For the Love of Brick: Interviews with LEGO Enthusiasts
A podcast celebrating people and their unique connections with LEGO. Hosted by Greg McDonald.

Ep.8 – Simon Liu - Si-MOCs

Greg meets with Simon Liu, a Canadian LEGO builder known for his intricate sci-fi builds. He is one of the organisers for two popular LEGO conventions: BrickWorld, Chicago and Bricks in the Six, Toronto. Simon discusses the many benefits of joining a LUG (Lego User Group) and the importance of community for AFOLs. He also shares a few anecdotes on how he injects fun into his builds and the creative ways of engaging and challenging other LEGO builders. Finally, Simon shares when it might be ok to actually smash LEGO!

Please check out Simon’s builds at his socials: Flicker: https://www.flickr.com/people/si-mocs/ or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/si_mocs/. Learn more about the conventions he is involved in at https://brickworld.com/ and https://brickassembly.ca/ .

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Ep.7 – Kieran Jiwa - LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Greg speaks with Kieran Jiwa, the Master Model Builder for LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne, Australia. This episode is a special listen for our LEGO younglings, who tune in with their folks too. Kieran discusses his lifelong journey of working towards achieving his childhood dream and shares his tips about how others can become Master Model Builders themselves. Kieran also talks about what his job involves and the joy of seeing young LEGO fans building their own special LEGO creations. Last but not least, Greg learns what a Code Godzilla is!

You can check out Kieran’s personal Insta page: https://www.instagram.com/kieranmmb/. To find out the latest happenings at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Melbourne, check out their website: https://melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/ or visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentreMelbourne .

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Ep.6 – James Pegrum - Brick to the Past

Greg chats with UK builder James Pegrum, one of the founders of Brick to the Past – a dedicated group of AFOLs who combine their love of LEGO with their love of history by creating large-scale and historically themed LEGO models. James gives us an insight into the lengthy process the team undertake in creating these amazingly detailed and epic builds, bringing history to life and sharing these pivotal moments in UK history with the wider community.

Please check out Brick to the Past’s website and socials to view these extraordinary builds and get a lesson in history whilst you’re at it! Website: http://www.bricktothepast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/bricktothepast Insta: https://www.instagram.com/bricktothepast/.

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Ep.5 – Runa Lindblom and Annie O'Reilly

Greg talks with Runa Lindblom and Annie O’Reilly, two LEGO AFOLs whom many Australians will recognize from this year’s LEGO Masters Australia. They share their stories about rediscovering LEGO as adults and how LEGO played a pivotal role in their recovery from their past health conditions. They also discuss today’s growing acceptance of autism in the community and reflect on their own experiences of being autistic women.

You can learn more by checking out their Instagram accounts. Runa’s: https://www.instagram.com/legovalkyrja/ Annie’s: https://www.instagram.com/teawithannie/ Visit the Yellow Ladybugs website to learn more about this non-profit organization that advocates and supports autistic females: https://www.yellowladybugs.com.au .

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Ep.4 – BrickBros Productions

Greg chats with Matthew and Paul from BrickBrosProductions, two Canadian brothers who produce YouTube videos that combine their love of LEGO and stop-motion. They take us behind the scenes of their videos, from finding inspiration to delving into the technical side of stop-motion and film-making. They discuss the balancing act of producing their films whilst managing everyday life, and who gets their LEGO collection if they "divorce"!

Check out BrickBrosProductions videos and socials: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2mA8FCaPP1ySSA8CL46YQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brickbrosproductions/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brickbrosproductions .

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Ep.3 – Brent Waller

Greg sits down with Brent Waller, a talented LEGO builder, widely known for his numerous LEGO Ideas projects including the successful Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set. They delve into Brent’s process around developing his various project proposals and he shares his advice to others, wanting to launch Lego Ideas projects of their own. Brent also chats about attempting to distance himself from being known as the ‘movie guy’ in the AFOL world.

Please check out Brent’s current LEGO Ideas proposals: https://ideas.lego.com/profile/BrentWaller/entries?query=&sort=top. Visit Brent’s socials: Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wetwired/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wallercustoms/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/wallercustoms/ .

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Ep.2 – Kale Frost - Frostbricks

Greg chats to Kale Frost, an award-winning brick artist and toy photographer, mostly known to the general public as one of the contestants in last year’s LEGO Masters Australia. They chat about how Kale found accidental success with a single photo and how LEGO can teach life skills to kids without them realizing it. Kale also shares his advice to newbie photographers about how to capture that near perfect photo.

You can follow Kale at his website and socials: Website: https://frostbricks.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/frostbricks/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MNcuMd1NqRgDjx2BuXvaw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frostbricks/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frostbricks/.

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Ep.1 – Dan Sharples - Brick Bracket

Greg chats to Dan Sharples, the creator of Brick Bracket, a company that creates custom engineered cradles to display LEGO on walls. They discuss what sparked the idea of Brick Bracket, and the challenges he faced making his idea a reality. They chat about Dan’s love of sport cars, especially the LEGO kind he can afford, and when LEGO finally came alive for him as a kid.

You can check out more about Dan and Brick Bracket at: Website: https://brickbracket.co/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/brickbracket Insta: https://www.instagram.com/brick_bracket/

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Introducing: For the Love of Brick with Greg McDonald

Welcome to For the Love of Brick! Today we meet our host, Greg McDonald: Lego enthusiast, audio engineer and man-child. We find out more about this mysterious man, what are his motivations for starting this podcast, and what can we expect listening to it.

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