Bricking it: Lego, all grown up

Out of the box thinking… Lego's appeal endures
23 Jul 2013 @ 2.30 pm
| Entertainment

Out of the box thinking… Lego's appeal endures
Out of the box thinking… Lego’s appeal endures
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Ahead of York’s first exhibition of Lego creations Iain Scott explains why he remains a model builder


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Hi. My name is Iain Scott and I am an AFoL (Adult Fan of Lego). I have been into Lego since the first Spaceman came out way back in 1978.

Like most AFoLs I had what we call a “Dark Age” when work, girls and beer ruled! However about seven years ago I had an accident at work and whilst laid up I re-kindled my friendship with the little bricks and that has grown into a full blown passion (obsession my wife says!).

I think that the most amazing thing about the elements (as they are not all bricks) is their ability to shape your imagination. I can see whole towns and even worlds built out of my mind.

If you can dream it you can build it. I have a stressful job and it really helps to unwind.

The Yorbrix AFoL show here in York is our first annual exhibition of awesome Lego creations organised by members of Northern Brickworks, an AFol group from the North.

A real mix of MOCs (My Own Creations) and collections of sets, old and new. There will also be specialist reatailers with mountains of Lego to sell and even signed copies of the latest Lego book from Warren Elsmore!

Gallery of Lego creations

Work of art: a crashed Star Wars all terrain vehicle, built by Sam Pearce assisted by Sarah King. Photograph: Sam Whitton
Work of art: a crashed Star Wars all terrain vehicle, built by Sam Pearce assisted by Sarah King. Photograph: Sam Whitton
Taking off… spaceship
Taking off… spaceship
Who's in here
Who’s in here
Right side of the tracks
Right side of the tracks
A close up detail of one of Iain's models
A close up detail of one of Iain’s models