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Dear Members, 
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 


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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 
“Activity Books”. 

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 
comic-strip form, 








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! 


ne a, 


CLIVE NICHOLLS 
CLUB PRESIDENT 





Bricks 'n Pieces Magazine 

Editor Sue Lister 

Reporters Meryl Haggarty, Shan Ryder 
The LEGO® Club 

Wrexham, Clwyd LL13 7TQ 








Cover photograph 
African Safari in the LEGOLAND 


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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 
LEGOLAND Park/Copenhagen 
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, 











including 

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. | 
LEGOLAND Park and Copenhagen +5 jieane “Sy. ) One of the most popular features 
— with plenty of time to enjoy both. ee ge ee Me | of the LEGOLAND Park in Billund, 
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 
Stavanger, Scandinavia’s ee oF eee Set ee, ee SR a been replaced and they are fantastic. 
largest theme park. In between j=Sf 22 3 Re 0 > ge ky eee ee er Lions, giraffes, flamingoes — all 
you'll visit Copenhagen,Oslo AA iRgge- = Slee af. POR ea Sy TTY EY 1 | the animals you would expect to see 
and magnificent mountains CECT Clits oie Gate 3 Sk) pee lee ee ee! | on areal African Safari are there. All 
and fjords. ee ae i eee) =| | Duilt from thousands of LEGO bricks 

Coach tours are all , Pole BT ees iftue oe ae fs ae ae and not only life size but amazingly 
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! 
your copy of the 1987 Careful planting and landscaping 
brochure telephone it | creates a suitable setting for the 
Specialised Tours on fi AES ge BS iy AN a animals to help you feel that you 
Copthorne (0342)712785 Sj-——iama CM Mek ke really have had a glimpse of the 
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(Specialised Tours is a fully-bonded ABTA 
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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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equipment found in all your other 
Technic sets. 











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members whose models a 
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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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shown here. If you have a 
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shown in the next issue of 
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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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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 
multiplied. 

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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Winner 

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 
up. 

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 
picture. 

Congratulations to these winners 

who all receive LEGO Basic Sets 
and many thanks to the other members 
who sent in entries. | 


Melanie Brooks 
Runner up 
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. 


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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 
(1 sheet) 


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. 






live’ 
) 999 Letsbe Avenue 
David Jones 


Q@.What do you call a man 
under acar? 
Jack 


@. What do you call a fish a 
sits ona branch? 
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1917 LEGO Club Patch 30p 


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@.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 


Wrexham, Clwyd LL13 7TQ 


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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. 


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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. 
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in 1975. Unfortunate 

any of the special wheels