“I would probably estimate I became interested in LEGO® [bricks] at about the age of 5, my brother being about 3 or 4 years old at the time. LEGO bricks have always played a substantial part of our lives, especially as preteens, when every holiday and birthday was a gateway to a new LEGO set.”
Meet Tanner and Caleb, the brothers behind Krauchunas7. This ReBricker of the Week duo is 15 and 13, respectably, with a huge passion for Star Wars, as you can see from their Acclamator model below.
“Over the course of many hours spent working on a LEGO UCS Acclamator class troopship, there emerged one of the greatest creations we ever took the time to make,” Tanner explained.
Star Wars fans know Acclamator class ships normally carry near 1,000 troops to battle, and while Tanner and Caleb’s model isn’t yet up for that, at 2 feet and 9 inches it is formable, and has even seen “battle”.
“Being such a noteworthy ship, it was a while before anyone seriously questioned breaking it down for the pieces.”
However, the day came when Caleb finally decided it was time to use the bricks for a new model.
“I put him off, but the message was clear: its days were numbered. As it turned out, my brother got his way, but in a manner neither of us had expected. I happened to be fixing a faulty set of window blinds one day that had a tendency to fall off of their supports. Coincidentally, our prized model was sitting under them. With a devastating crash, most of our demolition job had been taken care of, and in a way that was much more memorable than the standard deconstruction process.”
This exploration into building their original creations, or “MOCs” verses sets is something new for the brothers.
“MOCing has been an ever-present part of our LEGO experiences, but it intensified a few years ago as we became less interested in the official sets. We've never really considered ourselves as particularly unique builders, but our early experience in MOCing and collaborative effort will fit the bill well enough.”
To see where these young builders are going, follow Krauchunas7 on ReBrick, and check out their projects on LEGO Ideas.
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