LEGO builder interview – Steve Mayes, Brick This
I first came across Steve Mayes on Twitter with his photography business a few years ago. Nowadays, he’s a full time LEGO architect with his business Brick This, and has worked with an impressive array of clients both regionally, and nationally.
Based in North Shields in the North East of England, Steve’s background in architectural photography really shines through in a lot of his builds, with so many small details captured brilliantly in LEGO bricks.
Which LEGO builder(s) do you admire most?
“When I first got back into [the LEGO hobby] (2012) I came across a few that I still admire a lot. Rocco Buttliere, Jeff Friesen, Arndt Schlaudraff, and ekownimako. I could go on as there’s so much great stuff out there, but those stick out for me because I discovered them quite early on.”
A great start for inpsirational builders! I had the pleasure of listening to Rocco talk at AFOLcon in London in 2015 – his microscale architectural builds are fantastic, and make smart use of LEGO elements to achieve the angles and styles in his subject matter.
Favourite LEGO colour?
“Very hard to answer! Depends on the model. I do really love the metallic silver and gold, but limited use for them. As I do a lot of architecture work, I use a lot of light bluish grey so that’s right up there for me. No issue with teal either!”
I recently bought some 1×8 metallic silver bricks from a seller on Bricklink (because I could, rather than for any particular MOC!) and it’s definitely up there for me, too.