I never joined the actual LEGO Builder’s Club, but I did subscribe to Brick Kicks magazine. While it was a very cool magazine, it left a little to be desired. For starters, you only go four issues a year. And on top of that, it was only about 12 pages per issue. Now those 12 pages were packed with really cool content though. There was usually an update on new stuff coming out, pictures of massive builds that LEGO designers had done, photos submitted by kids of their custom builds, and some other features along the way. You could devour the whole thing in about 30 minutes, which is where the downside came in. You had to wait 3 months for another LEGO fix. I would do it all over again, but man, I would have loved to have gotten an issue every month that was 50 or more pages. That would have really hit the spot.
If you were into LEGO’s like I was, you’d probably be very interested in checking out the 1987 LEGO Shop at Home catalog. I scanned the entire thing in a while back, and you can view it at your leisure.