All Stories

All Stories

#1 – My LEGO Story, by Marco André – London

How rituals of connection are bridges to simpler times. Through lockdown, friends told me the same story ‘I went back to painting. I started to garden again. I baked. I built a wooden deck. I wrote a poem. I knitted a sweater. ‘I returned to photography. I made a vase. I composed a song’.  I. Created. … Continue reading #1 – My LEGO Story, by Marco André – London

#2 – My Yellow Brick Tower, by Diogo Lobo – Lisbon

It all starts with a single brick. At 8 I had a big box of LEGO bricks. I mean, a big, BIG box. It was so big that I could easily fit inside the box.I had all kinds of pieces, bricks and LEGO stuff in there. I even had a smaller red box to sort … Continue reading #2 – My Yellow Brick Tower, by Diogo Lobo – Lisbon

#3- LEGO, o meu brinquedo precioso, by Teresa Raupp – São Paulo

Quando eu era criança, acho que todo o mundo tinha problemas financeiros e era comum as crianças herdarem dos irmãos mais velhos, brinquedos inteiros ou não, para enfim, chegar nossa hora de soltarmos nossa imaginação e brincar como se fossem brinquedos novos. Na verdade, esses brinquedos para mim eram até mais preciosos, porque vinham com … Continue reading #3- LEGO, o meu brinquedo precioso, by Teresa Raupp – São Paulo

#4 – A sense of calm and focus, by James Myers – London

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Lego.  It was the only gift iI wanted for birthdays, for Christmas – for any celebratory occasion really. What i really loved was the precision, attention to detail and the reward of completing the build. This brought out creative and problem solving qualities which I now … Continue reading #4 – A sense of calm and focus, by James Myers – London

#5 – Bringing Minnie and Mickey home, by António Marques Mendes – Lisbon

Today they are in the front line of my display case. The most amazing Minifigures. But it wasn’t always like that. The setting: the always crowded Lego shop in Leicester Square.  The hero: me, of course. I was positively groping all the minifigure bags in the shop, although the sign was quite clear – DO … Continue reading #5 – Bringing Minnie and Mickey home, by António Marques Mendes – Lisbon

#6 – ‘What do you mean – LEGO Instructions?’, by Ana Beirão – Lisbon

When I was a child, I would borrow all my Legos from my cousins. They were given to me in big shopping bags filled with bricks, or half-built with one or two parts to be rebuilt. I loved building and played with these bricks all the time building houses for my dolls or just doing … Continue reading #6 – ‘What do you mean – LEGO Instructions?’, by Ana Beirão – Lisbon

#7 – When I watch him build LEGO, by Renay – London

My LEGO story is a relatively short one. It began a year ago when I met the love of my life.  Having never really been interested in LEGO except from a few of those big green bricks when I was a child, I remember walking into his tiny apartment and seeing the giant Star Wars … Continue reading #7 – When I watch him build LEGO, by Renay – London

#8 – My LEGO world painting, by Elisa Ochoa – Lisbon

My Lego world has always been about the colors: How I organize my imagination through emotions in space. Building forms and creating stories about my world Family and childhood has its base on vibration; composition and happiness. Lego is ultimately about being happy. Elisa Ochoa, Lisbon – Portugal

#9 – My fondest LEGO memory, by Blaine K – Florida

When I was 10, my dad went on a business trip to Las Vegas.  Before he left his hotel for his return flight, he decided to play blackjack with $50 and got very lucky. When he returned home, he brought us to Walmart and told us we could pick out whatever we wanted!  I went … Continue reading #9 – My fondest LEGO memory, by Blaine K – Florida

#10 – Growing into LEGO, by Raquel Lemos – Sweden

I don’t remember building LEGO while growing up. Never felt particularly drawn to it but – like with Scouting – I always thought I’d love for my kids to try.  You always want them to be the best version of themselves that they want, right? When we went to other kids’ places, not much interest … Continue reading #10 – Growing into LEGO, by Raquel Lemos – Sweden

#11 – My LEGO plane bought on… a plane, by Benny B – New Jersey

Bet you didn’t know Lego was available for purchase on flights a long time ago. My family took a plane ride on one particular vacation. However, back in 1988 there was no in-flight entertainment.  So how did my mother calm her increasingly annoying bored child? She bought me my first Lego set ever to keep … Continue reading #11 – My LEGO plane bought on… a plane, by Benny B – New Jersey

#12 – Os Legos que eu montava com o meu pai, by CMateus – Lisbon

Eu e o meu pai sempre fomos os melhores amigos e os melhores companheiros de brincadeiras. Das memórias mais felizes que tenho foi num Natal em que os meus pais fizeram um esforço enorme para me dar uma coleção de Lego que eu adorava – uma casa de família repleta de flores. Ainda hoje recordo … Continue reading #12 – Os Legos que eu montava com o meu pai, by CMateus – Lisbon

#13 – A carta que recebi da LEGO, by Fabrice Carvalho – Lisbon

Em 2017, para os meus 40 anos, a minha esposa quis oferecer-me algo épico. E algo épico para mim, só podia ser LEGO. E em 2017 era um ano importante – os meus 40 anos de idade e os 40 anos do começo da saga do Star Wars! Entao, nada melhor do que comemorar as … Continue reading #13 – A carta que recebi da LEGO, by Fabrice Carvalho – Lisbon

#14 – My quest to find IT, by Alex Fernandes, Caldas da Rainha

When I was 10 years old, I remember playing with my few LEGO sets until exhaustion.  Every Christmas, I eagerly waited for the catalogues from the big retail stores, showcasing all the toys you can imagine. My favorite toys were always RC cars and of course… LEGO! One day, I went with my mom to … Continue reading #14 – My quest to find IT, by Alex Fernandes, Caldas da Rainha

#15 – My favorite LEGO MOC, by Guy Gabizon – Israel

For those of you that don’t know what is a LEGO MOC, it stands for My Own Creation. Normally you can buy LEGO sets in a box with instructions. A MOC is something that a fan like  me designs and then publishes the instructions for other LEGO Fans to build, on sites like Rebrickable.  I … Continue reading #15 – My favorite LEGO MOC, by Guy Gabizon – Israel

#16 – How I became an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL), by Petter L – Norway

I spent my childhood as many other kids –  building with Lego a lot. I think it was my favorite toy. Since I had a few health problems early on, I was not that active as other kids at my age. So my favourite past-time was Lego. I got older and maybe in my father’s … Continue reading #16 – How I became an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL), by Petter L – Norway

#17 – How one LEGO commercial can change your life – the story of a Master Builder, by Martijn Brinkman – Netherlands

Back when I was a kid, I loved to play with LEGO together with my friends. I especially loved to build with my friend Jos, since he had a lot of LEGO. We thought we were really building some cool builds, like GBC’s (great ball contraptions) with many moving or rotating parts. However, when we … Continue reading #17 – How one LEGO commercial can change your life – the story of a Master Builder, by Martijn Brinkman – Netherlands

#18 – How even NFL players turn to LEGO – the story of Rodrigo Blankenship, by Philipp B. Wilson – Indianapolis

It’s Friday night and you are waiting for the outcome of NFL’s roster cut. So what do you do? Well, you turn to LEGO… and a chat with your girlfriend. That is exactly what Rodrigo Blankenship did to take his mind off his fate in roster cuts. Rodrigo ended up building not one, but actually … Continue reading #18 – How even NFL players turn to LEGO – the story of Rodrigo Blankenship, by Philipp B. Wilson – Indianapolis

#19 – Building Blocks of Life, by Zain Masri – United Arab Emirates

I am passionate about the intersection of Technology, Marketing, and Culture. I was particularly drawn to LEGO from a Marketing perspective as I admired how LEGO was able to build a legacy as one of the most beloved brands in the world, in fact, LEGO Group is worth $7.57 billion, making it the world’s most … Continue reading #19 – Building Blocks of Life, by Zain Masri – United Arab Emirates

#20 – How I built my LEGO wall, by Laurence Woolford – UK

Lego has always been a part of my life. As young as 3 years old I was playing with it. My father traveled a lot when I was young and, back in those days, the only toy available at airports was Lego. I used to wait for him to come home, not just to see … Continue reading #20 – How I built my LEGO wall, by Laurence Woolford – UK

#21 – 我的複古樂高小鎮 (my vintage LEGO town), by Jerry Hung – Hong Kong

Chinese version: 經過多個月既努力,儲左幾十年既舊SET終於都可以以城市形態再一次重現眼前。 數數手指對上一次砌個lego town出黎已經係26年前中學時代了。砌呢個城最大嘅挑戰係點樣利用有限嘅空間而有效地display到最多嘅set出嚟,而出到嚟又唔會有迫夾嘅感覺。雖然實際動工砌前已經用digital方法 plan 咗layout但係砌到出嚟睇又係另一回事,所以其實layout更動都改咗三次。而且display出嚟更加要顧及觀賞/影相角度要有層次感盡量要收埋建築物嘅背面同唔好重疊建築物。(避免前高樓遮住後矮樓)基於土地問題關係我經過嚴選後已經放棄左好多set show唔到出黎只能display到1/3既vintage set左右,所以重複的建築物如消防局Lego總出過四間咁只能活一間了!有部分車仔我想放但係唔夠路面。希望不久既將來可以再砌大D令到個城更加豐富啦。 其實我作為一個玩lego數十載嘅fans可以喺香港呢個彈丸之地砌到呢個能夠媲美外國規模嘅城市,真的滿足了!謝謝觀賞尺寸:366cm X 228cm 32×32底板數: 15×8塊盒裝使用數量:150盒以上最舊既set: 376 House with Garden (1978)最新既set: 10219 Maersk train(2011)最細既set: 6606 Road Repair Set (1983)最大既set: 6399-Airport Shuttle (1990) English version: After a few months of hard work, I finally finished building a Lego town with some of my lovely vintage sets that I … Continue reading #21 – 我的複古樂高小鎮 (my vintage LEGO town), by Jerry Hung – Hong Kong

#22 – My friend Ted – the son of a LEGO inventor, by Greg Griffin – US

One of my friends I’ve known for 6 years, Ted Wahler Jr, checked in on me yesterday to make sure I wasn’t too stressed at work. I mentioned how I’ve been building LEGO here to help reduce stress. I’ve been collecting and building LEGO for just over a year, and I haven’t really spoken about … Continue reading #22 – My friend Ted – the son of a LEGO inventor, by Greg Griffin – US

#23 – My LEGO Winter Village – Christmas 2020, by Jason Pettyjohn – British Columbia, Canada

I have been passionate about LEGO since the first set I received as a child about 40 years ago. My childhood was dominated by the building toy, it’s all I wanted for Christmas and birthdays. My passion for building with LEGO continued on as a young adult. I had my first child at 21, and … Continue reading #23 – My LEGO Winter Village – Christmas 2020, by Jason Pettyjohn – British Columbia, Canada

#24 – Generación LEGO Pandemial, by Isabel Salazar – Madrid

Tengo que confesar que nunca había jugado (o montado) un Lego en mi vida hasta este año. Tuvo que llegar una pandemia para forzarme a mí misma a enfrentarme a cientos de mini piezas con optimismo. Siempre me pareció un juego para “freaks”, por favor no enfadarse con una servidora, desconocía totalmente este mundo. Hace … Continue reading #24 – Generación LEGO Pandemial, by Isabel Salazar – Madrid

#25 – My son and I creating LEGO Minifigure adventures, by Benjamin Rummens, Belgium

My name is Benjamin Rummens and this is my LEGO story.  As a child, I played hours and hours with the lovely bricks alongside my brothers. I stopped playing as an adult ,  but when I bought the Queen Ann’s Revenge LEGO set for the 5th birthday of my son Noah… it all came back.  … Continue reading #25 – My son and I creating LEGO Minifigure adventures, by Benjamin Rummens, Belgium

#26 – Why I created ‘For the Love of Brick’ podcast, by Greg McDonald, Australia

In this audio story, Greg McDonald – the creator of the LEGO podcast ‘For the Love of Brick’ – shares how he rediscovered LEGO again after his Dark Ages. Greg talks about why he plays with a “children’s toy” and explains why he wanted to start a LEGO podcast. Last but not least, he talks … Continue reading #26 – Why I created ‘For the Love of Brick’ podcast, by Greg McDonald, Australia

#27 – The magnetic power of M-Tron, by Paul Hetherington, Vancouver

The magnetic power of M-Tron! When I was 21 and in my dark ages, the Eaton’s department store in downtown Vancouver had a deluxe LEGO display with custom shelves and a huge selection of sets. I was instantly drawn to the space sets, and spent several visits to the store trying to decide whether to … Continue reading #27 – The magnetic power of M-Tron, by Paul Hetherington, Vancouver

#28 – From my first Lego Technic videos to my Brick Experiment YouTube channel, by anonymous, Finland

When I was young, I often tried to create a LEGO hoist. I’d attach a Lego motor to an axle and wind a string with it, trying to lift a heavy load. I was especially interested in the Lego brick structure supporting the hoist. I knew there was a right and wrong way, based on … Continue reading #28 – From my first Lego Technic videos to my Brick Experiment YouTube channel, by anonymous, Finland

#29 – The Lego Story of Lil’ Bricks! (aka myself), by Melissa Rekve, Vancouver

In 2016 I found a minifig head while I was gardening. I washed it off and kept it on my shelf. Why? I have no idea.  I was not into Lego at all at the time, and I did not have Lego when I was a kid. Little did I know, a year later I … Continue reading #29 – The Lego Story of Lil’ Bricks! (aka myself), by Melissa Rekve, Vancouver

#30 – The story of our family’s LEGO House, by James, Lauren, Evelyn-Rae and Ozzy, Wales

Around June 2020,  with lockdown getting the better of us, me and my wife popped into Smyths Toy Store as we just found out we were expecting!  We were drawn to the Lego Friends Central Perk set and decided to justify the purchase as a coffee table centre-piece.  We built it as soon as we … Continue reading #30 – The story of our family’s LEGO House, by James, Lauren, Evelyn-Rae and Ozzy, Wales

#31 – Women’s Brick Initiative, by Megan and Alice, Seattle

WBI – ‘Clutch Holds More Than Bricks Together’ The LEGO fan community is diverse – or is it?  According to LEGO, only about 14% of all adult fans of LEGO (AFOLs) are women.  If you go to a LEGO User Group (LUG) , odds are it’s mostly men.  If you go to a LEGO convention, … Continue reading #31 – Women’s Brick Initiative, by Megan and Alice, Seattle

#32 – My LEGO Adventure Tales, by Chris Thomas, South Wales

LEGO has been a part of my life since I was a child in the 1970s, and I feel the brand has grown over the years with me. I had an abundance of LEGO kits, mainly LEGO system and Space. One thing I remember was that I used to build ‘playsets’ and ‘ships’ for my … Continue reading #32 – My LEGO Adventure Tales, by Chris Thomas, South Wales

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