Skip to content

BricksABillion

A Catablog of Tools, Tips, and Techniques for building with LEGO®

Archive

Tag: book

Sean Kenney is the guy I almost met at BrickWorld in 2009. Instead I had to settle for having my picture taken with Nathan Sawaya (read my recent interview with Nathan). Okay, not a great loss, but I’ve still got to catch up with Sean sooner or later. Sean is the other LEGO certified professional living in New York City. He’s also the guy who runs MOCpages — an online community for LEGO builders to share their creations, and is the author of Cool Cars and Trucks.

Cool Robots is Sean’s second LEGO building book in this series. It’s due to hit bookshelves in September, and I plan to snatch one up pretty quick. Well, two really. 1 for me, and 1 for my boys to fight over.

Nathan Sawaya, Brick Artist

Nathan Sawaya

Who is Nathan Sawaya?

If you’ve heard only one name in all of LEGO building, it is probably that of Nathan Sawaya. This well-known lawyer-turned “Brick Artist” has even had a category about his work on Jeopardy! He is covered regularly in various news outlets — the first time I heard of him was from a CNN article in 2007.

I’ve had the opportunity to exchange a few emails with Nathan and to meet him in person. (It really made my day at BrickWorld 2009 when he said he liked my piece, Wicked Smile.)

Last week, after getting back from a volcano-prolonged stay in Europe, Nathan took a few minutes  to answer some questions for BricksABillion. continue reading…

Jonathan Bender, author of LEGO: A Love Story

Jonathan Bender

Who is Jonathan Bender?

Jonathan is the author of the upcoming book, LEGO: A Love Story, the basic premise of which is a chronicle in the year of a life of an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO: A Love Story will have its world-debut at BrickMagic, and I plan to be there to (among other things) get my own autographed copy. [note: thought the official release date is May, a number of sellers seem to have the book available already]

Jonathan’s been blogging about the experience for a while, and it’s been great to get to know him this way.

I also have the privilege of not being sued by Mr. Bender for my portrayal of him as a minifig in several episodes of The Brick Side. (38404245152)

Jonathan took a few minutes this week to answer some questions I had for BricksABillion. continue reading…