The best MOC you’ve built so far?
“This is a really hard question because I like different models for different reasons and identifying what’s ‘best’ can mean a whole load of things. I also build most of my stuff with the other guys in Brick to the Past, so I tend to be influenced by how pleased I am with the collaboration. This can mean taking account how challenging that collaboration was to manage and achieve!
I have a real soft spot for the first Brick to the Past collaboration I was involved in, which was 2015’s model of Hadrian’s Wall. I built the Roman town outside of the fort, known as a Vicus, which at the time was the biggest model I had ever built. I even moved from Wales to the Scottish Highlands during this period so to me getting it done felt like a massive achievement. I learned a lot of new techniques and a lot about the logistics of building big models, so it was a hugely significant step for me.
However, I also really like some of my later models. Last year’s Brick to the Past Jacobite Rising model is particularly special because I got to build a couple of buildings that are near my house – namely Corgarff Castle and Ruthven Barracks. It was great being able to reimagine what these places looked like back in the 18th century and then try and replicate them in LEGO. ”
I love Roman history and the Brick To The Past Hadrian’s Wall build was definitely my favourite!
Image: Dan Harris.