The Offi ial Magaz
Over the years, umpteen people have
sent us LEGO® stories suggesting we print
books. Well, now we have, and the first
one is available to club members even
before we get full distribution through the
Entitled “The Unknown Galaxy” it is
@ space adventure in
eaturing Jim Spaceborn
as the hero. You will find it offered on the
Club Shop page at £1.95. But there will be
two other books sold by LEGO retailers as
well. Not story books but what we call
One is called “Hocus Pocus” and
shows you how to do magic tricks using
equipment built from your LEGO bricks. the
other called “New Ideas” shows how to
build all sorts of useful things like pencil
boxes and pot plant holders from LEGO
bricks. They will cost £2.95 each and you
should look out for them either with the
LEGO sets or in the book department of
better toy stores, between now and
an exciting 56 pa
We think these new books are just
great, but will be interested to know what
you think if you decide to get one. So why
not write and tell us. But please don’t send
us your stories as we are already preparing
a lot of new titles for 1987 and have all the
stories we can use!
Bricks 'n Pieces Magazine
Editor Sue Lister
Reporters Meryl Haggarty, Shan Ryder
The LEGO® Club
Wrexham, Clwyd LL13 7TQ
African Safari in the LEGOLAND
In 1980 the
parents of two of our
members set up
SPECIALISED TOURS, to offer
holidays to the LEGOLAND Park for
Club Members and their families.
What a success it has been!
Thousands of members have now
been on these tours, and it’s hard to
tell who enjoys them most — the
children or their parents! The
LEGOLAND Park seems to captivate
all ages, while the high standard of
hotels, food and other features of the
tours far exceed expectations. Each
year the programme grows, and the
1987 brochure now runs to 16 pages
— giving the widest range of
LEGOLAND Park holidays ever.
Besides the well-established coach
tours there is now a huge selection
of Independent Holidays, travelling in
your own car or by alr.
lf time is limited, there is a 3-day
air holiday — flying direct to Billund
Airport, which is right opposite
the LEGOLAND Park. This
holiday includes two nights
half-board at the Hotel
Vis-a-Vis and unlimited
admission to the LEGOLAND
Park. Longer air holidays are
available, including a new 5-day
holiday, and a range of fly-drive
options. Prices start at £240 for adults
and £120 for children under 12.
Motoring holidays get off to a
fine start with a 19-hour cruise on
one of the splendid D.F.D.S. ships
from either Harwich or Newcastle.
More like liners than ferries, your
holiday starts as soon as you get
aboard. A 6-day holiday with three
nights halfboard at Hotel Vis-a-Vis,
and unlimited admission to the
LEGOLAND Park starts at £200 for
adults and £110 for children under
16. Longer Motoring Holidays are
available, combining the LEGOLAND
Park with other centres.
New for 1987 is a range of
Motoring Holidays staying on a Danish
farm. Two farms have been selected
offering homely accommodation,
good food and the chance to enjoy
the Danish countryside at very
reasonable cost. A 6-day holiday,
three nights half-board and
an admission ticket to the LEGOLAND
Park costs from £110 for adults and
£70 for children under 16.
Most popular of all, however, are
still the 4, 5 and 6 day coach tours.
‘Coach Tour is probably not the right
name though, as so little time is
actually spent on the coach. It simply
provides a convenient way getting
you from place to place, and makes
an effortless holiday for Mum and
Dad (or Gran and Grandad!) These
holidays represent excellent value,
with prices starting at £125 for adults
and £80 for children. The spendid
hotels used on these fours all have
their own indoor swimming pool, and
if there’s ever a complaint it’s only
that it’s time to come home!
With this is mind, two new ae ae; Exotic flamingoes and a
coach holidays are being introduced Wiese huge elephant stand | LEGOLAND
for 1987 — an 8-day tour and a 10- (5 Za a in naturalistic |
day tour! The 8-day tour takes in the ee Gee. habitats. |
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The 10-day tour is something really aN 2 ey eH a Denmark, has always been the
special — a super-tour combining | fees ie pit i Safari Ride where little zebra-striped
Denmark and Norway! It includes oe Re: Pi ee ie ee a: cars.whizz you round a track through
a full day at both the LEGOLAND JARRE: Sir: /egrue - | A E pad models of wild animals.
Park and the Kongeparken near (iia il Gal ie: /Sig mast free at Gees ame il aa This year the models have all
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timed to co-incide with life-like too.
school holidays, and do tena | The models were designed by
to get booked up very the brilliant model-builder Leo Leth
quickly so early booking is and his team, and took two years to
strongly recommended. For complete!
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Just in time for the new skiing season, LEGO bring you The Ski Chopper has a pilot and working rotor blade
a completely new range of figures and models. and fan, just the thing for the rescue missions sure to be
Whether or not you ski let your imagination be whisked —_ needed in the depths of the Arctic winter.
off to the frozen wastes to join the all new LEGO Technic The Snow Ranger comes with a small snow plough
Arctic Explorer Sets. inside it. This is manned by two action figures and will clear a
There are four models in the range with new moveable path to the Mountain Rescue Base which is the flagship
figures which are fully jointed and are so life like they look as__ of the range with two figures, a light helicopter and pneumatic
though they are really gliding along on their skis. platform to take the helicopter to it’s launch pad on the roof of
The sets range from a steerable Ski Buggy to 47a ™» the base.
the fully equipped Rescue Base. All models 74 \“» The Arctic explorer range will be available from
October in all good
feature action figures and the LEGO technic
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Master Builder if yourmod
A Steven Ward A Abigail Fox A Philip Jell
from Arbroath, has built a map of Age 8, from Emsworth, decided to Age 7, from Maidenhead, used his
Britain. Using the grid from Duffy's use her teddy as a model. His name bricks to build an elephant.
page over an atlas to work out the _is Super Ted.
model. A A Timothy Danby
A Adrian Green Age 6, from Stroud, Glos, has decided
Paul Longdin Age 11, from Nuneaton, used his to build a tractor and crop sprayer as
Age 6, from Boxford. This is a lovely LEGO bricks to build a Cuckoo Clock he is interested in farm machinery.
idea for Christmas, Santa Claus with like the one his Grandma brought
6 reindeer and sledge. back from Germany.
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A Douglas Wilson A Ben Crimp A Benjamin Hale A William Green
\ge 8, from Maidstone. After visiting Age 8, from Farnham, built an Age 8, from Grimsby, built this-lovely From Reedley, built this American
ondon with his Daddy he built a. articulated truck detailed with an model of his dalmation called Disney. truck which carries a jeep. The truck
nodel of Tower Bridge. As you can _ aerial horn, port and starboard lights, has steering, 4 cylinder suspension
ee the bridge lifts up and down. spanner and spotlight. A David Strazds on the trailer wheels and a pneumatic
A Fi 10 Age 6, from Barnby Dun. His Grandma _‘@!! gate so that the jeep can be
“a Julian Howart Michael meant has a push button telephone which _—-‘@Ken off.
‘rom Chorlton-cum-Hardy, sent this Age 7, from Warminster, built this he has copied using his LEGO
icture of a model scooter. It has steam train. bricks.
ear Suspension, working piston
ingineé and steering.
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(1:2z) SAWLL OML
One type of model | have been making
recently has been giant copies of the models %
you can buy. Here is a jolly one of the little
Android (robot) from the Saturn Ranger Set 6952. Ga) | | =
He turns his head, flashes a light in his face and | eh es , pe aa
waggles his left ear (antenna) fe! 4
— very silly eh! jee
He is twenty times bigger than the real thing! anne
This is called “scaling up, one to twenty”’(1:20) a ——
How about trying to scale up something like it— , .
not as big of course! Maybe two or three times the size?
| use a Scale Ruler to measure with: its just like
an ordinary ruler but all the numbers have already been
I've drawn one for you — you can use it to measure
the small model and it will tell you how many bricks up
or across you need to build the big model.
If you think this sounds a fun idea, why not
have a go?
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The hand of the
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of a LEGO Archer
ACROSS TWOTIMES (2:1) THREE TIMES (3:1) : ‘ FIVE TIMES (5:1)
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8 and Under
We had some great ideas and pictures Andrew Barr
from the mosaic competition so | had Runner up
quite a job to decide on the winners. Hebbal!
In the junior section (8 and under) |
chose Gareth Jones’ dinosaur Tony Howard
mosaic as the winner and Andrew Winner
9 and Over
Barrs’ Kingfisher picture as runner
In the nine and overs the winner was
Tony Howard with his dragon. Tony
also did an excellent ship picture.
Melanie Brooks was the runner up
with a well thought out butterfly
Congratulations to these winners
who all receive LEGO Basic Sets
and many thanks to the other members
who sent in entries. |
9 and Over
Light and Sound resel
who send the first 20 correct entries for this competition.
To win one of these great new Light and Sound sets you need to correctly
identify the missing piece of picture. Put a cross in the box of the piece you think
will complete the picture and send your entry to
The LEGO Club, Competition Time, Wrexham, Clwyd LL13 7TQ.
FP \ eS = ~ENTRY COUPON
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Closing date for the competition is 21st November, 1986
Club member Jamie Harle from West Lothian, sent
us a picture of some flags he had built, which gave us
the idea for this edition’s competition. We want you to
identify the six flags pictured and tell us which country
they belong to. Send your entry on a postcard to:
The LEGO Club
Flags Competition, Wrexham, Clwyd, LL13 7TQ
The first 20 correct entries will receive
one of the New
TECHNIC ACTION Ski Choppers
Closing Date is November 21st, 1986.
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Richard Humphreys, a club member from Wallasey, You wan there will be aos
Merseyside has won a Lee writing competition and a Parcels) | ONE OF Santa's s
prize of £500. : :
Richard’s winning entry was written around the family's 14 Show opens
holiday on the Continent when he fulfilled his dream to th and ry On Novem
visit the LEGOLAND Park in Billund, Denmark. 10th. Dong SUM Januar Pe
As Richard is a LEGO maniac his essay impressed the - Pi Miss j¢ ry
judges with his enthusiasm for the subject. “I think it was Clure Of the fz
the best holiday we ever had” he wrote “because of the PIECE from the ele Centre
nice caravan sites and scenery, but above all because of Show jn Dublin = 2° Worie
the LEGOLAND Park”. vein. |
Richard is seen here receiving his cheque from Janet
Ellis presenter of BBC's ‘Blue Peter’ programme.
WELL DONE Richard. we To
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A\1902 Technic Rally Cap 85p /4\1910 T-Shirt Age 6 Chest 56cm Length 45cm £3.00 AA $20 Club Badge 30p
1919 New LEGO Stickers 15p
1931 LEGO Club Pen £1.50
A Sheaffer ball point pen -
ink colour blue (not suitable
for children under 3)
If you want the book in time for Christmas please send your
order in as soon as possible as the Club Shop gets very very
busy in December.
) 999 Letsbe Avenue
Q@.What do you call a man
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sits ona branch?
Perch. Joanne Astle
Abhin Shah |
1917 LEGO Club Patch 30p
@.Where does a policeman @.What day of the year is a @.What are
1911 T-Shirt Age 8 Chest 60 cm Length 58cm £3.00 ' SEND TO
1912 T-Shirt Age 10 Chest 64cm Length 55cm £3.00 AN paki ek ee Sup Bag 8 The LEGO Club
1913 T-Shirt Age 12 Chest 70cm Length 70cm £3.00 Sot kit £4.50. Klaas Club Shop
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| Number | Quantity sete Price
Length 39cm. Diameter 21cm.
The Unknown Galaxy is a 56 - one
page colour comic strip Ki eres
adventure story featuring Jim a ee
Spaceborn as the hero.
This is just one of the new
LEGO books to be introduced
in time for Christmas.
includes 35p postage =
command to go forward? favourite letters? Total Price eda
March 4th. |.C.D.K. (Isee decay)
Miles Morgan Benjamin Wong ( / 7
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Plane crisps Address 240405025
@. How do pixies eat’?
Cheque/Postal Order should be made i
payable to LEGO UK LIMITED
[ Please allow 28 days for delivery
© 1986 The LEGO Group
I'm sure you'll be able to adapt
the plans to use the LEGO
wheels and parts in
ly we don't have
2 seater 1913 CADILLAC
which was in the LEGOrange
We've been looking
through the archives at
some of the models
which are no longer in
the LEGO range and thought
club members might like to
try and build this model from
their own LEGO collection.
This model is 2
in 1975. Unfortunate
any of the special wheels