Hello everyone! My name is John (aka BrickBuilder7622), and I am the newest writer for The Brick Bucket. I am honored to be able to contribute to this awesome blog alongside some wonderful and very talented LEGO® fans.
My LEGO® experience really has been something of a journey. Getting my first Duplo set when I was about three or four, I've always been fascinated with assembling and designing things. I upgraded to the normal LEGO® System bricks a year or so later. But it was not until I was about fourteen or so that I began to truly appreciate all the possibilities for the wonderful interlocking brick system.
That was around the time that I started MOCing. Since then, it's pretty much been a non-stop roller coaster of only good times and meeting a lot of great people. I was fortunate enough to have won a competition hosted by the LEGO® Group back in July of 2014, and I have been nominated twice at BrickWorld for Best Sea Vessel. I've also been blogged several times, and have even been commissioned to build a MOC.
My personal theory behind the hobby of building, blogging, and working with LEGO® is that the builder can make anything that they want. The sky truly is the limit. This ability to take an idea, a concept from the imagination, and transpose it to a 3D medium is amazing. I don’t restrict myself just to building with LEGO®; I also like to render objects and models using a computer, and I am about to embark on the journey of drawing and improving my artistic skills.
Well, that’s about it for me intro-wise. If you would like to see my works, please check out my Flickr, as well as my personal website (dedicated to LEGO® builds).
Stay creative! Cheers and ciao.
- John Klapheke