11st december 2013 at 12:10
“I've always been surrounded with LEGO® bricks and when I found out I could create my own buildings, I never let go of it,” says 16-year-old curator Luis.Pedro.
“I'm a history fan, especially the early part of the 20th century, but I simply love any vehicle WW2 related -only from the historic point of view, ignoring politics. So, my area of interest during the most recent years has been building replicas of WW2 British army vehicles. I build other things too, I also love building trains, cars and houses.”
“LEGO bricks have definitely influenced me a lot. They, for example, help me relax just before a test, or keep me away from my computer which is good sometimes. LEGO [bricks] are also good for my relationships, because they help me explain myself and what I like. No one who comes to my home goes away without seeing the LEGO room, “Luis.Pedro explains.
Aside from building, the Portuguese curator is an active LUG member:
“Back in 2009, PLUG (the Portuguese LUG I am part of) hosted an exhibition in Lourinhã, just north of Lisbon. My parents took me there and we met the then president of PLUG. Being a part of this community has been great, I've had the pleasure to know great people and builders with whom I keep in touch and help me with feedback on my builds. I also met some great foreign fellow builders and even LEGO employees.”
Luis.Pedro is also an admirer of other builders. Among them are Carl Greatrix, Gambort, Shuppilulliamas, Sujiro, RumRunner, Panzerbick, Konajra, Patrick Bosman, Misterzumbi and Karwik.
“I love to admire, comment or simply enjoy others' creations. These builders not only directly inspire my builds, but they too make me want to go further, they serve as a model to follow,” he tells us.
Luis.Pedro has chosen the Gallery ‘Great Vehicles on Tires’. As he says: “I’m fascinated by the amount of detail some builders can put into their models, and the very accurate resemblance they have with the real vehicle.”
Follow Luis.pedro on Flickr and here on ReBrick.
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