Issue 83 of the magazine we all buy for the free gift attached to the front – like we’re six years old again, which is pretty fitting for the nature of that freebie – is out now at newsagents, supermarkets and all good magazine vendors around the country.
On the cover of this month’s LEGO Star Wars magazine – published in the UK by Immediate Media – you’ll find a foil-bagged Tusken Raider minifigure, who’s wielding a brick-built gaffi stick and is presumably ready to beat down on any sons of Skywalker he finds wandering the Jundland Wastes.
Inside the pages of the mag, you’ll find the usual assortment of posters, comics, activities and puzzles that are usually good for keeping young ones entertained while you make off with the minifigure. The cover price for the LEGO Star Wars magazine at the moment is £4.25, while the Tusken Raider fetches around £2 new on BrickLink (from UK sellers), plus postage.
At this stage, all the mag is really offering is convenience, allowing you to build a veritable army of sand people (probably not a politically correct term any more, let’s be honest) without the hassle of purchasing from multiple vendors online, then factoring in shipping costs and the wait for them to arrive at your door.
Next month’s LEGO Star Wars magazine includes a potentially more enticing free gift – at least if you care about unique items more than minifigures – in a microscale rendition of The Razor Crest from The Mandalorian. You’ll find that one on shelves from June.