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Newsweek Special Edition: LEGO - Celebrating The World's Favorite Toy

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As you can see, there isn't much information provided in these magazines. I'm not a huge fan of these "special editions" when I already own The Lego Book but I do appreciate the art and throwback to the older displays.

It's out in newsstands now and you can also buy them from E-bay pretty inexpensively (the last one was sold at a newsstand for $10.99 USD

Update: Because I knew some of you would ask I opened the other Newsweek issue up. It seldom touches on Pirates, although a repeat of mainly what's already in the books (Captain Red Beard appears in the timeline for 1989 introducing the Pirates theme) and it also has a two-page spread of Black Seas Barracuda but flipped around. But it says this ship was recommissioned in LEGO sets as Captain Jack Knife's vessel. Then it goes on to brag about how the captain's quarters (what they call the Hold below) were an easter egg many fans love.

Anyway, the issue is great as a quick reference since it had articles and interviews to how LEGOs were made, minifigure information, yet promoting the LEGO movie and Star Wars, plus it said LEGO-built gingerbread house decorations were in the White House as Obama's last Christmas decorations.

Thankfully, The Brick Fan has offered us a two-page spread on the Black Seas Barracuda and aside from nostalgia and reprinting the artwork from the original box, it offers nothing new:

Newsweek Special Edition: LEGO - Celebrating The World's Favorite Toy

 

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Thank you for sharing, Kelceycoe! :thumbup:

On 6/11/2019 at 4:02 PM, kelceycoe said:

It's out in newsstands now and you can also buy them from E-bay pretty inexpensively (the last one was sold at a newsstand for $10.99 USD

How did you acquire your copy?

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