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TwoMorrows publishes BrickJournal, a LEGO focused magazine. They also publish LEGO books and comic related magazines. They have been hit hard by the shutdown. Barnes & Noble stores and comics shops where they sell their products are all shut down. Like the much of the publishing industry, their distributors are shut down. See my previous post about Dynamite books Indiegogo.

They have had to destroy printed copies of their newest issue of BrickJournal. The issues were stuck in shipping, They were sitting in a warehouse and could not be delivered. The publisher would have to pay rent on the issues while the sat there or pay for special delivery. So to save money, those issues were destroyed.

brickjornal magazine cover of lars homestead from star wars.

They are needing to increase their Mail order sales and have some special offers. They have a flyer with full details. A summary of their sales is listed below.

brick journal cover of a train.

 

Here’s THREE ways to help keep BrickJournal clicking!

ONE: Subscribe for a half-year!
We’re temporarily offering less expensive half-year print and digital subscriptions, which let you support us for the short-term, then go back to purchasing at stores as they hopefully reopen over the next few months. Or order a full year to help even more! Subscribe Here

TWO: Order back issues at 40% off!
Download our new 2020 Digital Catalog to get most back issues at 40% off for a limited time! There’s even a bundle with all the issues through #50 for 50% off!

Go to this link: Back Issues

THREE: Tell your friends!
Even if you can’t place an order now, please spread the word about BrickJournal on social media! Every print and digital order helps keep the magazine for Lego® fans clicking!

Joe Meno, BrickJournal editor
John Morrow, publisher, TwoMorrows Publishing
https://www.twomorrows.com

 

BrickJournal is a very informative magazine. BrickJournal has LEGO tips, build instructions, interviews with LEGO artists, and more. Issue #32 has an interview with Chris McVeigh. The article includes show some of his Brick Sketches including an earlier version of the soon to be released Batman Brick Sketch set . I have several issues and both of their minifigure customization books. They have print and digital versions of BrickJournal.

 

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Lost another show


The Alabama Renaissance Faire has postponed the faire till next year. This is usually our last event of the season. That means all our major events this year have closed.
Sad clown lego minifigure from series 10.

 

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Ant-man


ant man holding a LEGO brick model. It.'t a large brick made of many LEGO pieces so it it half the size of the antman action figure.

 

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Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary!


Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back!

Dart Vader LEGO Ornament

 

 

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Schleich Toy Photography contest


Toy maker Schleich is holding a Toy Photography contest.Ten finalists will get $100 worth of Schleich products. The grand prize is $500 worth of Schleich products. Don’t want to submit a photo, there is also a sweepstakes where 5 people will win $25 worth of Schleich toys. Contest runs till June 2nd.

How to enter Photo Contest

Take a picture featuring Schleich products and upload it to their contest page.

How to enter Sweepstakes

Visit the contest page a do a few actions in the gleam app. This is just visiting some of Schleich’s social media pages.

You have to be eighteen to enter so kids will have to take a picture and get a guardian to upload it. They encourage this in the rules.
Visit Schleich Imagination-Contest for full contest details.

Schleich hired Toy photographer, Mitchel Wu to make images for the Power of imagination program. He has plenty of tips for how to photograph toys. These apply not only to the contest but to any Toy Photography you want to do.
How to Create Winning Toy Photos

DETERMINATION OF WINNER.
Photo Contest:
Ten (10) Finalists will be chosen by a panel of Schleich judges Each of the Ten (10) Finalists wins a Schleich prize package valued at $100. The Finalist photos are then uploaded to Instagram via @SchleichUSA for one week.
The photo with the most “likes” will be the Grand Prize Winner. Grand Prize Winner receives $500 in Schleich products

Sweepstakes:
Five (5) winners will be chosen at Random to receive $25 in Schleich product.
Visit Schleich Imagination-Contest for full contest details.

Cool Toys

In reading about this contest, I looked through their website. They have some awesome fantasy creatures in their Eldrador line. I’m definitely getting A Kraken and a Lava Scorpion. Schleich has some awesome looking toys I have some of their dragons and my son has some of their animals.

Your Thoughts

Are you going to enter? Does this sound like fun?


R2-KT and The Child challenge coin


There’s a new R2-KT challenge coin on the way. This one uses a redesign of a patch. The coin displays  R@-KT on onside and the child on the other. Sales of the coin benefit the United Way Covid-19 World Relief Fund. 

The patch was designed to show separation by how we positioned the characters, but the coin makes it even more clear: R2-KT on one side, the Child (aka Baby Yoda) on the other. Separated, but never far apart.

R@_KT and The Child with hearts in between them. Text sasy "hug you I can with the force."

 

Order Information

* Coins are 1.5″ in diameter with a silver metallic finish and made to the same standards as all our challenge coins. 

* Each coin is $7 (or $5 each for orders of five or more).

* Shipping is just $4 for every five coins ordered in the U.S.

* International shipping is $8 for up to five coins. For orders of more than five coins, please email us how many coins you want and we can get you a quote on cost of shipping.

* Pre-order now by sending payment via PayPal to r2kt@r2kt.com

* Please use the Goods & Services option when paying (to keep PayPal happy)

* Coins will ship in late June / early July

More patches here https://www.r2kt.com/r2-kt-stuff/

 

I have several of the KT challenge coins. They are well designed and have a nice weight to them.

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Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary!


This weekend is the 40th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back! Boba Fett made his big screen debut in Empire  so here are a few pic of the bounty hunter. He was in the animated section of the Star Wars special before Empire but we don’t talk about that.

how did fett escape the Sarlacc?
Boba Fett Deaslist Preadator

 

UPDATE: I removed a picture from this post. It was the promo image of the Hallamark LEGO Boba Fett Ornament. I didn’t take that one and didn’t catch it till afterI made the post.

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New series Brick Sketches



LEGO has annoucned a new series LEGO Sketches, These were designed by LEGO artist Chris McVeigh. He’s been making these on his site for years. But now are an official set that you can get this summer.

These first sets are BB-8, First Order Stormtrooper, Batman and Joker. I’ll get BB-8 and Batman.

I like how how designed batman grin.

I’ve admired these since I saw the on Chris’ site. They remind me of the old Toys R US build of Captain America set my son made. I toyed around with building my own character portraits like this but never got far. I bought some plates for it and that;s about as far as I got. The Brick Sketches have a better look that this old kit. The blocky look is replaced by a more in depth look. I can’t wait for these.

 

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Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary!


Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back! Yoda made his debut in The Empire Strikes Back and since he was the focus of this blog in the early days here are some Yoda photos.

Brick built Yoda.

LEGO set #7194 Jedi Master Yoda

 

Concept art Yoda

 

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World Honey Bee Day


May 20 is World Honey Bee day.

 

LEGO Bumblebee woman transformers 4 preview

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