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10K Club Interview: MODULAR ARCADE by avilabrick

Happy Friday all! Today we have a short, but sweet 10K interview. Meet @AnimatedCookie032 and his MODULAR ARCADE. A brick-based arcade is sure to be of interest to anyone! Read more about their process here.


  1. Where are you from?
  2. How old are you?
  3. What do you study or do for a living?
    Freelance Graphic Designer.
  4. What hobbies do you have?
    3D printing, cooking, baking, board games and graphic design.
  5. Do you have a personal LEGO portfolio website that you can share with us?
    I post most creations on Instagram: @AnimatedCookie032.

  6. Have you created any LEGO MOCs (my own creations) that you’re particularly proud of? What is it, why are you proud of it and do you have a photo of it?
    I was the fan designer of the Retro Bowling Alley. It was an amazing journey turning it into a set.
  7. How and when did your interest in LEGO products come about?
    At a very young age. 
  8. What is your favourite LEGO theme (current or past)? Why? And has any theme inspired your building style or preference in any particular way?
    LEGO Ideas and Creator Expert; I love unique builds and buildings.
  9. What is your favourite official LEGO set ever? Why?
    Hard to say, but might have to be the Old Fishing Store - I was an original LEGO Ideas supporter!
  10. What is your favourite LEGO element? Why?
    2x4 brick. Simple, but very satisfying to use in builds.
  11. Is there a LEGO designer (official LEGO designer or fan designer) who you are inspired by and look up to? Who and why?
    Jason Alleman. His builds are mesmerising, to say the least.
  12. Is there one or more particular LEGO-related websites (not official LEGO websites) that you visit often and/or are inspired by? 
    Bricklink and New Elementry. I love discovering new bricks to incorporate into builds.



  1. Where did your interest in this particular model come from?
    This model is an updated version of an older LEGO Ideas submission.

  2. What special challenges did you face creating the model? What was the most difficult part to recreate?
    Not too many challenges; it was more of a face-lift.
  3. If you could talk to yourself before you started on this project, what would you tell them? What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
    Start sooner!
  4. How long did it take to complete the model? Did you finish it fairly quickly, or did it take a long time? And how did the build time compare to the time you spent promoting your Product Idea to reach 10,000 supporters? 
    Was not expecting to reach 10K supporters a second time.
  5. How did it feel when you reached the magic 10,000 votes and how long did it take? 
    This feeling never gets old.
  6. Approximately how many LEGO bricks did you use to create your model?
    About 2900-3000 parts.
  7. What is your favourite building technique or part/section that you’ve incorporated into your Product Idea?
    The arcade machines - specifically the skee ball machine!

  8. If you built your model digitally, what software did you use to build and render your model?
    Used both, Mecabricks and Blender.
  9. If you used custom stickers or prints for your design, how did you create them or where did you get them? 
    I used Adobe Illustrator for some designs.



  1. Do you have any useful advice about creating a successful LEGO Ideas project?
    Build something you are passionate about.
  2. What (if any) methods did you use to advertise and attract support for your Product Idea? 
    Instagram and Reddit.

  3. What is your favourite LEGO Ideas Product Idea (besides your own of course)? Are there any Product Ideas you think have been overlooked?
    Old Fishing Store and Saturn V.
  4. What is it about the platform that attracts you? What tips would you give to anyone who is thinking about uploading an idea?
    Anyone from anywhere can submit Ideas.
  5. Do you have plans to submit any other Product Ideas in the future? If yes, can you give us a hint of what that might be?
    Potentially. Maybe. Most likely.

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