For many years, the LEGO Club Magazine was a favorite of young LEGO fans. Children of all ages eagerly awaited new issues in their mailbox. Thus, it was very sad news when the magazine was discontinued and was replaced by the LEGO Life app. While the app is okay, it is not the same experience as flipping through the pages of a real magazine. Also, many parents try to restrict their kids’ usage of electric devices. It looks like LEGO got enough complaints from both kids and parents that they decided to bring back the magazine! 🙂
How do I know this? Well, a couple of days ago I got the above flyer in my mailbox. The flyer offers free subscription to the LEGO Life Magazine, featuring cool fan creations, exclusive builds, fun activities, posters and puzzles, awesome comics, and much more. So, yes, this is basically the exact same thing as the LEGO Club Magazine used to be, but now under the LEGO Life Magazine name.
I quickly checked out LEGO.com/freebie to see other details on the new magazine. Just like with the LEGO Club Magazine, the LEGO Life Magazine is for kids between the ages of 5 and 10, living in the USA and Canada. Children need have their own LEGO ID to sign up for the magazine. If a child already has a LEGO ID, then just go to LEGO.com/freebie or LEGO.com/life/magazine to subscribe them to the magazine. If a child does not have a LEGO ID yet, a parent can register them at the same pages. Registration basically just asks for the child’s name, age, and mailing address.
The LEGO Life Magazine is delivered 5 times a year. Please note that if you register your child to receive the magazine before September 24th, they will receive the holiday special edition as their first issue of the magazine.
Children who are not between the ages of 5-10, won’t receive the printed copy of the magazine, however they can still read the PDF version. The PDF version of the magazine can be downloaded by going to the Magazine tab of the LEGO Life website, or by visiting the LEGO Life app, where the magazine is placed under the Magazine Stuff group.
The July-August issue of the LEGO Life Magazine includes a LEGO Star Wars comic, fun facts for LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes fans, and coding with LEGO BOOST. There are also maze games, word matching games, finding hidden objects games and more for LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Minecraft, LEGO Creator, LEGO City, LEGO Speed Champions, LEGO Friends, LEGO Elves, and LEGO Unikitty fans. And, just like in the LEGO Club Magazine, there are cool creations showcased by kids from all over the world, and also a two-page poster.
I’m really excited that the magazine is back! Kids and parents have been asking me regularly what happened to the magazine and if it was ever going to come back. It seemed like LEGO wanted to replace the magazine with the LEGO Life app, so I could not give them any good news. However, it looks like LEGO listened to their fans, and now our favorite magazine is back!
What do you think? Are you excited for the LEGO Life Magazine? Did you register to receive it already? And did you check out the PDF version of the July-August issue? What interesting tidbits did you find? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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