How did you get in to the LEGO hobby?
“I’ve always loved LEGO since I was a kid. I remember one of my first ever sets was the Allied Avenger (#6887) set, from the legendary Blacktron series way back in 1992. That radioactive yellow with the black, and the futuristic spaceship designs are still eye-catching even today. This set in-particular had that iconic three-piece, transparent yellow cockpit design that rivals some of the newest LEGO sets in my opinion.”
“As an only-child, LEGO was my go to as it fueled my active imagination perfectly. From there I think what happened is pretty typical amongst all AFOLs, it was partly nostalgia for reminiscing over my childhood. But now having disposable income, it also means I can purchase some of those huge sets that I always dreamed about building when I was a kid.”
“Now that I’m a grown up (physically anyway), and working as a Product Designer, I have now found LEGO is also an amazing tool to bring into the workplace. While I don’t do LEGO Serious Play exactly, I use a lot of the same concepts in a more unorthodox way. Having a pile of LEGO in the middle of the table is inviting for any workshop, and there is a science behind doing something tactile with your hands that can trigger the creative side of your brain. Getting people to interact with LEGO can work as a fun ice-breaker (for example, build your favourite hobby); right through to complex problem solving (such as building a representation for how your last project went), and so on.”
A similar story for me – I’ve always loved LEGO and have been lucky enough not to have had a significant dark ages from the hobby. LEGO is definitely a great ice-breaker – it’s something we put to good use for corporate workshops!