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08th february 2016 at 15:05

“Besides the immense joy that I get from playing and creating new things with LEGO® [bricks], it also allowed me to be able to land my dream job: LEGO Set Designer!”

This ReBricker of the Week interview is unlike any other before. In January, Cesbrick, further ReBrick curator and active ReBrick member, has just started in a job most AFOLs only fantasize about: A LEGO Designer.  Since he’s so new to the position, we can’t really go into his role as a designer – we can explore how he got there, however.

“When I was a child, LEGO [bricks were] pretty much the only toys that I had. After a break of around 20 years, I started to be interested in LEGO [building] again about a year and a half ago. I was watching the Big Bang Theory TV show and one of the characters was playing with an UCS Death Star from Star Wars. That really sparked my interest again.”

Since then, Cesbrick dived into creating medieval fantasy cottages, like the one below, “The Floating Island of Todaidh Beag.”

 

“My latest creations are really a mix of modern buildings, interiors and city vehicles. Although I still enjoy building in the Castle theme, I felt the need to try different things.”

 

Cesbrick’s own bedroom growing up wasn’t nearly as tidy as the one he built above, as he recounts in a story.

“When I was maybe 7 or 8 years old I wanted to create my own LEGO city with buildings, cars, signs, etc. But unfortunately road plates were not a thing that I could easily get access to, so I decided to draw everything by myself on my room’s floor! I drew roads, sidewalks, signs and walkways with a big black marker! My parents didn’t liked it very much but I sure was happy and could finally have my own LEGO city.”

Before moving to Billund, Denmark, to start work as a designer, he was active in the Portuguese LEGO User Group (LUG) Comunidade 0937. With his LUG he built dozens of creations exhibited all around Europe.

“I would think that one thing that, in a way, stands out in my builds, is my eye for color and shapes. Sometimes it is not easy to mix so many colors and shapes and make them look good.”

 See more of Cesbrick’s work on his profile, Flickr, and MOCpages.

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SNOT and other stories

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This week we have seen some very original SNOT builds. We also go down the alley of the ultimate conspiracy theory. Highest Rated TOASTER Slice of toast anyone? This SNOT build is not only very original and creative but also extremely well executed. Most Viewed BB-8 AND FINN Now here’s a real bonding moment between BB-8 and Finn. This very suspenseful scene where Finn begs “Droi...

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Exciting Rebrick News

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In late 2011, the LEGO Group launched the ReBrick social sharing platform experiment. Since then the ReBrick Beta site has been testing features and listening to the voice of the LEGO community, now leading up to a change of concept in order to focus on the most popular feature of the ReBrick Beta, namely the contests.   The building challenges and contests on the new LEGO Rebrick platf...

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Can you hear the bricks play

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Give it up for your most popular models of the week. Highest Rated DR. TEETH AND THE ELECTRIC MAYHEM Without further ado, it is the Muppet Show’s very own house band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Most Viewed CLEANING THE REBEL BASE Ever wondered how the Rebel Base stays so clean? Well, here’s your answer! R2D2 is your friend in need when it comes to saving the galaxy and keepin...

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The Story of a Storyteller

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The story of a Storyteller “Building with LEGO has helped me to think things out. My brother likes to build stuff too. We build things together, and since we don't always have the same ideas, we have to think things out together.”  YODA987654321591 is 19 years old and lives in the US where he recently graduated from high school. He builds with his brother and together they do or...

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All about Scale

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Every week we see great creativity and originality in the models bookmarked on ReBrick. This week is no exception, and we will see how building scale comes into play. Highest Rated A GARDEN, WITH A GNOME What a great example of building based around a minifigure! This garden has been built in a larger scale than usual to make the minifigure look like a small garden gnome. Most Viewed & Shar...

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A New Style

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“I've always wanted to build my own models ever since I've discovered the community on Flickr and saw what was possible with LEGO® bricks, but I never thought I'd be able to do something like that…eventually I gave it a try and haven't stopped since.” Lately, Vitreolum has been experimenting with building silhouettes, this is his third MOC in this style. The judges in our S...