AFOL interview with @thebrickconsultant – Steve Guinness
Steve Guinness – aka @thebrickconsultant – won’t need any introduction for many AFOLs in the UK, but for those who do – he’s a long term adult fan of LEGO and lives in Chester in North West England.
Steve was winner of series one of the LEGO Masters UK television show alongside Nate Dias, and is a prolific builder – particularly of LEGO minifigure habitats at the moment! He’s a member of Northern Brickworks LEGO User Group.
So, enjoy this AFOL interview with Steve about his LEGO hobby and fandom.
You used to be a Teacher, what do you currently do?
“Yes I was a Design and Technology School Teacher in Secondary School for 18 years, but just over a year ago I decided to stop teaching and set up my own business called The Brick Consultant. I now do a range of things including making bespoke LEGO model commissions, run workshops in local Museums and visitor centres, and I have recently trained with the LEGO Education Academy out in Billund and gained certification to enable me to go in to schools and run training days with LEGO Education products.”
The LEGO Education Academy sounds like great fun to me!
Your typewriter made 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas – what does that feel like?
“It was fantastic to reach 10,000 supporters after a couple of years of hard work, coming up with the idea, prototyping a number of different models and then gathering support. It means a lot to me to have so many people support the idea, and my fingers are crossed for the LEGO review board decision later on this year. I think it would be a totally unique set, that could appeal to a range of people. It would be a dream come true to walk in to a LEGO store and see my own set up on the shelves for sale!”
You can find Steve’s brilliant LEGO typewriter on LEGO Ideas here. I really love the keys!