(Written by Legodude19)
Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in a magazine choc-full of cool LEGO stuff? Well guess what? You can! If you are an avid LEGO-fan you have probably heard of the LEGO Club before. With over 4 million members all around the globe, the LEGO Club is one of the biggest and most popular children’s member clubs in the world.
The LEGO Club’s official mission-statement is “to entertain, connect and above all else to inspire the builders of tomorrow by helping them develop their creativity and imagination”. The LEGO Club is free to join for LEGO-fans of all ages (yep, that means adults too!).
When you join the LEGO Club, you can subscribe to the LEGO Club Magazine, and you also get access to the LEGO Club website, which is mostly geared towards kids, but it is fun to check out for adults as well.
Back to the LEGO Club Magazine, it is free in most countries. It is mailed to your home six times a year in the USA (January, March, May, July, September, and November). In Canada, the magazine will be mailed to your home five times a year (January, April, July, September, and November). In Australia and New Zealand membership isn’t free and they only get the magazine four times a year. (So sorry for our friends down under!) If you don’t want the magazine mailed to you, you can also read the USA and Canadian versions online.
The LEGO Club Magazine has two versions. First, there is LEGO Club Jr. for ages 6 and under. It is an easy-to-read and fully-illustrated magazine full of fun stories, challenges, comic adventures, puzzles, and activities designed to inspire, entertain and stimulate young children’s creativity. It is a bit too simple for older kids and adults, so I wouldn’t recommend subscribing if you are over the recommended age. But for younger kids it’s fun!
The regular version of the LEGO Club Magazine is for ages 7 and up, packs every issue full of LEGO news and behind-the-bricks interviews, comic adventures, games and puzzles, building-challenges and contests, cool creations built by LEGO fans, as well as sneak-peeks at the latest LEGO sets and LEGO themes.
One section of the LEGO Club Magazine that I really enjoy is Cool Creations. In every issue the magazine features 10 or so creations made by young LEGO fans. I really enjoy looking at this part because it shows things that other LEGO-maniacs have made. And the best part about the Cool Creations section is that you might get your very own LEGO creation featured if you mail in pictures and information to the magazine! You can also see many more LEGO creations online at the Cool Creation section of the LEGO Club website.
Another part of the magazine that I have fun with is the comics. In every issue there is a new comic about LEGO Star Wars. They can be really funny. Sometimes the magazine also features other comics from different LEGO themes, but you can always look forward to at least a LEGO Star Wars comic.
A lot of times the LEGO Club Magazine will include contests. Most of the time they are building contests where you have to build some new vehicle or something for a certain theme, at other times it will be drawing contests, or just have to answer some questions. The great thing about the contests is the prizes! Sometimes LEGO will give away LEGO Gift Cards, LEGO sets or LEGO video-games. I remember one time when one of the prizes included a new Xbox 360!
And there are many other features of the LEGO Club Magazine I haven’t gone into, but the point is that magazine is really fun, and you can spend quite a bit of enjoyable time flipping through it. I would highly recommend it to older kids, teens and even adults. If you would like to sign up you can go to the LEGO Club Magazine Subscription page.
If you already subscribed to the LEGO Club Magazine feel free to share how you like it and which is your favorite section! And if you haven’t subscribed yet and you have some questions don’t be shy to ask!
Also, I’m a TFOL (Teen-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my second article here. I hope you enjoyed it! If you like, you can check out my previous post, LEGO Minifigures are More Than Little People. Feedback is welcome!
And if you like LEGO and reading, you might want to head over to the LEGO Books section, or select from some of the highlighted posts:
- Catching Up On Your LEGO Reading
- LEGO Book Review: The LEGO Ideas Book
- The LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
- LEGO Book: The LEGO Bible
- LEGO Book for the Brick-Addicted