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10K CLUB INTERVIEW: House of Time by Kevin Feeser

Today's 10K Club interview is dedicated to our 10k Club member Kevin aka KevinTimeHouse well known for his idea of Treehouse and who is back with something a little different. Ever since he was a child he has been intrigued by clocks of all times and in particular those objects that are part of the past. House of Time is based on an existing object - the Swiss cuckoo clock. However, Kevin likes to add a personal touch, so even this clock is unique.



  1. Who are you?
    I’m Kevin FEESER
  2. Where are you from?
  3. How old are you?
    I am 40 years old.
  4. What do you study or do for a living?
    I am a hairdresser and I have a small hairdressing business.
  5. What hobbies do you have?
    l love to create atmospheres and objects of all kinds. I dig a lot in flea markets.
  6. Do you have a personal LEGO portfolio website that you can share with us?
    Facebook : Kevin feeser
  7. 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 have created the treehouse before and it’s a huge source of pride. I have another project in progress but it’s still at the prototype stage.
  8. How and when did your interest in LEGO come about?
    LEGO has always had a very important place in my life, when it comes to creating, I am the happiest in the world to lock myself in my creating zone. I even forget the notion of time.
  9. What is LEGO for you? What does it mean for you? How does it fit in your life? E.g. build, display, meetups, play the games or 'just' watch the cartoons.
    LEGO and for me a creative object that allows you to invent without limit. I love the miniature world too, it’s delicate and fragile. When I have an idea, a creative desire, I very often go through LEGO Caron. Don’t get dusty everywhere, no need for dangerous tools too.
  10. What is your favourite LEGO theme (current or past)? Why? And has any theme inspired your building style or preference in any particular way?
    My favorite LEGO theme is ideas and creator, it opens up a world of incredible possibilities. I like to treat myself to a new box to discover the new construction technique.
  11. What is your favourite LEGO element? Why?
    I really enjoyed building the T2 #10279 because I m a big fan of camping vans. I have one that I designed myself and we go on vacation with. It’s absolutely awesome, the build doesn’t repeat itself and there are many mixed TECHNIC and CLASSIC bricks.
  12. Is there a LEGO designer (official LEGO designer or fan designer) who you are inspired by and look up to? Who and why?
    I must admit that I fell in love with the work Sven FRANIC as well as the design work Steve GUINNESS.
  13. Is there one or more particular LEGO-related websites (not official LEGO websites) that you visit often and/or are inspired by?
    I like to follow BRICKMITRI, he’s a blogger full of humor. He doesn’t take himself too seriously while offering very interesting content.



  1. Where did your interest in this particular model come from?
    I spend a lot of my time at flea markets in search of old objects to decorate my hairdressing salon as well as my house.

  2. How long was the process of making the project did, and what did you have to research as well. What kind of prep, research and design phases did you go through to produce your creation?
    For my 30th birthday, I got my first Swiss cuckoo clock as a gift from my friends. It’s on display in my barbershop read.

    There are incredible variations, we must remember Pinocchio and his father who created dozens of them, each more fun than the last.

    When Cesar SOARES, LEGO designer, to work on the Treehouse #21318 project and that he added this SWISS CUCKOO CLOCK miniature in the parents’ hut, I told myself that this project was already there, around me, all he needed was to bring it to life.

    I live about 2 hours drive from Switzerland, the cradle of the Swiss cuckoo clock and watchmaking. I have been there several times to enlarge my collection.
    Today, I have 5, one of which is 100% LEGO. I created my own Swiss cuckoo clock based on existing objects. But how I still love to personalize, I wanted to integrate a train into it. It reminds me of Switzerland which is an absolutely beautiful country. I worked for several months on this complex project.
  3. What special challenges did you face creating the model? What was the most difficult part to recreate?
    The frustration is great for this kind of project, I told you to integrate so many things but at one point, you have to make choices, the overall volume, its weight, and it has to fit on the wall as well but the biggest challenge would be that it could tell the time continuously.
    The most complex part is synchronizing the opening of the shutters with the clock once an hour for the train, it’s on the same axis as the clock. The idea was to only use 2 motors. One motor for the train and the needles and the other for the bird and the opening of the shutters.
  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?
    I modified and rebuilt the roof entirely because I was missing parts that I had to order. The final rendering is much more aesthetic. I preferred for LEGO project made from physical brick even if the photo rendering is more complicated to obtain.
  5. How did it feel when you reached the magic 10,000 votes and how long did it take?
    I have done 2 projects on LEGO IDEAS. The 2 projects obtained 10 000 votes at least a year and I had the rare chance to have my first project developed by LEGO.
    When creating a project, it’s personal, we believe in it a lot, but it’s an enthusiastic return public who brings the most satisfaction.
  6. Approximately how many LEGO bricks did you use to create your model?
    It’s difficult to be very precise when creating without software but I always try to respect the number of fewer than 3000 parts.
  7. What is your favourite building technique or part/section that you’ve incorporated into your Product Idea?
    I am particularly proud of the little train that enters the hill under the house.



  1. Do you have any useful advice about creating a successful LEGO Ideas project?
    When you think you have an interesting idea to exploit, you must first check that it complied with internal LEGO rules and then that it is not already exploited.
    For me, an idea must be new and universal.
  2. What (if any) methods did you use to advertise and attract support to your Product Idea? 
    I try to make beautiful photos and videos, I also have my best friend who helps me by posting on social networks.
  3. What is your favourite LEGO Ideas Product Idea (besides your own of course)? Are there any Product Ideas you think have been overlooked?
    I’m a fan of #21327 classic typewriter because it is in the style of my house and my friend was kind enough to have it in our living room.

  4. What is it about the platform that attracts you? What tips would you give to anyone who is thinking about uploading an idea?
    I like the concept of the LEGO IDEAS online competition because it encourages some talented projects.
  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?
    I’m a big fan of old objects and if they can still be used today then I will probably have an idea behind my head.
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