Most adult fans know of “dark ages” – a time period where they did not build with LEGO® bricks, usually falling sometime between childhood fascination with bricks and an adult interest in the hobby. However, few AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO) have experienced a dark age spanning as long as JorgeBarro’s.
Jorge lived without building for 23 years. Now 42 and living in Lisbon, Portugal, Jorge is active in the LEGO User Group (LUG) Comunidade 0937, and even contributed to a few builds in the Arte em Peças 3 event back in June, 2012. If you attended the event and show the modular buildings for the city and western builds, chances are Jorge helped with those.
So what drew him back in building, after 23 years?
“The Batman theme woke my LEGO passion again,” confesses Jorge. For next year’s event, he’s already started work on Wollaton Hall, Bruce Wayne’s new manor in The Dark Knight Rises, and the Batcave.
When he’s not building Batman models, Jorge also crafts western builds.
“There are lots of people building on city which made me move on to the western,” he says. “It's a theme which deserves a little more attention and a big display.
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Curious why we’re blogging about Jorge? He’s the ReBrick’er of the week of course! Don’t know what that is? Read this.