since my first LEGO® model, a
red double-decker bus, if I remember correctly, LEGO® has
kept me coming back for more.
More than just a toy, I find the
LEGO® system infinitely configurable and seemingly without limits.
Its universal geometry and modular nature never fails to amaze
me - all the parts, no matter what their origin, Space, Technic,
Mindstorms, just fit together.
More than just bricks, LEGO® Mindstorms
expands the potential of traditional LEGO® Bricks by making
them truly interactive. No more pretending to be the engine
of your Technic car (yes, the original 8860) as you drive under
the coffee table, now it can do it for its self, turn around
and come back out without hitting anything.
More than just fun, I believe the
LEGO® system promotes investigation and imagination. LEGO® can
do and be anything. From walking robots to model dinosaurs
LEGO® is what ever you want it to be.
Having played with LEGO® during the
1980’s - the ‘classic’ period, according
to space historians - my interest in LEGO® has once again returned.
Whether or not I am a true ‘renaissance man’ returning
from the dark ages remains to be seen, but the same imagination
and investigative process drive the creation of these new models
as it did when I was younger.
In my professional life I manage
a successful Graphic Design consultancy specializing in the
development of Museum and Exhibition graphics for the public
and private sector. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia,
with my wife, who continually provides support and encouragement
towards my LEGO® creations – “Ooooh, that looks
great, but can it be in red!”