for issue 5:
Bricks Culture is a quarterly journal that takes a deeper look at the exciting new ways adults are using LEGO in their art, businesses and lifestyles. Bricks Culture is available as single issues or by subscription in print and now digital format, from http://www.republic66media.com.
In issue 5 of Bricks Culture we meet filmmakers, photographers, entrepreneurs, social media ex-perts, collectors, a graphic designer and an architecture student as well as two LEGO fans who be-came LEGO designers a decade ago. Oh, and a horticulturalist.
Naturally we have a huge range of superb LEGO builders featured in this issue and, as we are now entering Year 2 of the magazine, we introduce two new Guest Artists who will appear in the next four issues: Tyler Clites (Legohaulic) from the USA and Joe Perez from the UK. Also from the USA, we meet Rocco Buttliere who is busy building the whole of downtown Chicago as a 1:650 scale LEGO model. Meanwhile in Europe, Mikael Johansson reveals a post-apocalyptic, spooky new work and Andrei Pacurar (vitreolum/Letranger Absurde) discusses his many characterful and strange creations.
Regular readers will already be familiar with our friends from the global creative collective Stuck in Plastic, who specialise in minifigure photography. We are thrilled that from this issue onwards, they join us for a regular column exposing the wide world of LEGO macro photography. Similarly, we look at the subculture of LEGO stop-motion animation on Instagram as we meet up with Aus-tralian Andrew Morrey of Cheep Jokes to find out how he set up his successful LEGO media chan-nel. Another Aussie, Ryan McNaught, also talks us through the creation of his business as the only LEGO Certified Professional in the southern hemisphere. In an exclusive double-header interview, Are J. Heiseldal asks Mark Stafford and Jamie Berard how they have seen the LEGO Group change since they first started as designers ten years ago.
David Alexander Smith examines how rare it is to actually see a LEGO artwork that is abstract, Minifigforlife reveal LEGO figures you never knew existed, we take 21305 Maze to the casino, Dr Dave Watford reminisces about the time he fell in love — with Modular Buildings — and Jessica Farrell (JanetVanD) gets confused about her real life versus LEGO life.
Get your own slice of LEGO life with Bricks Culture magazine: 140 pages of luxurious, fascinat-ing and beautiful insights into the modern world of LEGO creation and innovation delivered to you every quarter.
Available to purchase exclusively online from http://www.republic66media.com
Single issue: £9.99 (+P&P for print edition)
Four-issue subscription: £34.96 (+P&P for print edition)