Posted by Jeremy on August 7, 2017 at 03:24 AM CST
It will probably not have escaped your attention that a little movie called Star Wars is celebrating its 40th anniversary and Blocks is joining in the festivities with a special Star Wars issue later this year, and they want their readers to get involved:
We are holding a unique competition, with not one, but two amazing prizes on offer. The overall winning entry will have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to be part of Blocks' Star Wars at 40 special feature – your entry could be included in a huge article that the team are putting together. Additionally, the winner and two runners-up will each receive the prize of a super rare, limited edition LEGO Star Wars set – Escape the Space Slug. It was only available as part of a select LEGO Store shopping opportunity last year.

To be in with a chance of being immortalised in the pages of Blocks and picking up a copy of an impossible-to-find LEGO Star Wars set, entrants need to build a specific scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, using LEGO. It can be built at any scale and be open to interpretation, but it also needs to represent Blocks' chosen scene from the original film in a recognisable way – this is all about recreating the selected scene from the movie, using LEGO as your medium. The judging panel will be looking at how it represents the scene, not just the best MOC, so presentation and concept will be important alongside technical ability.

The scene from Star Wars: A New Hope that Blocks wants you to recreate in LEGO is ‘Han shot first’. It’s the moment when Han Solo encounters Greedo in the cantina at Mos Eisley, and events take a particular turn...

To enter, post an image of your build to Facebook (blocksmag), on Twitter @blocksmagazine or via e-mail it to

The deadline is midnight on September 1, 2017 (GMT). Your image must be at a resolution of 300dpi and fit the landscape dimensions of 330mm wide x 330mm tall. Full terms and conditions can be found at

Keep your navicomputer targeting Blocks' social media channels for build tips from our experts.
I wish I got such a cool present when I turned forty - all I got was to bungee jump in New Zealand.
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