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It’s that time of the Month again when all the LEGO magazines start being released. This one is a break from the norm and continues the Giant Series of Star Wars issues.

Issue 8 of the Giant Series line of magazines features a very cool LEGO Polybag – Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (30386)!


The Magazine:

This particular theme of publication focuses solely on activities. There aren’t any comic strips in sight, which is a shame in all honesty.

The contents table lists some sort of game or activity on every page, great if you have a little one to occupy.

I usually skip past the activities and games to be toy honest with you, but I do however pass the Magazine to my young helper (my 5 Year old Son) and he happily whiles-away the minutes hopping from one page to the next completing mazes, mix & match games and so on.

As with most LEGO magazines there is something to cut out, either a simple card game, door sign, mask, or in this case a rather fun ‘guess who I am’ game. You pick a card and the other player proceeds to guess who you’ve choosen. There are certain descriptive words and phrases you’re not allowed to say. Youd have to have some basic knowledge of the Star Wars Universe, characters mainly, in order to play this enjoyable game.

Some other puzzles consist of fixing Poe’s X-Wing by placing the parts in the correct slots. Figuring out the missing letters to complete character names.

being a ‘giant’ issue the poster comes as a double-sided beast, measuring roughly A2/A1 one size! It features, as most Star Wars posters do, both the Light & and Dark sides of the Force. On one side we have Rey and the other Kylo Ren. 


The ‘Freebie’:

As mentioned above these special edition Giant Series issues come with a decent LEGO Polybag. The one we get this time around is Poe Dameron’s X-Wing!

 

Numbered 30386, we’ve seen this Polybag before, either as a GWP (gift with purchase) or avaliable to buy in other outlets, mainly in the US. So with that being said it’s not exclusive to this magazine, it is however somewhat rare here in the UK. 

The build itself utilises some very interesting elements, carrots and Ski poles!

Each carrot piece makes up part of the engines or thrusters for a better term. They work incredibly well and look the part too.

The ski poles finish off each wing segment with those iconic long X-Wing cannons. Again they work extremely well in representing what they’re supposed to be. The added ring part of the ski pole acts as the flash suppressor, this is definitely micro-building done right!

When you first crack open the Polybag and tip out the contents you’re presented with a nice selection of parts and colours. From White and Grey to Organe and Blue. There are several 1×1 gray tiles with rounded tops and 1×1 tiles coloured in blue and orange. All these pieces make up the 72 in total, quite a substantial amount for a magazine ‘freebie’.

Great for displaying alongside other micro scale ships as well as in sterling into MOCs and scenes you’ve created. We’d love to see what you come up with, why not tag is in your creations on Instagram (@thebrickpost) and Facebook (@thebrickpost).


Conclusion:

Overall a great activity driven magazine with a giant double-sided poster.

The ‘free’ LEGO Polybag (30386) more than makes up for the price of the magazine coming in at £4.99.

Great build and has a lot of potential to expand upon and add to a custom-built plinth!

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LEGO Star Wars Magazine Giant Series Issue 8

7.5

Overall a great activity driven magazine with a giant double-sided poster. The 'free' LEGO Polybag (30386) more than makes up for the price of the magazine coming in at £4.99. Great build and has a lot of potential to expand upon and add to a custom-built plinth!

Review

Magazine 7
Freebie (polybag 30386) 8.5
Cost (£4.99) 8
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