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10K CLUB INTERVIEW: TROJAN HORSE BY DAYTONA

Another week, another incredibly creative addition to the 10K club! Today we meet Hwano Lee, a.k.a. Daytona, and their TROJAN HORSE creation. If you are a fan of Greek and Roman Mythology, this idea will be sure to impress! Leave a like, and show your support below.

 

 

ABOUT YOURSELF

  1. Who are you?
    My name is Hwano Lee.

     
  2. Where are you from?
    Beautiful South Korea.  
     
  3. How old are you?
    37 .
     
  4. What do you study or do for a living?
    I work at the design center of an automobile company. 
     
  5. What hobbies do you have?
    I like to handle cars and motorcycles, and I like to play racket sports. Also, building Lego gives me a peaceful time. 
     
  6. Do you have a personal LEGO portfolio website that you can share with us?
    My Instagram account @Daytona.studio is my small exhibition space. 
     
  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 really like the Marvel series. Especially, I'm a fan of Doctor Strange. I wanted to express a scene in "Doctor Strange in the Mad Multiverse" where Sanctum Sanctorum was being destroyed. It was made based on the 76218 product. I think the destruction scene was expressed well, so I'm satisfied. 
     
  8. How and when did your interest in LEGO products come about?
    When I was young, my only toy was Lego. I played creatively making my own world without looking at the instructions. 
     
  9. What is the LEGO hobby to you? What does it mean to you? How does it fit in your life? E.g. build, display, meetups, play the games or 'just' watch the cartoons.
    For me, Lego is a wonderful way to express my imagination into reality. I feel tremendous joy when I actually assemble and complete a digitally designed MOC. These activities are a big part of my life. 

     
  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?
    I like the modular series and ideas and the Botanical series. The modular series, with its cool design and various assembly techniques, serves as the best textbook for studying Lego. 
     
  11. What is your favourite official LEGO set ever? Why?'
    My favorite set is the legendary '10182 Cafe Corner'. 
    It's been a long time since it was released, but the cafe corner is still a great design. 
     
  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 like Jamie Berard's work a lot. Why?? Because he designed the '10182 Cafe Corner'! 


     

ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

  1. Where did your interest in this particular model come from?
    My brother and I were very interested in Greek and Roman mythology when we were young. Among the many stories, the Trojan horse story was the most interesting. I thought it would be interesting to express this story in Lego, so I started this project. 
     
  2. How long was the process of making the project, 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?
    When I started this project, I had to decide on the direction of the overall design of the Trojan horse. I researched and analyzed various Trojan horses, and I studied the elements that might look attractive when expressed with Lego. And I developed a design based on a sketch. That's how a cool Trojan horse design was created. 
     
  3. What special challenges did you face creating the model? What was the most difficult part to recreate?
    It took the most time to implement the Trojan horse's head. I wanted to make the helmeted horse's head as cool as possible. 

     
  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? 
    It took about a month to complete the model.  I didn't make much effort to promote the project. 
     
  5. How did it feel when you reached the magic 10,000 votes and how long did it take? '
    It took about seven months to get 10,000 supporters. It's very thrilling to have 10,000 supporters!! I am very happy to join the 10K membership. Thank you to everyone who supported me. 
     
  6. Approximately how many LEGO bricks did you use to create your model? 
    About 2700 pieces and 8 minifigures.
     
  7. What is your favourite building technique or part/section that you’ve incorporated into your Product Idea?
    I like every part of the Trojan horse. I made it, but I'm satisfied with everything. Especially if warrior minifigures are actually made, it would be awesome!
     
  8. If you built your model digitally, what software did you use to build and render your model?
    I used Studio 2.0.
     
  9. If you used custom stickers or prints for your design, how did you create them or where did you get them?
    I used PartDesigner.



     

ABOUT LEGO IDEAS

  1. Do you have any useful advice about creating a successful LEGO Ideas project?
    I want to tell you to make your favorite subject and enjoy it.  If you enjoy it like that, you will have your own wonderful work!
     
  2. What is your favourite LEGO Ideas Product Idea (besides your own of course)? Are there any Product Ideas you think have been overlooked?
    I like most IDEAS products, but if I have to choose one, it's 21314 'TRON: Legacy’.  I've seen that movie 50 times.
     
  3. What is it about the platform that attracts you? What tips would you give to anyone who is thinking about uploading an idea?
    I think IDEAS is a great exhibition space where I can show off my work to Lego fans all over the world. It's a lot of fun to give and receive feedback from a lot of people who appreciate my work. And if you're lucky enough, you can see my work on the shelf. You don't have to hesitate, Make what you want right now And upload it!
     
  4. Do you have plans to submit any other Product Ideas in the future? If yes, can you give us a hint what that might be?
    The hint for the next product is ‘caper movie’

     
  • 10k club
  • 10k club interview
  • product idea
  • trojan horse
  • daytona
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