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.
- Where are you from?
- How old are you?
- What do you study or do for a living?
Freelance Graphic Designer.
- What hobbies do you have?
3D printing, cooking, baking, board games and graphic design.
- Do you have a personal LEGO portfolio website that you can share with us?
I post most creations on Instagram: @AnimatedCookie032.
- 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.
- How and when did your interest in LEGO products come about?
At a very young age.
- 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.
- 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!
- What is your favourite LEGO element? Why?
2x4 brick. Simple, but very satisfying to use in builds.
- 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.
- 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.
ABOUT YOUR PROJECT
- Where did your interest in this particular model come from?
This model is an updated version of an older LEGO Ideas submission.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- How did it feel when you reached the magic 10,000 votes and how long did it take?
This feeling never gets old.
- Approximately how many LEGO bricks did you use to create your model?
About 2900-3000 parts.
- 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!
- If you built your model digitally, what software did you use to build and render your model?
Used both Stud.io, Mecabricks and Blender.
- 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.
ABOUT LEGO IDEAS
- Do you have any useful advice about creating a successful LEGO Ideas project?
Build something you are passionate about.
- What (if any) methods did you use to advertise and attract support for your Product Idea?
Instagram and Reddit.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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