The third issue of Bricks Culture is now available and it continues to build on the interesting and unique content seen in the first two issues. For those who watched the Channel 4 documentary The Secret World of LEGO earlier in the year, you’ll be familiar with the concept behind the sister publication to Bricks Magazine. Bricks Culture look a larger look at LEGO beyond the bricks and in to how it’s become a pop culture icon. Issue 3 is filled with plenty of great features, you can learn more from the press release below.
In issue 3 of Bricks Culture, the LEGO pop-culture magazine for adults, we feature some of the most remarkable LEGO artists working in the world today. Both the incredible mosaic of a tree created by Amanda Feuk and the bizarre, hilarious creations of Karf Oohlu will inspire you with their novel use of pieces. We have more stunning creations from our Year 1 Guest Artists: James Pegrum was inspired by paintings to create a vignette of Florence Nightingale for us, Chris McVeigh exclusively reveals his first ornament design of his annual Build-it-Yourself project and Cole Blaq’s Enter the Brick series gets decidedly edgier. Mike Doyle presents his final selection of amazing works from Beautiful LEGO 3, this time focusing on trees.
We have yet more reportage from Billund in this issue. The Yellow Castle from 1978 is considered by many to be the greatest LEGO set of all time, so we interview its designer, the legendary Daniel Krentz. We also meet the people behind the Inside Tour which welcomes a handful of lucky members of the public into the LEGO Group’s most secret buildings.
As ever, we look beyond the plastic. We meet the Surma Bros from Poland: two brothers who create beautiful illustrations inspired by LEGO sets from their youth. Tom Alphin reveals that he was so disappointed by the LEGO Architecture Studio book, he wrote his own. We give a LEGO Minecraft set to a printmaker who hasn’t played with the bricks since childhood, to see what he comes up with. A frustrated wife tells us what it’s like to be married to someone who is married to the brick. Our resident university academic David Alexander Smith turns his mind to the ways in which LEGO is used to represent natural forms and talented animator Chris Salt explains how he creates LEGO in CGI.
There’s even more to discover within our 140 perfectly-bound pages. Cloud City, Jason Freeny, the history of embossed bricks… and find out the effect that the Stylophone had on giant Japanese robot minifigures from the future. Oh, and we love the new WALL-E set so much, we dumped it in a junkyard.
Issue 3 of Bricks Culture is available to order now from the Republic66Media Store